The Public and Not-for-Profit Management concentration provides a unique opportunity for students interested in careers in government, not-for-profit management and public service to deepen their understanding and direct experience with the issues and management of government and not-for-profit organizations.

Students directly benefit from the program’s multisector approach to management education, its unique dual accreditation by NASPAA: the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration and AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), in-depth elective courses relating to the public and non-profit sectors, internships, proximity to the government offices of the State of Oregon, and the relationships we have developed with government and not-for-profit organizations through the PACE program and client projects.

Job titles of alumni in public and not-for-profit careers include city manager, commissioner, regional development officer, director, community development manager, project officer, policy analyst, and other functionally oriented titles such as analyst, director, auditor and manager.

Students who choose to pursue a concentration in Public and Not-for-Profit Management should consider the following elective courses.

  • GSM 6013A/B - Philanthropic Investment for Community Impact (two-semester course). 
  • GSM 6201 - Public Policy Studies
  • GSM 6203 - Seminar in Benefit-Cost Analysis
  • GSM 6231 - Strategic Marketing for Public and Private Not-for-Profit Organizations
  • GSM 6296 - Sustainability Management
  • GSM 7251 - Internship (must be in government or not-for-profit management)

It is possible that a specific course may not be offered in a given year.

Willamette University

Early Career and Career Change MBA

Salem Campus

900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.

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