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Graduate Minors in Nonprofit Management, Professional Studies & Project Management

Goodwin College of Professional Studies offers three graduate minors to students enrolled at the graduate level at Drexel University. Earning a graduate minor can help you broaden your academic and professional horizons and add valuable credentials to your degree. All programs are available fully online, giving you the flexibility you need to achieve your goals. Throughout your studies, you also receive the guidance of Goodwin advisors and instructors to help you succeed.

Graduate Minor in Nonprofit Management: Public, Professional & Social Sectors

The graduate minor in Nonprofit Management: Public, Professional & Social Sectors complements what you are learning in your chosen field by adding skills in strategic planning, communication, fund development, stewardship, and campaign management—all of which are essential tools needed to effectively carry out and lead a nonprofits’ mission. Whether you are studying health, business, law, entrepreneurship communication, education or data science, understanding the fundamentals of nonprofit management can help you lead in your industry. 

Courses

The graduate minor in Nonprofit Management: Public, Professional & Social Sectors consists of four courses (12 credits). You may choose from the following list: 

  • NPM 501: Foundations in Fundraising & Ethics  (WINTER)
  • NPM 520: Writing for Nonprofits (FALL)
  • NPM 550: Stewardship & Donor Cultivation (SPRING)
  • NPM 645: Strategic Planning for Nonprofits (FALL)
  • NPM 670: Managing Effective Capital Campaigns (SPRING)

Graduate Minor in Professional Studies

The graduate minor in Professional Studies offers you a well-rounded course sequence designed to provide highly valued skills such as writing, communication, negotiation, ethics and critical thinking to complement a wide variety of graduate degrees and careers. Upon completion of the graduate minor in Professional Studies, you are prepared to communicate effectively using oral, written, and nonverbal communication skills that can help you relate to, collaborate with, and lead others in the workplace. You also develop a moral and ethical framework from which to effect change through productive communication, acts of negotiation, and strategic thinking

Courses

The graduate minor in Nonprofit Management: Public, Professional & Social Sectors consists of four courses (12 credits): 

  • PRST 501: Communication for Professionals (FALL)
  • PRST 503: Ethics for Professionals (WINTER)
  • PRST 655: The Art and Science of Influencing Others (SPRING)
  • PRST 640: Policy Analysis (SUMMER)

Graduate Minor in Project Management

The Graduate Minor in Project Management is designed to enhance the studies of graduate students in any subject area at Drexel. Similar to our MS in Project Management and Graduate Certificate in Project Management, the graduate minor prepares you with the knowledge and skills necessary for a successful career as well as leadership opportunities in the rapidly expanding field of project management.

Courses

The Graduate Minor in Project Management consists of four courses (12 credits) — three required courses and one elective.

Required Courses:

  • PROJ 501: Introduction to Project Management 
  • PROJ 502: Project Planning & Scheduling
  • PROJ 515: Project Estimation & Cost Management

Elective: 

The elective course is chosen from the MS in Project Management curriculum, allowing you the opportunity to choose a course that suits your personal and professional interests in project management. 

How to apply

If you are interested in a graduate minor in Nonprofit Management, Professional Studies or Project Management, please contact:

Anne Converse Willkomm

Assistant Clinical Professor  

Department Head of Graduate Studies

acw334@drexel.edu

215.571.3257