Nonprofit Organizations

Track Chairs

The Nonprofit Organizations Nexus focuses on the study of organizational settings in the nonprofit sector. The word "nonprofit" refers to a type of business -- one which is organized under rules that forbid the distribution of profits to owners. The Internal Revenue Service describes nonprofit organizations as serving charitable, religious, scientific, or educational purposes. Not-for-profit organizations include global nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) such as Oxfam and Greenpeace as well as local community organizations such as the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts and Historic Northampton Museum. Students may pursue internships with nonprofit organizations to complete the experiential requirement for this Nexus track.

Courses (in the course catalog)

Preview courses students have taken to create individual plans of study. Use the search for classes link for the most up-to-date list of courses.

Core Courses common to both Global Business and Nonprofit Organizations

Department Course Number Course Name
Anthropology 212 Shopping and Swapping: Cultures of Consumption and Exchange
Anthropology 316 Seminar: Gender, Food, and Agriculture in the Global Context
Complex Organizations 205 Accounting
Complex Organizations 212 Individuals and Organizations
Complex Organizations 220 Winners and Losers: Taxation, Social Justice, and Economic Choices
Complex Organizations 232 Ethical Issues in Complex Organizations
Complex Organizations 299 Leadership and the Liberal Arts
Economics 217 International Finance
Economics 310 Seminar: Public Finance
Philosophy 232 Ethical Issues in Complex Organizations
Psychology 212 Individuals and Organizations

Global Business Courses

Department Course Number Course Name
Complex Organizations 218 Perspectives in Global Business
Economics 215 Economics of Corporate Finance
Economics 307 Seminar: Industrial Organization
Economics 335 Seminar: Advanced Corporate Finance
Mathematics 339 Topics in Applied Mathematics Mathematical Finance
Sociology 316 The Business of Culture

Non-Profit Organizations Courses

Department Course Number Course Name
Anthropology 301 Education in South Africa Policy and Practice:
Education and Health in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Economics 206 Health Economics
Educational Studies 215 Ideas and Ideals in Public Education
Educational Studies 260 Mission and Market: Higher Education
Politics 205 International Organization