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Earn your MA in Management with emphasis in Fundraising

  • Fundraising Degree
  • Course Requirements
  • Class Schedule
  • Course Rotation
  • Careers

Fundraising: This innovative, research- and knowledge-based program is made possible through a partnership between Avila and Hartsook Companies, Inc., experts in fundraising consulting along with Adrian Sargeant, Visiting Professor at Avila University.

Avila Univeristy and Hartsook InstituteThe Master of Arts in Management is intended to:

  • Develop communication, teamwork, leadership, and management skills
  • Focus on the behavioral skills of management and how to apply them in the workplace

The program offers a flexible class schedule with eight week and/or weekend-intensive formats. Your Advantage allows you to start, pause, and resume your coursework, according to what works best in your life.

A tuition discount of up to 33% is available for Hartsook Companies, Inc. clients and current Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) members to help pay for the cost of your degree. Call Dana Bolar for more info. 816-501-3737

Course Requirements

 

 

Management Curriculum (all courses below required)  

MG 601 Statistics & Assessment 3

MG 605 Ethics & Legal Environment 3

MG 630 Financial Decision Making for Managers 3

MG 650 Strategic Communication (also in OD) 3

MG 670 Organizational Psych & Behavior (OD) 3

MG 675 Team Development (OD) 3

MG 688 Leadership & Influence (also in OD) 3


Required Capstone Course  

MG 695 Applied Research Project 3


Fundraising Curriculum  

FR 600 Introduction to Fundraising & Donor Behavior 1

FR 610 Direct and Interactive Marketing for Fundraising 3

FR 620 Fundraising Planning 3

FR 635 Major and Planned Giving 3

FR 645 Institutional Fundraising 3

37 credit hours are required to graduate.

 

Class Schedule
Each semester is divided into two 8-week sessions.

Fall Semester 2014
August 26 - December 20

Spring Semester 2015
Januar 6– April 23

Course Rotation

 

Each semester is divided into two 8-week sessions.
(o) Online
     
FALL SEMESTER SPRING SEMESTER SUMMER SEMESTER
WEEKEND WEEKEND WEEKEND
FR 600
Intro to Fundraising
   
PM 600
Intro to Project Mgmt
   
     
FIRST 8-week SESSION FIRST 8-week SESSION FIRST 8-week SESSION
MG 601
Statistics
MG 601 
Statistics
MG 601 
Statistics (o)
MG 650
Strategic Communication
MG 650  S
trategic Communication (o)
MG 650 
Strategic Communication
MG 670
Org Psych & Behavior
MG 670 
Org Psych & Behavior (o)
MG 670 
Org Psych & Behavior
MG 675
Team Development
MG 675 
Team Development
MG 675
Team Development (o)
MG 688 
Leadership and Influence (o)
MG 688
Leadership and Influence
MG 688 
Leadership and Influence
MG 688 
Leadership and Influence (o)
PM 673
Tools/Technology of PM (o)
PM 677
Six Sigma (o)
MG 605
Ethics & Legal Environ
MG 630
Financial Decisionmaking
 
     
SECOND 8-week SESSION SECOND 8-week SESSION SECOND 8-week SESSION
PM 672 Practice of Project Mgmt (o) PM 674 Application of PM (o) PM 678 Management Technology (o)
     
**FR classes rotate in this order – one in the 2nd half of each trimester

FR 645 Institutional Fundraising – Fall 2011

FR 620 Fundraising Planning – Spring 2012

FR 610 Direct & Interactive Mktg – Summer 2012

FR 635 Major & Planned Giving – Fall 2012

 

 

 

Careers with a Management in Fundraising Degree

There are many opportunities in the job market with a Master's in Management in Fundraising. Jobs in this field include:

· Vice President of Advancement
· Director of Planned Giving
· Director of Development
· Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
· Donor Relations Manager
· Director of Major Gifts
· Grant Writer
· Fundraising Director
· Chief Development Officer
· Campaign Manager
· Prospect Research Manager
· Special Events Manager
· Individual Giving Manager
· Director of Annual Giving
· Director of Alumni Relations
· Stewardship Manager