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Earn your MA in Management with emphasis in Fundraising

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

Avila Univeristy and Hartsook Institute

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

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.

The 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.

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Hartsook Institutes for Fundraising

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.

Spring Semester 2014
January 6 - April 26

Summer Semester 2014
April 28 – August 16

Course Rotation

 

COURSE ROTATION- Starting Fall 2013
Each semester is divided into two 8-week sessions.
Management Core
MG 601 Statistics Fall 8-week
MG 601 Statistics Spring 8-week
MG 601 Statistics Summer Online
MG 605 Ethics and Legal Environment Fall (even) 8-week
MG 605 Ethics and Legal Environment Fall (odd) Online
MG 630 Financial Decision Making Spring (odd) Online
MG 630 Financial Decision Making Spring (even) 8-week
MG 650 Strategic Communication Fall Online
MG 650  Strategic Communication Summer 8-week
MG 670 Org Psych and Behavior Spring Online
MG 670 Org Psych and Behavior Summer 8-week
MG 675 Team Development Fall 8-week
MG 675 Team Development Spring Online
MG 675 Team Development Summer 8-week
MG 688 Leadership & Influence  Fall 8-week
MG 688 Leadership & Influence Spring Online
MG 695 Capstone Fall 16-week
MG 695 Capstone Spring 16-week
MG 695 Capstone Summer 16-week
 
MA Concentrations/Certificates
Project Management:
PM 600 Intro to PM Fall Online
PM 600 Intro to PM Spring Weekend
PM 672 Practice of PM Fall Online
PM 672 Practice of PM Spring 8-week
PM 673 Tools and Technology Spring Online
PM 673 Tools and Technology Summer 8-week
PM 674 Applications of PM Spring Online
PM 674 Applications of PM Summer 8-week
PM 676 Management Technology Fall (even) 8-week
PM 676 Management Technology Summer (odd) Online
PM 677 Six Sigma Fall (odd) 8-week
PM 677 Six Sigma Summer (even) Online
       
Fundraising:
FR 600 Introduction to Fundraising Fall Weekend
**Remainder of FR classes rotate in this order – one in the 2nd half of each trimester
FR 610   Direct & Interactive Mktg 
FR 635   Major & Planned Giving 
FR 645   Institutional Fundraising
FR 620   Fundraising Planning 
       
Instructional Design & Technology:
ID 611   Trends in IDT Fall  8-week
ID 621  IDT I   Spring 8-week
ID 631   IDT II Spring 8-week
ID 641   Who Owns the Learning?  Summer Weekend
ID 651   Learning Mgmt & Systems Summer 8-week

 

 

 

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:

· Director of Advocacy Relations
· Patient Advocacy Manager
· Grant Writer
· Fundraising Director
· Chief Development Officer
· Public Relations Specialist
· Community Relations Manager
· Campaign Manager
· Director of Giving
· Civil and Community Service Managers
· Social and Human Services Managers