2007.07.23 > For Immediate Release
contact: Tim Kaldahl - University Affairs
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UNO Announces Expansion of Online BGS Program to Include Nonprofit Administration Concentration
Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) will expand its online Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) degree to include a concentration in nonprofit administration, beginning with the upcoming 2007-08 academic year. The nonprofit administration concentration is currently offered on campus, and now is being made available to students everywhere through a fully online program.
This concentration prepares graduates for jobs in a wide range of nonprofit organizations, such as direct service organizations, public interest groups, community organizations, professional associations and foundations. Graduates will develop skills in the key components of managing a nonprofit organization: managing people, finances, information and programs; and fund-raising, marketing and program evaluation. Nonprofit organizations are one of the fastest growing sectors of the American economy, and there is a critical need for professional nonprofit administrators.
“We know the demand is there both for the concentration and for the way we are going to deliver it,” said John Bartle, director of the School of Public Administration. “UNO Public Administration has been a leader in offering online coursework. Students from across the country who previously were unable to access such a program without moving will now be able to do so from home at any time.”
UNO's nonprofit administration program is one of only four undergraduate degree programs in the nation that focus specifically on nonprofit management. Courses are offered by the School of Public Administration, which is a national leader in civic education with several nationally ranked graduate programs.
The Bachelor of General Studies degree is one of the nation’s oldest for students 21 or older. Students are able to transfer in credit to facilitate degree completion. Awarded to over 20,000 students since 1951, all courses are taught by UNO instructors.
The online BGS degree is a 125 credit hour degree program. This concentration consists of 30 academic credit hours of Nonprofit Administration courses. Students in the concentration will take the eight required courses and two elective courses. The required courses include: nonprofit organizations and management, program planning and evaluation, personnel and volunteer management, financial management, marketing, fundraising, applied statistics, and public administration.
For more information, contact Christina Davis, Division of Continuing Studies at (402) 554-2370 or by email at: email@example.com. Further information about the online program is available at: http://dcs.unomaha.edu/bgsonline.htm
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