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MPNA 695 Capstone in Community Oriented Management

The Capstone course for the MPNA program seeks to integrate learning from earlier course work and focus that learning on issues facing our diverse communities. Attention is given to the capacities of professionals in the government and nonprofit sectors to deal effectively with community issues, and the relationships between leadership/management practices and community development. The course includes both case studies as well as a major Capstone project, including direct community engagement for those who wish to have this opportunity.

Special information

Prerequisite: Completion of 32 MPNA credits or permission of either the instructor or academic advisor.
4 Graduate credits

Effective May 2, 2012 to present

Meets graduation requirements for

Learning outcomes


  • To help students integrate previous learning and apply it in a community level context.
  • To engage students at a deeper level with some of the most critical current issues in the field of public/nonprofit administration, and to be better prepared to tackle them in professional work after graduation.
  • To challenge students intellectually and professionally, to better prepare them to confront conceptual issues and pursue on-going learning and mastery in their work in the public arena.
  • To assist students in clarifying and expressing the professional and personal values that already guide or should guide the work that they do.

Spring 2024

Section Title Instructor books eservices
01 Capstone in Community Oriented Management Krueger, Luther J Fashant, Crystal S Books for MPNA-695-01 Spring 2024 Course details for MPNA-695-01 Spring 2024

Fall 2024

Section Title Instructor books eservices
50 Capstone in Community Oriented Management Fashant, Crystal S Books for MPNA-695-50 Fall 2024 Course details for MPNA-695-50 Fall 2024