The Human Services Leadership and Administration concentration (57 credits) is a degree program that focuses on preparation for various administrative positions in a range of public and private nonprofit human service organizations. This area of study provides knowledge and skills for people who have, or intend to get health and human services-related administration jobs in planning, organizing, monitoring, evaluating, or coordinating social service programs or agencies.
The core of any administration curriculum includes basic knowledge in the areas of budgeting, communication, organizational planning and change, public relations/marketing, leadership, supervision and personnel administration & development. The Human Services Leadership and Administration degree curriculum also includes basic knowledge in areas unique to nonprofits, such as organizational management, volunteer management, program management, fund-raising, legal issues and governance. This program area contains courses specifically applicable to leadership and administration in human services organizations.