International NGO’s

The Master of Arts in International Nongovernmental Organizations (INGO) program educates students interested in understanding the nature of world affairs through the activities of NGOs. Courses in this program integrate information and theories from the international relations discipline and skill-based education from the disciplines of management, business, human resources, and marketing. The objective of this program is to develop students into broadly educated INGO and international relations specialists.

The degree requires satisfactory completion of 36 credit hours of the INGO curriculum, of which 16 credits are required and 15 credits can be chosen from a designated INGO cluster. Students complete their degree with the capstone “IR Theory & Practice” while concentrating on a topic in the field of INGOs

Prerequisite Course – 3 credits/ 1 course:

INTL 5000 Introduction to International Relations
Students are introduced to the discipline of international relations through an overview of international security, foreign policy, international organizations, international law, and international political economy. Students examine the basic structure, processes, and issues relating to international affairs.

Required courses – 18 credits/ 6 courses:

INGO 5000 International Nongovernmental Organization

This course will explore the world of International Nongovernmental Organizations (INGOs) by reviewing the types of, and institutional issues related to, INGOs. Specifically, the course will review the activities and roles of INGOs as subcontractors, educators, technical assistance providers, humanitarian aid providers, and policy advocates. It will also examine the role of INGOs in civil society and how INGOs are shaped by world politics, states, and economic forces.

INTL 5540 International Organizations

INGO 5100 Finance, Budgeting and Accounting International Nongovernmental Organization

INGO 5600 Principles of Negotiations

INGO 5700 Grant Writing, Fundraising and Development for International Nongovernmental Organizations

INGO 5900 Project Management for International Nongovernmental Organizations

Issues Cluster – max 9 credits/ 2 or 3 courses:

INTL 5700 Humanitarian Issues in International Politics

This course provides a forum for investigating such transnational issues as: regionalism, the environment, human rights, and refugees. Course may be repeated for credit if content differs

INTL 5530 International Law

INTL 5400 International Political Economy

INTL 5580 Politics of Development

INTL 5050 Comparative Politics

INTL 5600 Area Studies

Skills Cluster – max 9 credits/ 2 or 3 courses:

MRKT 5000 Marketing

Students examine the character and importance of the marketing process, its essential functions, and the institutions exercising these functions. Course content focuses on the major policies that underlie the activities of marketing institutions and the social, economic, and political implications of such policies.

MNGT 5590 Organizational Behavior

MNGT 5210 Nonprofit Revenue Development

BUSN 5210 Financial Management for non-profits
INTB 5710 Cross-Cultural Management

PBRL 5453 Communications Strategies for Nonprofits

INGO 5300 Human Resources and Staffing for International Nongovernmental Organizations

Final Capstone course (3 credits/ 1 course)

INTL 6000 International Relations: theory and practice

Various contemporary theories of international relations are examined. The relationship of theory to the practice of international relations is considered. This course presents an overview for students who are completing a major in international relations. Prerequisite: completion of at least 30 credits toward major.


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