Public and Nonprofit Management

Designed for students interested in public sector and nonprofit management, the Public and Nonprofit Management area of study emphasizes broad-based analytical and managerial courses. This program prepares students for careers as administrators and managers at all levels of government and in nonprofit organizations.

The teaching objectives of Public and Nonprofit Management include knowledge of the budgetary process, analytical tools, organizational management theories and practices, policy implementation, collaborative public management, institutions and policies surrounding personnel administration, strategic public and nonprofit management, and the role of information technology in public and nonprofit management.

The faculty members who serve as advisors in Public and Nonprofit Management represent a wide range of interests, which reflect the breadth of alternatives within this program-of-study. Among the recent or current research and consulting activities of the faculty are projects in financial management, organization structure and design, policy analysis, politics of civil service, managerial leadership, public administration and law, programmatic design, implementation and management, nonprofit leadership and foundations.


PAIA Courses

  • Human Resources Management
  • Nonprofit Management and Governance
  • Financial Management in Nonprofit Organizations
  • Fund Development for Nonprofit Organizations
  • Implementation of Public Policy
  • Management of NGO's in Developing and Transitional Countries
  • Managing Interpersonal, Group and Systemic Conflicts
  • Data Driven Decision Making
  • Managing the Policy Process
  • Management and Planning of Public Sector Infrastructure
  • Collaborative and Participatory Governance
  • Fundamentals of Conflict Studies
  • Digital Government
  • Technological Innovation in the Public Sector
  • UN Organizations: Managing for Change
  • Governance and Global Civil Society
  • Ethics and Public Policy
  • Public Administration and Law
  • Regulatory Law and Policy
  • Labor Relations in the Public Sector

Syracuse University College of Law

  • Law, Politics and the Media
  • Lawyer as Negotiator

Certificates of Advanced Studies are available in Conflict Resolution, Civil Society Organizations, and Health Services Management and Policy

Alumni Careers

Visit the Palmer Center for Career Development's Career Field Guides for more information about Careers in Public and Non-Profit Management.  

Associate Director, Smithsonian National Zoological Park
Chief Executive Officer, Bright Path Counseling Center
Principal, Deloitte Consulting
Investment Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Director, Grant Programs, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Association
Field Services Director, American Federation of Teachers
Senior Officer, The PEW Charitable Trusts
Senior Consultant and Program Manager, FHI 360
Executive Director, Hospicare
Managing Director, Social Entrepreneurship Initiative, Teach For America
Chief Operating Officer, Credit Suisse
Program Examiner, US Office of Management and Budget
Vice President for Advancement, Interlochen Center for the Arts
Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility, Deloitte Consulting
Outreach Strategy Manager, Children Now
Principal, Grant Thornton
Director of Marketing Research, American Cancer Society
Director of Grant Development, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
VP of Programs, Easter Seals of Arizona
Chief Development Officer, Jewish Social Services Agency of Greater Washington
President & CEO, Center for Nonprofit Excellence
Senior Analyst, Project Performance Corporation
VP of Network Development, Feeding America
VP of Human Resources, St. Mary's Hospital
Director, Early Education, The New America Foundation