May 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [FINAL EDITION]

Dynamics of Urban Organizations, Certificate

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Students will benefit from increasing their knowledge in Urban Organizational Dynamics. It is expected that students will: 

  1. Students would learn about the dynamic relationships within and among different types of urban organizations such as: neighborhood and community-based organizations, 501C3 non-profits, schools and universities; foundations, for-profit businesses, franchises, and corporations, and government agencies.   

  1. Working from a stakeholder perspective, students would learn about how these different kinds of organizations are funded, structured and how they function and work individually and collectively to create and sustain urban communities.   

  1. Students will explore real case studies containing organization’s strategic plans and logic models as a means to analyze their intended outcomes and impact against current data on the issues they seek to address.  

  1. Students will also learn about public/private ventures, evaluating impact and return on investment, organizational leadership, DEI, affirmative action, and the economics of community development and growth across different sectors.   


URBS - 3XX Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Urban Organizations 3 Credit(s)

URBS - 3XX Public/Private Ventures 3 Credit(s)

URBS - 3XX Sustainable Cities 3 Credit(s)

Total Credits: 9

The program of study that appears here applies to students who were admitted for the summer session of this catalog year and later.  Students admitted prior to that term should select the appropriate catalog year of their admission.  Choose previous catalogs from the Home, Graduate, or Undergraduate Catalog Page at

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