Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management
Sharpen your service, and do more
The nonprofit sector is growing and connecting with more spheres of activity than ever before. Making change still takes more than a goal: it takes concrete knowledge and abilities. Our six-course certificate prepares you to succeed in the professional nonprofit world.
With peers equally committed to service, you will learn from regional nonprofit leaders as well as academics. For certificate students admitted for Spring 2017 and thereafter, the curriculum requires six 3-credit courses: Introduction to Nonprofit Organizations; Resource Development for Nonprofits; Social Marketing for Nonprofits; Strategic Planning for Nonprofits; Financial Management; and Ethics and Values in the Public Sector. See our Courses area for sample past syllabi.
Courses are offered in a variety of delivery approaches (evening hybrid or online) which help meet our students' needs as working adults. You can start the certificate in spring, summer or fall. You can seek this certificate in combination with the MPA or PhD, or on its own. Contact us to learn more about the certificate.
Seek advising before registration every semester to make sound course choices and stay on track for completion (Contact your advisor). Students who want to pursue this certificate along with either the MPA or PhD should seek advising each semester before choosing any electives in the certificate to minimize chances of having to take an extra course while satisfying each set of requirements.
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