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Certificate Programs

Certificate in Nonprofit Management

The Certificate in Nonprofit Management is a 15 credit hour program of study. The certificate is designed to serve the needs of individuals who would like exposure to the nonprofit sector and nonprofit management issues but who do not wish or need to pursue a degree in nonprofit management. The certificate complements other courses of study or career experience in such areas as social work, library science, and parks and recreation. Students pursuing a nonprofit management certificate gain an understanding of how to work in and with nonprofit organizations.

Certificate Requirements

(15 credit hours)

Required Courses (9 credit hours)

SPEA-V 522 Human Resource Management in Nonprofit Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 525 Management in the Nonprofit Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 526 Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations (3 cr.)

Electives (6 credit hours)

Two additional SPEA graduate courses are selected with the approval of the student’s advisor. A sampling of current course titles includes:

  • Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector
  • Ethics and Values of Philanthropy
  • Fund Development for Nonprofit Organizations
  • Public Relations in Nonprofits
  • History of Philanthropy in the West

Students interested in continuing for the Master of Public Affairs (M.P.A.) should consider selecting the electives from the nonprofit management concentration.

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