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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 skills 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, public health, or business. Students pursuing a nonprofit management certificate gain an understanding of how to work in and with nonprofit organizations. This certificate is also available to students in the O'Neill Online Program.

Required Courses (9 credit hours)
SPEA-F 526 Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA-N 522 Human Resource Management in Nonprofit Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA-N 525 Management in the Nonprofit Sector (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:

  • SPEA-M 602 Strategic Management of Public and Nonprofit Organizations (3 cr.)
  • SPEA-N 521 Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector (3 cr.)
  • SPEA-N 523 Civil Society and Public Policy (3 cr.)
  • SPEA-N 534 NGO Management for International Development (3 cr.)
  • SPEA-N 557 Proposal Development and Grant Management (3 cr.)
  • SPEA-N 558 Fund Development for Nonprofit Organizations (3 cr.)

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