Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Leadership of Nonprofit Organizations

Business and Economics Department

Degrees offered



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This program enables participants to develop the leadership skills necessary in today's nonprofit sector. The certificate is designed for nonprofit professionals who desire further professional qualifications but are not seeking a full master's program, or who already have a graduate degree. The certificate also is suitable for committed nonprofit board members who wish to enhance their understanding of the nonprofit sector.

Courses taken for the certificate may be applied to the Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management. For the certificate program, no graduate credits may be transferred from other accredited institutions.

This 18-credit certificate requires students to take one required course and choose five courses from a list of electives.

Curriculum (18 Credits)

Required Course

NPM-531 Managing Financial Resources in Nonprofits (3)


Five courses selected from:

NPM-501 Strategic Planning in the Nonprofit Sector (3)
NPM-510 Management and Leadership in Nonprofits (3)
NPM-520 Board Development and Human Resource Management in Nonprofits (3)
NPM-545 Fundraising and Grant Writing (3)
NPM-551 Government–Nonprofit Relationships (3)
NPM-560 Ethical Issues in Nonprofit Management (3)
NPM-570 Nonprofit Marketing (3)
NPM-580 Program Evaluation Methods (3)