Nonprofit Management Certificate

If you are working in (or interested in working in) nonprofit settings, the Nonprofit Management Certificate is designed for you.

Through this program, you will learn the nuances of running a nonprofit such as measuring success and working with volunteers. Courses explore operational challenges related to governance, volunteerism, and hiring. You will learn the key elements of grant writing, fundraising, and consistent financial reporting. A focus on public relations provides the necessary skills for you to create or supervise effective communication strategies.


  • Developed by individuals with rich experiences in nonprofit work, bringing real-life examples.
  • Online curriculum designed to create community through discussion and interactive assignments.
  • Networking and learning with other leaders who have a passion for nonprofit and service agendas.
  • Individualized support services and tutoring for the online student.


  • Format: Accelerated classes meet online, courses start every 8 weeks
  • Program Length: 24 weeks
  • Credit Hours: 9 credit hours
  • Total Tuition Cost: $415 per credit hour (effective 1/1/2023)

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Start Dates:

  • April 24, 2023
  • January 8, 2024

Accelerated classes meet online, courses start every 8 weeks.

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Course Descriptions
BUS 663 - Corporate Communications and Media Strategy  • 3 hours

This course is a comprehensive application of corporate-communications strategy, tactics, and programs. Small teams will design, implement, and evaluate a campaign in the context of a challenging 8-week case study. Team projects are presented via a student-created website for evaluation by classmates and faculty.

BUS 671 - Nonprofit Operations  • 3 hours

This course connects organizational mission to operations. Students examine the dynamics of board governance, the benefits and challenges of working with volunteers, and the hiring challenges of nonprofits. Students will learn how to connect long term goals into short term action.

BUS 673 - Nonprofit Fundraising and Financial Reporting  • 3 hours

This course examines fundraising in the non-profit settings and addresses fundraising campaigns, grant writing, donor development and communication strategies. Students learn the importance of both financial and social service reporting in communicating organizational needs.

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