Nonprofit Leadership and Management (Graduate Certificate)

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The graduate certificate program in nonprofit leadership and management provides students with an understanding of the nonprofit sector's role in society and with knowledge applicable to those who wish to lead and manage nonprofit organizations. The objective of this program is to provide students from diverse academic backgrounds with exposure to content needed by leaders in the nonprofit sector, including the understanding of the historical and philosophical context for nonprofit organizations in society, the theory and practice of philanthropy, financial management practices and other topical content areas.

The certificate is ideal when combined with a graduate degree in another area and when used to provide a core concentration in nonprofit leadership and management.

Program offered

Nonprofit Leadership and Management (Graduate Certificate)

Offered by
Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions

Downtown, Online

Plan of study

The Plan of study is the required curriculum to complete the program.

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Application deadlines

For fall semester - February 1
For spring semester - October 1

Applications are accepted after these dates up until one week before the semester start date with a late fee.

Program requirements

Required Core (9 credit hours)
NLM 510 The Nonprofit Sector (3)
NLM 520 Financial and Resource Management (3)
NLM 540 Strategic Human Resources Management (3) or NLM 545 Volunteer Resource Management (3)

Electives (6 credit hours)

Additional Curriculum Information
Students select either NLM 540 or NLM 545 as part of the required core coursework.