Certificate in Nonprofit Management

Nonprofit management

Created for professionals in nonprofit organizations, the graduate-level Certificate in Nonprofit Management offers specific knowledge and skills related to human resource development, organizational evaluation, finance, conflict resolution, and decision-making. The curriculum is designed for individuals who do not have formal training in the business aspects of managing a nonprofit organization.

What You Will Learn

The certificate can be designed to fit your needs through focus on one of the following areas of emphasis:

  • Leadership
  • Integrative leadership
  • Finance and fundraising
  • Changing organizational environment
  • Policy analysis
  • Arts management

Certificates Toward Degree Programs

Credits taken for the Nonprofit Management Certificate may be used to fulfill Humphrey School degree program requirements, contingent on approval from advisor(s) and subject to the Humphrey School's "Application of Graduate Credits to Degree Requirements" policy.

Curriculum

The Nonprofit Management Certificate requires 13 semester credits, including 7.5 credits in core courses, and a minimum of 5.5 credits in electives.

Required core courses (7.5 credits)

  • PA 5003 Introduction to Financial Analysis and Management (1.5 credits)
  • PA 5251 Strategic Planning and Management (3 credits)
  • PA 5101 Management and Governance of Nonprofit Organizations (3 credits)

Note: All core courses must be taken for a letter grade.

Electives (A minimum of 5.5 credits)

You may select electives from the following list and your program plan must be approved by a faculty adviser. Other courses may be used if approved by your adviser.

Leadership:

  • PA 5144 Social Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
  • PA 5135 Managing Conflict: Negotiation (3 credits)
  • PA 5311 Program Evaluation (3 credits)
  • PubH 6727 Health Leadership and Effecting Change (2 credits)
  • SW 8552 Advanced Community Practice: Leadership, Planning, and Program Development (3 credits)
  • SW 8561 Human Resources Management in Human Services Agencies (3 credits)
  • SW 8902 Social Work Supervision, Consultation and Leadership (2 credits)
  • OLPD 5501 Principles and Methods of Evaluation (3 credits)

Integrative leadership:

  • PA 5103 Leadership and Change in an Innovation Society (4 credits
  • SW 5904 Facilitation & Conflict Mgmt: A Humanistic Approach (2 credits)
  • OLPD 8020 Leadership: From Theory to Reflective Practice (3 credits)
  • PA 5105/OLPD 6402/LAW 6623/MGMT 6402/PubH 6702 Integrative Leadership Seminar (2 credits) 

Finance and fundraising:

  • PA 5111 Financial Management in Public and Nonprofit Organizations (3 credits)
  • PA 5123 Financing Nonprofits: Philosophies and Realities (3 credits)
  • PubH 6557 Healthcare Finance (2 credits)
  • SW 8562 Human Services Finances (2 credits)

Changing organizational environment:

  • PA 5012 Politics of Public Affairs (3 credits)
  • PA 5102 Organization Performance and Change (3 credits)
  • PA 5104 Strategic Human Resource Management (3 credits)
  • PA 5144 Social Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
  • PA 5405 Public Policy Implementation (3 credits)
  • PubH 6751 Principles of Management in Health Services Organizations (2 credits)
  • SW 8551 Advanced Community Practice: Assessment, Organizing, and Advocacy (3 credits)
  • SW 5911 Global Social Work and Social Development (2 credits)
  • HRD 5301 Organization Development (3 credits)

Policy analysis:

  • PA 5002 Introduction to Policy Analysis (1.5 credits)
  • SW 8563 Advanced Policy Advocacy (3 credits)
  • OLPD 8703 Public Policy in Higher Education (3 credits) 

Other:

  • SW 8804 Child Welfare Policy (3 credits)
  • SW 8805 Aging and Disability Policy (3 credits)
  • SW 8806 Health and Mental Health Policy (3 credits)
  • SW 8807 International and Comparative Social Welfare Policy (3 credits)