Nonprofit Management

Gain a better understanding of the nonprofit sector and nonprofit management issues

If you’re looking to increase your knowledge and skill level in the world of nonprofits but are unable to complete a full MPA, our Nonprofit Management Certificate may be a great option for you. In only 15 credit hours, you’ll gain a better understanding of the nonprofit sector and nonprofit management issues. This certificate can strengthen your performance in areas such as:

  • Fundraising and development
  • Managing nonprofit social services
  • Parks and recreation

Our online certificates are quick—you can complete one in a year—but challenging. Like all SPEA programs, the curriculum is rigorous. But the effort you put forth will make your long-term professional goals reachable.

Learn about the student experience

Requirements

The Nonprofit Management Certificate is a 15 credit-hour program. Three required courses (9 credit hours total) and two electives (6 credit hours) make up this certificate. 

Required Courses

  • Human Resource Management in Nonprofit Organizations (V522)
  • Management in the Nonprofit Sector (V525)
  • Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations (V526)

Electives

You will choose two additional SPEA graduate courses that meet your needs.

See MPA course descriptions