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Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management

The graduate certificate in nonprofit management provides students with the managerial, fiduciary, and analytical tools necessary for leadership of nonprofit entities. The goal is to develop and hone skills that can be used to achieve organizational missions uniquely aimed at serving the interests of the community.

As one of the fastest growing sectors in today’s economy, nonprofit organizations have undergone a professionalization in management, with board members changing their orientation from one of personal networks to a bottom-line, information-based outlook. Successful nonprofit organizations today thrive on their ability to compete effectively in the marketplace, read community needs and priorities, and deliver appropriate services within budget.


Students must complete 12 credit hours to receive the certificate.  Students do not need to be enrolled in a graduate degree program at MU to participate. The graduate certificate in nonprofit management can be completed 100% online. 

Required Courses
PUB_AF 7520Human Resources Management and Development in Public and Nonprofit Sector3
PUB_AF 7710The Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector3
PUB_AF 8720Budgeting and Financial Management in the Nonprofit Sector3
Elective (chosen in consultation with certificate coordinator)3
Total Credits12


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