The 15-credit graduate certificate in nonprofit sector administration is designed for working professionals who want to advance their nonprofit career or prepare for a career in the nonprofit sector. Courses are held on weeknights with a blended online learning format.
Required Courses (15 credit hours)
|Class No.||Class Title||Credit Hours|
|NPSE 6521||Social Entrepreneurship||3 credit hours|
|NPSE 6525||Financial Matters in the Nonprofit Sector||3 credit hours|
Social Justice and Social Activism
|3 credit hours|
|NPSE 6535||Legal Aspects of the Nonprofit Sector||3 credit hours|
Special Topics* or an approved elective
|3 credit hours|
|Reflection paper is due during the last semester of coursework.|
*Past special topic offerings have included board governance for nonprofits, restorative justice, fundraising, and grant writing.
Introduction to critical issues in nonprofit organizations and movements, including the dynamics of system changes, business practices, organizational structures and assessment and accountability.
Examination of various financial issues affecting the nonprofit sector including: fundraising from donors and foundations, grant proposals, budgeting, and personnel/program costs.
Examines the meaning and implications of social justice; considers the history of social activism from both religious and non-sectarian traditions.
Examines a range of legal issues that confront nonprofits including: articles and by-laws, fiduciary obligations, governance and boards of directors, charitable solicitations, and for-profit ventures.
Examination of topics related to contemporary issues in the nonprofit sector.