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Graduate Certificate In Nonprofit Management

Certificate Information Sessions
Monday, September 9
Monday, November 11
Monday, January 27
Monday, May 5
All sessions:
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
UWM Alumni House
3230 E. Kenwood Blvd.
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The Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully pursue or advance careers within nonprofit sector organizations.

Students wishing to earn a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management must complete the required 15 graduate credit hours with an overall GPA of 3.00 or better. No student may complete all 15 credits within a single school or college. The curriculum consists of the following five courses:

Required Courses (12 credits)
One of the following three courses:
BusMgmt 718 - Concepts and Practice of Nonprofit Management (3 credits)
Poli Sci 789 - Theory and Role of Nonprofit Organizations (3 credits)
Sociol/Pol Sci/Urb Std 704 - Seminar in Nonprofit Organizations (3 credits)
Both of the following two courses:
BusMgmt 724 - Accounting for Nonprofit Organizations (3 credits)
BusMgmt 725 - Governance and Executive Leadership of Nonprofit Organizations (3 credits)
One of the following three courses:
Bus Adm 766 - Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations (3 credits)
BusMgmt 721 - Fundraising and Development for Nonprofit Organizations (3 credits)
Pol Sci 705 - Professionals and Volunteers in Nonprofit Organizations (3 credits)
Elective Courses (3 credits)
Ad Ldsp 777 Leadership in Multicultural Organizations
Bus Adm 441 Diversity in Organizations
Bus Adm 733 Organizational Development
Bus Adm 737 Managerial Decisions and Negotiations
Bus Adm 738 Human Resources Management
Bus Adm 766 Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations (if not selected above)
BusMgmt 706 Managing in a Dynamic Environment
BusMgmt 707 Information Technology for Competitive Advantage
BusMgmt 709 Data Analysis for Management Applications
BusMgmt 710 Economic Analysis for Managers
BusMgmt 715 Leadership, Teambuilding and Effective Management
BusMgmt 721 Fundraising and Development for Nonprofit Organizations (if not selected above)
Pol Sci 705 Professionals and Volunteers in Nonprofit Organizations (if not selected above)
Pol Sci 769 Analyzing and Evaluating Public Policies and Programs
Pol Sci 791 Nonprofit Advocacy and Public Policy
Pol Sci 792 Decision Making Methods for Nonprofit and Public Organizations
Pol Sci 793 Law of Nonprofit Organizations
Pol Sci 958 Seminar in Public Administration: Managing Change in Public and Nonprofit Organizations
Sociol 443 Organizations, Occupations, and Professions
Sociol 732 Complex Organizations
Sociol 780 Race and Ethnic Relations
Soc Wrk 794 Advanced Research Methods: Evaluating Social Welfare Programs (2cr)
Urb Std 720 Theory and Method in Local Economic Development
Urb Std 725 Methods of Urban Community
Other courses with the approval of the Program Director

Students wishing to pursue the Certificate in Nonprofit Management must submit an application to the Program before completion of six credits in the certificate sequence. There is a time limit of three years from initial enrollment for completion of the certificate program.

Those students who wish to earn the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management can be admitted for the certificate program as non-degree graduate students provided they possess a bachelor's or higher degree with a minimum overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.75. Admission as a non-degree graduate student does not constitute admission to a master's degree program. Students may also pursue the certificate while enrolled in another graduate program or as a post-graduate student.


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