The Certificate of Nonprofit Management (CNM) is designed for professionals with an M.B.A. or the equivalent who desire specialized training relevant to nonprofit administration. The certificate program is designed to be flexible so as to be adapted to the specific needs and interests of the student. A customized program plan of 15-18 credits will be devised by the student and the program director.

Admission Requirements

  • A 3.0 undergraduate GPA with a 3.2 in the major (for unconditional acceptance).
  • A completed application.
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended.
  • Two letters of recommendation with recommendation cover sheet, one of which is preferably from a professional in a nonprofit organization.
  • Written statement that addresses the applicant’s interest in the program and career goals.
  • A professional resume.

Program Requirements

  • Overview of Nonprofit Administration (NP 501).
  • Integrative Capstone Project (NP 595).
  • Choose three or four electives from the following nonprofit courses: AC 572, EC 501, MN 550, MN 591, NP 501, NP 520, NP 530, MK 521, MN 588, NP 510, NP 540, NP 550, NP 555, NP 570.
  • To be eligible to enter the certificate program, students must have earned an M.B.A. or equivalent and have at least three years of management or nonprofit work experience.

Financial Assistance

  • A 40% tuition scholarship is available to all enrolled in the nonprofit administration program.