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2014-15 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Certificate in Nonprofit Management (CNPM)


Jane Picknell, Coordinator
541-552-8018
picknelj@sou.edu

 

The Certificate in Nonprofit Management is open to undergraduates, graduates, and post-baccalaureate students. The certificate program equips students with the management skills necessary to obtain entry-level management positions within nonprofit organizations. The certificate is awarded to students who have previously earned a bachelor’s degree or upon completion of a bachelor’s degree. The certificate program is cross-disciplinary, taking advantage of the education students have received through a variety of majors, including the arts, business, English, environmental studies, psychology, political science, sociology, music, and theatre, to name a few. Graduates of the certificate program gain the knowledge and experience required to become proficient in nonprofit management. Management disciplines emphasized include the following: financial management, organizational and board leadership, marketing, fundraising, public relations, human resource management, and program planning.

The program requires the completion of 24 credits, consisting of five required core courses, an internship and 4 credits in approved elective courses. As an interdisciplinary program, the certificate may utilize coursework that students complete as part of University Studies or coursework required by their major or degree program. All courses taken for the certificate must be completed with a grade of C or better and a minimum 2.5 GPA. The Certificate in Nonprofit Management program is open to all majors.

Course Requirements for Undergraduate and Post Baccalaureate Students


Core Courses (20 credits)


Undergraduate and post baccalaureate students pursuing the certificate should take courses numbered at the 400-level.  Graduate students should take courses numbered at the 500-level.

Internship - Also Known as Practicum


Students must complete 120 internship hours. Internship hours are addressed through a combination of coursework, practicum, documented service work in a nonprofit agency, and the School of Business internship program. Internship plans must be established within the first four months of entry to the program and require the approval of the Nonprofit Program coordinator who can help students with internship planning, preparation, and placement.

Human Service Majors: Students completing the Human Service Program and pursuing the CNPM may substitute the Practicum (PSY 409B, 9 credits) required for HS majors for the BA 409 requirement. These students who are working on their PSY 409B must work directly with the PSY 409B instructor in fulfilling the practicum requirements, as well as coordinate with the CNPM coordinator to ensure that the CNPM program learning objectives are met by their practicum work.

Course Requirements for Master in Management Students (26 credits)


Listed below are the course requirements for Master in Management (MiM) students wishing to complete a Certificate in Nonprofit Management in conjunction with the MiM degree.