Dee Fretwell, Coordinator
The certificate program equips students with the skills necessary to obtain management positions within nonprofit organizations. To pursue this certificate, students must be in one of the following categories: a) current SOU students who are meeting the requirements for the BA or BS degree, b) students who already have a BA or BS degree (post-baccalaureate), or c) students who have completed approximately two years of college coursework or have at least three years of significant professional work experience and meet the prerequisite for admission to certificate program. To be awarded this certificate, students must complete the course requirements listed below.
Graduates of the certificate program gain the knowledge and experience required to become proficient in nonprofit management. Management disciplines may include the following: financial management, organizational leadership, marketing, fundraising, public relations, and human resource management.
The program requires the completion of 32 credits, consisting of one prerequisite course, four required core courses and three courses from the list of electives. The certificate may utilize coursework that students complete as part of University Studies or coursework required by their major or degree program. Students must complete 20 of the final credits of the certificate at SOU. 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.
Students will be required to interact with a nonprofit organization in several classes. Selecting one nonprofit to use for class projects is recommended, but not required; however, students can gain in-depth knowledge of nonprofit theory and practice in one organization.
See the SOU School of Business brochure for this certificate.