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2010-2011 Catalog 
2010-2011 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Certificate in Nonprofit Management (CNPM)

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John Laughlin, Coordinator

The Certificate in Nonprofit Management is open to undergraduates, graduates, and postbaccalaureate 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. As an interdisciplinary program, the certificate may utilize coursework that students complete as part of University Studies or coursework required by their major.

Prerequisite Course (4 credits)


Students must complete 180 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.

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