Academic Catalog

Nonprofit Management (Graduate Certificate)

Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management offers practically relevant and academically rigorous training with flexible scheduling options and online course offerings to nonprofit sector professionals working or aspiring to develop a career in nonprofits and philanthropic community.

Admission requirements: Admission to this program is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School.

  • All applicants are required to submit a resume and a personal statement.
  • To be considered for regular admission:
    • Applicants holding Bachelor degrees must have 3.0 grade point average in their undergraduate program.
    • Applicants holding graduate degrees must have 3.0 grade point average in their graduate program.

The program will consist of 12 credit hours, including three required foundational courses and one functional elective course for at least 3 credits.

Required Foundational Courses9
Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations
Marketing, Development, and Grant Writing for Nonprofit Organizations
Foundations of Nonprofit Management
Functional Elective3
Statistics and Data Analysis in Political Science I
Dispute Resolution
Organization Theory and Behavior
Public Personnel Management
Managing Public Organizations and Programs
Program Evaluation
Museum Studies
Public Relations Theory
Micro-level Organizational Communication
Strategic Communication and Social Media
Public History
Project Management
Leadership and Management of Innovation and Technology
Project Management
Entrepreneurial Management
Complex Organizations
Organizational Change and Development
Sociology of Urban Health
Advanced Seminar in Race/Ethnicity
Social Entrepreneurship
Social Work Leadership Strategies
Social Policy and Advocacy
Current and Historical Trends in US Social Welfare Policy
Metropolitan Detroit
Community Development
Housing Policy and Programs
Neighborhood Decline and Revitalization
Total Credits12

The list of functional elective courses will be updated periodically subject to the review and approval of the curriculum committee of the Nonprofit Management program. All course work must be completed in accordance with the regulations of the Graduate School and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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