Certificate in Nonprofit Management Requirements

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Certificate in Nonprofit Management
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Students wishing to earn a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management must complete the required 15 graduate credit hours with an overall GPA of 3.00 or better. No student may complete all 15 credits within a single school or college. The curriculum consists of the following five courses:

Required Courses (12 credits)

One of the following three courses:
(Students may not receive credit toward the certificate for more than one of these courses.)
Bus Mgmt 718 - Concepts and Practice of Nonprofit Management (3 credits)
Nonprof 704 - Seminar in Nonprofit Organizations (3 credits)
Nonprof 789 - Theory and Role of Nonprofit Organizations (3 credits)
Both of the following two courses:
Bus Mgmt 724 - Accounting for Nonprofit Organizations (3 credits)
Bus Mgmt 725 - Governance and Executive Leadership of Nonprofit Organizations (3 credits)
One of the following three courses:
Bus Adm 766 - Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations (3 credits)
Bus Mgmt 721 - Fundraising and Development for Nonprofit Organizations (3 credits)
Nonprof 705 - Professionals and Volunteers in Nonprofit Organizations (3 credits)

Elective Courses (3 credits)

This is a pre-approved list but not an exhaustive list: students may request alternative courses offered in other departments at UWM. Please send an email to HBI with a course description and/or syllabus, and stated reasons why the course being proposed is an appropriate fit for the student’s academic and career goals.

Elective Course List
Ad Ldsp 777 - Leadership in Multicultural Organizations
Bus Adm 441 - Diversity in Organizations
Bus Adm 733 - Organizational Development
Bus Adm 737 - Managerial Decisions and Negotiations
Bus Adm 738 - Human Resources Management
Bus Adm 766 - Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations (if not selected above)
Bus Mgmt 706 - Managing in a Dynamic Environment
Bus Mgmt 707 - Information Technology for Competitive Advantage
Bus Mgmt 709 - Data Analysis for Management Applications
Bus Mgmt 710 - Economic Analysis for Managers
Bus Mgmt 715 - Leadership, Teambuilding and Effective Management
Bus Mgmt 721 - Fundraising and Development for Nonprofit Organizations (if not selected above)
Commun 710 - Managerial Communication
Econ 426 - Public Economics (must register as a graduate student
Ed Psy 720 - Techniques of Educational and Psychological Measurement
Ed Psy 724 - Educational Statistical Methods II
Geog 742 - Urban and Regional Dimensions of Global Economic Change
Nonprof 705 - Professionals and Volunteers in Nonprofit Organizations (if not selected above)
Nonprof 791 - Nonprofit Advocacy and Public Policy
Nonprof 792 - Decision Making Methods for Nonprofit and Public Organizations
Nonprof 793 - Law of Nonprofit Organizations
Nonprof 958 - Seminar in Public Administration: International Nongovernmental Organizations
Nonprof 958 - Seminar in Public Administration: Managing Change in Public and Nonprofit Organizations
Pub Adm 769 - Analyzing and Evaluating Public Policies and Programs
Sociol 443 - Organizations, Occupations, and Professions
Sociol 920 - Race and Ethnic Relations
SocWrk 794 - Advanced Research Methods: Evaluating Social Welfare Programs (2 credits)
Urb Std 841 - Health Policy in Urban Society
Urb Std 901 - Seminar: Urban Social Structure
Urb Std 921 - Seminar: Research Methods in Urban Affairs
Other courses with the approval of the Program Director

Completion of the Certificate

Students wishing to pursue the Certificate in Nonprofit Management must submit an application to the Program before completion of six credits in the certificate sequence. There is a time limit of three years from initial enrollment for completion of the certificate program.

Those students who wish to earn the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management can be admitted for the certificate program as non-degree graduate students provided they possess a bachelor's or higher degree with a minimum overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.75. Admission as a non-degree graduate student does not constitute admission to a master's degree program. Students may also pursue the certificate while enrolled in another graduate program or as a post-graduate student.