While traditional business courses will help prepare students for the for-profit sector, the courses are not always appropriate for the nonprofit arena. Nonprofit organizations have specific needs when it comes to understanding board governance, fundraising and grant writing, and HR concerns when the ‘workforce’ is made up of a large number of volunteers. Traditional business knowledge and approaches do apply but less traditional skills are highly desired by this sector. Ideally, new hires will have not only a foundation in public policy, media and public relations and fiscal management, but they will also have the skills to aid in program building and evaluation, and strategic planning. These business skills are needed to manage the various facets of nonprofit organizations.
Note: Students are held to all prerequisite requirements; some students may require more than 5 courses to complete this certificate.
NFP 301 Intro to Nonprofit Agencies
NFP 302 Management of the Nonprofit Organization
NFP 304 Advocacy and Public Policy
NFP 307 Fundraising for Nonprofits
NFP 303 Foundations of Fiscal Management for Nonprofit
NFP 308 Grant Writing for Nonprofits
This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2022-2023 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2021 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.