Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership

Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate the management of regional nonprofit organizations through the use of case studies.
  • Analyze the use of financial information in the management of a nonprofit organization.
  • Apply the important role fundraising plays in a nonprofit organization and the various revenue sources sought by nonprofit organizations.
  • Understanding of societal needs and how a nonprofit organization meets those needs on a local, national, and/or global level.
  • Understanding of basic nonprofit management principles including strategic planning, human resource planning, risk management, and the role of marketing/communications. 
  • Explore paid and volunteer positions available in the nonprofit sector.
  • Create a professional network of nonprofit professionals regionally and beyond.

The Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership prepares students for an entry-level position in a nonprofit organization. The following courses are required for the Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership:

BUS 3720Nonprofit Leadership3
BUS 3740Nonprofit Community Service 11
BUS 3780Financial Management and Fundraising for Nonprofit Organizations3
MKTG 3702Business Professionalism1
MGT 3725Fundamentals of Management3
Total Semester Hours11

Students interested in declaring a certificate in Nonprofit Leadership need to complete an Intra University Transfer Request form with their academic advisor. Students must meet all course prerequisites to enroll in WCBA courses, including a minimum 2.5 overall GPA for upper-level business courses. WCBA courses must be completed with the grade of a "C" or higher and cannot be taken credit/no credit.

For more information contact Laura Dewberry, Director, Center for Nonprofit Leadership