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Certificate in Nonprofit Management

The Certificate of Nonprofit Management (CNM) is intended for students who are new chief executives, currently in a senior leadership role in a nonprofit, or moving into the sector from senior or executive leadership in business or government. 

Why John Carroll?

You'll receive personal attention from experts who are full-time faculty and/or practitioners in the field and develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills you can put into practice immediately. Learn beside the current generation of nonprofit professionals as they – and you – become the future leaders of our sector.

The certificate program consists of two required courses and three electives (15 credits total), selected by the student, with input from the director to ensure alignment with student’s professional goals.


Five Courses

Two Required, Three Electives

Required Courses

Candidates for the Certificate (CNM) are required to take:

NP 501 Overview of Nonprofit Administration
NP 575 Board and Executive Leadership

Five Courses

Two Required, Three Electives

Elective Courses

Students then select three electives out of the remaining course options:

NP 504 Social Entrepreneurship
NP 510 Internship in Nonprofit Administration
NP 515 Leadership and Management
NP 520 Advocacy and Nonprofit Administration
NP 530 Professional Communications for Nonprofit Administrators
NP 540 Fundraising for Nonprofit Administrators
NP 541 Advanced Fundraising for Nonprofit Administrators
NP 550 Public Policy Analysis & Program Evaluation for Nonprofits
NP 555 Cultural Diversity
NP 563 Nonprofit Marketing
NP 570 Strategic Decision Making
NP 580 Independent Study
NP 595 Integrative Capstone Project
AC 572 Accounting for Nonprofit Organizations
EC 501 Economics for Nonprofit Managers
MK 521 Principles of Marketing
MHR 588 Strategic Human Resource Management, OR
MHR 589 Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Management
MHR 591 Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility


Scholarship Opportunity

Scholarships are available to students enrolled in the program.