Certificate in Nonprofit Management

"The Certificate in Nonprofit Management develops leaders for the nonprofit sector, contributes to understanding nonprofit organizations and their role in society, and supports the practice of effective management."

Offered online, on-campus, or a combination of both, the Certificate in Nonprofit Management is an outstanding addition to the resume of anyone working with nonprofits or interested in a career in the nonprofit sector, nonprofit organizational structures, and management practices appropriate to the sector. Upon completion of the certificate, students will be able to offer effective leadership in the management of nonprofit organizations. Courses are taught by nationally and internationally acclaimed faculty members, oftentimes accompanied with a student presence of full time working professionals who bring unique experiences and expertise to the classroom.

These areas of study are available for a choice of certificate emphasis:

  • Fund Raising and Philanthropy
  • Fiscal & Performance Management
  • Leadership & Management
  • Health and Human Service Policy
  • International Nongovernmental Organizations

RSVP for the free Nonprofit Management Virtual Information Session Occurring April 10

Summer 2014 Course Schedule

Our Students
Certificate students come from various backgrounds.  Many are full time professionals seeking a stand-alone credential for career advancement, with the added bonus of transferable hours that might count as credit toward a graduate degree. Many other certificate students are full time, degree-seeking Texas A&M graduate students adding a special notation of certificate completion to their transcripts. 89% complete their certificate within 24 months, with some choosing a more accelerated or relaxed pace to fit individual scheduling requirements through the convenience of online learning.

The Certificate in Nonprofit Management requires completion of 12 graduate credit hours and is offered all online, all on-campus, or through a combination of both. Two courses are required along with two electives from a variety of course offerings (see overview below). Need more information? Email an Enrollment Advisor or call 1-866-988-BUSH (2874).


A Rewarding Career Path!

Check out the types of careers paths and/or advancement opportunities pursued by certificate awardees.

Career Occupational Code from O*net Code
Community and Social Services Specialists 21-1099.00
Chief Executives 11-1011.00
General and Operations Managers 11-1021.00
Marketing Manager 11-2021.00
Program Directors 27-2012.03
Public Relations Managers 11-2031.00
Public Relations Specialists 27-3031.00
Social and Community Service Managers 11-9151.00
Social and Human Service Assistants 21-1093.00
Training and Development Managers 11-3042.00
Writers and Author (e.g. grant-writing) 27-3043.33

Complete your Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management in 24 months or less for a total cost ranging from eleven to fifteen thousand dollars (cost includes textbooks & materials) dependent upon residency status. Scholarships are available!

Median debt of those who utilize loans
Title IV: $14,500
Private: $0
Institutional: $0

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Contact an Enrollment Advisor!
1-866-988-BUSH (2874)
Email Extended Education


Nonprofit Management

Nonprofit Certificate Overview
Dr. Will Brown, Program Director

Scholarship Opportunity

"The CNPM program offered at The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M offers the most rewarding and "real-life" challenging graduate courses that I have ever experienced. It was the course description and the delivery method that initially caught my attention. The work is hard (I'm not going to lie) and the schedule is demanding... but the payoff - the knowledge learned, is unsurpassable."
— Barbara J. Ward,
Class of 2010