Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from this program will:

  • Lead and manage nonprofit organizations and programs effectively and in entrepreneurial and innovative ways.
  • Engage in sophisticated decision making to effectively address the long term needs and interests of communities, organizations, and their stakeholders.
  • Effectively engage, interact, and communicate, verbally and in writing, with diverse constituencies and audience.

Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Innovation

The Department of Public Affairs offers an 18 credit hour professional Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Innovation. This certificate may be earned alone or in combination with another graduate degree at UMKC and is especially appropriate for those who aspire to a successful career leading and managing nonprofit and community-based organizations.

Admission requirements are the same as those required for admission to the department's regular M.P.A. program. Those who are students in good standing in a UMKC graduate degree program and who have completed at least nine hours of graduate credit with a minimum of a 3.5 GPA are eligible to participate in this certificate program without meeting any additional admission requirements.

Curriculum for the Nonprofit Management and Innovation Certificate:

PUB-ADM 455BNon-Profit Leadership Issues: Board-Staff Relations1
PUB-ADM 5526The Politics Of Administration3
PUB-ADM 5548Leadership For Public Service3
PUB-ADM 5551Strategic Management In Nonprofit Organizations3
PUB-ADM 5553Legal Framework & Financial Management Of Nonprofit Organizations3
PUB-ADM 5555ATopics In Nonprofit Fund Raising: Organizing For Successful Fund Raising2
Select at least one of the following:
Seminar on Social Entrepreneurship
Innovation In Nonprofit Management And Leadership
Voluntarism, Philanthropy, and the Nonprofit Sector
Total Credits18