Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Innovation

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 a 12 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. Students in other graduate programs at UMKC interested in pursuing this certificate should contact the Bloch School Graduate Programs Office.

Curriculum for the Nonprofit Management and Innovation Certificate:

Required Courses:9
Managing Nonprofit Organizations
Legal Framework & Financial Management of Nonprofit Organizations
Nonprofit Organizations in Context
Select at least one of the following:3
Seminar on Social Entrepreneurship
Innovation in Nonprofit Management and Leadership
Nonprofit Fundraising and Development
Developing the Social Enterprise
Total Credits12