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Nonprofit Management, Graduate Certificate - IU Bloomington

If you’re looking to increase your knowledge and skill level in the world of nonprofits but are unable to complete a full Master of Public Administration, the IU Online Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management (Bloomington) may be a great option for you. In only 15 credit hours, you’ll gain a better understanding of the nonprofit sector and nonprofit management issues.

Course Delivery: 100% Online

Total Credits: 15

In-State Tuition Per Credit: $715.41

Out-of-State Tuition Per Credit: $1460.16

Cost of attendance may vary by campus. View the total cost calculator

Degree Overview

The  Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management will help you transform your nonprofit career with leadership and management training and real-world experience. This flexible, online certificate program teaches you how to maintain a variety of nonprofit programs across a broad range of community-oriented fields. Strengthen your performance in areas such as fundraising and development, managing nonprofit social services, and parks and recreation.

You’ll graduate with an Indiana University certificate respected by employers worldwide—and you can work on yours anytime and anywhere. Plus, you’ll enjoy personalized support services throughout your academic journey.

To be accepted to the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management, you must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree

To apply to the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management, submit an application that includes:

  • Three references
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Resume or CV
  • Personal statement
  • IELTS or TOEFL scores (international applicants) 

Note: This program is not eligible for financial aid.

Your IU Online Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management prepares you for such careers as:

  • Development director 
  • Annual giving director 
  • Program coordinator 
  • Fundraising consultant 
  • Alumni relations specialist 

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management, you must complete 15 credit hours.

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Nonprofit management core courses (9 credit hours) 
  • Elective courses (6 credit hours) 

NOTE: If you choose to pursue the IU Online Master of Public Affairs, these certificate courses may apply to your degree requirements. Completion of the certificate program does not guarantee admission to the graduate program.

Core Classes for the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management - IUB
Course Number Course Name Credits
SPCN-N 522 Human Resource Management in Nonprofit Organizations 3 Credits
SPCN-N 525 Management in the Nonprofit Sector 3 Credits
SPCN-N 526 Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations 3 Credits
One aditional SPEA elective course 3 Credits

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