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Nonprofit Management, Graduate Certificate - IU Indianapolis

IU Online’s Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management (IU Indianapolis) provides you with the general business and management skills you need to work with, and in, nonprofit organizations. Choose from a wide range of courses to meet your professional goals.

Course Delivery: 100% Online

Total Credits: 15

In-State Tuition Per Credit: $476

Out-of-State Tuition Per Credit: $1274

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

Certificate Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management (IU Indianapolis) is designed to serve the needs of individuals who would like exposure to nonprofit sector and nonprofit management issues but who do not wish or need to pursue an MPA in nonprofit management.

As a student in the program, you’ll take courses covering such topics as the voluntary and nonprofit structure, nonprofit accounting and reporting, nonprofit management and leadership, and fund development for nonprofit organizations. The certificate complements other courses of study or career experience in such areas as social work, library science, 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 certificate program, submit an application that includes:

  • Personal statement
  • Resume

Priority Application Dates

Fall semester: May 15
Spring semester: November 15
Summer semester: March 15

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 - IU Indianapolis
Course Number Course Name Credits
SPEA-V 521 The Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector 3 Credits
SPEA-V 522 Human Resource Management in Nonprofit Organizations 3 Credits
SPEA-V 525 Management in the Nonprofit Sector 3 Credits
SPEA-V 526 Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations 3 Credits
SPEA-V 558 Fund Development for Nonprofits 3 Credits
One additional elective course 3 Credits

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