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Nonprofit Leadership and Management - Financial Management

Curriculum Description

The Nonprofit Leadership & Management curriculum is designed to prepare individuals for a leadership or management role in the nonprofit sector. The rapid growth and current economic dynamics makes this sector unique in form and function.

Course work includes an overview of nonprofit organizations (NPO), philanthropy, legal and ethical concerns, funding issues, and strategic planning. Additional coursework introduces grant writing, international non-governmental organizations (NGO), public relations and sustainable communities.

Graduates should qualify for positions at all levels of leadership and management in the non-profit sector. Graduates are prepared for employment opportunities in public relations, funds administration, volunteer management, and compliance operations in nonprofit organizations.

The following represents one way in which the certificate can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow the recommended curriculum model below should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Certificate NEW

NC CIP: 52.0206
Day, Evening and Online
POS Approved: Fall 2015

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ACC 120 Prin of Financial Accounting Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 2 0 4
NPO 110 Intro to Nonprofit Mgmt 3 0 0 3
NPO 120 Fundraising/Stewardship 3 0 0 3

Class Hours: 9
Lab/Shop Hours: 2
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 10

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
NPO 115 Nonprofit Financial Mgmt 3 0 0 3
PAD 254 Grant Writing 3 0 0 3

Class Hours: 6
Lab/Shop Hours: 0
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 6

Total Credit Hours: 16


  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

Additional Information

2015FA - New Certificate