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Oklahoma State University
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Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University


The certificate in Nonprofit Management is designed as a standalone course of study, or as an additional credential earned during the pursuit of a graduate degree at Oklahoma State University. Students in the nonprofit management program will gain skills and knowledge about the nonprofit sector and organizations that will prepare them to enter the sector as professionals or board members at a critical time—as the Baby Boomer generation retires.

Topics include differences between the for-profit and nonprofit sectors in regard to fundraising and development, managing a blended workforce of paid staff and volunteers, public image, accountability, and measures of success. The certificate is aimed at current professional staff of nonprofit organizations or those seeking credentials to make the change from the for-profit to the nonprofit sector.

Graduate Certificate Requirements

Nonprofit Management

Required Core Courses (6 hours)

MGMT 5093 Business and Non-Profit Organizations
MGMT 5163 Fundraising for Non-Profits

Choose an additional 6 hours

MGMT 5023 Sustainable Enterprises
MGMT 5031 Leading Organizational Change
MGMT 5051 Creating Ethical Work Places
MGMT 5061 Managing Confrontations
MGMT 5083 Business and Social Responsibility
MGMT 5533 Leadership Challenges
MGMT 5563 Crisis in Organizations
MGMT 5713 Negotiation and Third Party Dispute Resolution
EEE 5213 Entrepreneurship in Science and Technology
EEE 5403 Social Entrepreneurship
EEE 5603 Supporting Emerging Enterprises

Contact us: Dr. Scott Johnson or Dr. Julie Bubolz Tikalsky.

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