Certificate in Nonprofit Management (Declared prior to Fall 2019) | BAS & BLS
The University of Iowa


Offered by Distance and Online Education and the Larned A. Waterman Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center in collaboration with University College, the Nonprofit Management Certificate may be completed entirely ONLINE. The program provides a balance of academic principles and real-world experience as well as a fundamental understanding of how nonprofit organizations participate in building communities.

PDF iconCertificate in Nonprofit Management (declared prior to Fall 2019)

Online Curriculum

To earn the ONLINE Certificate in Nonprofit Management, students must successfully complete 18 semester hours (s.h.) and maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA in all course work.

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Foundation Courses:

  • ENTR:2000 Entrepreneurship & Innovation (ENTR:1350 Foundations in Entrepreneurship must be taken as a co-requisite or prerequisite)
  • MGMT:3500 Nonprofit Organizational Effectiveness I
  • MGMT:3600 Nonprofit Organizational Effectiveness II


Select 9 s.h. from the following courses:


How to add the certificate to your program of study

Current BAS/BLS students can add a certificate program to their plan of study at any time by sending an email to their assigned academic advisor asking to formally declare the certificate. Once added, a separate degree audit will be produced.

How to remove the certificate from your program of study

Current BAS/BLS students can email their assigned academic advisor to ask to remove the certificate from their plan of study. There is no penalty to remove a certificate program from a plan of study and one may be removed at any time.