Certificate in Nonprofit Management | BAS & BLS
University of Iowa


Offered by the Division of Continuing 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.

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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.

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 Declare the Certificate

Students may add a certificate program to their plan of study at any time. Once added, a separate degree audit will be produced. There is no penalty to remove a certificate program from a plan of study and one may be removed at any time.

Current BAS/BLS students can email their assigned academic advisor and ask to be formally declared.