Non-Profit & Public Management Certificate

  • Credits: 16
  • Degree:
    Management Certificate

Program Description

The program provides an understanding of management’s role in a non-profit setting and of the nonprofit/public sector’s role in society. Students learn to work more effectively with people from diverse cultures and build consensus. They learn to create and administer budgets, read and interpret financial reports, and the importance of financial planning. They learn how to work with boards, donors and government agencies and are introduced to the basics of grant and proposal writing.

 

Learning Outcomes

Students will acquire

  • a deeper understanding of the non-profit/public sector’s role in society
  • the ability to manage and work more effectively with diverse groups of people, inspire teamwork and morale, and build consensus
  • skills to create and administer a budget, read and interpret financial statements
  • the ability to work more effectively with boards, donors and government agencies
  • the knowledge to write grant proposals

Careers

The non-profit sector is expected to grow and provide job opportunities at all levels for qualified candidates. Mid-level positions are often staffed from within the organization, and graduates completing this certificate will increase their chances for promotion. Typical job titles include:

  • Program associate or manager
  • Project manager
  • Development associate or manager
  • Client relations manager/supervisor
  • Human resources manager
  • Executive director

Curriculum


Required Courses
10
Credits
Budgeting and Finance for Non-profit and Public Organizations
MMG 727 3 credit(s)
Pre-requisite: DMG 506 or equivalent skills. This course provides an introduction to the basic financial accounting systems used in non-profit and public organizations. It also focuses on how to use the financial and program data to effectively analyze the costs associated with programs and services provided by the organization. The final area to be covered will be budget preparation and monitoring. The politics of the budgeting process will be examined. By the conclusion of the course the student will be able to effectively participate in the financial decision-making within his or her organization.
Human Resource Management
MMG 740 3 credit(s)
Changes in the social and legal environment, and the workforce, make it increasingly difficult for organizations to manage relations with employees. The Human Resources Manager needs to be able to formulate organization-wide human resource policies which result in competitive strategy, efficiency and effectiveness, and which are consistent with the organization’s culture and environment. The interests of many stakeholders have to be reflected in such policies — employees, unions, communities and government. The course helps students identify and understand Human Resources Management issues, develop skills in diagnosing situations, discuss effective approaches to problems and assess the comparative effects of immediate action and long-term policies.
Business, Government and Ethics
MMG 750 3 credit(s)
Prerequisite: MMG511. This course explores the ethical environment of business and the ongoing relationship between business, government and society. Topics include the development of government regulations and the impact of regulations and likely future developments with an emphasis on ethical considerations.
Grant Writing
DMG 605 1 credit(s)
This module for non-profit managers introduces the planning and proposal development phases of grant writing. It demystifies the process, from developing a fundable idea to identifying potential donors and structuring the technical components. Hands-on activities provide practice in the art and craft of grantsmanship.
Elective Courses
6
Credits

Choose two electives in business, leadership, or negotiation.

Core Faculty

Senior Instructor

Adjunct Instructor

Admissions

  • Admission Test:

    Passing grade on TOEFL (English language proficiency test) is required for international students.

  • Admissions Office:
    1-800-829-4723
  • Application:
  • Application Fee:
    $50, nonrefundable ($100 for international students)

Program Requirements

It is recommended that applicants have 3-5 years of work experience.

General Requirements

All applicants need to have a basic familiarity with computers, email and word processing, and must provide us with:

Official Transcript
Two Completed Recommendation Forms
Current Résumé

Learn more about General Requirements 

State Requirements

College students are required to comply with state laws regarding individual health insurance and immunization. Compliance requirements currently exist for students in Massachusetts, Virginia and Tennessee. Learn more

International Students – Additional Requirements

International Students will need to complete supplemental documentation when applying. International transcripts must also be translated prior to submission in order to be evaluated for applicability. Learn more about international student requirements.

Transfer Credit Request Form

Only needed if you wish to have prior course work evaluated for transfer credit. Learn more about transferring credits.

Tuition

  • Credits:
    16
  • Cost per credit hour:
    $546
  • Application Fee:
    $50, nonrefundable ($100 for international students)
  • Graduation Fee:
    $110 (charged in last term)
  • Health Insurance Fee:
    $1,296 - Required for Massachusetts students only. See waiver details on Tuition & Fees page.

Note: Rates are as of September 2013, and are subject to change without notice. Rates apply to all students, unless otherwise noted.

Financial Aid

Cambridge College offers financial aid to students in our degree programs who are enrolled at least half time. Undergraduate students must be enrolled in at least 6 credits each term. Graduate and doctoral students must be enrolled in at least 4 credits each term. Learn more

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