Nonprofit Management

Volume 1: 2020.2021

Effective 1 June 2020 through 31 May 2021

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Graduate Certificate
18 Credit Hours

This program is offered by the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology and is only available at the St. Louis home campus.

For information on the general requirements for a certificate, see Certificate Program Policies and Procedures under the Academic Policies section of this catalog.

Program Description

The certificate in nonprofit management delivers a series of business-focused nonprofit management courses for graduate students with business or non-business majors. Courses will promote a holistic view of the management thinking process that makes up the foundations of nonprofit management. Students will develop real-world nonprofit management skills, focused on both the mission and becoming a self-sustaining nonprofit organization. Students completing the program will be awarded a certificate in nonprofit management from the Walker School of Business & Technology. The program is comprised of six 3-credit hour courses. A common thread running through all courses provides each student with the opportunity to focus all course projects on the individual nonprofit organization of their choice.


Students must take the following courses:

  • NPLR 5000 Nonprofit Organizations (3 hours)
  • NPLR 5010 Governance and Executive Leadership in Nonprofits (3 hours)
  • NPLR 5020 Essentials of Marketing and Resource Development in Nonprofits (3 hours)
  • BUSN 5210 Financial Management and Budgeting in Nonprofits (3 hours)
  • NPLR 5210 Social Enterprise and Social Entrepreneurship (3 hours)
  • NPLR 5910 Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation in Nonprofits (3 hours)


Students who are interested in applying to this certificate program should see the Admission section of this catalog for general requirements.

Send all admissions materials to:

Office of Admission
Webster University
470 E. Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119