The undergraduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management requires a minimum of 18 s.h. of credit. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in work for the certificate. The certificate may be earned by any student admitted to the University of Iowa who is not concurrently enrolled in a graduate or professional degree program.

Bachelor of Applied Studies and Bachelor of Liberal Studies students may be able to incorporate certificate courses into their degree programs; students should consult with their advisors.

The Certificate in Nonprofit Management requires the following course work.

Foundation Courses

Students should complete these two courses before they enroll in the remaining certificate course work.

MGMT:3500/ENTR:3595/MUSM:3500/SSW:3500/NURS:3595/RELS:3700Nonprofit Organizational Effectiveness I3
MGMT:3600/NURS:3600/SSW:3600/RELS:3701Nonprofit Organizational Effectiveness II3

Students complete one of the following three courses. Two of them, ENTR:2000 Entrepreneurship and Innovation and ENTR:3520 New Ventures in the Arts, have corequisites; see the course descriptions for choice of corequisites. Foundations in Entrepreneurship (ENTR:1350)  is the only corequisite that may be taken online.  

ENTR:2000Entrepreneurship and Innovation3
ENTR:3520/THTR:3520/INTD:3520/DPA:3520New Ventures in the Arts3
MGMT:3100Entrepreneurial Strategy3


Students select a minimum of 9 s.h. in courses chosen from these. 

COMM:1819Organizational Leadership2-3
DPA:3510/THTR:3510/INTD:3510Introduction to Arts Management3
EDTL:4081/PSQF:4081/EALL:4081/RCE:4081/EPLS:4081ePortfolio Design and Production1-2
EDTL:4936/PSQF:4136Home/School/Community Partnerships3
ENTR:3500Social Entrepreneurship3
IS:3910/HRTS:3910Human Rights Advocacy3
POLI:3110Local Politics3
POLI:3123State Politics in Iowa3
SOC:4225The Social Psychology of Leadership3
SSW:3904Human Services Administration2
WRIT:2100Writing and Community Outreach3
Students may take one of these:
ARTS:3400Grant Writing in the Arts3
EALL:4130/MUSM:4150Introduction to Grant Writing3


See the undergraduate Nonprofit Management Certificate web page for details about how to enter the program.