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Program Credits
12

The Nonprofit Leadership certificate program educates the coming generation of leaders and entrepreneurs who help transform social service agencies, nonprofits, social enterprises, NGOs, educational school systems, foundations, volunteer organizations, and art and cultural institutions.

This program prepares students to acquire skills and knowledge needed to accomplish the missions of non-governmental agencies and organizations such as civil service and the military.  Graduates obtain jobs or advance in their current careers in community-based non-profits such as fire-stations, parks and recreation, religious ministries, self-help and advocacy groups, political, social, and benevolent organizations, fraternities and sororities, philanthropies, and vast numbers of other formal and informal organizations.

Contact Information

Petros Malakyan
Department Head
malakyan@rmu.edu
412-397-6302 phone
Wheatley Center 211

Course Plan
  • ORGL6000 Foundations of Leadership and Followership
  • OLNP6420 Introduction to the Nonprofit Organization and Sector
  • OLNP6520 Nonprofit Leadership
  • OLNP6820 Leading Social Change 
Program Objectives

Upon successful completion of this certificate program, participants should be able to:

  • Acquire skills and knowledge needed to accomplish the missions of non-governmental agencies and organizations such as civil service and the military.
  • Help lead and transform social service agencies, nonprofits, social enterprises, NGOs, educational school systems, foundations, volunteer organizations, and arts and cultural institutions.
  • Obtain jobs or advance in their current careers in community-based non-profits such as fire-stations, parks and recreation, religious ministries, self-help and advocacy groups, political, social, and benevolent organizations, fraternities and sororities, philanthropies, and vast numbers of other formal and informal organizations.
Curriculum & Study Method

The NL program consists of four 3-credit courses for a total of twelve (12) credits. Participants will benefit from weekly online learning resources through Blackboard. 

The program can be completed in six months in 8-week sessions online. It is available as a standalone credential or can count toward the Master of Science degree in Organizational Leadership. A previous Bachelor’s degree is required.

Sample Courses:

These are some of the classes for students in this academic program:

Foundations of Leadership & Followership
Intro to Nonprofit Organization & Sector
Leading Social Change

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