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Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership & Management


About the Program

The Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership and Management is a graduate level program that will develop the leadership and management skills unique to nonprofit organizations. The Certificate of Nonprofit Leadership and Management requires 12 semester credit hours of graduate level courses or four (4) classes. It is intended for current master's students at TAMIU or at any other accredited university, and for graduates holding a minimum undergraduate degree in any discipline who want to acquire skills in leading nonprofit organizations. Courses in the Certificate Program can also be taken to satisfy the elective requirements in the TAMIU Master in Public Administration program. Courses will be offered completely online in 7-week terms (2 per semester).

Admission to the Certificate Program

First, those interested in the certificate will need to be admitted to Texas A&M International University through the Office of Graduate Studies and Research, http://www.tamiu.edu/gradschool. The application must be submitted through www.applytexas.org. When prompted for program, click on Nonprofit Leadership and Management.

Second, along with the application to the Office of Graduate Studies and Research, unofficial transcripts from the institution where those interested received their highest degree, i.e. bachelors, masters or Ph.D, need to be submitted. Evidence of successful completion of an undergraduate degree in any field is required. 
Full admittance to the Certificate program will be granted to persons who demonstrated a 3.0 or above GPA on all upper level undergraduate or graduate course work. Provisional admittance will be given to those who have less than a 3.0 GPA and full admittance will be given after successful completion (B or higher) of PADM 5377.

Please mail all transcripts to:

Office of Graduate Studies & Research 
Texas A&M International University 
Student Center 124 
Laredo, Texas 78041-1900

Third, an essay needs to be submitted to the program noting why the pursuit of this degree is of significance to you.

Cost

As the Certificate includes graduate level courses which count as graduate credit hours on your official academic TAMIU transcript (successful completion of the certificate will be demonstrated on your academic transcript), the cost reflects TAMIU set rates for graduate credit hours and university fees. See http://www.tamu.edu/gradschool for more information. Limited financial aid may be available visit www.tamiu.edu/affairs/financialfor more information.

Criteria for Earning the Certificate

Students must complete four classes in the program, including Survey of Nonprofit Leadership and Management and three others chosen from the following list of courses with a grade point average of at least 3.0 in the certificate coursework.

Required Course:
3 SCH
PADM 5377  
Survey of Nonprofit Leadership and Management
 
Three courses chosen from:
9 SCH
PADM 5379  
Philantropy, Fund Raising for Nonprofit Organizations
PADM 5381  
Grant and Contract Management
PADM 5383  
Nonprofit Law and Process
PADM 5385  

Strategic Planning and Fiscal Administration for Nonprofits

PADM 5387  
International Nonprofit Management
PADM 5389  
Leading for Performance in Nonprofit Organizations

TOTAL  12 SCH

Course descriptions can be found in the TAMIU Graduate Catalog. http://www.tamiu.edu/catalog/current/coas-cdlist.shtml

For more information, contact Dr. Peter Haruna at pharuna@tamiu.edu or call (956) 326-2613.