TAMIU Offers New Nonprofit Management and Leadership Certificate Online
Posted: 7/18/13

TAMIU Offers New Nonprofit Management
and Leadership Certificate Online

This Fall, Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) will offer a new online, non-degree Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership and Management.

The Certificate, fully online to bachelor’s degree holders, is part of TAMIU’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) program. It includes four classes, or 12 semester credit hours, said Dr. Margaret Leigh Broxton, TAMIU assistant professor of public administration.

“The postgraduate certificate, with each class lasting five weeks, can be completed in one year.  It is ideal for those working in nonprofit organizations, master’s degree holders or graduate students in any discipline, or those interested in nonprofit organizations.” Dr. Broxton said.

“We recommend this program for those who work or volunteer in nonprofit organizations; city and county governments; community, family and private foundations and those who have control over third-sector funding,” she continued.

Classes include Survey of Nonprofit Leadership and Management, Philanthropy, Fund Raising for Nonprofit Organizations, Grant and Contract Management, Nonprofit Law and Process, Strategic Planning and Fiscal Administration for Nonprofits, International Nonprofit Management and Leading for Performance in Nonprofit Organizations.

Broxton said TAMIU is offering the new Certificate because 50 percent of TAMIU MPA graduates work for nonprofit organizations. There are over 80 registered nonprofit organizations in Laredo.

“We invite all community members interested to participate in this program,” Broxton said, “It gives students an in-depth knowledge of how nonprofits should be managed and led. From grant management and contracts to legal compliance and strategic planning, this program teaches you everything you need to lead a sustainable nonprofit organization.”

Registration for the Fall Semester is now underway.  Classes begin Aug. 28, 2013.

For more information, please contact Broxton at 326.2630, e-mail margaret.broxton@tamiu.edu or visit offices located in Dr. F. M. Canseco Hall, suite 313.

University summer office hours are 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m. – 12 noon on Fridays.

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