Certificate in Nonprofit Management


For information on individual program offerings please visit our current program schedule.

"Our nonprofit management program seeks to build the capacity of the nonprofit community. We're training the next generation of nonprofit leaders to be strategic and efficient, sharpening both marketing and financial skills. It's an innovative program." --Amy Beekman, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Management, Director of Graduate Business Programs, Director of Nonprofit Management Program

The Certificate in Nonprofit Management at the University of Tampa is a graduate-level educational opportunity to enhance the knowledge and skills of current and emerging nonprofit executives.

 This high-quality academic program is a partnership between the NLC and UT, and is taught by Ph.D. faculty in partnership with leading nonprofit practitioners.

The courses are delivered as four intensive one-week seminars over the course of 18 months, representing 12 credit hours of graduate-level instruction.

Seminars are generally held in May and August of the first calendar year and January and May of the second; candidates should be able to spend two weeks in a calendar year away from their offices for the seminars.

Seminars include:

  • Nonprofit Management: Thinking Strategically
  • Nonprofit Management: Managing for Performance & Control 
  • Nonprofit Management: Marketing & Fund Development
  • Nonprofit Management: Leadership & Innovation

Certificate candidates will be immersed in a life-changing experience with other organizational leaders and future leaders. You will increase your knowledge of the Tampa Bay nonprofit sector, work alongside professionals from other area organizations to create solutions to challenges and opportunities unique to not-for-profit entities, and network with Tampa Bay area academics and professionals.

For additional information, click here for The University of Tampa's website. Information sessions on the UT campus are offered to interested candidates; you can view the schedule of information sessions here

Applications for the next cohort (beginning in May of 2020) must be submitted by March 1, 2020. Apply here.

Tuition for the Nonprofit Management Certificate program is $558 per credit hour, and 12 credit hours are required for completion. With program fees and books, total tuition is approximately $8,500.

Scholarships are available; the process is competitive and scholarships are not guaranteed. Find the scholarship application here.

Graduates of the Certificate program say that the experience and the knowledge have changed them--personally and professionally--to the benefit of the organization and the community they serve:

"I have the full resources of the University and my peers helping me bring practical business solutions to real operational challenges. Business discipline and analysis from this program will translate directly to having more resources available to serve at-risk and homeless families in our community." --Tim Marks, President, Metropolitan Ministries, and Class of 2012 Nonprofit Management Certificate.


Alumni gatherings after you complete your certification will expand your professional network and your ability to call on experts across Tampa Bay for advice, collaborations, and more!