Certificate in Nonprofit Management

The Nonprofit Leadership Center offers a graduate certificate in nonprofit management in collaboration with the University of Tampa. The program is taught by Ph.D. faculty in partnership with leading nonprofit practitioners.


"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 Harris, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Management, Director of Graduate Business Programs and Director of Nonprofit Management Program

The Certificate in Nonprofit Management at the University of Tampa is a graduate-level educational opportunity for current and emerging nonprofit leaders to enhance their knowledge and skills in strategic thinking, leadership, financial management and marketing. It consists of four one-week seminars during a 15-month period. The program represents 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 must be able to spend two weeks in a calendar year away from their offices for the seminars.

Seminars include:

  • Thinking Strategically
  • Marketing, Research & Communications 
  • Accounting & Financial Management
  • Leadership & Innovation

Certificate candidates are immersed in a life-changing experience with other organizational leaders and future leaders, increasing their knowledge of the nonprofit sector, working alongside and networking with professionals from other organizations and creating solutions to challenges and opportunities to drive community impact.

Apply for the Program

Applications are now open for the 2023-24 certificate program.

Tuition for the 2021-22 Nonprofit Management Certificate program was $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.


"I had 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 directly translates to having more resources available to serve at-risk and homeless families in our community." — Tim Marks, President, Metropolitan Ministries and Nonprofit Management Certificate Gradaute

See what more graduates are saying about the program.

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.

For more information about the program, visit the University of Tampa's website .