Executive Certificate in Public and Nonprofit Leadership

Executive Certificate in Public and Nonprofit Leadership

This certificate program is intended for executives, managers and other professionals from the nonprofit, public or civic sectors who wish to enhance their ability to lead and inspire employees and volunteers, as well as create and implement positive change in any organization. 

Program Overview

The Executive Certificate in Public and Nonprofit Leadership has been developed for executives, managers and other professionals from the nonprofit, public or civic sectors who wish to enhance their ability to lead and inspire volunteers as well as create and implement positive change in any organization. Certificate-only students and students who have completed their degrees are not eligible for financial aid.

As a student, you will:

  • Learn new ways to motivate and instill passion in employees and community member so they engage themselves in nonprofit activities.
  • Master methods for integrating nonprofit, service-oriented initiatives into organizations.
  • Develop innovative strategies to expand and improve nonprofit and service-oriented initiatives in organizations. 

Admission Requirements

All graduate admissions options listed below require an earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Admission Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirements:

Option One – GPA required 3.00 or Higher

  • A 3.0 grade point average (GPA) calculated over the most recent 30 graded semester (45 quarter) credits completed in either a baccalaureate or post baccalaureate program, including credits earned toward a credential. All credits used for GPA calculation must be from a regionally accredited institution.

Option Two – GPA between 2.50 and 2.99, qualifying score on GRE, MAT or GMAT

  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE): achieve the required minimum scores on two out of three of the subsections of the GRE. (Minimum score for Quantitative: 141, minimum score for Verbal: 150, minimum score for Analytic Writing: 4.5)
  • Miller Analogies Test (MAT): achieve a minimum scaled score of 400.
  • Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT): fulfill the formula GMAT + (GPA X 200) > 1000.

Option Three – An earned master’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution

Option Four – GPA below 2.50, Portfolio

  •   Submission of a portfolio of evidence that shows adequate preparation for graduate studies. The portfolio will contain: writing samples that show graduate level communications and analytical skills; a detailed resume showing professional development and achievements; awards; professional recognition; letters of reference from persons who can attest to the applicant’s ability to do graduate level work; and a letter of explanation detailing the reasons the student believes he or she is a good candidate.

Requirements

*OLCU 621 Frontiers of Public and Nonprofit Leadership 3
OLCU 626 Dynamics of Public and Nonprofit Leadership 3

*Must be the first course taken for this certificate.

 

Total Credits 6

Students who wish to pursue a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership may use the credits in this certificate program, providing that the admission requirements for the MAOL program are met.

Some programs available to California residents only
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