Certificate in Nonprofit Finance
Sound knowledge of finance is an essential skill for senior managers in any nonprofit organization. Effective financial management strategies and compliance with increasing accountability legislation are imperative for any organization to carry out its mission and meet long-term goals. The certificate in nonprofit finance provides a comprehensive grounding in accounting and finance techniques and analysis, and the skills required for effective financial management in nonprofit organizations.
In this certificate program, you will learn how to interpret financial statements, analyze nonprofit operations and make program decisions, and acquire skill for efficient budgeting processes to support your mission activities. Upon completion of the certificate, you'll be able to develop, plan, and monitor organizational budgets and have an in-depth knowledge of cash flow, nonprofit accounting systems, and nonprofit financing strategies.
A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
Completed application, essay, and current resume
Two completed recommendations
Official transcripts from all colleges attended
No GMAT or GRE required if cumulative GPA is above 3.0. Also waived if applicant has a graduate degree from an accredited institution or completes their first 5 SBNM courses with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Up to 4 courses (8 sh) from an accredited graduate program. Also, up to 2 core courses may be waived if taken at the undergraduate level with a grade of "B" or higher.
An array of online graduate certificates is designed to provide managers and leaders with a pragmatic education that addresses the special concerns and problems of managing in a rapidly changing world. All coursework may be applied to any of North Park's five graduate management degrees, including the MBA.
Courses can also be taken at the main campus on the north side of Chicago.