PBC in Nonprofit Management

Gain valuable training tailored to meet the unique challenges faced by nonprofit organizations. A flexible curriculum, relevant coursework, and experienced faculty prepare you to make a positive impact in your community. 

  • 15 credit hours total
  • Fully online, fully face-to-face, and blended course options available
  • Designed for those already working or volunteering in the nonprofit sector
  • Program offered through UNCG's Master of Public Affairs (MPA)
  • Connected to local nonprofit organizations
  • Networking opportunities with nonprofit professionals, classmates, and professors
Program Format
  • Comprehensive education resulting in an academic certificate
  • Small class sizes (15-25 students)
  • Flexible curriculum
    • Choose elective courses that fit your learning needs
    • Finish in 1 to 2 years
    • Study online, on campus, or both
  • Certificate credits can be applied to the MPA (contact advisor for details)

As you complete your certificate, you will build a portfolio through practical assignments connected to real-life challenges in the nonprofit sector. The program will prepare you to launch a career in nonprofit management or advance at your current place of employment. 

Nonprofit Fundraising: A How-To Course


Required Core Courses
  • PSC 540 Nonprofit Management and Leadership
  • PSC 645 Nonprofit Financial Management and Budgeting
  • PSC 650 Philanthropy and Resource Development
Additional Requirements

Select three of the following 1-hour courses:

  • PSC 511B Topics in Public Affairs: Marketing for Public and Nonprofit Agencies
  • PSC 511D Topics in Public Affairs: Strategic Planning
  • PSC 511G Topics in Public Affairs: Grant Writing
  • PSC 511N Topics in Public Affairs: Nonprofit Law
  • PSC 511V Topics in Public Affairs: Volunteer Management

Select three 1-hour courses


Select one 3-hour course from this list


Choose electives from the Master of Public Affairs program or outside of the department

  • Program Evaluation
  • Human Resource Development (3 hours)
  • Marketing
  • Grant Writing
  • Legislative Relations
  • Media Relations
  • Oral Communication Skills
  • Diversity and Culture
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Planning
  • Volunteer Management
  • Community and Economic Development (3 hours)
Admission Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree from accredited college or university
Important Dates
To Start In:
  • Fall — apply by July 1
  • Spring — apply by November 1
  • Summer — apply by April 1
Currently, UNC Greensboro is authorized to offer online education in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Find out more about State Authorization — a law that regulates in which states colleges and universities can offer education.
UNC Greensboro does not guarantee that programs which fulfill North Carolina licensure requirements will satisfy the criteria of professional licensure boards in other states or territories. For further explanation, visit Professional Licensure.

Alumni Testimonial

Joshua Leeper blog

Joshua Leeper '19 started his own nonprofit and needed the education to ensure its sustainability. So he enrolled in UNCG’s online certificate in Nonprofit Management.

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Estimated Tuition & Fees (2020-21)



Per credit hour — $300
Est. program cost — $4,500

Outside NC

Per credit hour — $556
Est. program cost — $8,337


Per credit hour — $973
Est. program cost — $14,586

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UNC Greensboro operates under rolling admission for adult students, so the earlier you apply, the better. Our application process typically takes four to six weeks once materials are received. All requested information must be received by posted deadlines.

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