Students, whether current professionals or those seeking credentials, will gain skills
and knowledge that will prepare them to enter the nonprofit sector. This certificate
will prepare them to enter the industry as professionals or board members at a critical
The certificate is designed as a stand-alone course of study or as an additional credential
earned during the pursuit of a graduate degree. Topics include differences between
the for-profit and nonprofit sectors in regard to fundraising and development, managing
a blended workforce of paid staff and volunteers, public image, accountability and
measures of success.
Required courses (6 credit hours):
MGMT 5093: Business and Nonprofit Organizations
MGMT 5163: Fundraising for Nonprofits
Electives (6 credit hours - select two of the following):
MGMT 5023: Sustainable Enterprises
MGMT 5031: Leading Organizational Change
MGMT 5051: Creating Ethical Work Places
MGMT 5061: Managing Confrontations
MGMT 5083: Business and Social Responsibility
MGMT 5533: Leadership Challenges
MGMT 5563: Crisis in Organizations
MGMT 5713: Negotiation and Third Party Dispute Resolution
EEE 5213: Entrepreneurship in Science and Technology
EEE 5403: Social Entrepreneurship
EEE 5603: Supporting Emerging Enterprises
Admissions requirements and deadlines
For fall admission, application must be complete by July 1 of the same year.
For spring admission, application must be complete by December 1 of the prior year.
All transcripts from bachelor degree studies as well as a CV/resume must be submitted
by the deadline in order to be reviewed for admission. Applications that are incomplete
at the deadline will not be reviewed. This application does not require recommendation
letters, purpose statement or entrance exams such as the GMAT or GRE.
Cost and Assistance
Oklahoma State University offers an affordable single rate for graduate students in
online degree and certificate programs.