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Postgraduate Certificate On Campus

Nonprofit and Public Management

Portland State University

12 months
Duration
671 USD/credit 14091 USD/year
671 USD/credit 14091 USD/year
444 USD/credit 9324 USD/year
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After completing this Nonprofit and Public Management program from Portland State University, some students opt to apply to the full MPA program or MNL program; credits taken in the GCNPM program may count toward the MPA degree or MNL degree.

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Overview

The Nonprofit and Public Management program from Portland State University is a 21-credit (7-course) certificate program designed to provide existing and aspiring middle managers in nonprofit and public organizations with the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in carrying out their administrative responsibilities. 

Students will be joining a learning community of faculty and professionals who share their passion for leading meaningful social change and working for the common good. PSU's Department of Public Administration offers a faculty of dedicated professors and professional instructors who draw on the best of both theory and applied practice from the nonprofit and public sectors to help students lead for the common good.

Program Objectives

It aims to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, and efficacy of those who have responsibility for managing nonprofit and public organizations, by providing them with the following knowledge and skills to achieve the following learning objectives:

  • Understand the distinctive role responsibilities of middle managers in the nonprofit and public sectors.
  • Develop or enhance knowledge and skills to manage organizational systems, such as budgeting, personnel, management information.
  • Develop or enhance knowledge and skills to manage organizational design, change, and evaluation.
  • Develop or enhance knowledge and skills to manage inter-organizational and inter-jurisdictional relationships.
  • Develop or enhance knowledge and skills to manage conflict.
  • Develop or enhance knowledge and skills to manage cultural and organizational diversity.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public Administration
  • Administrative Theory and Behavior
  • Administrative Ethics and Values
  • Strategic Planning
  • Grant Writing for Nonprofit Organizations
  • Financial Management in Nonprofit Organizations
  • Fundraising in Nonprofit Organizations
  • Environmental and Natural Resource Leadership

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

21 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

  • This program is designed to meet the learning goals of individuals with interest and/or any level of experience in nonprofit and public agencies. Students who complete courses in the Graduate Certificate may subsequently apply to the MPA program (all regular admissions criteria apply) and transfer those courses toward degree completion. Students must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14091 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 671 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    14091 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 671 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9324 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 444 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Portland

1271 - 2262 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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