Not-for-Profit Business - Certificate

The Certificate in Not-for-Profit Business offers BBA undergraduates the ability to tailor their education toward a career of service. Requirements include 13 hours of coursework and an internship with a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Not-for-profit organizations make up one of the fastest growing employment sectors in the country and are actively looking for graduates who can use their skills to immediately make an impact.

BBA undergraduates who complete this certification program will have a greater understanding of the not-for-profit sector. Specific requirements may be found at

BUSN 205Integrated Worklife Competencies3
BUSN 302Applied Business Competencies (The Nonprofit Sector)1
MGMT 432Managing the Nonprofit Organization3
MKTG 440Services Marketing3
Select one of the following:3
Taxation of Low-Income Filers
Managing Projects
Grants and Contracts
Foundations of Community and Community Development
Total Semester Credit Hours13

An internship in the not-for-profit sector is required. The internship does not need to be taken for academic credit. An internship completed for a student's major (e.g., MGMT 484, MKTG 484, FINC 484, ISYS 484, SCMT 484 or ACCT 484) may be applied to this certificate provided it is with a not-for-profit organization. No more than 20% of work can be clerical or unrelated to the development of professional skills in the not-for-profit world. The internship must offer meaningful, professional-level opportunities to apply business knowledge and skills.

Note:  Exceptions based on course offerings require Certificate Coordinator approval.