Certificate

Executive Leadership and Governance

Develop your leadership and management skillset as you learn to navigate change while sustaining the vision and impact of your nonprofit organization. In this certificate program, you’ll uncover ways to build a positive work culture, develop high-performing teams, and execute sound strategic plans. Gain insight to working effectively with boards, establishing strong board governance, and plan for resource development.

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At a Glance

Classes Begin
March 30
Format
Evening or Online
Term Length
10 Weeks
Admission
No GRE or GMAT
4 Course Certificate
Tuition
$11,408
Time
As few as 6 months
6 Course Certificate
Tuition
$17,112
Time
As few as 12 months
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Skills You'll Learn


Make an impact on the community by leading mission-driven operations


Leverage sound financial and program planning to achieve organizational health


Craft a personalized leadership development plan

Curriculum

Specialized Graduate Certificate in Executive Leadership and Governance requires completion of 16 credit hours (4 courses).

All students are required to complete a zero-credit Student Success Course.

4
Concentration Courses

Sample Schedule

Finish a graduate certificate in as few as six months or take up to a year. Choose your time to completion to get a better sense of what your schedule will look like during your certificate program. Note this sample schedule is for the six-course Graduate Certificate.

Time to Completion
Year 1 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Classes 3 3 0 0

Take a Course Before You Apply


We know how important it is to get started when you're ready and that's why you can enroll in a course before you officially apply.

Career Outcomes

Predicted outcomes for graduates of Executive Leadership and Governance


According to the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies (2016), nonprofits are creating jobs three times faster than for-profits and is the third largest industry in the U.S.


The Bureau of Labor Statistics found there were nearly 12.3 million jobs in the nonprofit sector in 2016, which amounts to 10.2% of employment in the United States. The Colorado Nonprofit Economic Impact study found that nonprofits make 11.3% of the states GDP and accounts for over 333,000 jobs.


A report done by the Philanthropy Outlook projects charity giving will grow 3.8% over the next year. This increase of funds will help community service agencies to create new positions.

Job Titles

Nonprofit President
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Executive Director
Director of Membership
Associate Director

Nonprofit Director Salary: National Average

$69,283
(Glassdoor)

Get Ahead with Career Services


One-on-one career coaching and mock interviews


Job database dedicated to DU students and alumni


Résumé and cover letter guidance

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Flexible Online Classes

Flexible Online Classes

We understand the demands of balancing work, friends and family, and school can be challenging. That's why at University College, you can complete your program entirely online. Our online learning platform makes it easy to work anywhere at any time.

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Accreditation

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Higher Learning Commission

University College programs maintain the highest level of accreditation offered by The Higher Learning Commission, one of the regional accrediting bodies recognized by the federal government. The University of Denver and all of its academic programs are regionally accredited by this commission, and regional accreditation is the highest standard for universities in the United States.

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