Certificate

Mission-Driven Operations and Management

Develop efficient and effective operations and programming for mission-driven organizations in this certificate designed for emerging and existing nonprofit professionals. Learn to take on financial planning, resource allocation and management, and strategic programming development — all informed by data and research. Leverage community-based approaches to cultivate partnerships and secure grants.

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At a Glance

Classes Begin
June 15
Format
Evening or Online
Term Length
10 Weeks
Admission
No GRE or GMAT
4 Course Certificate
Tuition
$11,680
Time
As few as 6 months
6 Course Certificate
Tuition
$17,520
Time
As few as 12 months
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Skills You'll Learn


Evaluate nonprofit program design including collective impact and logic models


Determine resource allocation and measure impact


Develop diverse funding structures to best resource program operations

Curriculum

Specialized Graduate Certificate in Mission-Driven Operations and Management 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.

Time to Completion
Year 1 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
4-Course Certificate Classes 2 2 0 0
6-Course Certificate 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 Mission-Driven Operations and Management


The Bureau of Labor Statistics found there were nearly 12.3 million jobs in the nonprofit sector, 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 state’s GDP and accounts for over 333,000 jobs.


The nonprofit industry is a diverse industry with employers based in large cities to rural areas. Nonprofit professionals can seek employment in healthcare, education, social services, arts and culture, and more.

Job Titles

Director of Operations
Program Director
Program Manager
Operations Managers
Business Manager

Non Profit Services Director of Operations Salary: National Average

$50,000
(Glassdoor)

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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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