The certificate in Public and Nonprofit Management is designed to provide undergraduate students with skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in a variety of careers in organizations in the public, nonprofit, and civil service sectors. Students will develop an understanding of the theoretical and practical applications of issues such as management, fundraising, communications, and the role of public policy within these important organizational sectors.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of principles, theories and concepts of public and nonprofit organizations.
  2. Demonstrate skills such as problem solving, decision-making, organizational ethics, and budgeting for public and nonprofit management.
  3. Analyze real-world cases in public, nonprofit, and international civil service organizations to identify strengths, weaknesses, and strategies for improvement.

Total Credits: 21

Satisfactory Grade Use

Program requirements may be fulfilled with a grade of S.

Professor: Mary Pettenger | pettengm@wou.edu
Associate professor: Earlene Camarillo | camarilloe@wou.edu