Binghamton University (S.U.N.Y.)

College of Community and Public Affairs

Non-Profit Administration (Certificate Only)


PO Box 6000

Binghamton, NY 13902

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

The course of study emphasizes an introduction to essential aspects of nonprofit management, an overview of current policy and management issues, the development of analytical skills critical to effective work in the nonprofit sector, and specialized course work in aspects of management (such as strategy development or grants management). The Certificate Program is geared toward two types of students: individuals currently working in the nonprofit sector and students in master’s degree programs. For individuals currently in the nonprofit sector, the certificate program provides an opportunity to develop a broader understanding of the sector and management practices. The program supplements the practical knowledge students have gained from experience with an introduction to theory, empirical research, skills, and best practices. Course work helps students to gain a foundation in management and leadership that they can use to enhance their performance in their current jobs, or for higher level opportunities in the future. For individuals currently enrolled in Master’s programs, the certificate is appropriate for those who may pursue a career in the nonprofit sector. The program provides management and leadership training to complement the professional knowledge students acquire in their individual courses of study. Students receive an introduction to relevant theory, empirical research, skills, and best practices. Course work prepares students for success in the nonprofit sector with the abilities employers are seeking.


Binghamton University - SUNY is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize Suburb

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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