These are exciting and challenging times for the public, non-profit and private sectors. Such times call for committed individuals to enter public service and work for the public interest. The MPA program at Pace University offers 15-credit certificate programs for professionals seeking to enhance their credentials, but may not be ready to fully commit to a master’s program. The certificate can be completed in one year and all credits count toward the completion of the MPA degree.
The Nonprofit Management certificate is geared toward public managers in the nonprofit sector with previous management experience or with advanced professional degrees. Students choose from the following focus areas:
Managerial Skills Enhancement: for those in or preparing for a career as a manager or administrator of a non-profit organization
Leadership Development: designed for those interested in planning for and implementing social change
Social Entrepreneurship: this subspecialization is ideal for those in the private sector who have a particular interest in the social implication of for-profit business activities
Courses in the Nonprofit Management certificate include the Not-for-Profit Sector, Law for Not-for-Profits, and Financial Resource Development.
Offered in conjunction with the Master of Public Administration Program, these programs utilize the same facilities and curriculum, and credits earned in them may be applied to the master's program if you decide to matriculate later. Note that the GRE exam is not required for entry into the certificate program; however, students must maintain a 3.0 grade-point average to complete the program.