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Graduate Certificate of Non-Profit and Social Sector Management (NPM)
Graduate Certificate of Non-Profit and Social Sector Management (NPM)

Graduate Certificate of Non-Profit and Social Sector Management (NPM)

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  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Ontario university or college degree or three-year college diploma or equivalent
    Applicants with an equivalent combination of partial postsecondary and/or three to five years related work experience may be considered for admission. A relevant resumé and references must be provided.

  • English proficiency for graduate certificates 

English Requirements

  • CAEL CE and CAEL online, Minimum 70 (Writing no less than 60)

  • Cambridge English Exams (B2 First/FCE, C1 Advanced/CAE or C2 Proficiency/CPE), Minimum 176 with no skill below 169

  • Duolingo, Minimum score 125 to 130

  • IELTS Academic, Minimum 6.5 with no skill below 6.0

  • PTE Academic, Minimum score 60

  • TOEFL iBT (including MyBest TOEFL and Home Edition), Minimum 88 with no skill below 22

  • TOEFL Revised Paper Delivered, No skill below 22

Course Information

This eight-month graduate certificate program will provide you with an in-depth understanding of how to lead and manage a non-profit organization towards sustainable growth. You will learn about program planning, development and evaluation, transparent and ethical corporate governance, and marketing and sales practices. You will explore the latest trends in fundraising, partnerships-building, and volunteer engagement. 


Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Organization

  • Leadership

  • Communications skills  

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Semester 1

  • IBS603, Fundamentals of Project Management

  • NPM700, Introduction to the Non-Profit Sector

  • NPM702, Leadership Approaches in the Non-Profit Sector

  • NPM706, Resource Development Strategies

  • NPM802, Computer Applications and Information Systems

  • NPM804, Financial Management for Non-Profit Organizations

Semester 2

  • NPM703, Strategic Planning for Non-Profit and Social Enterprises

  • NPM704, Human Resources Management in the Social Economy

  • NPM800, Building Alliances and Partnerships in the Social Sector

  • NPM801, Marketing Management for Non-Profit and Social Enterprises

  • NPM803, Program Development, Management and Evaluation

  • NPM807, Integrated Project

  • WTP100, Work Term Preparation (Work-Integrated Learning option only)

Work-Integrated Learning Term

  • NPM441, Non-Profit and Social Sector Management, Work Term

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Pre Courses

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Pathway Courses

  • Master of Nonprofit Administration
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

When you graduate from this program, these are the types of employers waiting for you:

  • Health and social services

  • Development and housing

  • Arts and culture

  • Sports and recreation

  • Environment

  • Education and research

  • Law, advocacy and politics

  • Fundraising and grant making

You may also pursue future career options within:

  • Associations

  • Non-profit organizations

  • Charities 

  • Advocacy groups

  • Foundations

  • Social enterprises

  • Co-operatives  

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Health Insurance $807.49CAD

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