The Certificate in Non-Profit Management will provide students with an understanding of the Canadian nonprofit sector and its public policy involvement. This certificate program will also explore strategic leadership in the sector, focusing on governance, executive leadership, and the roles of boards of directors in strategy formation and implementation. The students will develop analytical skills to evaluate policy frameworks that guide the operation of non-profit organizations and critically assess policies that advance the functionality and greater contribution of the sector to our society.

Admission Requirements

  • Language Proficiency Requirements: Proof of English proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English. A minimum overall TOEFL score of 86 is required with a minimum score of 20 in each area, or a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum score of 6.0 in each area, or another approved test as outlined in the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Academic Policies.
  • a four-year honours degree, or equivalent, from a recognized college or university in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study
  • a cumulative weighted average of at least a 70% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (i.e. 60 credit units)

Certificate Requirements (9 credit units)

The certificate can be taken as a stand-alone program and/or the courses can be applied to the completion of the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.). Courses completed for one Graduate Certificate may not be used toward another certificate.

The certificate program consists of one required three credit unit course, JSGS 811 Nongovernmental Organizations and Alternative Service Delivery, and two electives (6 credit units), as follows:

Required Course:

  • JSGS 811.3

6 credit units from the following:

  • JSGS 810.3 (University of Regina)
  • JSGS 838.3
  • JSGS 846.3
  • JSGS 882.3