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The Undergraduate Interprofessional Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership is designed to increase the understanding of how nonprofit organization leadership can use the latest management and strategic best practices to benefit organization stakeholders.

The collaborative program through the UAB Collat School of Business, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, and School of Public Health is designed for current students and professionals. The certificate program emphasizes the application of best practices in leadership, management and organization to serve those currently working in nonprofit-related fields and to prepare individuals with the interprofessional perspective and skills needed to succeed in nonprofit careers.

To earn the certificate, students will take two management courses that include hands-on learning projects with local non-profits, alongside two courses within other disciplines based on their career objectives.


Current students interested in applying for the Undergraduate Interprofessional Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership should contact their major-advisor about the program. If you are not a current UAB student, please email Annetta Dolowitz, MPH, MSW for more information on the application process.

Admission Requirements 

Current UAB Students interested in pursuing the certificate must be in good academic standing. Individuals who are not currently enrolled at UAB, can apply as a NonDegree Temporary Student.

See full description and restrictions for NonDegree Temporary Student

Required Courses

Required Management courses (2)

  • MG 305 - Nonprofit Organizational Management (offered in fall)
  • MG 405 - Nonprofit Strategy and Entrepreneurship (offered in spring)

Elective Courses (2)

Due to the interprofessional approach, students will be required to take the remaining two of the four courses outside of their major course of study.  All current students will select the remaining two courses with the approval of their major-academic advisor. This requirement allows students to explore the study of nonprofit organizations from the perspective of another discipline. No prerequisites required for the elective courses. 

See full listing of elective courses


Annetta Dolowitz, MPH, MSW
Collat School of Business