Non-Profit Leadership

CampusStart DateTuition/Fees
OnlineSeptember 2024 (Online Delivery) Part Time, approx. 2 years in duration     
Domestic | International

Program Overview

NBCC’s Non-Profit Leadership graduate certificate program is where your passion for making a difference meets flexible, part-time learning. In this program you’re empowered to lead with purpose and create lasting impact in the non-profit sector. The curriculum is designed to fit your busy schedule, offering you the flexibility to pursue your education while managing your commitments.
Each term, you'll enroll into 2-3 online courses with scheduled evening classes to ensure that your learning experience remains interactive and connected. You can expect to spend 10-15 hours a week engaging and collaborating with like-minded peers and faculty, working on projects and assignments, and immersing yourself in independent study.  Beyond the scheduled evening classes, you have the freedom to tailor your schoolwork to your own routine, all while staying on track with assigned deadlines.
From implementing strategies for innovation and sustainable growth to fostering positive relationships with stakeholders, policymakers, and community partners, our program equips you with the skills that non-profits crave in their leaders. Join a community driven by purpose and seize the opportunity to make your mark in the non-profit sector.

Important Notes:

  • Estimated tuition and fees (excluding textbooks) for this program are $675 per term ($675 x 2 = $1,350 annually). Learners may qualify for financial support of $1000 annually. This support has been made possible through a generous donation by the Wesley and Patricia Armour Foundation. See the specific considerations section below for more details.

  • International Students: Since this program has been designed to be delivered entirely online and is a part-time program, it is not eligible for a study permit or a post-graduation work permit.

  • Domestic Students: Since this program is only offered part-time, student loans are not available.


The requirements for this graduate certificate program may be achieved within two academic years of part-time study.

Admission Requirements

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  • Post-secondary diploma or degree, or other combinations of education and related experience may be considered.

    Specific Considerations

    It is recommended that students have experience with non-profit organizations, either in a work or volunteer capacity.  Scheduled classes will generally be offered two evenings a week, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. to allow students to continue to work full-time or meet other commitments.

    Learners may qualify for financial support of $1000.  This support has been made possible through a generous donation by the Wesley and Patricia Armour Foundation [see Application and Eligibility Criteria].

    Technology Requirements
    NBCC is a connected learning environment. All programs require a minimum specification, including access to the internet and a laptop. Your computer should meet your program technology requirements to ensure the software required for your program operates effectively. Free wifi is provided on all campuses.

    Areas of Study

    • Leadership
    • Non-Profit Governance
    • Fund and Resource Development
    • Strategic Planning
    • Marketing and Communications
    • Financial Management
    • Human Resource Management
    • Advocacy and Stakeholder Relations
    • Volunteer Management
    • Project and Program Development and Management
    • Risk Management
    • Policy Management

    Program Courses

    Course curriculum for this program is still under development. Once the courses have been finalized, they will be posted here. Courses are subject to change.

    NOC Codes

    13 - Senior managers - health, education, social and community services and membership organizations
    40030 - Managers in social, community and correctional services
    50012 - Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors

    Disclaimer: This web copy provides guidance to prospective students, applicants, current students, faculty and staff. Although advice is readily available on request, the responsibility for program selection ultimately rests with the student. Programs, admission requirements and other related information is subject to change.

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