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Academic Programs

Are you interested in pursuing an education in West Virginia relevant to work in the nonprofit sector? Read on for opportunities from WVNPA Academic Institution members.

West Virginia Wesleyan College: Nonprofit Management Certificate
The Nonprofit Management graduate certificate is a 12 hour program, aimed to provide nonprofit leaders with the business skills necessary to help their nonprofits thrive.  Certificate classes are offered online, to allow working professionals the opportunity for remote training.  Our courses cover the content areas of Nonprofit Funding, Nonprofit Management, Project Management and Human Resource Management.  These content areas are consistent with the business skills the Forte Foundation has identified are most valuable for today’s nonprofit leaders.  For those seeking additional training, and an additional degree, the Nonprofit concentration within the 36-42 hour MBA program is also an option.
Contact: Dr. Kim Conrad, MBA Director:
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West Virginia University: Organizational Leadership Program, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Degree, John Chambers College of Business and Economics
The Organizational Leadership major provides the skills and knowledge for business students to become leaders in the nonprofit, public or private sectors. This major at WVU incorporates youth leadership development, allowing students to train to become leaders right now while they are still the midst of their education, which will transition well into their future careers. Drawing on the diverse background of faculty, staff and community partners, students will dive into the ethical dimensions of leadership and learn business acumen and executive leadership skills. The program will introduce students to effective methods to handle conflict and negotiations and how to foster and lead organizational change. Students will put their knowledge into action inside and outside of the classroom through hands-on, experiential learning activities and projects.  Internships will be a primary component to the learning process providing a win-win for the partnering organization where students will be placed.
Contact: Jeff Houghton:; Kelly Nix:
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*Are you an academic institution interested in getting your program listed here as part of membership in the West Virginia Nonprofit Association?  Email our Program & Engagement Coordinator for more information.