Fundraising Management Certificate

Designed and delivered by expert Arts Administration program faculty, the four-course Graduate Certificate in Fundraising Management provides administrative, financial, technical, and leadership skills for those seeking careers as professional fundraisers and for nonprofit managers who wish to substantially enhance their ability to raise funds. The certificate program is also appropriate for professionals considering a career change, as well as professionals in the arts, health care, education, and human services fields. Courses take place in the evening, allowing students to earn this valuable credential while continuing to work full-time.

Certificate students take classes with students who are in the Master of Science in Arts Administration program. Students have access to all the resources of the department and the University, including the extensive network of visual and performing arts organizations that has employed Boston University graduates, and internship and job placement services.

The certificate is open to qualified applicants who have earned a bachelor’s degree from a fully accredited college or university in the United States or abroad. All candidates for admission are selected on the basis of undergraduate transcripts, academic and personal references, and related work experience. A student may take up to two courses before admission to the Fundraising Certificate, but must apply and be accepted to the program prior to the completion of the second course.

To learn more, download the Fundraising Management certificate brochure.

Course Requirements

The certificate consists of four graduate courses for a total of 16 credits, as listed below.


(Four courses/16 credits)

Transfer of Credits to Degree Program

Upon completion of the certificate, interested students may apply for admission to the Master of Science in Arts Administration degree program. If accepted, all successfully completed credits earned toward the certificate may be applied toward degree requirements.