The NML program will not be offered during academic year 2020-2021.

Lead through innovation and impact.

To make a difference in your organization, you need a firm grasp of management fundamentals. You have to think and act strategically. And you need the capacity to make mission-driven decisions.

For Boston-area nonprofit leaders, the Nonprofit Management and Leadership (NML) Certificate Program at Boston University Questrom School of Business is an unparalleled opportunity to develop the skills, perspective, confidence, and network to lead a successful nonprofit organization.

You have a distinctive commitment, voice, and ambition. Combine those with the knowledge of experienced practitioners, top-rated faculty, and accomplished social entrepreneurs, and the results will astound you.

Our hands-on, sophisticated curriculum offers core management and leadership lessons, plus powerful small-group seminars led by senior fellows who are experienced nonprofit executives. It all leads to increased individual performance and more effective teamwork. In just seven months, you’ll boost your knowledge of key management fundamentals—and your organization’s impact. Full cost of the Nonprofit Management and Leadership Certificate Program is $3,800 per participant including course fees and materials, which may be paid by the individual participant or by the nonprofit organization employing the participant – or a combination of the two.

Want to learn more? Reach out to us via the form on this page. If you have questions related to the admissions process or the program, please contact the program manager, Stacy Alabre, at (617) 353-4601 or For questions related to course content, contact Patrice Keegan, co-faculty director of the NML Certificate Program, at