Not-for-Profit Management




The Diploma in Not-for-Profit Management prepares you for a unique career in the not-for-profit sector shaping positive social and economic change.

Working for organizations or groups that promote a cause or provide a public service, Not-for-Profit managers and administrators coordinate the business and administrative side of non-profit organizations.

Designed for

Graduates with a passion for activism, and enjoys the idea of working for an organization that promotes positive change.

What you will learn

The ten required courses are taught and developed by industry professionals to connect theory to practice.  You will develop a professional network, unique skills, and a portfolio of projects used throughout your career. 

What you will learn

  • Develop a comprehensive overview of not-for-profit organizations, current trends and realities of the not-for-profit industry
  • Have a concrete understanding of fundraising, development, strategic planning,
  • communications, financial and marketing strategies/responsibilities as they pertain to the not-for-profit context
  • Understand how to regulate, develop and enforce legislative and board policies
  • Explore technological tools, programs, and processes that apply to not-for-profit organizations
  • Have a full understanding of the foundations of effective leadership and financial management
  • Plan and host a major fundraising event
  • Learn methods of community engagement, volunteer management and how they apply to not-for-profit organizations

Hands-on experience

Through the practicum, you will gain valuable hands-on experience, a strong network of industry contacts, and an edge in the job search process. It is the culmination of your work in the classroom and the bridge to a great career in your target industry


Full-Time Program Details

 Duration: One year, full-time | September to August

  Location:  Online, with real-time learning | Hybrid 

While every effort will be made to offer you your preferred method of learning, if we do not have enough interest to run both an online and a hybrid section of this program in the upcoming academic year, all eligible candidates will be offered a spot in our online with real-time learning session.

  Tuition: $7750 + Western ancillary fees*       Financial Aid: OSAP eligible

  International Tuition: $14000 + Western ancillary fees*

*Note: Western Ancillary Fees are paid in addition to tuition. Ancillary fees for 2022-23 will be posted on the Office of the Registrar's website in Summer 2022.  Please click here to review the Office of the Registrar's Ancillary Fees statement for the 2021-22 academic year.  

  Program: 10 required courses and one, 560-hour practicum

  Early consideration deadline: MAY 15

Not-for-Profit Management is a one-year full-time program, combining eight months of learning online (Sep-Apr) and four months in a practicum placement (May-Aug).