Executive certificate programs

The Office of Executive Programs designs and delivers tailored certification programs in public affairs for individual administrators or organizations in the government, nonprofit, and health care sectors. With a comprehensive expertise from more than 50 faculty members who have terminal degrees, senior electives, or appointive experience in specialties such as urban policy, public finance, NGO management, fundraising, leadership, public speaking, advocacy, outcome evaluation, and municipal management.

I. Certificate Programs for Individuals
We are pleased to introduce six professional development certificate programs in the fields of Not-For-Profit Management, Individual Solicitation, Professional Presentations, Launching Not-For-Profit Organizations and Impact Measurement. Programs will be instructed by national industry leaders in the sectors.

To register download the registration form. For questions and information contact Edgar Zavala, Director of Executive Programs at Edgar.Zavala@baruch.cuny.edu or (646) 660-6718.

Baruch employees get a 15% discount of the full price.

Early Bird Price is no longer available.

Discount codes can only be applied to the full price of the program and cannot be combined with other discount codes.

  • Institutional Research & Assessment for Higher Education Decision-Making
    An 8-session evening certification for current or future administrators seeking to further their knowledge of higher education.
    Registration is closed

  • Not-for Profit Financial Management and Reporting
    A 10-session certification that provides in-depth training on financial management and reporting requirements.
    Registration is closed

  • Individual Fundraising
    A 48-hour certification focused on solicitation planning and implementation techniques. This certificate is awarded to individuals who complete seven modules.
    Registration is now open for selected modules.

  • Individual Fundraising (Intensive)
    For those who prefer an intensive experience, this version of the Individual Fundraising program offers the knowledge of seven modules in a full day, week-long version.
    Registration is open for $1,800. Last day to register Thursday, October 8th 2015.

  • Professional Presentations
    An 8-session certification program for professionals looking to improve their presentation skills.
    Registration is open for $750. Last day to register Tuesday, September 15th 2015.

  • Launching and Managing a Not-For-Profit
    An 8-session certificate program that provides comprehensive training on the steps involved in starting up and managing a 501(c)(3).
    Registration is open for new dates $550.

  • Impact Measurement and Reporting
    A 10-session certification program which provides in-depth training on the steps involved in building a sound, practical, and worthwhile plan for measuring impact.
    Registration is open for $780. Last day to register (extended) September 8th 2015.

To learn more about the curriculum and to get course descriptions, please refer to the menu below.

To register download the registration form. For questions and information contact Edgar Zavala, Director of Executive Programs at Edgar.Zavala@baruch.cuny.edu or (646) 660-6718.

II. Certificate Programs for Organizations and Government Agencies
The Office delivers Executive Programs in 1-week, 2-week and longer increments in New York and in various academic offices around the globe. Programs can also be held in multiple cities (e.g., Istanbul, Brussels, Mexico, New York, Washington, etc.) with 3-day (or longer) segments in each location.
Longer engagements are also possible for programs requiring multiple competencies such as strategic planning, budgeting, communication, and legislative relations.
Certificate programs have been designed for organizations such as United Neighborhood Houses, Partnership for After School Education, New York Community Trust, Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, and the Hispanic Federation Program, among others.

Coursework topic examples include:

  • Fundraising
    • Individual Solicitation
    • Proposal Writing
    • Raising funds in the US for international NGOs
    • Special Events
  • Intergovernmental relations
  • Media relations
  • Business and economic development
  • Cultural policy
  • Performance evaluation and Impact measurement
  • Sustainable development
  • Working with NGOs
  • Communication
  • Public Speaking
  • Advocacy
  • Leadership and Management

Contact Us
To learn how we can tailor certification programs for your organization, contact Edgar Zavala, Director of Executive Programs at Edgar.Zavala@baruch.cuny.edu or (646) 660-6718.

Refund Policy

Refund requests must be in writing. Written refund requests must be postmarked 10 business days before the start of the program. Refund requests by email are acceptable. Refund requests take 6-8 weeks to process. No refunds will be given after the start of the program. For student-initiated withdrawals, there will be a $55 processing charge. In the case of courses/certificates cancelled by Baruch College, 100% tuition will be refunded.