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
Currently, we offer the following programs for individual administrators who want to expand their knowledge in higher education, not-for profit financial management and report and individual fundraising techniques:

  • Institutional Research for Higher Education
    An 8-session evening certification for current or future administrators seeking to further their knowledge of higher education.
    Last day to register is January 22, 2015.

  • Not-for Profit Financial Management and Reporting
    A 10-session certification that provides in-depth training on financial management and reporting requirements.
    Last day to register is September 16, 2014.

  • Individual Fundraising
    A 10-session certification focused on solicitation planning and implementation techniques.
    Last day to register (extended) is September 4, 2014.

To learn more about the curriculum and to get course descriptions, please refer to the menu below.
To enroll in these programs, visit Baruch College’s Continuing and Professional Studies website.

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 Partnership for After-School Education (PASE), United Neighborhood Houses, and the Hispanic Federation Program, among others.

Coursework topic examples include:

  • Fundraising
  • Taxation
  • Local fiscal policy
  • Intergovernmental relations
  • Media relations
  • Business and economic development
  • Cultural policy
  • Performance evaluation
  • 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.