Financial Management in Human Services Student
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Graduate Certificate in Financial Management in Human Services

Build Your Knowledge of Finance to Support the Success of Your Human Services Organization

No organization can prosper without the successful management of the resources needed to support its mission. Today’s human services leaders need a functional understanding of how their organization’s finances work. While not intended to provide in-depth knowledge of the daily mechanics of financial operations, this graduate-level certificate in Financial Management in Human Services prepares current and future human services leaders with the tools to understand and oversee the financial aspects of their organization. The knowledge gained from the courses in this certificate will help ensure the entity’s well-being and a solid return for its stakeholders.

Comprehensive curriculum, with no prior knowledge of finance required.

This program assumes no prior knowledge of finance or accounting. Students will gain a solid foundational understanding of financial management for human services professionals, including budgeting skills such as basic financial ratios; risk and reward; depreciation; the time value of money; interpreting financial statements; management of fee-for-service; IRS rules that affect nonprofits; the uses of long-term, intermediate, and short-term financing; issues of agency; fund development; fundraising; grant writing and grant management; and financial and organizational ethics.

Benefit from learning the language of money.

The 18-credit Financial Management in Human Services certificate program will provide organizational leaders who are not trained in financial management with the tools they need to become comfortable with addressing their organization’s short- and long-term financial health and well-being. Fluency in the concepts and language of money and finance will increase your credibility when seeking new sources of financing and renewing existing sources of financing.

Part of a series of stackable credentials.

Not only is this certificate a valuable standalone credential, but it can also be part of your personalized education path. Through Dual-Credit ADVANTAGE, you can incorporate coursework from this certificate program into your WilmU M.S. in Human Services or M.S. in Professional Studies.

Dual-Credit ADVANTAGE™ Program

Earn this Dual-Credit Certificate and apply the credits to a related WilmU degree program! Dual-Credit ADVANTAGE lets you earn multiple credentials simultaneously — accelerating your education goals and making your credits even more valuable. Learn more about WilmU's Dual-Credit ADVANTAGE™.

Why a WilmU Certificate?

Wilmington University certificate programs teach you the subject-specific knowledge you need to advance in your career or to simply explore a new field. Build skills that can give you greater opportunities in your evolving field today. Many WilmU certificate programs can be completed online or at several of our face-to-face locations!

Professionals Who Would Benefit From This Program

  • Community & Social Services Managers
  • Human Services Managers
  • Human Services Administrators

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