2020-2021 Academic Year

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Peter Mombourquette, BA (CBU), BEd (St.FX), MBA (SMU), DBA (USQ), Associate Professor

Admission Requirements

The objective of the Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership is to give students the knowledge and skills required to work in a senior leadership position in a Nonprofit Sector organization.

Admission requirements for the Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership are the same as for the Certificate in Business Administration. Please refer to 2.1.4 Admission Requirements and 2.1.6 Additional Admission Requirements.

Students can enroll in the Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership as a separate program or concurrently with another MSVU program. Both the certificate and the degree may be taken concurrently. If taken concurrently, the Principles Governing the Awarding of Multiple Credentials will be in effect. If not earned concurrently, the University regulations regarding a second credential will be in effect. Students are advised to review sections 2.1.5 Holders of University Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates on page 21 and 2.1.11 Principles Governing the Awarding of Multiple Credentials on page 23 during program planning and completion.

Program Requirements

A Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership requires successful completion of the following 4.0 units:

Required Courses (3.0 units)
❏ BUSI 2230                  0.5 unit
❏ BUSI 2601                  0.5 unit
❏ BUSI 3338                  0.5 unit
❏ BUSI 3602                  0.5 unit
❏ BUSI 3603                  0.5 unit
❏ BUSI 3604                  0.5 unit

Elective Courses (1.0 unit)

❏ 1.0 unit selected from the following: 1.0 units

BUSI 2250 0.5 unit
BUSI 4406/WOMS 4406 0.5 unit
COMM 2211/PBRL 2211 0.5 unit
COMM 3102 0.5 unit
POLS 2203 0.5 unit
POLS 2205 0.5 unit
POLS 2244 0.5 unit
POLS 2530/SOAN 2530 0.5 unit
BUSI 3602 0.5 unit
SOAN 2531 0.5 unit
WOMS 1110 0.5 unit


Academic Note: This web-based calendar information is applicable for the 2020-2021 academic year which runs from September 01, 2020 to August 31, 2021.

For information on previous years, please consult the University Academic Calendars web page.

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