Management of Non-profit Organizations – EMNO 693
This online elective is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of a number of key management concepts as they are applied in the context of non-profit organizations—a unique area for the professional practice of leadership and management.
This course provides a perspective of non-profit structures, regulations, management, and leadership—including challenges and sources of failure—not found elsewhere in the AU MBA curriculum. Students will become familiar with non-profit management topics, including the current issues and trends for professionals in this sector, and will compare and contrast how similar management concepts are applied in non-profit and for-profit settings. Students will also learn to analyze and assess best practices in non-profit management, and to appreciate current controversies and areas of debate.
By the end ofthis course, students should be able to:
- analyze, compare, and contrast definitions, contexts, rationales, and drivers for non-profit management approaches
- evaluate non-profit management in comparison to external accountability frameworks and developing legal and regulatory systems
- critically evaluate methods for successful non-profit management and oversight
- identify sources of failure.
- Non-profit management: what is it?
- The legal context
- Human resources and leadership
- Managing relationships: community and government
- Strategy and success in non-profits
- Managing expectations and accountability
- Non-profit finance and funding
- Issues in non-profit management and organizational failure
Your grade will be based on the successful completion of three individual assignments and on your participation in moderated group discussions.