Non-Profit Management – BUSI 409

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

Management principles and techniques for the administration of a non-profit organization, including churches, charities, hospitals, and government organizations.




While other courses in the Bachelor of Business Administration degree focus primarily on management practices in the for-profit sector, this course is designed to focus on management practices essential to developing, maintaining, and evaluating the nonprofit organization.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Create a marketing orientation in the nonprofit organization.
  2. Develop profitable activities for the professional and trade association.
  3. Develop a mission for a nonprofit organization.
  4. Integrate biblical principles within the area of nonprofits.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forum

Four (4) Discussion Board Forums (One (1) in Modules/Weeks 1, 3, 5, and 7)

  • a minimum of 500 words
  • complete with Biblical application and at least 1 Bible verse
  • citations that include the page locations (current APA format)
  • References (current APA format)


The student may attach his/her Word document to Blackboard (if the instructor is in agreement). This ensures the integrity of the document. When a document is copied and pasted, many times the formatting is distorted.

Group Research Paper

The Group Research Paper will be completed in 4 steps. The student will collaborate with his/her assigned group to complete an 8–10-page research paper utilizing a minimum of 10 sources.

Module/Week 1:

The Group will collaborate and decide on a Group Leader.

The student will use the Group Discussion tab located in the Menu on the left side of the Blackboard page to communicate with the rest of the Group members.

Module/Week 2:

The Group decides on the Group Research Paper Topic.

The student will communicate with the other Group Members through the Group Discussion Board.

The Group Leader will submit this Group Research Paper Topic.

Each topic must be unique. It is best for the group to submit its choice early before its topic is taken.

Module/Week 3:

Group Research Paper References:

Each Group Member will submit his/her individual references through the File Exchange tab, located in the Group Discussion tab, to the Group Leader prior to the deadline.

Each Group Leader will set the Group Members’ specific timeline deadlines. The Group Leader will format and submit these References. Each student is graded individually.

Module/Week 7:

The Group Research Paper:

The Group Leader will set the timeline deadlines for the Group Members to submit their sections on the File Exchange prior to the final deadline.

The Group Leader will then compile, format, and submit this assignment through the SafeAssign submission link.

The Group Project is only submitted by the Group Leader.

The student must review the complete instructions for the Group Research Paper. It is found in the Assignment Instructions folder.

Exams (2)

Two (2) exams will be required in this course: a Midterm and a Final. The exams will be open-book/open-notes and comprised of multiple-choice and essay questions. Each essay question answer must be written as a short essay complete with a citation containing the source and location of information. The student will have 1 hour to complete each exam; therefore, it must be completed in one sitting.