Leaders of nonprofit organizations must understand their role in the diverse political, social and economic contexts in which they will lead. This course provides a comprehensive understanding of how to lead a nonprofit organization. Students will examine governance, key concepts and the stakeholders involved in nonprofit management. (Formerly BUSI 602)
For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.
In the United States, the primary focus of coursework in Business graduate programs is the for-profit sector. Nonprofit management is a relatively new field of graduate professional education. Although still a small field compared with business management or public administration, nonprofit management programs have grown rapidly. Liberty University recognizes that many of its Business graduates may seek a vocation in areas other than the for-profit sector. Thus, the rationale for this course is to provide graduate students with the essential skills necessary to lead, manage, and operate nonprofit organizations.
Measurable Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Examine nonprofit management, the nonprofit sector, and nonprofit organizations.
- Analyze the governance and leadership aspects of nonprofit organizations.
- Assess the importance of management functions for the nonprofit organization.
- Compare and contrast the functions of obtaining and managing resources.
- Apply Christian worldview perspective to nonprofit management.
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 the Course Overview.
Each Discussion is split over 2 weeks and requires a thread of at least 400 words and 2 replies of at least 200 words each. The student will be reviewing and analyzing case studies/journal articles for each Discussion.
Nonprofit Analysis Project Assignment
This project starts with the student reading about a Christian worldview and reflecting upon it in a short essay. Then, the student will select 10 different nonprofit organizations to review. After narrowing the reviewed 10 down to 1 particular organization, the student will do an in-depth evaluation and assessment, providing a list of well-supported recommendations. This will culminate in a professional letter to the assessed organization with the recommendations.
There will be 4 open-book quizzes over the Worth reading, each comprising of 25 multiple-choice questions. The student will have 45 minutes to complete each quiz.