Each semester a focus topic in the area of nonprofit management is chosen and discussed. This is done by analyzing scientific papers and by discussing practical examples, cases and project work.
By the end of the module, students will be able to explain framework conditions as well as theoretical foundations of nonprofit management with regard to the focus topic, critically discuss management challenges in the light of the focus topic, and critically analyze scientific papers. Moreover, key competences such as presentation competence, working with academic papers and team competences shall be acquired.
Helmig, B. & Boenigk, S. (2020). Nonprofit Management. 2nd edition, München: Vahlen.
|Forms of teaching and learning||Contact hours||Independent study time|
|Seminar||2 SWS||15 SWS|
|Form of assessment||Presentation (25%) and written project/|
Dr. Maren Rottler
Dr. Maren Rottler
|Frequency of offering||Fall semester|
|Duration of module||1 semester|
|Range of application||M.Sc. MMM, M.Sc. Bus. Edu., M.Sc. Econ., M.Sc. Bus. Inf., LL.M., MAKUWI|
|Preliminary course work||–|
|Program-specific Competency Goals||CG 1, CG 2, CG 3, CG 4|
|Literature||Helmig, B., Ingerfurth, S., & Pinz, A. (2014). Success and failure of nonprofit organizations: theoretical foundations, empirical evidence, and future research. Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 25, 1509–1538.|
|Course outline||Block 1: Theoretical background on special topic|
Block 2: Presentations and discussions of current scientific work on special topic
Block 3: Practitioner guest lecture and simulation
Block 4: Bridging theory and practice through use case analysis and poster presentation
Each block may contain multiple sessions. More information can be found in the syllabus on the chair’s website.