MAN 675: Selected Challenges in Nonprofit Management

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.

Learning outcomes
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.

Necessary prerequisites

Recommended prerequisites
Helmig, B. & Boenigk, S. (2020). Nonprofit Management. 2nd edition, München: Vahlen.

Forms of teaching and learningContact hoursIndependent study time
Seminar2 SWS15 SWS
ECTS credits6
Graded yes
Form of assessmentPresentation (25%) and seminar thesis (75%, 12 p.)
Restricted admissionno
Further information
Performing lecturer
Prof. Dr. Bernd Helmig
Ludwig Uhl
Frequency of offeringFall semester
Duration of module 1 semester
Range of applicationM.Sc. MMM, M.Sc. Bus. Edu., M.Sc. Econ., M.Sc. Bus. Inf., LL.M., MAKUWI
Preliminary course work
Program-specific Competency GoalsCG 1, CG 2, CG 3, CG 4
LiteratureHelmig, 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 outlineBlock 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.