MAN 680: Challenges of Public and Nonprofit Management – Case Study Seminar

World-wide public and nonprofit organizations make an important contribution to society. In order to face the increasing economization and globalization in the public and nonprofit sector, organizations need to professionalize. Combined with the public and nonprofit-specific organizational purpose, these tendencies pose particular challenges to public and nonprofit management. These will be highlighted by analyzing scientific papers and by discussing practical cases and project work.

Learning outcomes
By the end of the module students will be able to explain the particularities of public and nonprofit management, apply general management methods in the public and nonprofit sector, evaluate the development of specific concepts for public and nonprofit organizations, discuss hypotheses and findings in the field of public and nonprofit management, 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, 2. Aufl., München.
Veit, S./Reichard, C./Wewer, G. (2019): Handbuch zur Verwaltungsreform, 5. Aufl., Wiesbaden.

Forms of teaching and learningContact hoursIndependent study time
Seminar3 SWS14 SWS
ECTS credits6
Graded yes
Form of assessmentPresentation (40%) and written seminar work (60%)
Restricted admissionno
Further information
Performing lecturer
Prof. Dr. Bernd Helmig
Frequency of offeringSpring 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
LiteratureHarvard case studies and selected scientific articles
Course outlineKickoff: General introduction on public and nonprofit management, allocation of case studies
Block seminar week – topics: Hybrid organizing, Corporate philanthropy, Impact Investing, Partnerships and Network Governance, Strategic Management, Scaling Social Business, Corporate Volunteering, Volunteer Management, Public Service Motivation, Citizen Participation
More information can be found in the syllabus on the chair’s website.