Joint-honours information for 2016 entry

Non-Profit Management and Social Entrepreneurship

Module N1597

Module details for 2016/17.

15 credits

FHEQ Level 6

Module Outline

This module introduces students to management and organization in the non-profit sector. The diversity of the non-profit sectors and types of organizations (e.g. foundations, non-governmental organizations, and social enterprises) across different countries and institutional settings will be examined in a comparative and international perspective. The module draws on research, policy and practice to critically explore the management challenges of non-profit organizations and new ventures, and the relation between non-profit, public and business sectors, and civil society.

The module discusses key theoretical perspectives and approaches of how non-profit organizations operate and are managed, and how to utilise social entrepreneurship to generate social change and impact through the creation of new ventures and mobilization of resources across organization and sector boundaries.

It covers key issues in starting, growing, leading, managing, and governing non-profit organizations and new non-profit ventures. Major topics include: governance and accountability, strategy and strategic planning, non-profit financing and financial management, leadership and managing people, volunteering and civic engagement, alliances and networks, venturing and impact, technology and new media.

Module learning outcomes

Demonstrate a detailed knowledge and understanding of concepts, theories and approaches to non-profit management and organization.

Make appropriate use of frameworks, methods and tools to analyse different types of non-profit organizations.

Explain and apply social entrepreneurship theories and methods.

Critically explore the relation between non-profit organizations and social entrepreneurship.

Unseen ExaminationSemester 1 Assessment30.00%
Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
ReportT1 Week 12 100.00%

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.


Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Autumn SemesterLecture2 hours111111111111
Autumn SemesterWorkshop2 hours111111111111

How to read the week pattern

The numbers indicate the weeks of the term and how many events take place each week.

Dr Piera Morlacchi

Convenor, Assess convenor

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