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Leading and Managing Nonprofit Organisations (MBS651)

Organisational Unit Business
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description Nonprofit organisations operate in areas including welfare, education, community development, health, sport, arts, tourism, politics and the environment. Run by community groups, faith-based organisations, large bureaucracies, entrepreneurs and committed citizens, their contribution to the economy is incalculable, and the variety in their forms and operations vast. This unit will explore leadership and management of nonprofit organisations, their context, the theory surrounding their existence and operation, and consider practical aspects such as marketing, financing, governance, and people management.
Unit Learning Outcomes At the end of the semester students should be able to:
ULO1. Demonstrate understanding of the key elements of quality management and leadership in nonprofit organisations including ethics and sustainability.
ULO2. Discuss important aspects of the national and international nonprofit context for leadership and management
ULO3. Outline key operational requirements for nonprofit organisations, and identify good practice in governance and strategy.
ULO4. Demonstrate the ability to critically analyse, problem solve and innovate in a nonprofit organisational context
ULO5. Identify some recent shifts and developments in nonprofit organisations theory and practice and communicate these.
ULO6: Employ individual and team learning strategies that promote intentional learning and autonomy
ULO7: Display the capability to think inclusively across cultures and contexts
Timetabled Learning Activities The unit is offered lecture/tutorial format at South Street Campus during the S2 teaching period (1 hour lecture 2 hour tutorial)
Unit Learning Experiences The unit is delivered using a combination of lectures, tutorial and blended learning design features with core unit materials provided in a digital format as well as in a lecture format followed up by small class knowledge application and skills development. This is enhanced by self-directed learning to further develop skills and application of knowledge to practical and current issues.
Other Learning Experiences The development of an organisational profile for assignment 2 provides an applied focus with a critical perspective which will enhance learning in this unit.
Assessment This unit has 3 points of assessment.
Prerequisites Enrolment in a graduate-level course. To enrol into the unit, student would need to have completed 9 credit points.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed MBS651 Management of Not for Profit Organisations may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Notes Students taking this unit may also like to consider enrolling in MBS589 Social Enterprise, Social Innovation and Profit for Purpose
Previously 2013: 'Management of Not for Profit Organisations'
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (GradCertBusAdmin)
Master of Business Administration (Global) (MBA(Global))
Master of Business Administration (MBA) [New in 2016]
Master of Community Development (MCommDev)
Master of Development Studies (MDS)
Master of Health Administration, Policy and Leadership (MHAPL) [New in 2016]
Master of Human Resources Management (MHRM)
Master of International Affairs and Security (MIAS)
Master of Public Policy and Management (MPPM)
Master of Sustainable Development (MSustDev)
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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Ms Anne Peachey

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6021
e: A.Peachey@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.035 - Building 512, Murdoch Campus
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MURDOCH: S2-External
MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Ms Anne Peachey

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6021
e: A.Peachey@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.035 - Building 512, Murdoch Campus
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