Organisation, Human Resources and Management in Non-profit Organisations (ILV)

Course numberM3.0607.10.110
Course codeOPMNO
Semester of degree program Semester 1
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
ECTS credits3,0
Language of instruction German

Students know the essential basics of social economy and understand the development and meaning of non-profit organisations (NPO) for the social sector.
The structures and processes of organisations are known to the students and they can relate to human resources and job sharing in organisations, name challenges and approaches to solutions.
They are able to identify tasks and responsibilities of management in social institutions and know about essential management tasks and roles as well as their possibilities and limits.

Completed bachelor's degree

The course deals with in-depth fundamental principles of social economy and social management, provides an overview of tasks and areas of responsibility of non-profit management, and highlights the possibilities and limitations of professional action and decision-making in organisations.
The teaching content of this module relates to organisational processes and shaping frameworks, which have a significant influence on professional activity. Important functional areas in organisations, whose different tasks require specialised cooperation for the benefit of the organisation, are thematised.
Qualified and correctly deployed staff is an important prerequisite for successful NPOs, the last part of the course covers specific staff structures and tasks of human resource management. This part offers scope for discussion of individual management tasks and roles and thematises various human resource strategies for full-time and volunteer employees.

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Helmig, Bernd & Boenigk, Silke (2012). Nonprofit Management. München: Verlag Franz Vahlen.
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Simsa, Ruth, Meyer, Michael & Badelt, Christoph (2013). Handbuch der Nonprofit-Organisation. Strukturen und Management (5. Auflage). Stuttgart: Schäffer-Poeschel Verlag.
Wöhrle, Armin, Beck, Reinhilde, Grunwald, Klaus, Schellberg, Klaus, Schwarz, Gotthart & Wend, Wolf R. (2013). Grundlagen des Managements in der Sozialwirtschaft. Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlag.

Lecture, group work, presentations

Presentations (50%) and written work (50%)