This course provides the student with a foundational knowledge of non-profit business enterprises. Particular emphasis will be given to Christian non-profit businesses. Emphasis will also be given to the common characteristics of all successful business enterprises, that is, what do non-profit business have in common with all for-profit businesses and in what significant ways do they differ.
In the United States, the primary focus of coursework in Business graduate programs is the for-profit sector. Non-profit management is a relatively new field of graduate professional education. Although still a small field compared with business management or public administration, non-profit management programs have grown rapidly. Liberty University recognizes that many of its Business graduates may seek a vocation in areas other than the for-profit sector. Thus, the rationale for this course is to provide graduate students with the essential skills necessary to lead, manage, and operate non-profit organizations.
II. Required Resource Purchase
Worth, M. (2011). Non-profit management: Principles and practice (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. ISBN: 9781412994453.
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III. Additional Materials for Learning
A. Computer with basic audio/video output equipment
B. Internet access (broadband recommended)
C. Microsoft Word (Microsoft Office is available at a special discount to Liberty University students.)
IV. Measurable Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be