The sector that groups not-for-profit organisations in our country is changing. The role of not-for-profit organisations in the local and national economy is now unanimously acknowledged and in fact considered a factor in social and economic development. The operation of not-for-profit organisations is governed by legislative procedures which often do not take their real needs into account. The course aims to explore in detail the specific characteristics of the operation of not-for-profit organisations and to achieve the following education aims:
I) Knowledge and understanding.
Knowledge of decision and management processes inside not-for-profit entities, comprehension of not-for-profit entities measurement systems, identification of particular changing process and connected criticalities. Knowledge of the governance and management's consequences. Knowledge of stakeholders' role and their impact on organization.
II) Applying knowledge and understanding.
At the end of the class, the student will be able to analyse a case study, assessing efficiency and efficcy of an entity. He/She will also be able to build a case study him/herself, analysing all the aspects.
III) Making judgements.
The student will be able to analyse the main characteristic of decision process in not-for-profit entities and defining the main organization's strong and weak points in medium and long period.
IV) Communication skills. he students will be able to speak correctly to entities' management and to express properly about strong and weak points.
V) Learning skills.
The student will be able to understand in depth the analysis and planning process in a not-for-profit organization.