Spring 2006 Course Description

Advanced Topics in Management

Section Title: Nonprofit Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Instructor(s): Peter Frumkin
Course: P A 388L - Advanced Topics in Management
(previously Seminar on Topics in Public Management)
Unique Number: 62591
Day & Time: Mondays, Wednesdays, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: SRH 3.111
Waitlist Information:For LBJ Students: UT Waitlist Information
Notes: Same as FA 381 (18737)

This course fulfills requirements for the following specialization(s):

Description: This course is designed for students who want to study and understand better the multiple challenges of creating, managing, and leading nonprofit organizations. We will concentrate on challenges that are distinctive to nonprofit organizations, including mission management, growth and sustainability strategies, performance measurement, social marketing and board governance. Our work will include both issues related to the start-up process in brand new nonprofits and the long-term growth and improvement of established organizations. Each class meeting will deal with a topic in nonprofit management, and will be organized around a case and a set of readings. Our collective work will involve analyzing the strategic challenge in the case and applying analytic tools and frameworks from the readings to frame the managerial options and tradeoffs in the cases. Occasionally, we will change format and have an invited guest or the professor will present some interesting research that is particularly pertinent to our interests. Students who take the course are expected to volunteer in a nonprofit organization in either a consulting or service delivery capacity during the semester, and produce several papers analyzing the strategy and operations of their chosen organization. Students who complete the course will leave having mastered a set of strategy tools and frameworks that will help them succeed in nonprofit work after they leave school.

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