Insegnamento a.a. 2022-2023

30034 - MANAGEMENT OF PUBLIC AND NOT FOR PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

Department of Social and Political Sciences

Course taught in English
Go to class group/s: 11 - 12
CLEACC (6 credits - I sem. - OB  |  SECS-P/07)
Course Director:
ALEX TURRINI

Classes: 11 (I sem.)
Instructors:
Class 11: ALEX TURRINI


Lezioni della classe erogate in presenza

Mission & Content Summary

MISSION

Public institutions and nonprofit organisations play a fundamental role in today economic systems as policy designers, public service-providers, grant-makers and advocates of unmet ever-changing human needs. As their goals are different from the one pursued by business companies, managers working in these organisations perform different tasks, they follow different logics and they have to develop different skills. At the end of this introductory course you will understand these differences, be able to assess how successful public/nonprofit managers behave, will be aware about which mistakes to avoid, and you will apply this learning to perform basic tasks connected to the overall creation of public value that public/nonpro!t organisations produce for their communities.

CONTENT SUMMARY

This is a 6-credit hours course which will be completed in about 12 weeks. Students are expected to work about 9 hours per week including weekly lectures (3 hours), readings, assignments, and other on-line activities instructors will propose. The course is divided in  two parts

 

Part 1: Public policy and public management 

  • Theories of public administration
  • What is distinctive of public administration
  • How government decides
  • Managing public networks

Part 2: Nonprofit management (

  • The role of the third sector in the economy
  • Types of nonprofit organizations: an overview
  • Governance and management of nonprofit organizations
  • How to secure contributed income: key successful factors in fundraising

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)

KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING

At the end of the course student will be able to...
  • Recognize the distinctive features and roles of governemnts and nonprofit organizations
  • Identify the main challenges that public and nonprofit managers have to face in their work
  • Describe what is fundraising and how nonpro!t can secure contributed income

APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING

At the end of the course student will be able to...
  • Analyze a policy issue
  • Propose solutions to a policy issue
  • Perform basic managerial tasks coherent to the daily work of a public/nonprofit executive

Teaching methods

  • Face-to-face lectures
  • Online lectures
  • Guest speaker's talks (in class or in distance)
  • Case studies /Incidents (traditional, online)
  • Individual assignments
  • Group assignments
  • Interactive class activities (role playing, business game, simulation, online forum, instant polls)

DETAILS

Beside class meetings or online lectures this course include other activities:

  • Guest speakers’ talks complement acquired knowledge with practical experiences
  • Case studies and incidents will be proposed to reflect on complex policy issues and to find appropriate paths of solution
  • Individual assignments will be in the form of self evaluation tests or short reflection papers on class and reading material

Assessment methods

  Continuous assessment Partial exams General exam
  • Written individual exam (traditional/online)
x    
  • Individual assignment (report, exercise, presentation, project work etc.)
x    
  • Group assignment (report, exercise, presentation, project work etc.)
x    
  • Active class participation (virtual, attendance)
x    

ATTENDING STUDENTS

  • Group project (40%)
  • Take home exam (60%)

NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

Final written exam on two books (100%)


Teaching materials


ATTENDING STUDENTS

Reading list accessible to attending students


NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

  • Anheier, H. (2014), Nonprofit organizations: Theory, Management and Policy, London: Routledge, Second Edition
  • Bertelli A. (2021) Democracy Administered: How Public Administration Shapes Representative Government. Cambridge University Press (trad.it: Democrazia Amministrata: Come la Pubblica Amministrazione contribuisce alla Rappresentatività  Democratica, UBE, Milano) 

     

 

Last change 05/09/2022 10:52

Classes: 12 (I sem.)
Instructors:
Class 12: ALEX TURRINI


Lezioni della classe erogate in presenza

Mission & Content Summary

MISSION

Public institutions and nonprofit organisations play a fundamental role in today economic systems as policy designers, public service-providers, grant-makers and advocates of unmet ever-changing human needs. As their goals are different from the one pursued by business companies, managers working in these organisations perform different tasks, they follow different logics and they have to develop different skills. At the end of this introductory course you will understand these differences, be able to assess how successful public/nonprofit managers behave, will be aware about which mistakes to avoid, and you will apply this learning to perform basic tasks connected to the overall creation of public value that public/nonprofit organisations produce for their communities.

CONTENT SUMMARY

This is a 6-credit hours course which will be completed in about 12 weeks. Students are expected to work about 9 hours per week including weekly lectures (3 hours), readings, assignments, and other on-line activities instructors will propose. The course is divided in two parts:

 

Part 1: Public policy and public management 

  • Theories of public administration
  • What is distinctive of public administration
  • How government decides
  • Managing public networks

Part 2: Nonprofit management (

  • The role of the third sector in the economy
  • Types of nonprofit organizations: an overview
  • Governance and management of nonprofit organizations
  • How to secure contributed income: key successful factors in fundraising

 


Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)

KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING

At the end of the course student will be able to...

 

  • Recognize the distinctive features and roles of governemnts and nonprofit organizations
  • Identify the main challenges that public and nonprofit managers have to face in their work
  • Describe what is fundraising and how nonprofit can secure contributed income

APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING

At the end of the course student will be able to...

 

  • Analyze a policy issue 
  • Propose solutions to a policy issue 
  • Perform basic managerial tasks coherent to the daily work of a public/nonprofit executive

Teaching methods

  • Face-to-face lectures
  • Guest speaker's talks (in class or in distance)
  • Case studies /Incidents (traditional, online)
  • Individual assignments
  • Group assignments
  • Interactive class activities (role playing, business game, simulation, online forum, instant polls)

DETAILS

Beside class meetings this  course include other activities:

  • Guest speakers’ talks complement acquired knowledge with practical experiences
  • Case studies and incidents will be proposed to reflect on complex policy issues and to find appropriate paths of solution
  • Individual assignments will be in the form of self evaluation tests or short reflection papers on class and reading material

Assessment methods

  Continuous assessment Partial exams General exam
  • Written individual exam (traditional/online)
x    
  • Individual assignment (report, exercise, presentation, project work etc.)
x    
  • Group assignment (report, exercise, presentation, project work etc.)
x    
  • Active class participation (virtual, attendance)
x    

ATTENDING STUDENTS

  • Group project (40%)
  • Take home exam (60%)

NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

Final written exam on two books (100%) 


Teaching materials


ATTENDING STUDENTS

Reading list accessible to attending students


NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

  • Anheier, H. (2014), Nonprofit organizations: Theory, Management and Policy, London: Routledge, Second Edition
  • Bertelli A. (2021) Democracy Administered: How Public Administration Shapes Representative Government. Cambridge University Press (trad.it: Democrazia Amministrata: Come la Pubblica Amministrazione contribuisce alla Rappresentatività  Democratica, UBE, Milano) 
Last change 05/09/2022 11:09