NGO and Fundraising Studies

NGO and Fundraising Studies

Description

The programme's emphasis in Non-Profit (NGO) Management and Development provides students with working knowledge of the administrative, financial, and organizational aspects of non-profit organizations. Special course work focuses on the particular managerial challenges faced by non-governmental organizations, their unique features, fundraising strategies and their interrelationships with other public management actors.

Academic objectives

  • To develop in students the basic skills needed to create and manage NGOs.
  • To equip students with skills that will enable them raise funds internationally for individual projects and for non-profit organizations
  • To expose students to the various challenges of Non-profit organizations and how there can handle such challenges.

Pedagogy

The unique instruction methods offer tutorial-style of teaching and discussion environment within smaller groups based on a suite of contemporary research themes. The teaching aim is to foster discussion and debate between instructors and trainees to identify and explore theory, methods and practice in an academic space that encourages a critical dialogue.

An independent and original dissertation is an integral component of the program. In order to equip trainees with the necessary skills to undertake high quality research, course modules in research design and research methods teach skills and competences in a suite of common and emerging research practices and methods employed in NGO and Fundraising Studies, policy and management research.

Scientific objectives

Link theory, hypothesis, methods, data and field work so as to identify and develop advanced research questions and design.

Entrepreneurial Objectives

Students and graduates work with international and / or community-based non-profit organizations / NGOs, including environmental organizations, youth groups, and small business development agencies.

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