The course aims to study public and non-profit organizations. In particular, it wants to study for each type of organization these issues: definition, classification, and specific activities; governance and management; accountability and performance measurement. It also wants to analyze some empirical cases for verifying the capability to apply theoretical skills.
These training objectives are linked to the following learning outcomes:
- Knowledge and understanding - The Course aims to provide to the student knowledge and capabilities on the issues of definition, governance, management, and accountability of public and nonprofit organizations. These knowledge and capabilities are obtained through the participation in frontal lessons, and self-study and guided-study;
- Applying knowledge and understanding – The student during the Course is encouraged to use e-learning cooperative and collaborative tools (e.g. e-learning platform) for facilitating the capability to discuss on the topics of public and non-profit organizations. The applying knowledge and understanding appear through the critical reflection of the students on the content of the books proposed for the self-study; is stimulated by the classroom activities; is facilitated by the empirical case study of public and private non-profit organizations.