Management in Non-Government Organisations

    Unit code: ASA5024 | Study level: Postgraduate
    (Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
    City Campus
    Footscray Park


    This unit examines the distinctive role of Non Government Organisations (NGOs) in social change processes with a focus on the key strategic challenges they face and their responses. Students critique relevant theories, and practice in selected areas of organisational management.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Analyse how and why Non-Governmental Organisations have emerged as such powerful types of organisations in different types of societies;
    2. Recognise and infer the difference between governance and management of organisations;
    3. Collaborate in the design of Non-Government Organisations that respond to socio-economic changes; and
    4. Exhibit competent decision-making to address emergent and complex problems in contemporary Non-Government Organisations.


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment type: Review
    Grade: 20%
    Critique key reading
    Assessment type: Presentation
    Grade: 30%
    Prepare presentation (group) and write-up of session topic (individual).
    Assessment type: Essay
    Grade: 50%
    Essay responding to key strategic challenges facing NGOs

    Required reading

    Students will be provided with an up to date resource list via VU Collaborate.

    As part of a course

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