Non-profit-making Organization Economy and Management – Field of study catalogue MU
Non-profit-making Organization Economy and Management
This study programme provides the specialized knowledge and skills necessary to work in organizations in which the primary objective is not profit. In order for the public sector to function well, it is essential to manage even non-governmental non-profit organizations efficiently and rationally. Such organizations help raise the quality of the civil society and they assist significantly in each citizen’s self-fulfilment for the benefit of the public and mutually beneficial activities. Therefore, the Faculty of Economics and Administration has offered a specific study programme focused on the economy and management of non-governmental non-profit organizations since 2001. The study is designed for all applicants who have already been working in such organizations, who are interested in their activities, or who have been in contact with the activities of these organizations.
After successfully completing his/her studies the graduate is able to:
- understand public policies towards nonprofit sector (regulations, resource provision, policy networks)
- grasp the effectiveness and efficiency of civil society organizations in particular fields
- comprehend volunteering and volunteers
- discern various principles of civil society organization financing
- understand the co-existence of public service providers and non-profit service providers
- management of volunteers and volunteer motivations
Graduates of this field are qualified to work in the management of non-profit organizations where they work as directors, fundraisers, PR and communication specialists, project managers, or economists. Some graduates can use their knowledge of the non-profit sector in public administration institutions or in the financial world when making decisions concerning the support of non-profit organizations or concerning cooperation with them on securing community projects.
The standard duration of studies is six semesters. For admittance to the final state examination, students must earn a total of 180 ECTS credits for type A/required, type B/selective, and type C/elective courses. Type A/required courses constitute the basis of the discipline and their share is the largest part of credits (including credits for courses focused on writing a Bachelor’s thesis). Students choose type B/selective courses according to their interests and intended professional specialization. The remaining credits can be earned from type C/elective courses offered in the curriculum of the given study programme or from other courses offered by any other study programme. The total minimum number of credits is defined by the study and examination regulations of Masaryk University, the guidance note about the general study requirements, and the current study catalogue. Students can access the study catalogues through the faculty website.
The final state examination in the Non-profit-making Organization Economy and Management study programme is oral and has three parts:
- Thesis defence (a projector is available)
- Examination in Economics (student draws one question): questions and methodological guidelines for the exam can be found on the department website
- Examination in Public Economics
More information about graduation requirements can be found on the department website: https://www.econ.muni.cz/o-nas/organizacni-struktura/561300-katverejne-ekonomie/szz-na-kve
After completing the Bachelor’s degree study programme, it is possible to continue further studies in the Master’s degree study programme in Economic Policy and Administration or Public Economics and Administration.