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Course Details

Course Code: BUSN640 Course ID: 3909 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

A survey of the legal structure that defines and regulates the nonprofit sector and an examination of fundamental governance issues in nonprofit corporations. The focus of the course is on the board of directors (trustees) and the executive director and their fiduciary responsibilities established both by law and by the moral imperatives from actions on behalf of the public interest.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
05/21/2022 - 11/04/2022 11/07/2022 - 01/01/2023 November Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session
07/25/2022 - 12/30/2022 01/02/2023 - 02/26/2023 January Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session
09/26/2022 - 03/03/2023 03/06/2023 - 04/30/2023 March Winter 2023 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

Students can expect to:

  • Assess the pervasive nature of nonprofit organizations in American Life
  • Examine the legal history of charitable enterprise
  • Evaluate how the nonprofit sector is legally structured
  • Analyze how legal requirements shape nonprofit governance
  • Assess the legal and ethical responsibilities of nonprofit corporate directors
  • Evaluate how business techniques are applied to solve social problems
  • Distinguish unethical behavior in nonprofit organizations
  • Demonstrate why ethical behavior is critical in nonprofit enterprise
  • Appraise how nonprofits govern themselves
  • Evaluate how boards divide work and how they organize themselves to accomplish their public service missions

NameGrade %
Discussions 25.00 %
Week 1: Introductions 2.50 %
Week 2: Legal Requirements 4.50 %
Week 3: Board Responsibilities 4.50 %
Week 5: Social Entrepreneurship 4.50 %
Week 6: Nonprofit Pervasiveness 4.50 %
Week 7: Ethics Lapse 4.50 %
Social Entrepreneurship PPT 25.00 %
Week 4 Assignment 25.00 %
Annotated Bibliography 10.00 %
Week 6 Assignment 10.00 %
Research Paper 30.00 %
Week 8 Assignment 30.00 %
Quizzes 10.00 %
Week 3 Quiz 5.00 %
Week 7 Quiz 5.00 %

Students can expect to:

  • Assess the pervasive nature of nonprofit organizations in American Life
  • Examine the legal history of charitable enterprise
  • Evaluate how the nonprofit sector is legally structured
  • Analyze how legal requirements shape nonprofit governance
  • Assess the legal and ethical responsibilities of nonprofit corporate directors
  • Evaluate how business techniques are applied to solve social problems
  • Distinguish unethical behavior in nonprofit organizations
  • Demonstrate why ethical behavior is critical in nonprofit enterprise
  • Appraise how nonprofits govern themselves
  • Evaluate how boards divide work and how they organize themselves to accomplish their public service missions

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
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Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.