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BUSN642 - Financial Management in Nonprofit Organizations

Course Details

Course Code: BUSN642 Course ID: 3911 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

A comprehensive study of the key financial statements to help monitor the organization’s financial health. An analysis of fund accounting, the importance of quality financial reporting and financial controls to protect and sustain nonprofit organizations, and the budget as a tool to direct the organization are included in this course.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
04/27/20 - 10/02/20 10/05/20 - 11/29/20 Fall 2020 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

CO1. Examine the typical financing options available to nonprofits
CO2. Rate the importance of funding diversity for nonprofits
CO3. Deconstruct the uses of various financial reports and financial statements
CO4. Analyze financial statements to determine financial health of an organization
CO5. Differentiate nonprofit accounting practices for effective financial management
CO6. Analyze the impact of financing options on the mission and other funding sources of an organization
CO7. Assess the role of nonprofit boards in conducting financial oversight
CO8. Apply sound financial management practices to strengthen a nonprofit’s financial stability
CO9. Evaluate financial controls to minimize risk
CO10. Appraise the values of strong financial leadership

NameGrade %
Discussion Forums 30.00 %
Week 1 Introduction 3.75 %
Week 2 Forum 3.75 %
Week 3 Forum 3.75 %
Week 4 Forum 3.75 %
Week 5 Forum 3.75 %
Week 6 Forum 3.75 %
Week 7 Forum 3.75 %
Week 8 Forum 3.75 %
Assignments 30.00 %
Assignment Week 1 5.00 %
Assignment Week 2 5.00 %
Assignment Week 3 5.00 %
Assignment Week 4 5.00 %
Assignment Week 5 5.00 %
Assignment Week 6 5.00 %
Research Project 20.00 %
Research Project Week 7 20.00 %
Final Exam 20.00 %
BUSN642 Final Examination 20.00 %
  • Case studies, journal articles, and selected readings.
  • Wiley companion website
  • Online Research Library
Book Title:Financing Nonprofits: Putting Theory Into Practice - eBook available in the APUS Online Library
Publication Info:Rowman & Littlefield Pub, Inc.
Unit Cost:$65.40
Book Title:Streetsmart Financial Basics for Nonprofit Managers, 4th ed. - eBook available in the APUS Online Library
Publication Info:Wiley
Author:Thomas A. McLaughlin
Unit Cost:$41.40

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.