Course Syllabus

ORG606: Nonprofit Financial Management

Undergraduate Syllabus

Instructor & Contact Information

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Course Description

This course focuses on planning and financial decision making for non-profit and mission-minded organizations. Students will learn about financial management by examining case studies, developing spreadsheet templates, and analyzing various financial information. Specific topics that will be examined include preparing for an audit, budgeting, banking and the impact of the time value of money. This course will provide students with the tools they need as future leaders in non-profit and mission-minded organizations.

Course Outcomes

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  1. Explain common financial management concepts and terminology to effectively communicate with organizational stakeholders.
  2. Analyze financial statements of nonprofit organizations and provide constructive feedback on their financial conditions, financial performance, and fiscal vulnerabilities.
  3. Identify internal controls and the importance of audits in supporting the overall financial health of an organization.
  4. Develop strategies and plans for banking, borrowing and investing.
  5. Develop budgets for monitoring cash flow in an organization to support financial stability.

Degree Program Outcomes

Degree outcomes are the overall skills and knowledge we expect you will have after successfully completing a degree program at City Vision University. This course supports the following program outcomes, marked with an asterisk (*).  After completing the degree, you will be able to do the following in each of the listed domains:

  1. Finance. Analyze the complexities of financial and administrative systems and apply that to make effective business decisions.*
  2. Innovation. Develop strategies and plans to effectively use technology and innovation to achieve organizational goals.
  3. Relational. Develop and implement human capital, talent management and general human resource plans sensitive to the dynamics of corporate human behavior in different cultural contexts. 
  4. Values. To develop plans to achieve their own personal vocation and calling as well as bringing social change to the world in line with Christian values.
  5. Strategy. To develop a synthesis to integrate a wide range of business skills into a plan for starting or growing an organization. 
  6. Specialization. Demonstrate professional competencies in a specialty area appropriate for managerial roles in private industry, public sector institutions, and not-for-profit agencies.

Required Texts

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Guidelines for Written Work

All written work must follow our Writing Format and Forum Requirements. You must read these to understand how to cite sources appropriately.

Critical Policies to Read for This Course

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Additional Policies:

This syllabus is subject to change without notice up until the first day of the semester. Last updated: May 20, 2022

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