[ 515MPNPGPNK20 ] KS Public and Nonprofit Management

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
6 ECTS B2 - Bachelor's programme 2. year Business Administration Dennis Hilgers 4 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Bachelor's programme Business Administration 2023W
Objectives After completing the course “Grundkurs Public und Nonprofit Management”, the students are familiar with the special features of institutions in the public (state) and private nonprofit sector. They recognize (at least as an example) what effects these special features have on the management in these organizations, in particular in which areas management knowledge can be taken over from the business sector and which adaptations may be necessary.

In addition, they acquire knowledge in those management areas that are not relevant for profit-oriented institutions. Finally, they become aware of possible cooperation between institutions in the market, state and non-profit sectors and know why and how services in the public interest are created in the institutional network.

  • Public and nonprofit management as a science
  • Public administrations, public enterprises and nonprofit organizations as scientific objects
  • Management in public administrations and public enterprises
  • Management in nonprofit organizations
  • Public Management and Public Governance
  • Fundamentals of public budgeting and accounting
Criteria for evaluation written examination
Methods Lecture by instructor; self-study of basic literature; possibly guest lecture
Language German
Study material
  • Schauer, Reinbert (2019), Öffentliche Betriebswirtschaftslehre – Public Management, 4th Edition, Wien.
  • Schauer, Reinbert (2016), Rechnungswesen in öffentlichen Verwaltungen, 3th Edition, Wien.
  • Lichtsteiner, Hans/Gmür, Markus/Giroud, Charles/Schauer, Reinbert (2020), Das Freiburger Management-Modell für Nonprofit-Organisationen, 9th Edition, Bern/Stuttgart/Wien.
  • Andeßner, René Clemens (2004), Integriertes Potentialmanagement in Nonprofit-Organisationen, Linz.
  • Further Literature will be announced in the course.
Changing subject? No
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 100
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority