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Course WIW-SMG-KUN-K-7

Nonprofit Management for the Sustainable Development Goals (2V+2U, 6.0 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
- K 6.0 CP
2 V Lecture 30 h 60 h
2 U Lecture hall exercise class 30 h 60 h
(2V+2U) 6.0 CP 60 h 120 h


CP, Effort 6.0 CP = 180 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in SuSe
Level [7] Master (Advanced)
Language [DE] German
Area of study [WIW-SMG] Sustainability Management
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


Lecture Nonprofit Management for the Sustainable Development Goals:

Students learn the background, connections and problem areas of non-profit management as well as the importance of non-profit organizations in achieving sustainable development goals.

Areas of focus:

  • Characteristics of non-profit organizations
  • Challenges in the management of non-profit organizations
  • 17 sustainable development goals
  • Partnerships between companies and non-profit organizations to achieve sustainable development goals
  • The course is combined with the research project "Service Learning".

Exercise Nonprofit Management for the Sustainable Development Goals:

Deepening and practical application of the lecture contents


Compulsory literature :
  • Helmig, B., & Boenigk, S. (2012). Nonprofit management. München: Vahlen.
  • Bäckstrand, K. (2006). Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships for Sustainable Development: Rethinking Legitimacy, Accountability and Effectiveness. European Environment. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/eet.425.
  • Kolk, A., van Tulder, R., & Kostwinder, E. (2008). Business and partnerships for development. European Management Journal, 26, 262–273. doi: 10.1016/j.emj.2008.01.007.

Subsidiary literature:

  • Bitzer, V., & Glasbergen, P. (2010). Partnerships for Sustainable Change in Cotton: An Institutional Analysis of African Cases. Journal of Business Ethics. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10551-010-0562-6.
  • Helmig, B., Spraul, K., & Tremp, K. (2012). Replication Studies in Nonprofit Research. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 41, 360–385. doi: 10.1177/0899764011404081.
  • Helmig, B., Spraul, K., & Michalski, S. (2010). Organizational Forms and Development. In H. K. Anheier & S. Toepler (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Civil Society (pp. 1115–1121). New York, NY: Springer US.
  • Spraul, K. (2007). Marktorientierung in Nonprofit-Unternehmen, Nonprofit-Vereinigungen und Nonprofit-Haushaltungen. Die Unternehmung, 61, 341–349.

Requirements for attendance (informal)


Requirements for attendance (formal)


References to Course [WIW-SMG-KUN-K-7]

Module Name Context
[SO-00-2119-M-5] Management für die nachhaltigen Entwicklungsziele P: Obligatory 2V+2U, 6.0 LP
[WIW-SMG-MNE-M-7] Management for the Global Goals P: Obligatory 2V+2U, 6.0 LP