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Managing Non-Governmental Organizations in the Health Sector

4th term
International Health
3 credits
Academic Year:
2022 - 2023
Instruction Method:
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
  • Goutam Sadhu
Felicity Turner

Familiarizes students with the key competencies required for managing NGOs in the health sector. Though many of the situations described in the lectures are taken from the instructor's experiences in managing international NGOs in developing countries, the material presented is applicable in organizational settings in developed countries as well. Topics correspond to the key responsibilities of NGO or health program directors. Lectures present guidelines, best practices, and management tools for the area of responsibility followed by a discussion of the lecturer's and students' experiences on those topics. Readings, which provide background information, are assigned for each class.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Apply frequently used management tools to fulfill the responsibilities of NGO managers
  2. Identify potentially difficult situations and apply appropriate strategies to either resolve them or reduce negative outcomes
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 10% Participation
  • 40% Written Assignment(s)
  • 35% Written Assignment(s)
  • 15% Group Presentation

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Jointly Offered With: