Course: Economics of Nonprofit Organizations

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Course title Economics of Nonprofit Organizations
Course code KFU/KEKNZ
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Nepovolný Tomáš, Ing.
Course content
1. Models of socio-economic space. 2. Social state, third sector and civil self-governing sector. 3. Public sector, finances and services. 4. Territorial self-governance. Non-state and non-governmental non-profit organizations. 5. Border and mixed organizations, non-profit participation in the market. 6. Interest associations of people - member principle. 7. Interest associations of property (and people and property). 8. Non-profit economics and sources for its financing. 9. Specificities of decision making and management. 10. Accounting and tax specificities, public control. 11. Fundraising, volunteering, charity, self-help and mutual support. 12. Solidarity systems and nets, social mix. Programmed financing. 13. Case studies and examples of good practice.

Learning activities and teaching methods
  • unspecified - 44 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 8 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 52 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course introduces the issue of non-profit organizations such as operators of established for purposes other than profit. Familiarizes students with the role, the economic activities of each type of non-profit organizations, civic and public sectors and their overlap in the market and the sources of their funding.
After completing the course, students should be able to: - Differentiate between different types NPO - Orientation in the field of financing NPO - Understand the purpose of the establishment of individual NPO

Assessment methods and criteria
Essay and written exam
Recommended literature
  • REKTOŘÍK, J. et al. Organizace neziskového sektoru.. Praha: Ekopress., 2007. ISBN 987-80-86929-25-5.
  • STEJSKAL, al. Neziskové organizace - vybrané problémy ekonomiky. Praha, 2013. ISBN 978-80-7357-973-9.
  • STIGLITZ, J. E. Ekonomie veřejného sektoru, Grada, Praha, 1997..

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Social and Economic Studies Financial management (B) Economy 2 Winter
Faculty of Social and Economic Studies Business Administration and Management (B) Economy 2 Winter
Faculty of Social and Economic Studies Financial management (A) Economy 2 Winter