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Managing Non-Governmental Organizations in the Health Sector

East Baltimore
3rd Term
International Health
Academic Year
2020 - 2021
Instruction Method
Class Time(s)
Tu, Th, 5:30 - 6:50pm
Auditors Allowed
Yes, with instructor consent
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Timothy Roberton
Contact Email
Frequency Schedule
Every Year
Next Offered
2024 - 2025


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
Enrollment Restriction
No restrictions