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NPMA 1850 - Law and Governance

Non-profit Management Part-time Studies Course

School of Business

Course Details

This course provides an overview of the key legislation, common law and administrative policies that apply to Canadian not-for-profit organizations (NFPOs), including registered charities and societies. You will examine and apply the principles and practices relevant to incorporation of British Columbia societies and federal NFPOs, charitable registration, organizational maintenance, and good governance. This course will help you understand crucial governance processes and structures that form the foundations of effective organizations.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$483.37

Fall 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2018 term.

CRN 34876

Mon Sep 10 - Sat Dec 01 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 10 - Dec 01 Online

Instructor

Oliver Hamilton

Course Outline

Cost

$483.37

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Students are allowed to register up until the end of the first week without approval. ***This is not a self-paced course. There will be specific timelines for assignments and exams.*** Course content, kind and quality of assignments and general standards for this online course are the same as classroom courses. To be successful in our online courses, plan to spend 7-10 hours per course each week on your studies, starting Week 1. Our courses are paced and highly interactive with participation requirements weekly. Frequent contributions to asynchronous (not real time) online discussions are required to achieve a passing final grade. You must have an email address and access to a computer capable of downloading basic documents. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student willbe able to:

  • Define the principles of good governance and legal and regulatory compliance of charities.
  • Explain the importance of accountability to donors, volunteers, regulators.
  • Identify building blocks for good governance from fields of law and business (social enterprise).
  • Identify the different legal forms of organizations which are included in the 'third sector' (not-for-profit) in terms of reporting obligations, tax status, and managerial decision-making.
  • Define the elements of a comprehensive good governance system.
  • Identify trends and implications in the best practices of good governance with respect to: legislation and regulations; investors; judicial decisions; and information technology.
  • Identify ten helpful sources for current information with respect to good governance practices.

Effective as of Fall 2016

Related Programs

NPMA 1850 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business

  1. Nonprofit Management
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Associate Certificate

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Fall 2018

Books for Fall 2018 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

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If you are taking this course through either Distance Education or Online Learning, please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Distance & Online Learning Bookstore.

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Duties & Responsibilities Of Directors Of Not For Profit Org
Author Kelly
Copyright 2014
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-1-92781-607-3
Price $38.50
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