Business Program expands courses to meet needs of today’s job market
Whether because of bottom-line profits or savvy customers seeking out brands that reflect their values, a growing number of businesses are incorporating some form of corporate social responsibility into their day-to-day affairs. This notion that businesses highlight their social and environmental effects has changed the way they operate, according to University of Guelph-Humber Business Program Head, George Bragues.
“Corporate interaction with the not-for-profit sector is becoming increasingly common,” says Professor Bragues.
As a result – a need for business professionals who have a thorough understanding of the not-for-profit sector.
This need is at the root of a new course available to Business students this fall: Managing the Not-for-Profit Enterprise.
This course will examine the sector, focusing specifically on social functions of not-for-profits, the different types, their legal contexts, and their governing structures. Students will also gain practical fundraising experience, and learn about similarities and differences between the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors.
Professor Bragues says students would benefit from this course whether interested in working in either sector.
“Even in a for-profit environment, the reality is that corporations work with NGOs and other not-for-profits,” he says. “This course will certainly be of benefit regardless of job path.”
For more information about the University of Guelph-Humber’s Business Program, visit http://www.guelphhumber.ca/business or speak with your Program Advisor.