Master in Non-governmental organization Management (MNGO)

Master in Non-Governmental Organization management (MNGO)
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The Master (MNGO) aims:

  1. To qualify university graduates from various disciplines, especially those working in non-governmental organizations, and to provide them with the latest knowledge and skills in the field of non-governmental organization management, enabling them to develop the work of these organizations and promote them administratively and operationally to keep pace with the development of other sectors of the economy and meet the needs of society.
  2. To prepare scientific cadres capable of managing and promoting this sector, and to enable graduates to link theoretical concepts and studies to the latest practical practices, so that they are able to identify the administrative and practical difficulties faced by these organizations and work to overcome them.


Educational Outcomes

The MNGO program seeks to achieve the following educational outcomes:

  • Knowledge & Understanding

Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to be able to:

  1. Define civil society, its origin, development, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), their types, roles, and objectives.
  2. Understand the organizational structure and hierarchy of NGOs and compare local and international NGOs.
  3. Identify the best methods for managing and recruiting volunteers and managing volunteer teams, and recognize the importance of building a sustainable volunteer culture and developing effective volunteer retention strategies.
  4. Distinguish between the different internal and external funding sources for NGOs, in addition to providing a deep insight into how funding sources affect the independence and priorities of NGOs.
  5. Understand the methods of preparing and managing programs, projects, and initiatives.
  6. Be aware of the local and international legislation and laws regulating the work of NGOs and link them to international humanitarian law, as well as understand the impact of local and international laws on the operations and strategies of these organizations.
  7. Understand the basic concepts of preparing and analyzing the financial statements of NGOs and distinguish them from those of for-profit organizations, and recognize the importance of financial transparency and accountability in building trust with donors and the community.
  8. Understand the rules regulating the governance of NGOs in Syria and compare them with global ones.
  9. Understand the modern methods of conflict and crisis management and recognize negotiation and conflict management techniques.
  10. Be highly aware of the ethics of civil society work that are essential for the success of any organization and for gaining the trust of stakeholders.
  • Intellectual Abilities

Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to be able to:

  1. Analyze the working methods of NGOs and identify their strengths and weaknesses.
  2. Distinguish between the tasks and powers of the board of directors and the executive management.
  3. Distinguish between the vision, mission, and goals of an NGO and recognize the importance of developing strategic plans to achieve them.
  4. Classify NGOs (international or non-international), and understand the differences between the classifications and the rules applicable to each.
  5. Analyze the relationship between NGOs and the public and private sectors and the ability to extract, infer, deepen, adapt, as well as discuss the related assumptions.
  6. Evaluate national laws and regulations and international rules governing the work of NGOs, and propose their development in line with contemporary international crises, and confront challenges through practical practice, and apply the rules of international humanitarian law.
  7. Analyze and evaluate the role of local and international humanitarian NGOs in crisis situations and their impact on the countries and societies in which they operate.
  8. Develop sustainability plans for NGOs that include financial, administrative, and technical aspects.
  • Practical Skills

Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to be able to:

  1. Design the vision, mission, and goals of an NGO in line with its strategic objectives.
  2. Apply the best practices in volunteer recruitment and the management of volunteers and work teams.
  3. Design and review the organizational structure of NGOs, identify organizational problems, and adhere to governance rules.
  4. Possess negotiation and conflict resolution skills in different contexts.
  5. Identify and address conflicts within the organization and between the organization and the stakeholders.
  6. Oversee the preparation of the NGO's financial statements according to accounting standards and analyze its financial data.
  7. Prepare project proposals and apply for grants and funding sources using correct models to attract the necessary funding.
  8. Communicate effectively with sponsors and donors.
  9. Plan for the financial needs of the NGO and invest surpluses and donations efficiently.
  • General Transferable Skills

Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to be able to:

  1. Lead work teams in the field of local NGOs and within international NGOs.
  2. Disseminate concepts and principles of good governance for NGOs.
  3. Train workers in the field of NGOs on best management practices.
  4. Use the learnt rules to review and develop the labor laws of NGOs.
  5. Prepare studies and funding proposals to attract funding from donors.
  6. Participate in the process of developing short- and long-term plans and policies to achieve the goals of organizations.
  7. Keep abreast of best practices and experiences related to NGO management and apply them locally and internationally.

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