What can students who take up a course or module expect? That will partly depend on which department in the particular university or institution the course is housed.
In other words, if it’s part of a business school, you can expect a greater emphasis on management and leadership, if it’s part of a school of public policy, there’s likely to be more stress on the relations between philanthropy and the public sector, and so on.
In short, there’s no consensus on what should be taught as part of a philanthropy course. There is, however, a growing body of knowledge of research and teaching materials, exemplified by Michael Moody and Beth Breeze’s The Philanthropy Reader.
Below are some examples of what students of philanthropy might study: