The Master offers an applied learning opportunity to explore the theoretical, conceptual and operational frameworks for management of development from a multi-disciplinary perspective.
Learn by doing, through case studies, workshops, and group exercises
Exchange ideas with international students and faculty
Engage with experts from the ILO and other international organizations
This Master provides an opportunity to explore the theoretical, conceptual and operational frameworks for managing development from a multi-disciplinary perspective. It integrates socio-economic policies with an in-depth understanding of the legal, institutional, local and managerial contexts for the effective planning and implementation of development programmes and projects. The content and learning delivery methods are designed to provide the participants with the full spectrum of competencies needed to deal with the challenges currently faced by development professionals in their pursuit of social and economic progress, while preserving the natural environment for future generations. This is an intensive blended-learning programme delivered in three successive phases: internet-based distance learning, interactive classroom attendance, and practical research work. Conducted in English, it is now being delivered for the 19th time and has been successfully completed by 600 students from more than 85 countries.
The programme is intended for professionals from public and private institutions and NGOs working in the area of development and graduates aspiring to work in this area. The majority of participants will be practitioners with years of experience in the development sector.
The Master addresses a number of critical questions confronting development practitioners and planners like:
The objective of the Master is to provide personnel working in the field of sustainable development with skills and knowledge around:
The contents and the learning delivery methods are designed to provide the participants with the full spectrum of competencies.
Students learn by studying, collaborating, and observing practitioners in action.
I can personally attest that the depth and scope of this program is what prepared me to be able to subsequently deliver real-world projects among migrant workers in Myanmar & Thailand toward the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals from the human/humane perspective. Not only did I learn from classroom lectures, but I had also gained much intellectually from my classmates who came from many different parts of the world - each bringing their own diverse yet invaluable background, knowledge, and experiences to the course that was so personally empowering.
The class was amazing, composed of colleagues coming from all over the world to study together and share capabilities and points of view. This made the learning experience extremely enriching and complete.
I have gained further global exposure and experience that helped me to land in a senior management position three months after graduation with the International Organization for Migration.
The course and learning environment provided me with a unique opportunity to enjoy a high-quality experience through team work, interactive classwork, best practice sharing, and team projects.