The aim of the 18-month MA in Development Management is the training of professionals to meet the increasing need for experts in programme and project management that has emerged in international development cooperation.
Alumni testimonial by M.A. Laura Gorety Crespo Benítez, Mexico "The programme widdened a lot my oportunities to get a development-related job and I really got some abilities and knowledge that not many people in my country have related to designing a project or international cooperation"
The course provides the student with the necessary tools to deal with the practical problems of managing development programmes and projects: an introduction to theory for embedding them in a wider context, an interdisciplinary approach to methodology based on case studies for concrete analysis and the application of theoretical and methodological knowledge.
An important question often posed by potential students and applicants is, "What can I gain as additional qualification from this MA Programme?"
Alumni testimonial by M.A. Phaustine Wabwire, Kenya "I would greatly hail the partnership between IEE and UWC. This for me was the best development collaboration in practice. The opportunity to study at both institutions greatly widened my outlook on both academic and professional circles"
Besides the academic qualifications we are imparting and teaching, one main characteristic of our programme is its practical relevance. This starts with the internship, which is arranged by the institute, complemented with continuous career counselling, establishment of a scientific network within CDR through alumni management, and the integrated PhD School.
When looking at our Alumni we can also proudly state, that over 85% of our graduates are now working as professionals in the field related to development cooperation.