Graduate (MS)

Masters of Science (MS) Degree Requirements Sticky

18 credits from core curriculum

18 elective credits

36 credits total

(up to 12 credits may be transferred in)

Organizational Leadership and Management in Developing Countries (sp16)

Organizational Leadership and Management in Developing Countries is an interdisciplinary course that examines the complex challenges inherent to managing non-profit and governmental organizations in developing regions. Central to our examination is the role of leadership in managing social, political, and financial influences upon policy decision-making. Within this context, the class focuses on negotiating constraints in policy development and implementation and draws comparatively from experiences in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the United States.

Organizational Leadership and Management in Developing Countries (sp16)

Organizational Leadership and Management in Developing Countries is an interdisciplinary course that examines the complex challenges inherent to managing non-profit and governmental organizations in developing regions. Central to our examination is the role of leadership in managing social, political, and financial influences upon policy decision-making. Within this context, the class focuses on negotiating constraints in policy development and implementation and draws comparatively from experiences in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the United States. 

Strategic Resources for Sustainability (sp17)

This course uses case studies and analytical models to examine the management of strategic resources – natural and manmade – essential to sustain the economic potential and steady growth of developing nations. Effective and efficient management systems that have been demonstrated to enhance the sustainability of developing countries are reviewed and analyzed.   Special emphasis is given to environmental stewardship. Options and processes for institutionalizing sustainability are examined and ranked for adaptability in developing nations short on financial assets.

African Migrations (sp16)

Open to IDEV majors/minors only

Post-Conflict Development: Transitional Justice (sp16)

Open to IDEV, Political Science and History majors/minors

Market Research: Qualitative Tools to Understand The Needs of the Poor (sp16)

This course is for students of all disciplines who seek simple, practical tools for market research. Much of this course is dedicated to hands-on practice of qualitative tools. The 18 tools were developed by MicroSave in Africa and now are used worldwide. The authors originally took Participatory Rapid Appraisal (PRA) tools and adapted them to market research that can be used by microfinance institutions, business developers, health organizations, and development agencies.

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