Management of Development (MSc)

General

Program Description

The Master in Management of Development (MSc) is designed for mid-career development professionals, with a background in rural development or agriculture. This top-rated program is renowned for its international learning environment, team projects, and linking theory and practice. Relevant work experience is essential to the course, as students contribute and use their previously obtained know-how.

Graduates are competent rural development professionals prepared to support service delivery organizations, private and government agencies, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) or other development-related organizations in the area of food and nutrition security, disaster risk management, social inclusion, gender, and youth. So, if you wish to gain insight into the living conditions and survival strategies of those at risk of becoming excluded and to become equipped to translate this insight into organizational policies and strategies, then join the Management of Development program.

So, if you wish to enhance your professional performance and contribute to organizations’ programs and policies, then join the Management of Development Master program.

The Master in Management Development offers three specialisations:

Program structure

Career opportunities

  • Food security project manager
  • Sustainable agriculture counselor
  • Program coordinator NGO
  • Advisor rebuilding after disasters
  • Mediator between farmers and government
  • Agriculture coordinator
  • Consultant for social inclusion

Top rated master program 2018

The Master's program Management of Development received 78 out of 100 points for its agriculture and food program in the information guide 'Keuzegids Masters 2018' and was consequently awarded top program status (the information guide is based on the outcome of the National Student Survey of 2017)!

Scholarships

Our Master programs are eligible for the Orange Knowledge Program (OKP), formerly the Netherlands Fellowship Program. The Orange Knowledge Program (OKP) is targeted at professionals from selected developing countries who, after their studies in the Netherlands, will be able to further develop and strengthen the organizations at which they work.


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Last updated Apr 2020

About the School

Are you interested in an English-taught Bachelor or Master's program with a practical approach? Come and study at Van Hall Larenstein, the most sustainable University of Applied Sciences in Holland! ... Read More

Are you interested in an English-taught Bachelor or Master's program with a practical approach? Come and study at Van Hall Larenstein, the most sustainable University of Applied Sciences in Holland! At Van Hall Larenstein we train ambitious and innovative students who want to contribute to a more sustainable world. Our programs focus on the domains of Food and Dairy and Animals and Business. During your study, you will work on several international projects and internships at companies where you apply the theory in practice. Right from the start, you will develop a professional network of students and colleagues from all over the world. Read less
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