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 programme 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 organisations, private and government agencies, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) or other development-related organisations 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 organisational policies and strategies, then join the Management of Development programme.

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

The Master in Management Development offers three specialisations:

Programme structure

Career opportunities

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

Top rated master programme 2018

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

Our Master programmes are eligible for the Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP), formerly the Netherlands Fellowship Programme. The Orange Knowledge Programme (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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Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated October 7, 2019
This course is Campus based
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1 year
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