Master's Degree in Economic Development and International Cooperation

General

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Program Description

The Master's Degree in Economic Development and International Cooperation trains its students as professionals in sustainable human development and international cooperation. Our focus is to know and understand poverty and development and how to intervene to accompany empowerment processes of disadvantaged communities. Learning is face-to-face and interactive: “on the ground” practices, teamwork, project-based learning and experience play a central role. An essential element in the student's training process is the completion of an internship period in organizations and NGOs with development projects.

This Master lasts for an academic year (60 ECTS) and aims to develop the skills, techniques, policies and social, necessary for the student's incorporation into the labor market, being able to carry out their work in public and private institutions in developed and less developed countries .

Master's file

Teaching center: Faculty of Economics and Business
Type of teaching: Face-to-face
Language: Spanish
Duration: One year
ECTS credits: 60
Title: Master in Finance
Price per credit:
  • In 1st registration: € 37.11
  • In 2nd registration: € 60.32
  • In 3rd registration: € 69.59
  • In 4th or successive: € 69.59

Justification

The current evolution of the world economy has revealed a profound asymmetry in the level of economic development of the countries. While the income level of a small group of countries has increased considerably in recent decades, a large group of countries continues to struggle to achieve income levels that allow them to meet their most pressing needs, being virtually excluded from economic circuits and international trade. The reasons for these disparities are multiple and complex, and it is essential to investigate the possible causes and policy solutions that the economy offers to the situation of economic stagnation in Third World countries.

On the other hand, the international community, aware of these differences, has designed a complex system of cooperation that annually mobilizes a large amount of human and financial resources aimed at reducing these disparities.

At present, the international geopolitical and economic context has changed substantially, which has resulted in the aid policy objectives of donor countries having been modified and adapted to new trends, including among their objectives new topics such as development. human or sustainable development.

From this new framework emerges a novel conception of development which is now explained not only by economic arguments but also by the interaction of social and environmental aspects. The economy is no longer the main determinant of development and shares the leading role with other sciences, which forces us to review the role it plays in the development process.entrepreneur, idea, competence geralt / Pixabay

Competencies

General Competences

  • Critically analyze the current international cooperation system, contributing to its improvement through concrete proposals.
  • Participate in the design and management of policies that promote equitable and sustainable development
  • Interpret information and socioeconomic indicators from different countries and territories.
  • Apply updated methods and techniques for analyzing development programs and projects.
  • Disseminate, from the application of the acquired knowledge, the principles of solidarity and economic equity among countries and territories.
  • Carry out diagnoses, propose solutions, agree on alternatives and make decisions regarding strategic development planning.

Specific Competences

  • Elaborate sectoral and regional development and cooperation strategies.
  • Carry out local, regional and international economic conjuncture studies.
  • Apply the project planning method based on the Logical Framework Approach.
  • Prepare situation diagnoses to identify development programs and projects.
  • Evaluate the impact of cooperation actions.
  • Apply monitoring and analysis systems for project resources (financial, human, technical, etc.)
  • Prepare conjuncture reports on the level of development and submit executive reports to the decision-making bodies of the agents of bilateral, multilateral and decentralized cooperation.
  • Dynamize development agents in order to promote endogenous development processes.
  • Intermediate in conflicts and propose solutions.

Admission profile

The Master is interdisciplinary and, therefore, admission is open to all degrees. However, and due to the economic nature of the course, sufficient training in economics and quantitative analysis techniques is required so that the student can follow it without difficulty.

These knowledge can be achieved directly through the completion of the degrees or degrees in Economics, in Business Administration and Management (ADE) or in the double degree or double degree in ADE and Law. Although graduates from bachelor's degrees, degrees and diplomas in the field of social or technical sciences who have demonstrated the basic knowledge in economics required by the Academic Commission may also directly access the Master.

The basic knowledge to study the specialized training subjects of the Master's Study Plan are: introduction to microeconomics and macroeconomics, estimation of the main economic macro-magnitudes, balance of payments and basic analytical instruments for understanding, time value of money and use of the economic analysis.

Graduation profile

At the end of the Master the student will have reached the following general competences:

  • Critically analyze the current international cooperation system, contributing to its improvement through concrete proposals.
  • Participate in the design and management of policies that promote equitable and sustainable development.
  • Interpret information and socioeconomic indicators from different countries and territories.
  • Apply updated methods and techniques for analyzing development programs and projects.
  • Disseminate, from the application of the acquired knowledge, the principles of solidarity and economic equity among countries and territories.
  • Carry out diagnoses, propose solutions, agree on alternatives and make decisions regarding strategic development planning.

The specific competences of the professional nature of the master would be:

  • Elaborate sectoral and regional development and cooperation strategies.
  • Carry out local, regional and international economic conjuncture studies.
  • Apply the project planning method based on the Logical Framework Approach.
  • Prepare situation diagnoses to identify development programs and projects.
  • Evaluate the impact of cooperation actions,
  • Apply monitoring and analysis systems for project resources (financial, human, technical, etc.)
  • Prepare conjuncture reports on the level of development and submit executive reports to the decision-making bodies of bilateral, multilateral and decentralized cooperation agents.
  • Know the sources and lines of financing of cooperation programs and projects and present financing proposals.
  • Dynamize development agents in order to promote endogenous development processes.
  • Intermediate in conflicts and propose solutions.

Professional outings

The professional opportunities would be oriented to training to work in Cooperation Projects, in Bilateral Cooperation Agencies, Multilateral Organizations, NGOs and other institutions related to Cooperation and Development.

Last updated Mar 2020

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