Master's in Development Studies in Africa

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Development Studies

The benefits of a Masters extend beyond improving your earning potential. They can provide you with personal and professional skills to accelerate your development. They are also an opportunity to differentiate yourself from your peers, many of whom will have similar A-level and undergraduate qualifications.

Development Studies is a vibrant field concerned with processes of change such as social and economic, political and cultural and the major policy challenges that present the efforts to overcome poverty and insecurity. The program provides a stable interdisciplinary social science formation and develops students’ capacities for independent and critical inquiry.

Even if you choose East Africa’s mythological, enchanting Tanzania; Senegal, land of teranga or South Africa, with its wide opportunities to soak in and serve, research in Africa will be overwhelming.

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Entrepreneurship And International Development

ESCA School of Management
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Morocco Casablanca

In a highly globalized world, to provide students with a strong entrepreneurial potential of the career management techniques Entrepreneurship and International Development aims to [+]

Entrepreneurship and International Development In a highly globalized world, to provide students with a strong entrepreneurial potential managerial techniques facilitate their integration in organizations looking for project leaders and able to support the expansion plans the route Entrepreneurship and International Development aims to internationally.

Master IDE also aims to stimulate business creation or implementation of international businesses in local economies through generating human skills of high added value.

These two major objectives provide the Entrepreneurship and International Development a very innovative feature program, both in terms of educational content that contains themes of entrepreneurship and international development in terms of the approach oriented exclusively towards the professionalization of learners.CANDIDATE PROFILE: • Students in higher education who have completed their third year • Graduates Tray 3 all segments • Professional License Holders ... [-]


Master in Development Studies (MDS)

African School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years February 2018 Benin Cotonou

This two-year program offers academic training in social sciences related to development, featuring two tracks: Economic History, and Sociology and Political Science. It is offered only to full-time students and provides foundational economics training to students alongside locally-tailored coursework in other social sciences. [+]

Master in Development Studies (MDS)

This two-year program offers academic training in social sciences related to development, featuring two tracks: Economic History, and Sociology and Political Science. It is offered only to full-time students and provides foundational economics training to students alongside locally-tailored coursework in other social sciences. It is aimed at students with bachelor degrees in History, Anthropology, Sociology, Philosophy, and Legal Studies. The MDS program seeks to prepare students for a wide variety of paths, including doctoral studies in the social sciences, research opportunities, and work in public, non-profit or private sectors in a range of roles.... [-]


Program for Management Development

Strathmore Business School (SBS)
Campus Full time 1 year January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

For any business or company to succeed, it is vital to identify the talent and prowess of seasoned leaders who will propagate efficiency and effectiveness throughout all the organizational systems. PMD is designed to prepare these senior management potentials for a level of greater responsibility. [+]

For any business or company to succeed, it is vital to identify the talent and prowess of seasoned leaders who will propagate efficiency and effectiveness throughout all the organizational systems.

PMD is designed to prepare these senior management potentials for a level of greater responsibility. It is fashioned to equip functional managers with the tools necessary to develop them into multifaceted leaders, hence taking up greater challenges and decisions to attract prosperity within a company.

Impact The PMD will adequately prepare you for a position of greater responsibility by broadening your managerial and strategic perspectives, sharpening your ability to tackle management challenges and developing your people-management skills. You will improve your performance in your current position and increase the possibility of assuming new responsibilities. The program will enable you to develop as well as understand yourself, and your management style. Some International faculty will be available for your personal consultations. Our take-home agenda will keep you on the knowledge platform thereby helping you continue your education. You will become a member of the Strathmore alumni network. Key Focus Areas Provide a forum for discussion which will enable managers to re-assess their views on the current business environment. Broaden participants’ management focus to obtain a more global perspective of business thereby be better prepared for decision-making and analysis. Challenge previously held concepts and assumptions in order to align business practices with the latest trends in economic conditions. Present the latest concepts and ideas for developing corporate strategies that create value for... [-]

MPhil in Development Finance

University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB)
Campus 2 years March 2018 South Africa Cape Town Bellville

The MPhil in Development Finance (MDevF) covers all aspects of development finance, including a thorough understanding of the theories underpinning development finance practices. It also focuses on enterprise-level development finance and sustainable growth. This makes the MDevF a cri​tical-skills degree for Africa. It is aimed at people who are involved with finance and financial management issues in developing countries. [+]

The MPhil in Development Finance (MDevF) covers all aspects of development finance, including a thorough understanding of the theories underpinning development finance practices. It also focuses on enterprise-level development finance and sustainable growth. This makes the MDevF a cri​tical-skills degree for Africa.

It is aimed at people who are involved with finance and financial management issues in developing countries.

Learning philosophy

Implementing African-driven solutions is the new approach to the economic development of the African continent. With this qualification participants will be able to:

Use specialised knowledge to develop Africa where it matters Contribute towards sustainable development Implement Africa-driven solutions Shape finance policies and programmes Conduct in-depth research Understand the key role of DFIs and financial institutions Study while you work ... [-]