Master's Program in Economic Development in Africa

Find Masters Programs in Economic Development in Africa 2017/2018

In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

Economic development is an area of economics that focuses on how countries can enact certain policies to improve the economic and social well-being of its citizens. Students may also learn how countries can improve their international economic standing.

Africa is a continent of 53 independent countries and a rich mix of native peoples, cultures, economies and history. Africa is the second largest continent in the world.

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Master in Community Economic Development (MCED)

The Open University Of Tanzania
Online & Campus Combined Part time 15 months February 2018 Tanzania Dar Es Salaam

The objectives of the programme are to train Community Economic Development practitioners to work in the government and communities; generate knowledge and information that will permit local leaders to make informed decisions; to encourage a high degree of local participation in making well informed economic choices; to assist in building sustainable institutions that will assure equitable sharing of the benefits of those choices and to build capacity among practitioners working in communities. [+]

Masters in Economic Development in Africa 2017/2018. The objectives of the programme are to: Train Community Economic Development practitioners to work in the government and communities Generate knowledge and information that will permit local leaders to make informed decisions To encourage a high degree of local participation in making well informed economic choices To assist in building sustainable institutions that will assure equitable sharing of the benefits of those choices To build capacity among practitioners working in communities Intended learning outcomes Students will have the ability to: Carry out basic accounting system and practices Manage small and medium sized organizations Conduct field based research Design and implement projects Provide technical assistance to community based organizations and institutions Prepare strategic plans Have a critical understanding of development finance Build and manage social and economic development programs Develop micro enterprise support initiatives Use computer based information systems and statistical packages. Admission Requirements Candidates holding the following qualifications will be eligible for admission into the MCED Programme: An Honors degree in any social science and sciences field with working experience of at least two years in community economic development related fields OR holder of an advanced diploma from any recognized institution with second class or above. Programme Content Core Courses Course Title Credits CED 631 Principles and Practice of CED 20 CED 634 Advanced Research Methodology for Social Scientists 20 CED 632 Economics for Community Economic Development 20 CED 635 Project Design and Management for CED 20 CED 633 Organizational Management for Community... [-]

MCom in Local Economic Development

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The purpose of the Professional MCom (Local Economic Development) is to develop an advanced level of knowledge, skills and applied competence in the field of Local Economic Development (LED). [+]

The purpose of the Professional MCom (Local Economic Development) is to develop an advanced level of knowledge, skills and applied competence in the field of Local Economic Development (LED). The programme is specifically designed to meet the requirements of the LED profession and is aimed at students who plan to qualify as Certified LED professionals. This professional Master’s degree will prepare students to reflect on the practice of LED professionals. Through the research component, students will contribute towards the development of knowledge at an advanced level and prepare them for specialised professional employment. Admission requirements: The minimum admission requirement is a cognate Bachelor Honours Degree or a Postgraduate Diploma. Alternatively any other four-year qualification with Honours status on New NQF level 8 / Old NQF level 7 and related Micro- and Macroeconomics and or related experience which is considered relevant and sufficient by the Department of Economics and Econometrics. A preparatory study and an entrance examination may be required by the UJ Department of Economics and Econometrics. Students whose previous degrees did not include Local Economic Development (LED) will have to complete a bridging module in the form of a short learning programme (SLP) entitled “Introduction to LED”. Contact details: Prof Lorraine Greyling / 011 559 2057 / lgreyling@uj.ac.za [-]

MCom in Development Economics

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

The aim of the qualification is to develop the applied competence of the student on an advanced level in the mastering, analysis, interpretation and understanding of economic principles and methods. [+]

Masters in Economic Development in Africa 2017/2018. The aim of the qualification is to develop the applied competence of the student on an advanced level in the mastering, analysis, interpretation and understanding of economic principles and methods. This programme will prepare students to reflect on their own economic applications to assess the effect thereof in the holistic context of Economics as social science. A qualifying student should show evidence of independent and original work. Admission requirements: A potential student should possess an honours degree in Economics or Econometrics on NQF level 8 (new) / NQF level 7 (old) with an average mark of 65%. Alternatively any other four-year qualification with honours status on NQF level 8 (new) / NQF level 7 (old) with an average mark obtained determined by the Department and related Micro- and Macroeconomics and Applied Econometrics experience which is considered relevant and sufficient by the Department of Economics and Econometrics. Attendance of a compulsory orientation course may be required by the Department of Economic and Econometrics. Contact details: Dr Kotie Viljoen / 011 559 4100 / kotiev@uj.ac.za [-]