Master in Development Management
Asian Institute of Management
USD 19,500 / per year
Earliest start date
About AIM & ZSDM
The Asian Institute of Management (AIM) is an international graduate school whose goal is to make a difference in sustaining the growth of Asian societies by developing professional, entrepreneurial, and socially responsible managers.
The Stephen Zuellig Graduate School of Development Management (ZSDM) is AIM’s response to the challenge of sustaining Asian development. By working with the Sustainable Developments Goals agenda, the school creates principled development leaders and managers who are capable of achieving sustainable success. ZSDM engages emerging economies to build a team of civil leaders and business managers equipped to be problem solvers, change agents, and effective collaborators.
Master in Development Management
The Master in Development Management (MDM) is a 12-month intensive, innovative, and practitioner-oriented program that gives students the skill set required to understand today’s key development problems, design evidence-based strategic solutions, and manage the implementation of the programs that create and sustain social good with business efficiencies and equity in mind.
MDM combines coursework with field exposure, enabling students to bridge the gap between theory and practice through experiential learning.
Note: Applications for MDM 2019 is now open. Classes start on January 2019.
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 63.2.892.4011 ext 1851 or 3002
Executive Master in Disaster Risk and Crisis Management
The Executive Master in Disaster Risk and Crisis Management (EMDRCM) is a part-time, 18th month immersive, innovative, and practitioner-oriented program that equips students with the skillset that enable them to build resilient organizations and communities in Asia using management and leadership principles, and good business practices. The EMDRCM educates responsive disaster risk and crisis managers who could understand the Asian context and operating environment, develop evidence-based solutions, lead diverse teams in complex situations, and manage implementations in an efficient and effective manner. Note: Applications for EMDRCM 2019 is now open. Classes start on May 2019. Contact Details: Email: [email protected] Tel: 63.2.892.4011 ext 1851 or 3002
Developing problem solvers, change agents, and effective collaborators Building prosperous, inclusive, and sustainable societies requires capable and adaptive development managers. These agents of change can lead diverse teams in complex situations to address development’s most pressing issues in an efficient and effective manner. The Master in Development Management (MDM) program is designed to produce such leaders. This 12-month intensive, innovative, and practitioner-oriented program is intended for students interested in building the skillset required for critically analyzing data, understanding today’s key development problems, and learning how to design evidence-based strategic solutions that create public value and sustain public good. MDM combines coursework with field exposure, enabling students to bridge the gap between theory and practice through experiential learning. The core curriculum adopts a multidisciplinary approach to the study of development management, including various disciplines and fields such as economics, statistics, finance, marketing, operations management, strategic management, people and leadership management, as well as program development, management, monitoring, and evaluation.
Program at a Glance
The MDM program is designed to develop leaders who solve problems, inspire change, and collaborate effectively. Term 1 In the first term, students are taught how to understand the development environment and operating context as well as the challenges and opportunities they will face.
- Describing the development environment: factors, trends, challenges, and opportunities.
- Building functional skills in finance, economics, and statistics.
- Identifying the needs and wants of customers, clients, beneficiaries, and stakeholders.
- Acquiring the skills to manage complex human behavior and operations.
Term 2 In the second term, students are taught leadership and strategic management skills in development, including assessing performance, formulating strategies, and engaging in evidence-based decision-making.
- Strategic management and systems thinking in development.
- Developing the skills and tools to lead and create public value in the 21st century.
- Designing, planning, implementing, and evaluating development programs and project.
- Deepening management knowledge, applying skills and experience to inspire change.
Term 3 In the final term, students are taught how to integrate functions, skills, and resources to achieve development results
- Integrating functional skills and specialization.
- Major in Public Policy Management.
- Major in Sustainable Development Management.
- Maximizing value creation and sustainable development efforts.
What kind of time commitment does the course require?
The MDM program requires that students be enrolled full-time.
How much is the tuition fee?
US$ 19,500 (Payment in Philippine pesos accepted, per current exchange rate)
Do I have to pay the entire tuition fee before classes start?
Tuition can be paid in full, in two installments, or in modular terms. Alternatively, students may also pay a reservation fee before the enrollment deadline, which will be deducted from the total fee. For details call +63.2.892.4011 ext. 1851, or e-mail [email protected].
Are scholarships available?
Yes. These are limited and are available on a competitive basis.
Am I qualified to take up a Master in Development Management
The minimum qualifications for MDM are:
- A Bachelor’s Degree from a nationally recognized university or institute of higher learning.
- Three years’ full-time work experience, preferably at the supervisory or managerial level.
- Proficiency in oral and written English. Candidates from non-English speaking countries need an IELTS Band 7 score to be admitted to the program. Candidates from non-English speaking countries with a score between IELTS Band 6 and Band 7 can still apply, but need — when accepted into the program — to register for extra English classes.
What do I need to submit to apply for the MDM program?
- Accomplished online application form.
- AIM Admissions Test, GMAT, or GRE Official Score Report.
- Curriculum vitae.
- Transcript of Academic Records.
- A certified true copy of Bachelor’s Degree or other Post-Graduate Diplomas.
- Professional recommendation (if self-employed, submit a Certificate of Business Registration instead).
- Application essay.
- Copy of Passport ID page or any government-issued ID.
Qualified applicants will be invited for an interview with the faculty on a mutually convenient date.
Summary of Scholarship Eligibility
The Asian Institute of Management (AIM) is committed to the pursuit of academic excellence. To achieve our vision of being the global source of ASEAN insights, talent, and leadership, we aim to have representation from the region’s vibrant pool of aspiring graduates.
By providing both full and partial scholarships, we contribute to the development of exceptionally qualified students who can enrich discussions in our case rooms, encourage wider worldviews, and contribute to their own business communities and societies.
AIM scholarships are very competitive. The Institute reserves the right to not award these scholarships if no suitable, outstanding candidate is identified.
- Excellent academic record
- Exceptional people skills
- Great leadership potential
- Strong professional achievements and career trajectory
- Excellent written and oral English communication skills
Program Admission Requirements
Demonstrate your commitment and readiness to succeed in business school by taking the GMAT exam – the most widely used exam for admissions that measures your critical thinking and reasoning skills.
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