Recent classes at International Development Administration from Western Michigan University have discussed development strategies in areas such as industrialization in Taiwan, Brazil and China, social security in India, health in Chile, Argentina and Niger, and textiles and apparel in the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica and Tuinisia, and development projects such as on hydroelectricity in China, agriculture in Afghanistan and Pakistan, education in Burkina Faso, social cohesion in Liberia, and child survival in Mozambique.
Graduates with International Development Administration from Western Michigan University will build a foundation of professional competence in the following areas:
- Development theories such as those oriented to government strategies and administration, economic markets, political development, rural development and environmental sustainability.
- History of the field, where most core classes use case studies so students gain a broad familiarity with practical issues specific to many professional areas and political environments.
- Methods such as statistical analysis, project planning, cost-benefit analysis, monitoring and evaluation, the logical framework, stakeholder analysis, participatory appraisal, and political and institutional analysis.
- Skills such as budgeting, research and writing, human resource management and public speaking.
- Human Resources Administration
- Administration in Developing Countries
- Comparative National Development Strategies
- Economic Development
- Gender and Development
- Monitoring and Evaluation of International Development Projects
- 12 months
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DisciplinesPublic Administration International Development View 661 other Masters in Public Administration in United States
- Must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and have achieved a 3.25 GPA in the last two years of their bachelor’s degree.
- Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- Copy of passport identification page
- Proof of English language proficiency
- Transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended or are attending, including diplomas, examination results, mark sheets and certificates
- $100 non-refundable application fee
- Proof of sufficient funds for the first academic year of study at WMU according to estimated cost of attendance
- This program requires three recommendations
- Written statement
International31650 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1055 USD per credit during 12 months.
National31650 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1055 USD per credit during 12 months.
In-State21090 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 703 USD per credit during 12 months.
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