Development is not just about increasing growth and political and social rights. It is about creating self-sustaining institutions that liberate societies from low-level deprivation traps by increasing productivity, freedom, and cooperative interdependence.
The Development Management programme from London School of Economics and Political Science is built around a theory-led approach to the role of institutions and organisations in development, using both classical institutional theory and the new institutional economics. We go very deeply into the role of institutions in explaining the comparative statics of development (why some countries are rich and others poor), as well as comparative dynamics (the development process per se across different countries and regions).
A distinctive feature of the programme is the Development Management Project, a team-based consulting exercise for real-world, public, private, and non-profit organisations, such as the World Bank, Oxfam, PricewaterhouseCoopers, GIZ, CARE, DFID, Save the Children, UNICEF, or the Emerging Markets Group.
The analytical skills developed here have secured past graduates promising careers in organisations as diverse as central banks, NGOs, multilateral organisations, charities, investment banks, government, consultancies, manufacturing firms and religious missions, and as independent experts and writers.
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- Development Management
- Research Design and Dissertation in International Development
- Cutting Edge Issues in Development Thinking and Practice
- Fundamentals of Research Design
- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesManagement, Organisation & Leadership Sustainable Development View 1693 other Masters in Management, Organisation & Leadership in United Kingdom
- Upper second class honours (2:1) degree or equivalent in any discipline, with social science or humanities an advantage.
International23520 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23520 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
EU/EEA23520 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23520 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
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