Gain a framework for analysing development management practice
What are the challenges of development? How do we overcome them? This postgraduate qualification addresses the complexities of development and will help you build the skills needed to manage these challenges.
This degree builds on the global agenda for sustainable development and assumes that development management is a political and ethical process. It addresses how to achieve goals in contexts affected by conflicts of interests, values, and agendas.
You’ll learn skills related to strategic thinking, research, advocacy, and policymaking that are necessary for a career as a development manage
By the end of your studies, you have studied the:
different conceptualisations of development and its management in theory and practice
key concepts and theories that reveal development management as a process that is personal, political and professional
tools, methods and frameworks for investigation and analysis aimed at informing development policy and practice.
Get a taste of the Open University’s Global Development Management degree
Development can mean different things to different people. For development managers around the world, it’s about the process of bringing about change and achieving social justice. But how can development be managed and what tools do development managers need?
In this course, you will discuss the answers to these questions and boost your understanding of development management as a whole. As you learn to unpack what development management is, you will recognise the complexities and political nature of development. You will also apply a development management tool to a real-world context.
This course is for anyone interested in or already working in the development sector. It will act as a guide for those thinking of moving into development work.