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Courses

On this page you find all courses of the MA in Development Management Programme: "Curriculum" shows what is offered in the respective semesters, and under "List of Modules" you can see which courses are compulsory, elective and optional.


Curriculum


1st Semester: Development Paradigms and Development Co-operation


(A) Introduction to the MADM Programme


(B) Theories of Development and Underdevelopment

  1. Social Science Perspectives - compulsory, 6 CP
  2. Economic Perspectives - compulsory, 6 CP

(C) Actors in Development Cooperation - elective, 6 CP


(D) Institutions and Development - elective, 6 CP

 

Summer School Bochum


Research Methods and Development Practice I

  1. Methods of Empirical Social Research: Statistical Methods - compulsory, 6 CP
  2. Development Cooperation in Practice I - optional

 

Summer School Cape Town


Research Methods and Development Practice II

  1. Methods of Empirical Social Research: How to Conduct a Field Survey - compulsory, 6 CP
  2. Development Cooperation in Practice II - optional

2nd Semester: Development Management


(A) The Managerial Cycle/Process

  1. Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation - elective, 6 CP
  2. Economic Evaluation Methods - elective, 6 CP

(B) Management of Reforms

  1. Public Policy and Reform Management - elective, 6 CP
  2. Economic Reforms, Income, and Poverty - elective, 6 CP

(C) Free Specialisation: Methods, Tools, and Topics

  1. Qualitative Research Methods - elective, 6 CP
  2. Any combination of two specialization courses from the following list - elective, 6 CPs
    - Quantitative Research Methods
    - Financial Management
    - Law and Development
    - Urbanisation and Development

    Completion of a single specialization course in combination with one of the elective modules above increases the credit point awardd for an elective module from 6 to 9 CP

(D) Research Project I (compulsory) - 15 CP

  1. Seminar Paper
  2. Research Logic
  3. Developing Theoretical Framework for MA Thesis & Preparation of Field Research

 

3rd Semester: Seminars and Writing-Up of Master Thesis


(A) Research Project II - 30 CP

  1. Writing-up of Master Thesis (compulsory) - 24 CP
  2. Seminar: Presentation of Field Research Results
  3. Final oral examinations (compulsory) - 6 CP

(B) Seminars on Selected Subjects (optional)


Practice


  1. Internship, after 1st semester
  2. Field Research, after 2nd semester (part of Research Project II)

Complementary Offers


  1. Economic Tutorial
  2. German Language Classes (optional)
  3. Seminar Intercultural Communication and Teambuilding
  4. Individual Monitoring (part of Research Project I & II)



List of Modules


Compulsory Modules (69 CP)


  1. Theories of Development and Underdevelopment - 1st semester
    Social Science Perspectives (6 CP)
    Economic Perspectives (6 CP)

  2. Methods of Empirical Social Research - 1st semester
    Statistical Methods (6 CP)
    How to Conduct a Field Survey (6 CP)

  3. Research Project I - 2nd semester (15 CP)
    Research Logic (with coursework)
    Seminar Paper
    Field Research Design and Pre-Test

  4. Research Project II - 3rd semester (30 CP)
    Field Research and Data Analysis
    Seminar Presentation of Field Research Results
    Master Thesis (24 CP)
    Final Oral Examination (6 CP)

Elective Modules (21 CP required)


    1. Actors in Development Cooperation - 1st semester (6 CP)
    2. Institutions and Development - 1st semester (6 CP)

    3. The Managerial Cycle/Process - 2nd semester
      Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation (6 CP)
      Economic Evaluation Methods (6 CP)

    4. Management of Reforms - 2nd semester
      Public Policy and Reform Management (6 CP)
      Economic Reforms, Income, and Poverty (6 CP)

    5. Free Specialization: Methods, Tools, and Topics
      Qualitative Research Methods (6 CP)
      Any combination of two specialization courses from the following list (6 CPs)
      - Quantitative Research Methods
      - Financial Management
      - Law and Development
      - Urbanisation and Development

      Completion of a single specialization course in combination with one of the elective modules above increases the credit point awardd for an elective module from 6 to 9 CP

The MADM coordinator will offer consultation meetings related to the selection of elective modules.

Offers from partner faculties or partner programmes are to be announced at the beginning of a semester. Students who wish to choose electives outside the communicated list shall consult the course coordinator with regard to recognition requirements.


Optional Modules (0 CP)


    1. Introduction to the MA in Development Management - 1st semester

    2. Economic Tutorial - 1st semester

    3. Development Practice - 1st & 2nd semester
      Development Cooperation Practice I (Germany)
      Development Cooperation Practice II (South Africa)
      Internship

    4. Seminars on Selected Subjects - 3rd semester

    5. Seminar Intercultural Communication and Teambuilding (1st semester)
    6. German Language Classes - 1st & 2nd semester
      (compulsory for DAAD-EPOS scholarship holders as part of the obligations related to the scholarship award)

MADM: Contact

SiebertDr. Anne Siebert
Coordinator MADM

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Phone:  +49 (0)234 / 32-19024
Fax: +49 (0)234 / 32-14294

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Compendium of Modules

Course Schedule 2018 - 2020:
- Bochum Group
- Cape Town Group