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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 and Development Co-operation


(A) Introduction to the MADM Programme (optional)

  1. Introduction to the MADM Programme
  2. Economic Tutorial

(B) Theories of Development and Underdevelopment (compulsory) - 12 CP

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

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

  1. Development Cooperation: Actors and Roles - 3 CP
  2. Public Sector Management - 3 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 (elective) - 15 CP

  1. Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation - 6 CP
  2. Financial Management - 3 CP
  3. Economic Evaluation Methods - 6 CP

(B) Management of Reforms (elective) - 15 CP

  1. Public Policy and Reform Management - 6 CP
  2. Economic Reforms, Income, and Poverty - 6 CP
  3. Public Sector Reform - 3 CP

(C) Free Specialisation (elective) - 15 CP

  1. Electives from (A) & (B) - CP see above
  2. Qualitative Research Methods - 6 CP
  3. Law and Development - 3 CP
  4. Urbanisation and Development - 3 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. German Language Classes (optional)
  2. Individual Monitoring (part of Research Project I & II)




List of Modules


Compulsory Modules (69 CP)


  1. Theories of Development and Underdevelopment - 1st semester (12 CP)
    Course 1:  Social Science Perspectives (6 CP)
    Course 2:  Economic Perspectives (6 CP)

  2. Methods of Empirical Social Research - 1st semester (12 CP)
    Course 1:  Statistical Methods (6 CP)
    Course 2:  How to Conduct a Field Survey (6 CP)

  3. Research Project I - 2nd semester (15 CP)
    Sub-Module 1:  Research Logic (with coursework)
    Sub-Module 2:  Seminar Paper
    Sub-Module 3:  Field Research Design and Pre-Test

  4. Research Project II - 3rd semester (30 CP)
    Sub-Module 1:  Field Research and Data Analysis
    Sub-Module 2:  Seminar: Presentation of Field Research Results
    Sub-Module 3:  Master Thesis (24 CP)
    Sub-Module 4:  Final Oral Examination (6 CP)


Elective Modules (21 CP required)


  1. Actors in Development Cooperation - 1st semester (6 CP)
    Course 1:  Development Cooperation: Actors and Roles (3 CP)
    Course 2:  Public Sector Management (3 CP)


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

  3. The Managerial Cycle/Process - 2nd semester (15 CP)
    Course 1:  Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation (6 CP)
    Course 2:  Financial Management (3 CP)
    Course 3:  Economic Evaluation Methods (6 CP)

  4. Management of Reforms - 2nd semester (15 CP)
    Course 1:  Public Policy and Reform Management (6 CP)
    Course 2:  Economic Reforms, Income, and Poverty (6 CP)
    Course 3:  Public Sector Reform (3 CP)

  5. Free Specialisation - 2nd semester (15 CP)
    The module allows for specialisation by opting for any combination of elective courses from the list above and additional offers within the MADM and from partner faculties or partner programmes.
      MADM offers:
      Course 1:  Qualitative Research Methods (6 CP)
      Course 2:  Law and Development (3 CP)
      Course 3:  Urbanisation and Development (3 CP)

Offers from partner faculties or partner programmes are to be announced at the beginning of the second 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
    Sub-Module 1:  Development Cooperation Practice I (Germany)
    Sub-Module 2:  Development Cooperation Practice II (South Africa)
    Sub-Module 3:  Internship

  4. Seminars on Selected Subjects - 3rd semester

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


MADM: Contact

ThuererDr. Tobias Thürer
Coordinator MADM

Email: ieemdm@rub.de

Phone:  +49 (0)234 / 32-22458
Fax: +49 (0)234 / 32-14294

MADM - Courses: Downloads

Compendium of Modules

Course Schedule 2016 - 2018:
- Bochum Group
- Cape Town Group