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THE PROGRAM

Merging the two programs, Master of Management major in Development Management and Master of Public Affairs major in Local Governance and Development, Master/Master of Science in Development Management and Governance seek to develop competencies and proficiencies required for new governance and development managers and leaders. Merging allows synergistic learning on the various actors in the development process and promotes transdisciplinary mechanisms that the College advocates and promotes.


Streams of Specialization

  • Organizational and Institutional Development
  • Program Management
  • Governance of Microfinance and Microinsurance Institution
  • Local Governance and Development


Program Goals

Generally, the programs seek to produce graduates who are able to:

  • differentiate varying development and governance concepts, values and interventions relevant to particular development contexts;
  • design intervention strategies for their own organizations in response to development and governance challenges;
  • devise innovative, participatory and multi-disciplinary approaches to respond to development and governance issues and concerns affecting communities and societies; and,
  • design and implement research and technical assistance program on development management and governance.


Program Requirements

Master of Development Management and Governance (minimum of 31 units)

  1. Prescribed courses (minimum of 15 units)
  2. Major courses (minimum of 9 units)
  3. Electives (minimum of 3 units)
  4. Seminar (1 unit)
  5. Field Study (3 units)

Master of Science in Development Management and Governance (minimum of 38 units)

  1. Prescribed courses (minimum of 19 units)
  2. Major courses (minimum of 9 units)
  3. Electives (minimum of 3 units)
  4. Seminar (1 unit)
  5. Thesis (6 units)

 

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Courses

 

COURSES MDMG
(Units)
MSDMG
(Units)
PRESCRIBED COURSES    
DM 201 Development Perspective 3 3
DM 204 Management Dimension in Development Organization 3 3
DM 241 Managerial Leadership 3 3
LGD 210 Governance and Development 3 3
AERS 282 Social Research Design 3 3
PAf 203 Data Analysis and Modeling for Public Affairs   4
Subtotal 15 19

Specialization Courses

 

COURSES MDMG
(Units)
MSDMG
(Units)
SPECIALIZATION COURSES    
Organizational and Institutional Development 9 9
DM 230 Planned Change in Development Organization    
LGD 215 Human Resource Management in Local Government    
LGD 216 Organizational Development in Local Government    
DM 210 Research Management    
Program Management 9 9
DM 220 Public Policy and Program Administration for Development    
DM 221 Fiscal Administration in Development    
DM 223 Project Development and Management    
DMG 224 Governance Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation    
DMG 225 Governance of Food Systems    
Governance of Microfinance and Microinsurance Institutions 9 9
DMG 230 Microfinance, Microinsurance and Development    
DMG 231 Governance of Microfinance Institutions    
DGM 232 Governance of Microinsurance Institutions    
Local Governance and Development 9 9
DM 224 Public Affairs Management    
DMG 224 Governance Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation    
DMG 244 Local Government Entrepreneurship    
DMG 245 Local Development Planning    
DMG 246 Public Integrity and Social Accountability    
LGD 211 Delivery Systems for Public Services    
LGD 213 Local Fiscal Management    
LGD 216 Organizational Development in Local Government    
Subtotal 9 9
Elective Courses 3 3
DM 298 Field Study 3  
DM 299 Graduate Seminar 1 1
DMG 300 Masters’ Thesis in DMG   6
Overall Total Units Earned 31 38

Course Description


PRESCRIBED COURSES (15 units for MDMG, 19 units for MSDMG)

DM 201. Development Perspective (3). Systems theory and concept and their application to the analysis of the national development process; comparison to the analysis of the national development process; comparison of development patterns; and Philippine historical realities and current national development goals and strategies. 3 hrs (class) PR. COI, (1,2)

DM 204. Management Dimension in Development Organization (3). History, environment, and dynamics of development organizations; application of management principles in the analysis of development organization. 3 hrs (class) PR. COI, (1,2)

DM 241. Managerial Leadership (3). Leadership theories, roles, styles, and skills in various management levels. 3 hrs (class) PR. COI, (1,2)

LGD 210. Governance and Development (3). Concepts, models, principles, tools, indicators, practices, issues, trends, and prospects in governance and development. 3 hrs (class) PR. COI, (1,2)

AERS 282. Social Research Design (3). Methods of social research with emphasis on the major steps in the design and conduct of social research from problem definition to analysis, interpretation and write-up of research report. 3 hrs (class) PR. COI, (1,2)

PAf 203. Data Analysis and Modeling for Public Affairs (4). Analytical tools, decision models, sources, uses and interpretation of social and economic data in public affairs. 3 hrs (class) PR. STAT 1 or COI, (1) (required for MSDMG Major only)


SPECIALIZATION COURSES

Organizational and Institutional Development (minimum of 9 units)

DM 230. Planned Change in Development Organization (3). Concepts, models, and strategies of planned transformation. 3 hrs (class). PR. COI, (1,2)

LGD 215. Human Resource Management in Local Government (3). Principles, practices, trends, and issues in human resource management in local government units. 3 hrs (class) PR. COI, (1,2)

LGD 216. Organizational Development in Local Government (3). Theories, concepts, and processes in organizational development and improvement of local government units. 3 hrs (class) PR. COI, (1,2)

DM 210. Research Management (3). Principles, practices, and dynamics of research management. 3 hrs (class) PR. COI, (1,2)


Program Management (minimum of 9 units)

DM 220. Public Policy and Program Administration for Development (3). Policy formulation, analysis and implementation, program administration and project management for development. 3 hrs (class) PR. COI, (1,2)

DM 221. Fiscal Administration in Development (3). Theories and methods of fiscal administration and their application in the financial planning and analysis of development programs. 3 hrs (class) PR. COI, (1,2)

DM 223. Project Development and Management (3). Design, implementation, and evaluation of development projects. 3 hrs (class) PR. COI, (1,2)

DMG 224. Governance Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation (3). _______________

DMG 225. Governance of Food Systems (3). Theories, perspectives and approaches to governance of food systems for food and nutrition security3hrs (class). PR. COI, (1,2)


Local Governance and Development (minimum of 9 units)

DM 224. Public Affairs Management (3). Political and administrative structures and processes in national development with emphasis on rural development. 3 hrs (class) PR. COI, (1,2)

DMG 224. Governance Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation (3). _______________

DMG 244. Local Government Entrepreneurship (3). Concepts, principles, practices and tools in local government entrepreneurship 3 hrs (class) PR. COI, (1,2)

DMG 245. Local Development Planning (3). Theories, processes and tools for local development planning. 3 hrs (class) PR. COI, (1,2)

DMG 246. Public Integrity and Social Accountability (3). Anti-corruption, public integrity mechanisms and social accountability strategies. 3 hrs (class) PR. COI, (1,2)

LGD 211. Delivery Systems for Public Services (3). Theory and practice of public service delivery with focus on local government units. 3 hrs (class) PR. COI, (1,2)

LGD 213. Local Fiscal Management (3). Concepts, principles, processes and practices in local fiscal management, local revenue generation, allocation, utilization and accountability. 3 hrs. (class) PR. COI, (1,2)

LGD 216. Organization Development in Local Government (3). Theories, concepts, and processes in organization development and improvement of local government units. 3 hrs (class) PR. COI, (1,2)


Governance of Microfinance and Microinsurance Institutions (minimum of 9 units)

DMG 230. Microfinance, Microinsurance and Development (3). Concepts, models and management of microfinance and microinsurance institutions and their role in development. 3 hrs (class) PR. COI, (1,2)

DMG 231. Governance of Microfinance Institutions (3). Concepts, approaches and tools in the governance of microfinance institutions. 3 hrs (class) PR. DMG 230 or COI, (1,2)

DGM 232. Governance of Microinsurance Institutions (3). Concepts, approaches, and tools in the governance of microinsurance institutions. 3 hrs (class) PR. DMG 230 or COI, (1,2)


Elective (minimum of 3 units)

DM 298. Field Study (3). PR. COI, (1,2,S)

DM 299. Graduate Seminar (1). PR. COI, (1,2)

Contact Info

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Institute for Governance and Rural Development
College of Public Affairs and Development
University of the Philippines Los Baños
College, Laguna 4031 Philippines

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