Master/Master of Science in Development Management and Governance

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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


Program Goals

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


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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Admission

Minimum Qualifications for Admission

The UPLB GS requires applicants for a Master’s degree to meet the following minimum qualifications:

  1. A Bachelor’s degree (4-year degree course) or its equivalent from any recognized institution.

  2. Proficiency in the English language. For applicants from foreign countries where English is not the medium of instruction and/or not the native language, a TOEFL score of 500 or IELTS score of 5.5 or better in an exam taken within the last two years.

    Acceptable proofs of these qualifications are listed in the GS website at https://www.uplbgraduateschool.org/prospective-students/admission/.

    In addition to the foregoing, an applicant to the M/MS DMG Program must have:

  3. At least two (2) years of work experience (at the start of the semester the applicant is applying for). This is intended to ensure that the student has sufficient familiarity with real-life scenarios which can contextualize and enrich academic learning.


Requirements for Admission

An applicant who meets the above-stated minimum qualifications must submit the following requirements:

  1. General GS application requirements. These include a duly accomplished application form; two (2) recommendation letters; transcript of records; recent photo; application fee; among others. The full list of requirements and downloadable forms are available at the GS website: https://www.uplbgraduateschool.org/prospective-students/admission/. Note that the GS has additional requirements for international applicants.

  2. Application essays. Two essays are additional requirements specific to M/MS DMG applicants. These are separate from the brief narrative on future plans required in the GS application form. The essays shall demonstrate how the DMG program is relevant to the applicant’s professional interests and plans, as well as the applicant’s overall readiness to pursue graduate studies. Each applicant must submit two (2) original essays which will succinctly elaborate on the following:

    1. Essay 1: Personal statement. This should describe the applicant’s professional background, motivation for pursuing M/MS DMG, and career objectives. The essay should weave the applicant’s personal and professional directions.

    2. Essay 2: Research interest. This should present a topic that the applicant intends to probe in the course of graduate studies, including through the DMG program’s research papers, and field study or thesis. The essay should also explain the reason/s for choosing the topic, the topic’s significance, and how the program can contribute to a better understanding of the chosen topic.

      Each essay should consist of 300 to 700 words. The essays must indicate the full name of the applicant, and must be typed in Times New Roman, Font 12 using A4 bond paper.

  3. Requirement for transferee from other graduate degree program in UPLB. A student applying to transfer to the M/MS DMG Program from another graduate degree program needs to file the request at the GS by accomplishing the required form on Change of Degree Program (no online version yet). In addition, the applicant needs to submit additional DMG Program admission requirement below:

    1. True Copy of Grades (TCG) from the UPLB-GS records showing Completion of not more than 18 units in his/her current program; and a weighted average of 2.0 or better in the courses taken in his/her current program.

    2. Application Essays 2.1 and 2.2.

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

THE DIRECTOR
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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Phone/Fax : (+63 49) 536-0407/3382