Graduate International Development Management, Wouter Bokdam, works as a Disaster Risk Reduction Advisor at Care Netherlands. "As a Disaster Risk Reduction Advisor, I work on increasing the resilience of the people most vulnerable to natural disasters like cyclones, floods, earthquakes and the effects of climate change. In addition, we train development workers to set up sustainable projects, which are also able to withstand natural disasters."
Content programme: International Development Management
International Development Management teaches you more about geography, biology and green economy, but it also includes the following topics: international collaborations, intercultural communication, prevention of natural disasters and reconstruction following disasters, fair trade, business administration, strengthening of rural societies and you'll also learn how to set up projects.
Your study career
When you start off with the programme you will focus on the fascinating work field of International Development Management. You will study subjects like marketing (regarding the sector, international development and business), and organisation and innovation, which are presented from the programme's perspective. This approach will motivate you to make a well-considered choice for a specialisation.
You will do a taster internship; you'll expand your knowledge and you'll learn how to put your skills into practice, by, for instance, setting up your own business or service. You'll then go on to specialise further, by doing a minor to expand your knowledge further and broaden your expertise. You'll also do an internship where you can put your skills into practice.
You'll round the programme off by doing a graduation project for a company or organisation. The programme and its specialisations are offered in English.
Example programme structure
|Year||Term 1||Term 2||Term 3||Term 4|
|1||Understanding the international development sector and sustainability||Development of rural communities, research methods|| |
Organisation and company orientation
|Innovation in sustainable rural development|
|2||Internship (abroad)||Food security, sustainable agriculture and applied research||Social and inclusive entrepreneurship||Building resilient communities|