Master of Development Management and Practice

Differential values

First-level articulation:

  • The Master's Degree in Development Practice is more than an academic program, it is a memorable learning experience that offers an environment of opportunity given its links to initiatives such as: The Global MDP Association, Parques Cómo Vamos (Parks, how we're doing? - Academic initiative to generate information about Colombia's National Natural Parks System), the National Environmental Forum, the SCALA Observatory, and the Center for Sustainable Development Goals for Latin America (CODS).

Academic excellence:

  • The program is part of the MDP Global Partnership, which brings together leading international universities that work on development practice and spaces of exchange for debate, knowledge and experience (
  • It incorporates development practice into a rigorous curriculum, combining conceptual components with training in relevant skills to address the challenges of territorial governance and development.
  • There is a Sustainability Area in the School of Management, with 80% of its professors with international PhDs and academic recognition. 
  • We adopt a learning assurance model that aims to strengthen competencies such as ethical behavior, interculturality, communication and decision makingdecision-making.


  • The opportunity to take elective courses from the different programs at the School of Management Graduate School, the general University courses, summer courses, and international weeks.
  • The possibility of pursuing a double degree program with the Master in Environmental Management.
  • The Master's Degree in Development Practice and the Master's Degree in Environmental Management share the core courses in the functional areas of management and the key areas of sustainable development.
  • Blended learning, which includes classes in Bogotá on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays every three weeks, and activities through a virtual platform that complement the learning process.



  • The Master use a variety of innovative methodologies to develop students' ability to approach problems from various angles, depending on the learning objective.
  • Practicum/Internship: It consists of hands-on experience, which is the cornerstone of the curriculum. This allows students to contrast and apply skills learned in the classroom in various national or international scenarios and build solid professional networks for their future careers.


International experience:

  • The internship period for the master's degree can be carried out internationally through the network of universities that are members of the MDP Global Association.
  • International weeks at universities abroad studying and discussing specific topics of Development Practice.
  •  International Summer School in which we bring professors from the best universities in the world to our classrooms to teach and discuss topics from different management areas.


Impact of graduates:

Graduates impact:

  • We respond to the labor market growing need to find professionals capable of managing sustainable development challenges.
  • The community of more than 100 graduates is influencing the transformation of organizations and territories for sustainability, supporting to reach the Sustainable Development Goals.