Master of Development Management and Practice



It is an interdisciplinary program thatAn interdisciplinary program trains leaders for private, public, multilateral, and third sector organizations that incorporate elements into their decision making that process collective change to the benefit of sustainable development. 

The Master's Degree in Development Practice has a central axis: the management of development challenges in the field, integrating practical and balanced training in management, natural sciences, and social sciences.

The practice, which can be national or international, allows students to tackle challenges to implement sustainable development in the territories. Throughout their training process, in their fieldwork, students are able to integrate the knowledge and skills acquired by supporting initiatives or projects led by different types of organizations and communities.

The Master’s degree combines a variety of innovative methodologies used to reach the learning goals and to develop students’ ability to understand problems from a range of perspectives and to take responsibility for their learning process.

The courses are offered through a blended learning methodology, with a combination of virtual and face-to-face encounters. The program features virtual environments that are enhanced by the University’s Blackboard/SICUA learning platform, which allows students to maintain continuous contact with their coursework, classmates, and professors. 

Among others, the MEM offers masterclasses, case studies, problem-based learning, workshops, reports and projects, simulations, seminars, and field trips.


Program Description

Degree awarded:

Masters in Development Practice


Code SNIES101272


24 Months


Part-time dedication.

Classes Thursday, Friday and Saturday full-time every 20 days.

The academic activity is supported in virtual spaces adjusted to each course.

Field trips:

Field trips and corporate visits are organized half-day or a whole day.

Learning Goals

  1. Students will be professionals with ethical criteria capable of contributing to the sustainable development of the territories, society and the planet.
  2. Students will be professionals who highly understand and respect cultural diversity and its value to act accordingly
  3. Students will be decision makers who integrate sustainability in territorial development management.
  4. Students will be professionals capable of communicating sustainable development strategies.