Universidad de Los Andes
Los Andes University’s Master of Development Management and Practice (MDP) is an interdisciplinary program that seeks to prepare the directors and leaders of private, public, multilateral, third sector, and community organizations dedicated to designing, implementing, and managing development projects. The Program’s goal is to offer management tools and skills that allow these individuals to achieve greater results in the projects and programs under their responsibility. The MDP seeks to offer skills and knowledge—in combination with practical and management training—needed to identify and address global challenges of sustainable development, such as poverty, health, environmental conservation, climate change, and human rights.
Los Andes’ Master of Development Management and Practice (MDP) is led by the University’s School of Management and it involves the participation of other academic centers at Los Andes, including the Departments of Science, Social Science, Law, Economics, Engineering, and Medicine as well as the School of Government and the Interdisciplinary Center of Development Studies (CIDER). Los Andes University is one of three academic institutions in Latin America—and the only one in Colombia—that form part of the Global Network of Master’s in Development Practice.
Development Management and Practice
During field training, students have the opportunity to participate in solving problems in a specific community, and integrate the skills and knowledge acquired during the Program. Students will have the opportunity to choose, according to the development issues that interest them, the field training project in which they will like to participate.
~23,000,000 COP per year
~$12,300 USD per year
UniAndes admits new students every year for the MDP program, after a rigorous process that seeks to identify candidates in key areas:
- Leadership potential
- Achievements, experience and personal growth
- Academic Excellence: The student must demonstrate the ability to commit to a program of study, indicating their performance and achievements throughout their education.
- Skills: The student must possess verbal, numeric, logical reasoning and language skills
- Commitment and Accountability