Universidad de Los Andes

The Master of Development Management and Practice (MDP) at Los Andes University 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 professionals 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.

Our MDP is led by the School of Management, and involves other academic centers within the University.  Los Andes University is one of three academic institutions in Latin America -and the only one in Colombia- that are part of the Global Network of Master’s in Development Practice. Our School of Management is ranked amongst the firsts in Latin America, and its quality is accredited by AACSB and EFMD.

School of Management
Degree Awarded: 
Masters in Development Management and Practice
MDP Program Specialization: 

Housed in the School of Management, the MDP at Los Andes University is characterized by bringing a strong set of tools and skills on operation, project, program and policy management. Our core courses include strategic management, sustainable logistics and marketing; all of them targeting both the productive, services, non-for-profit and governmental sectors. 

MDP Director: 
24 months
Field Training Description: 

Field Training takes place during the June-July period, over three weeks each year. Students are involved with the project and partner organization starting on their second period (January), and deliver final products on their fifth period (July, of their second year).

Field Training Contact
Anabell Gonzalez
+57 (1) 3394949 ext *3287

~24,106 USD (2014)

Cost of Living: 
~920 USD/month
Admissions Requirements: 

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
Scholarships Available: 
Scholarships are available
Visa Requirements: 
International students require a Colombian Student visa to enroll the program
Partner University
Course Structure: 
Course Dates: 
June 26, 2014 - July 22, 2016
Due Date of Application: 
March 5, 2014
Date Application Decisions are Made: 
May 2, 2014