Master in International Development A more sustainable world is within reach
The Master in International Development is a unique and comprehensive program that equips ambitious individuals with the skills and expertise needed to generate a positive global impact. Students will receive world-class training that will enable them to promote sustainable social, economic and environmental prosperity around the world.
Madrid with an immersion week in a UN operation
Economic growth may improve quality of life and promote prosperity, but its negative impact on the environment is indisputable. By accelerating climate change, the global economy is heightening and exacerbating the difficulties faced by the most vulnerable members of society—thus widening the inequality gap.
The decisions that must be made in order to design and implement solutions to local or global challenges are not easy. A quick resolution of conflict may prevent immediate violence, but if not carried out correctly, it can also jeopardize political pacts, undermine human rights and ultimately lead to greater upheaval.
The Master in International Development provides students with the tools they’ll need to tackle these global challenges by developing innovative and sustainable solutions. To this end, the curriculum encompasses the 5 P’s defined by the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace, and Partnership.
**Important information: This program is currently in process of accreditation and is subject to change
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ACQUIRE THE SKILLS TO BUILD A MORE SUSTAINABLE WORLD
The Master in International Development equips students with the tools to develop, design, implement and evaluate new solutions touching on topics such as inequality, access to education, eradicating poverty and other issues negatively impacting the world.
Our partnership with the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) reinforces the learning experience, setting students up with the skills and opportunities they need to start or develop a career in international development. IE’s learning methodology focuses on practical cases, teamwork, consulting projects, business simulations, and class debates. Additional teaching methods include case studies, simulation exercises, field experiences and in-class use of technological tools for applied learning.
Students will acquire a comprehensive understanding of the field, enabling them to quickly analyze and dissect each challenge, anticipate the possible outcomes and create innovative solutions to drive positive change.
week immersion at a UN operation
of sessions to be taught by practitioners, and senior UN staff
Workshops and presentations by outside experts
Top Reasons to join The Master in International Development
Benefit from our partnership with the UNSSC
Students in the MID will be lectured by United Nations experts and practitioners, visit UN offices and, at the end of their program, receive a certificate from the UNSSC.
Prepare for a career in international organizations, public or non-profit sectors
Students will receive support, encouragement and facilitation for field internships and careers within the UN system and other top organizations.
A one-week immersion in a UN operation
Students will have the opportunity to visit and experience firsthand the inner workings of a UN operation. They will be able to meet and shadow professionals throughout their week, gaining a practical vision on what a UN operation encompasses
Learn from experienced professors and top practitioners
Students will get the chance to engage with top professionals and experts from the UN system and other top organizations through courses, seminars, capstone projects and special events.
Study at a top-tier School that is a full member of APSIA
Beyond being a full member of the Association for Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA), IE ranks as the 5th European Business School and its online MBA ranks #1 worldwide.
Grow within a very diverse student body
More than 130 nationalities on campus every year.
Develop a global network by joining IE alumni
More than 60,000 high-level professionals around the world have already graduated from IE and stay connected through our Alumni Association.
Live the Madrid experience
A bridge between Europe and the America swhere you can learn the third most spoken language in the world.