The urgency for the world to come together and tackle global challenges has never been greater. In response, the United Nations is stepping up its response and is moving toward its UN 2.0 Quintet of Change, the roadmap defined by the UN Secretary-General to foster innovation, drive reform and deliver effective results to address the challenges of the 21st century. Through the Quintet of Change, a new world of opportunities has opened up for adaptable and effective leaders in international development.
Hone your expertise with immediately actionable knowledge to drive positive change in our increasingly globalized world. With our transformative executive program—designed specifically around the UN 2.0 Quintet of Change—you will learn to confidently take on the challenges of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Executive Master in International Development is designed for leaders who are eager to promote sustainable social, economic and environmental prosperity around the world.
Take the opportunity to boost your career, pivot your existing experience, align your skill set with the future to maximize the global impact of your actions and position yourself at the top of the development system.
Enjoy unparalleled access and engage with top professionals from the UN system as they deliver courses and participate in special events like conferences, seminars, networking opportunities and capstone projects.
Students will engage first-hand with the pioneers of the 2030 Agenda and the five Ps of sustainable development (People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnership). They will learn how to tackle these issues in real time through innovative solutions.
The program’s practical, hands-on methodology enables you to boost your competences and immediately implement learnings in your day-to-day operations, planning strategically for future development improvement in your organization.
The U.N. 2.0 - Quintet of Change, a key component of the UN Secretary-General's "Common Agenda" and a catalyst for the 2030 Agenda, informs the design of the Executive Master in International Development, enabling students to be at the forefront of data, innovation, strategic foresight, behavioral science and results.
Students learn to address the evermore complex and interconnected challenges of our times by designing system-wide solutions within the multilateral development ecosystem, rather than single-issue responses.
by tackling the complex challenges of international development.
because you believe in our collective capacity to create positive outcomes for everyone.
so that you can implement the lessons learned in your organization immediately.
and understand the need for cooperation between the private and public sectors.
and you’re ready to work toward a better future.
and you’re enthusiastic about an eminently practical, hands-on program with impactful deliverables.
With a hybrid format designed that allows you to continue working alongside your studies, the Executive Master in International Development has been designed in partnership with the UNSSC.
IE University’s Executive Master in International Development provides you with the tools to become a more nimble and effective leader in the field of international development. With the immediately actionable knowledge, valuable connections and hands-on learning experience gained through the program, you’ll be able to generate a positive global impact and play a key role in the multilateral system.
Our commitment to the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and our partnership with the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) bolster the learning experience, placing you at the forefront of a transformation in methods and practices in the development ecosystem, producing more relevant and system-wide solutions to the challenges of the 21st century.
This is a University Private Degree from IE Universidad*, and taught in IE School of Politics, Economics & Global Affairs. More information on what earning a University Private Degree from IE Universidad entails.
*IE Universidad is a University officially recognized by the Spanish education authorities, allowed to grant both University Official Degrees (Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degrees), which are specifically regulated and accredited by Spanish Ministry of Education and University Private Degrees (Master), that are specifically designed by the University towards the professional application of their studies and the constant update of higher education, preserving the educational standards of excellence of IE. Both types of degrees are equally backed by the rigor and prestige of IE University.
To enhance a dynamic and practical learning experience, at IE School of Politics, Economics & Global Affairs we focus on the continuous engagement and networking of our students by hosting events and welcoming top speakers from a diverse range of topics to shape the next generation of impactful global leaders.
IE University’s Executive Master in International Development is a transformative program for leaders in the field of international development designed in partnership with the United Nations System Staff College. It provides a practical, hands-on approach to the latest trends and dynamics and the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The Executive Master in International Development provides you world-class training and equips you with the skills and expertise needed to be results-oriented, agile, politically savvy and substantively prepared to address the challenges facing the multilateral system at the global level, boosting your professional prospects either in the multilateral, governmental, private or non-profit sectors.
IE University’s Executive Master in International Development is a 10-month program delivered in a blended format that combines virtual sessions with immersive one-week residential periods in Madrid and New York. The live video conferences and asynchronous online discussions that make up the core virtual sessions of the program represent a time commitment of nine hours per week.
IE University’s Executive Master in International Development is a unique program designed in collaboration with the UNSSC. The flexible program allows participants to upskill without putting their career on hold.
As a top school for international development programs, IE University requires online assessments, placement exams and in-person or virtual meetings to assess candidates. Make sure you have your forms ready and you feel comfortable with answering questions about your professional skills and background. The final decision comes after a personal interview.