MSc in International Management, NGO & Mission Based Management Track

The NGO and Mission-Based Management Track of the MSc in International Management prepares you to work in non-governmental organizations and other mission-based organizations such as social enterprises. Such work not only requires core competencies that are relevant to businesses or corporations 鈥 such as in finance, strategy and operations 鈥 but it also requires special leadership and negotiation skills when interacting with communities and their stakeholders as well as special resource management and outcome reporting skills. The walls between the for-profit sector and the not-for-profit sector have become more permeable. NGO鈥檚 have adopted conventional management techniques to manage their performance and effectiveness, while social enterprises borrow frameworks and techniques from the NGO sector.

Our program provides traditional management skills and competencies, but also goes beyond that in order to meet particular needs that you may have when moving into an area in which you feel like you鈥檙e doing something meaningful, productive and good for the world around you.

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Practical management in a global context

Alongside the core modules of the MSc in International Management, you will take the following track-specialty courses:


BA5024 Ngo Financial Management

This course introduces essential financial and operational strategies used in the management of NGOs and Mission-based Enterprises (MBEs). Topics covered include: financial management and operations of NGOs and MBEs, developing a clear mission statement, establishing organizational accountability and transparency, organizational design, financial management and reporting, financial controls and audits, marketing, fundraising, grant writing and operational management of organizational missions.

BA5055 Ngo & Mission-based Management

This course takes an interdisciplinary and comparative approached to NGO and mission-based management based on the assumption that management principles, though universal to some extent, vary significantly according to the context in which NGOs function. This course requires students to think strategically and critically in the management of NGO鈥檚 within the political, economic, ideological, and socio-cultural contexts in which they operate.

Track-relevant content is also a part of the learning objectives of several core courses and electives. Graduate advising focuses on offering you customized readings, research opportunities and further resources specific to your interests, and the end-level assessments offer another way to differentiate your degree. Moreover, if you are interested in taking this track-specific focus further, you may complete a research project, a professional experience or further directed studies in these areas.

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