Minor in Development Management

The Minor in Development Management remains relevant for the following reasons: (1) There is a need for individuals trained in Development Management for careers in social development institutions. (2) There is increasing recognition that good intentions and knowledge of development concepts are not enough; practical skills are necessary in order for individuals to become effective change agents. (3) There is a felt need in the Loyola Schools for practical answers to the question of poverty and underdevelopment.

This Minor is open to all undergraduate students of the Loyola Schools except AB DS students. AB DS students instead take the Specialization.

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MINOR (for Non-DS Majors)

Required Courses (9 units)

(1)     DEV 106.1 Community Development & Social Change
This course introduces students to the art of introducing and sustaining development interventions on various levels. Inputs from development practitioners demonstrate the basic principles discussed in the lectures. It frames development interventions as social change projects and draws from change management literature. (Offered every first semester)

(2)     DEV 107 Project Management
This course provides a practical overview of the cycle of the development process involved in the management of development programs and projects, including project conceptualization, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. 
Pre-requisites: DEV 106.1 or any DEV 183.xx Electives (Offered every second semester)

(3)     DEV 108 Communication for Development
The course examines the role of communication in social change, particularly in the context of its potential contribution to facilitate changes in knowledge, attitudes, skills, and behaviours among stakeholders in program towards engendering development. It introduces students to the fundamental concepts of communication and how frameworks of communication can mirror our view of the development process and the stakeholders involved. It aims to help students to think strategically by examining the theoretical bases of the tools and techniques employed in communication programs of social change, and by identifying patterns, trends, and differences in theory application. (Offered every first semester)

(4)     TWO Development Management Electives (6 units). Choose from among the courses listed below and other DEV 183.xx options that may be made available in the future.

List of Electives:
DEV 183.11 Special Topics in Development Management: Social Innovation
DEV 183.12 Special Topics in Development Management: Design for Development
DEV 183.13 Special Topics in Development Management: Social Marketing
DEV 183.14 Special Topics in Development Management: Alternative Dispute Resolution Processes
DEV 183.16 Special Topics in Development Management: Training Management
DEV 183.17 Special Topics in Development Management: Resource Mobilization
DEV 183.18 Special Topics in Development Management: Bridging Leadership
DEV 183.19 Special Topics in Development Management: Immersion/ work Camp
DEV 183.20 Special Topics in Development Management: Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development
DEV 183.23 Special Topics in Development Management: Monitoring & Evaluation of Development Programs
DEV 183.24 Special Topics in Development Management: Creating Shared Value for Practitioner
DEV 183.25 Special Topics in Development Management: Social Entrepreneurship
DEV 183.33 Special Topics in Development Management: Organizational Management
DEV 183.34 Special Topics in Development Management: Cooperatives and Development
DEV 183.35 Special Topics in Development Management: Social Return on Investment
DEV 183.36 Special Topics in Development Management: Community Organization
DEV 183.37 Special Topics in Development Management: Seminar on Basic Management Concepts
DEV 183.38 Special Topics in Development Management: Strategic Leadership
DEV 183.39 Special Topics in Development Management: Microfinance
DEV 105 Survey of Social Development Approaches
POS 110 Fundamentals of Public Management (Department of Political Science)
ACCOUNTING (any) c/o John Gokongwei School of Management
FINANCE (any) c/o John Gokongwei School of Management

NOTE: If you have taken both Accounting & Finance subjects, we can only credit one subject (either Accounting or Finance) as long as the grade is C or higher.

It also must be noted however, that not all of the courses are offered at a given time.

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SPECIALIZATION (for DS Majors)

Required Courses (9 units)

(1)     DEV 106.1 Community Development & Social Change
This course introduces students to the art of introducing and sustaining development interventions on various levels. Inputs from development practitioners demonstrate the basic principles discussed in the lectures. It frames development interventions as social change projects and draws from change management literature. (Offered every first semester)

(2)     DEV 107 Project Management
This course provides a practical overview of the cycle of the development process involved in the management of development programs and projects, including project conceptualization, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. 
Pre-requisites: DEV 106.1 or any DEV 183.xx Electives (Offered every second semester)

(3)     ANY ACCOUNTING SUBJECT

(4)     THREE Development Management Electives (9 units). Choose from among the electives listed and other DEV 183.xx options that may be made available in the future.

Total number of units required is 18 units. All these subjects must have a grade of C or higher to be credited for the specialization.

IMPORTANT DETAILS:

Please note that among LS guidelines covering Minor Programs is the following:

  • A program leading to a Minor requires between 12 and 18 units in the field of minor study, provided no more than 6 units are within the student’s regular program of study (i.e., the core and major curricula). Free electives may be used to count towards the Minor. For programs without free electives, one Interdisciplinary Elective can count towards the Minor in addition to the 6 units mentioned above.
  • Please note as well that under the LS revised guidelines for Minors/Specializations, double-counting of courses between two Minors/Specializations is not allowed (i.e., a required/elective course for one Minor/Specialization may not be counted towards the completion of another Minor/Specialization). In the event that the same course is required by a student’s second Minor Program, the student must take an additional course to replace that required course.