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Master of International Development Administration (MIDA)

Organizational Leadership Major

39 Credits  (purple, red, green, blue, gray, yellow)


The purpose of the Organizational Leadership major is to develop trained leadership to meet the significant needs of growing not-for-profit organizations. Such leaders will develop skills based on the concepts of servant leadership, will understand and practice leadership as a collaborative process, and will demonstrate appropriate administrative skills in research, strategic approaches to program planning and evaluation, finance, communication, and ethics along with skills in a specific area of leadership.


Core Courses (26 Credits)

Social Science
Project Management
NPO Management

Development Theory and Practice
CIDS520 (3)

Cultural and Development Anthropology
ANTH517 (2)

Concepts of Project Management
IDAS630 (3)

Conflict Management
CHMN526 (3)

Leadership & Management of
Not-for-Profit Organizations

BSAD530 (3)

Communication in Development Practice
COMM540 (2)

Ethics in Development
IDAS610 (2)

Public Policy,
Civil Society & Development

PLSC525 (2)


       Organizational Behavior & Leadership BSAD515 (3)

       Financial Analysis and Reporting ACCT625 (3)



Focus Area Courses (13 Credits)

Students are required to complete a focus area involving 13 semester credits in a selected specialization area. The majority of these courses are completed in a directed study format with the balance as online courses. This allows the student’s specialization area to be uniquely tailored to suit his/her personal and professional goals. A focus area is selected in the first year of study.


 Portfolio IDAS597 (1) - directed study
 Applied Statistical Methods IDAS613 (2) - online course
 Development Research Methods IDAS623 (2) - online course
 Professional Training IDAS635 (2) - directed study
 Field Practicum IDAS680 (2) - directed study
 Specialization Essay IDAS696 (1) - directed study
 Research Project IDAS697 (3) - directed study

Topics Include but not limited to

• Church Administration  • Community and International Development
• Community Mobilization  • Development Policies of Government and Religion
• Leadership Models








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