MS in Development Management and Governance

MS in Development Management and Governance

2 years
Distance Learning

Nepal Open University offers MS in Development Management and Governance (MSDMG) program. 


Passed 3 years Bachelor Level or equivalent from any stream

Curricular Structure

The course holds a total of 60 credits distributed evenly across the four-semester over the two-year time period. The detailed curricular structure is:

First Semester
Course Code Course Title Credits
MGGMG 501 Organization and Management 3
MGGPL 502 Public Personnel Management 3
MGGDE 511 Development Philosophy and Theories 3
MGGSO 521 Sociology and Cultural Anthropology of Human Development 3
MGGEM 531 Environmental Management and Sustainable Development 3
Total   15
Second Semester
Course Code Course Title Credits
MGGST 521 Statistical Methods 3
MGGDE 542 Economic Growth, Development and Equity 3
MGGDE 543 Development Planning and Implementation 3
MGGLW 551 Legal Environment and Regulatory Framework 3
MGGPL 555 Democracy and Inclusive Governance 3
Total   15
Third Semester
Course Code Course Title Credits
MGGPL 522 Public Service Delivery 3
MGGPL 553 Accountability and Ethics in Public Offices 3
MGGPL 591 Public Policy Formulation and Analysis 3
MGGRM 691 Research Methods 3
------ Elective I 3
Total   15
Fourth Semester
Course Code Course Title Credits
MGGMG 503 Fiscal Management and Budgeting 3
MGGPL 554 Foreign Aid Management 3
MGGPR 651 Project Management 3
MGGRE 699 Dissertation 3
------ Elective II 3
Total   15

Electives (Any two courses)

  1. MGGDE 641: Globalisation, Emerging Economies, and Development
  2. MGGIT 611: E-governance & IT
  3. MGGDE 642: Participatory Planning
  4. MGGPL 651: Public-Private Partnership
  5. MGGPL 652: Management of Resource Conflict
  6. MGGPL 653: Public Leadership
  7. MGGLW 651: International Law for Human rights and Human Development
  8. MGGPL654: Federalism and Resource allocation
  9. MGGPL 655: New Public Management

MGGRE 699:

The Dissertation, containing 3 credits, will span all two semesters. In the third semester, each student will be required to choose a topic for the dissertation, get trained in writing skills in English, computer literacy, and research methodology, write a research proposal, and defend it before a Committee. In the fourth semester, the student will study the relevant literature, write the survey chapter, the theoretical/methodology chapter, and the research design for the collection of data. In the third semester, the student will collect, collate and analyze data, and complete a 50-60-page dissertation.