MS in Development Management and Governance (MSDMG) - Nepal Open University

Nepal Open University


2 year(s)

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


Passed 3 years Bachelor Level or equivalent from any stream

Curricular structure

Total Credits 60

Core Course:

  1. MGGDE 511: Development Philosophy and Theories
  2. MGGEM 531: Environmental Management and Sustainable Development
  3. MGGDE 542: Economic Growth, Development and Equity
  4. MGGMG 501: Organisation and Management
  5. MGGMG 502: Public Personnel Management
  6. MGGPL 552: Public Service Delivery
  7. MGGSO 521: Sociology and Cultural anthropology for human development
  8. MGGPL 591: Public Policy Formulation and Analysis
  9. MGGPL 553: Accountability and Ethics in Public Offices
  10. MGGPL 554: Foreign Aid Management
  11. MGGPL 555: Democracy and Inclusive Governance
  12. MGGRM 691: Research Methods
  13. MGGLW 551: Legal Environment and Regulatory framework
  14. MGGST 521: Statistical Methods
  15. MGGDE 543: Development Planning and Implementation
  16. MGGMG 503: Fiscal Management and Budgeting
  17. MGGPR 651: Project Management

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 the two semesters. In the third semester, each student will be required to choose a topic for 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 forth semester, the student will study relevant literature, write the survey chapter, the theoretical/methodology chapter and research design for collection of data. In the third semester, the student will collect, collate and analyze data, and complete a 50-60-page dissertation.