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Published on June 16th, 2014 | by Alex Conover

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Master’s in International Development program begins

A new graduate program, the Master of Arts in International Development, is being offered fully online at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota starting this fall.

“The Master of Arts in International Development is geared toward intellectually curious individuals who are dedicated to becoming change agents in a global society,” said Matt Nowakowski, Ed.D., Dean of the Graduate School of Business and Technology at Saint Mary’s University. “This program uses sound theoretical disciplines to teach the practical skills to help leaders engage, transform, and inspire the development of international communities.”

The program was designed by real-world practitioners who share the same passion for social and human change as do the students. Blending theory with practical knowledge, the curriculum offers distinctive courses that focus on management and a global marketplace all while preparing students for their areas of passion with a field-study project.

“For those who are interested in international issues, such as poverty, economics, gender equity, education, or social entrepreneurship, this program should really capture their imagination,” said program director Matt Bluem. “Students will come away with skills in international project management, social entrepreneurship, strategic leadership in an international environment and more.”

The online delivery method for this program includes an iPad with productivity apps and a mobile learning platform, along with ample technical and academic support. The online program also features Saint Mary’s hallmark person-centered and engaging community learning. For more information, visit the program page.

About Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota awakens, nurtures, and empowers learners to ethical lives of service and leadership. A private Lasallian Catholic institution, Saint Mary’s offers comprehensive undergraduate and graduate programs. About 1,200 students are enrolled in the residential undergraduate college in Winona, established in 1912. Approximately 4,300 students  are enrolled in the schools of graduate and professional programs, which offers master’s and  doctoral degrees, as well as bachelor’s degree completion, certificate and specialist programs. The university delivers education to adults through campuses in Winona, Minneapolis and Nairobi, Kenya; centers in Apple Valley, Rochester and Oakdale; and at numerous other locations in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Jamaica. Saint Mary’s is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.

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