City, University of London

City, University of London

Non-Governmental Organisation Management

This unique course is one of the only management courses in Europe to focus on the specific needs of the staff, trustees and volunteers working in international NGOs - particularly those whose activities are focused on working with the poor and vulnerable in the developing world. It is aimed at those currently working in the sector, but also at people exploring a career shift into the international development sector and consultants looking to develop their expertise in the NGO sector. This academically rigorous and practically applied postgraduate course is designed for those hoping to develop and senior management career in international development, become a board member of an international NGO board, or work in a foundation funding work internationally. As a student you will gain: An understanding of the strategic issues and organisational challenges facing NGO managers; Relevant management competencies, leadership skills and analytical capabilities; Insight into the different strategies and approaches commonly adopted by NGOs; An appreciation of the issues of managing change in NGOs; Access to a strong network and connections within the sector; and Confidence to pursue your career in the sector. The course is taught on a part-time basis and is taught over a period of twelve months. The Postgraduate Diploma consists of four core modules that all students take and are common to all the Centre's postgraduate courses. These core modules provide the essential underpinning of management skills for the specialist courses. Upon successful completion of the diploma you can continue to the MSc Programme. The MSc requires completion of the Research Methods for Managers module. This is followed by either: a further six months of personal, supervised research and the presentation of a 15,000-word research-based dissertation. Or alternatively, you can opt to take a taught Masters which allows you to choose specialist modules from one of the other Charities programmes.

Entry requirements

PgDip

In general we ask for a good first degree, normally an upper second-class honours degree from a British University or an equivalent qualification from a leading overseas institution; and three or more year's relevant experience at a senior level. In exceptional cases we will also accept those without a degree but with significant work experience.

Pverseas students are welcome to apply to these courses, but need to be aware that they cannot be sponsored for Tier 4 visas due to the part-time modular delivery of the course.

MSc

In general we ask for a good first degree, normally an upper second-class honours degree from a British University or an equivalent qualification from a leading overseas institution; and three or more year's relevant experience at a senior level. In exceptional cases we will also accept those without a degree but with significant work experience.

Overseas students are welcome to apply to these courses, but need to be aware that they cannot be sponsored for Tier 4 visas due to the part-time modular delivery of the course.

Course modules

PgDip

Learning and Understanding the Voluntary Sector
Resource Management;
Marketing and Fundraising;
Strategy, Diversity and Governance;
Shadowing;
NGO Management;
Managing NGOs: People and Practices.

MSc

Learning and Understanding the Voluntary Sector
Resource Management;
Marketing and Fundraising;
Strategy, Diversity and Governance;
Shadowing;
NGO Management;
Managing NGOs: People and Practices; and
MSc Dissertation.

Assessment methods

PgDip

The course is taught on a part-time basis and is taught over a period of twelve months. The Postgraduate Diploma consists of four core modules that all students take and are common to all the Centre's postgraduate courses. These core modules provide the essential underpinning of management skills for the specialist courses. Upon successful completion of the diploma you can continue to the MSc Programme.

MSc

The course is taught on a part-time basis and is taught over a period of twelve months. The Postgraduate Diploma consists of four core modules that all students take and are common to all the Centre's postgraduate courses. These core modules provide the essential underpinning of management skills for the specialist courses. Upon successful completion of the diploma you can continue to the MSc Programme.

The MSc requires completion of the Research Methods for Managers module. This is followed by either: a further six months of personal, supervised research and the presentation of a 15,000-word research-based dissertation. Or alternatively, you can opt to take a taught Masters which allows you to choose specialist modules from one of the other Charities programmes.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time October 2017 GBP 3,500 per Whole course (International) 6 months
MSc Part-time October 2017 GBP 3,500 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 6 months
MSc Part-time October 2017 GBP 3,500 per Whole course (Scotland) 6 months
MSc Part-time October 2017 GBP 3,500 per Whole course (Wales) 6 months
MSc Part-time October 2017 GBP 3,500 per Whole course (England) 6 months
PgDip Part-time October 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (England) 12 months
PgDip Part-time October 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (International) 12 months
PgDip Part-time October 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 12 months
PgDip Part-time October 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 12 months
PgDip Part-time October 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Wales) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cass Business School Islington EC1Y 8TZ South East

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