Concurrent Degree in M.S. in International Development and Service and M.B.A.
Please note: The College of Mount Saint Vincent has discontinued admission to this program. We encourage you to consider an alternate option: The M.B.A. with a concentration in Management of Nonprofit Organizations.
The College of Mount Saint Vincent offers a concurrent degree option: Master’s in International Development and Service (M.S. I.D.S.) and a Master’s in Business Administration (M.B.A.) for as little as 24 additional credits. This M.B.A. Program is exceptional in the nation due to its specific focus on socially responsible business management in resource-scarce environments.
The Concurrent Degree Program
Students who choose the concurrent degree option earn a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) alongside the M.S. in International Development and Service degree.
- 24 additional credits to earn the degree
- Credits can be earned completely, or partly through online coursework and in summer sessions
- Designed to compliment the IDS curriculum, including managing budgets, information technology systems, forecasting and other indispensable tools in any organization
- The Master’s in Business Administration is distinctive nationally in focusing on navigating resource poor organizations, common to fields of service
Students graduating with these concurrent degrees will gain the skills to run non-profit organizations from multiple perspectives. They will also gain a valuable portfolio of competencies—from serving the vulnerable in the field, to promotion and publicizing their needs to the world, to the nuts and bolts of budgeting, strategic planning, and policy implementation at the organizational level.
By earning their second Master’s degree in Business, students will be trained in the techniques and requirements of managing organizations with diverse skills. They will be equipped with a set of management tools ranging from organizational decision making, to program implementation, to meeting regulatory requirements.
Students will learn:
- Data analysis and the management of information systems
- Promotion and marketing
- Business law and the non-profit sector
- How to finance and financially plan under-resourced organizations
- Budgeting and organizational control systems
- Understanding organizational culture and managing change