Degree Requirements

Program Structure

The concurrent degree option will be partly completed while students are earning their Master’s in International Development and Service (M.S. I.D.S.) degree. Additional coursework will require two added semesters of study—for example: one summer and one additional semester after completing the M.S. I.D.S. degree.

Alternatively, students may take M.B.A. courses during the summer while they are earning their M.S. I.D.S. degree. Once students have earned the M.S. I.D.S. degree, they would only need to complete one more semester to earn their M.B.A. degree.

Concurrent Degree Features

  • Students will continue their engagement with the field while earning M.B.A. credits.
  • With careful planning and the guidance of the Program Director, students may be able to complete all requirements for the second degree in as few as 4 additional months of study after earning the M.S. I.D.S.

Sample Programs

Configuration 1

Semester 1     M.S. I.D.S. Curriculum (including)
  • International Development Course
  • Institutions and Society
Semester 2 M.S. I.D.S. Curriculum (including 2 of 3 below)
   in London
  • Management and Governance
  • Charity and the Law
  • Strategic Management
  • Marketing and Fundraising
Summer M.B.A. Courses
  • Business Law for Managers
  • Managing Human Resources
Summer 3 M.S. I.D.S. Curriculum (including 2 of the following)
   in Lima
  • Communication Sociology
  • Socio-Demographic Culture & Organizational Development
  • Economics of Regional Development
   or Manila
  • Health Policy and Program Analysis
  • Sustainable Development
   or Siena
  • International Organizations and the Role of NGO’s
  • EU Development Policy
Semester 4 M.S. I.D.S. Curriculum (including)
  • Culminating Project
  • Ethics and History of Service
  • Grant Writing/Fundraising
  • Non-profit management
Semester 5 M.B.A. Courses
  • Managing Information Technology and Innovation
  • Data Analysis and Modeling for Managers
  • Financial Management
  • Managerial Accounting


Configuration 2

Semester 1     M.S. I.D.S. Curriculum (including)
  • International Development Course
  • Institutions and Society
Semester 2 M.S. I.D.S. Curriculum (including 2 of 3 below)
   in London
  • Management and Governance
  • Charity and the Law
  • Strategic Management
  • Marketing and Fundraising
Summer 3  M.S. I.D.S. Curriculum (including 2 of the following)
   in Lima
  • Communication Sociology
  • Socio-Demographic Culture & Organizational Development
  • Economics of Regional Development
   or Manila
  • Health Policy and Program Analysis
  • Sustainable Development
   or Siena
  • International Organizations and the Role of NGO’s
  • EU Development Policy
Semester 4 M.S. I.D.S. Curriculum (including)
  • Culminating Project
  • Ethics and History of Service
  • Grant Writing/Fundraising
  • Non-profit management
Summer M.B.A. Courses
  • Culminating Project
  • Ethics and History of Service
  • Grant Writing/Fundraising
  • Non-profit management
Semester 5 M.B.A. Courses
  • Managing Information Technology and Innovation
  • Data Analysis and Modeling for Managers
  • Financial Management
  • Managerial Accounting