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1 year

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Full Time / Part Time / DL Online

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Who is it for?

If your career aim is to secure or develop a leading position in an international non-governmental organization (NGO), this course is ideally suited to your needs.

Academically rigorous and practically applied, the course is designed to help you develop a senior management career in international development, become a board member of an international NGO board, or work in a foundation funding work internationally.


You will focus on the rapidly evolving context of international development. You will explore the implication for NGOs of the trends shaping the sector. How is the role of civil society changing? What will be the impact of altering aid flows, increased funding for humanitarian and security work and shifting North-South relations? How are new digital technologies affecting the way NGOs work? What are the implications of the moves to greater collaboration and the increasing influence of the private sector in the development process?

The aim of the course is to enable you to develop your management, analytical and leadership skills so that you develop a rounded set of competencies that will enable you to flourish at the highest levels in global NGOs.


The MSc course is taught on a part-time basis over a period of One years.

Students initially enroll on the Postgraduate with the specialist area of their choice, and confirm their intention to complete the MSc at the end of the first year.

As a student you will:

  • Develop your understanding of the strategic issues and organizational challenges facing NGO managers
  • Build relevant management and leadership skills, and analytical capabilities.
  • Acquire insights into the different strategies and approaches commonly adopted by NGOs.
  • Deepen your appreciation of the issues of managing change in NGOs.
  • Gain access to a strong network and connections within the charity sector.
  • Build your confidence as you pursue your career in the sector.

Assessment Methods

The aim of the NGO Management course is to enable students to develop key management competencies and analytical capabilities needed by those in leadership and management positions in international NGOs.

It is one of the postgraduate courses offered by Global University. This is one of the only centers of excellence in Africa offering a full range of latest research, education, training and consultancy geared to the needs of voluntary sector managers and leaders.

Coursework and assessment

Assessment is by taught examinations, coursework, assignments, group assessment and presentations.

Course unit details

You will study a total of 180 credits during the course.


The university is open to all students who fulfill the following requirements:

  • Copy and original of Secondary, University Certificates and Transcripts
  • Birth certificate
  • Certificate of good conduct
  • Application Letter
  • CV and Experience Letter
  • Admission fee $
  • Passport sized photos
  • File
  • Pass entry exams.

Course Structure:

Semester One

Subject Code

Subject Name


Building and Leading a Team


Concept, Functions and Establishment of NGO


Conflict Resolution


Fundraising and Grant Proposals


Good Governance Code and Accountability


Introduction to NGO Management


Semester Two

Subject Code

Subject Name


Governance Concepts, Challenges, Perspectives and Ethical Concern


Human Resource Management


Human Resource Policy, Staffing and Salaries


Impact of Different Governance Structures


Leadership Development


Legal Procedure of Establishment of NGOs


Semester Three

Subject Code

Subject Name


Memorandum of Association and Bye Laws


NABARD and Human Rights Commission


NGO Governance


Principles of Good Communication and Successful Negotiations


Project design monitoring and evaluation


Semester Four

Subject Code

Subject Name


Project Planning, Analysis, and Management


Research Methodology


Result Based Management and Project Cycle Management


Staff Development


Master Thesis

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