M.Sc. Development Planning and Management
This programme dubbed "Spatial Planning for Regions in Growing Economies]"m is an international M. Sc. Programme in Regional Development and Management for professionals from particularly developing countries. It is jointly organized by the Faculty of Spatial Planning (Fakultat Raumplanung), University of Dortmund, Germany and the Department of Planning, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi.
M.Sc. Development Policy and Planning Edit
The programme trains personnel in Development Policy and Planning with multidisciplinary and integrated planning skills. The objectives of the programme are
To equip graduates with the skills for the formulation of national development policies from the economic, social and spatial perspectives;
To equip graduates with the knowledge which would enable them to prepare perspective, medium and short-term plans for national, sectoral, and sub-national development;
To provide graduates with the skills needed for the formulation, implementation, management and evaluation of national and sectoral development policies and plans.
The interdisciplinary programme concentrates in macro-economic policy, social policy and spatial organization policy. Embedded in the structure are options for sub-specializations in sectoral policies such as health, education, transportation and communications and energy. The programme is based on a course unit system and offers a course structure of study combining applied macro-economics, development economics, quantitative analysis, project appraisal, and the techniques of social and spatial analysis with the wider issues of national development and economic management.