As one of only 12 universities in the country granted NGO status by the United Nations, UB has a long history of educating with a global perspective. The Master of Arts in Global Development and Peace (M.A.) online degree program prepares students for careers in international diplomacy, global development, conflict analysis and mediation, foreign investment and more. Alumni of the Global Development and Peace program work for ministries of foreign affairs in their home countries, international corporations such as Price Waterhouse Cooper, governmental organizations like the FBI, as well as Unicef and other NGOs.
With UBs international degree programs developed by a previous president of the UN General Assembly, students can expect a superior education in the area of international studies. Students can focus on one of two areas of study: Political Economy and Development or Global Management.
The Global Development and Peace M.A. online is a 36-credit program and requires students to complete a graduate tutorial, a Masters thesis and a brief overseas internship. UB offers flexible internship programs to accommodate the busy schedules of working adults.
The internship component of this program is a vital learning experience that provides students with an immersion in the language and culture they are studying, as well as offering an in-depth look at the work of intergovernmental, non-governmental or governmental organizations. Non-US citizens working in the US at NGOs or suitable companies may get approval to use their current jobs to meet internship requirements.
The Master of Arts in Global Development and Peace has the following learning outcomes:
* Note for all academic programs in the College of Public and International Affairs, a portfolio is collected to track progress in programmatic outcomes
There are many reasons why students from all over the world choose to pursue a degree in Global Development and Peace online with UB:
Sample Semester Schedule
A student taking two courses at a time can complete the program in two years, taking coursework each semester (fall, spring and summer).
During the course of the program, students will select from one of two specialized tracks Global Management or International Political Economy and Development. Students will take three electives from their specialized track and one elective from the other track.