Degree Programme

FUDMA Centre for Innovation and Development (FUCID) offers two Executive Master's Level Degree Programmes. These are: Master of Development Studies (MDS) and Master in Islamic-Finance and Development (MID).

 

MASTER OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES (MDS)

Introduction

This is an interdisciplinary programme designed to develop experts in the field of development. Despite the widespread adoption of development template as a veritable goal for nations in the global South there are still very limited programmes on offer in the area in our institutions of higher learning in Nigeria. This has led to shortage of supply of specialized well-trained development experts in the country.

The Master of Development Studies (MDS) is a two-year (Part Time) programme designed to introduce students to the theories and practice of development. As an interdisciplinary subject it helps participants understand and develop skills useful for addressing the myriad of issues facing the developing world.

Entry Requirements

To be considered for admission into the programme, applicants must have obtained an undergraduate degree in any discipline with a minimum grade of Second-Class Lower Division from a recognized institution of higher learning. Other admission criteria shall include previous academic performance and relevance of degree obtained to development discipline.

Programme Structure

A minimum of 30 credit units is required for the degree. This shall comprise 16 credit units taken from 8 core courses of 2-credit units each and a written dissertation of 6 credit units. A minimum of 8 additional credit units to be earned from courses designated as ‘elective’ completes the requirements. The detail is as follows:

Candidates shall take and be required to earn up to 16 credit units from the following 8 core modules.

Theories of Development

Development Practice

Political Economy of Development

The Anthropology of Development

Monitoring and Evaluation in Development

Project Design and Dissertation

Development Strategies

Financing Economic Development.

 

Additional modules of not less than 8 credit units shall be taken and earned from any combination of options listed below. But be advised that available options change from year to year.

Technology & Industrialisation in Developing Country

Conflict, Security and Development

Gender Issues in Development

Institutions and Economic Development

Economic Analysis of Social Policies

Climate Change and Development

Microfinance for Development

Agriculture and Sustainable Development

The programme is completed with a 6 credit-unit written dissertation on any topic in development

 

MASTER IN ISLAMIC-FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT (MID)

Introduction

Islamic Finance is rapidly emerging as an effective tool of development financing in both Muslim and non-Muslim countries worldwide. With roughly over $US2 trillion in value Islamic financial asset is now exerting significant influence in global financial system. It’s potential to help address the challenge of poverty and engender inclusive development makes it especially attractive from development point of view.

Despite this, very little exists in terms of capacity development infrastructure especially in Nigeria that has also witnessed an upsurge of interest in Sharia-compliant financial practice lately. At Federal University Dutsin-Ma we are proud to take a pioneering effort in this regard with the introduction of our specialised Master Degree Programme in Islamic-Finance and Development.

The main objective of the 2-year part time programme is to strengthen the institutional foundation for the growth of Islamic Finance in Nigeria by offering opportunity for individuals to acquire knowledge and training in Islamic Finance for Development.

Entry Requirements

To be considered for admission into the programme, applicants must have obtained an undergraduate degree in any discipline with a minimum grade of Second-Class Lower Division from a recognized institution of higher learning. Other admission criteria shall include previous academic performance and relevance of degree obtained to the programme.

Programme Structure

The degree is earned by successfully completing 32 credit units comprising 24 units in core modules that includes dissertation and 8 units in optional modules category (see Table below).

The core courses to which the 24 credit units apply are:

Theories of Development

Development Practise

Islamic Political Economy

The Anthropology of Development

Islamic Banking and Finance in Development

Islamic Law and Financial Transactions

Project Design and Dissertation

Risk Management Issues in Islamic Finance

Monitoring and Evaluation in Development 2

Dissertation in Islamic Finance and Development.

 

In addition a minimum of 8 credit units shall be chosen and earned from the options below:

Financing Economic Development

Corporate Finance

Development Strategies

Islamic Capital Markets

Islamic Accounting

International Finance

Financial Management

Corporate Governance

Portfolio Management

International Financial Asset Management

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