MicroMasters Program in Leadership in Global Development (The University of Queensland)


Program Description

MicroMasters Program in Leadership in Global Development (The University of Queensland)


  • Average Length: 8-13 weeks per course
  • Effort: 10-12 hours per week, per course
  • Number Of Courses: 4 Courses in Program
  • Subject: Humanities, Business & Management, Social Sciences, Environmental Studies, Science, Philosophy & Ethics
  • Institution: The University of Queensland
  • Institution Offering Credit: The University of Queensland
  • Language: English
  • Video Transcripts: English
  • Price (USD): Free to try or pursue the MicroMasters credential for $600

Learn the in-demand leadership skills needed to advance your career in international development.

Are you working in the development sector and looking to take the next step in your career? International and community development aims to reduce poverty and improve the living standards, health and quality of life for those who need it most. As our world and the challenges we face become more complex, we need qualified and skilled professionals to lead across sectors and organizations. Balancing theoretical knowledge with practical skills, the Leadership in Global Development MicroMasters program provides the strong technical and management skills you need to tackle the most demanding and complex challenges in global development. This credential will demonstrate that you have the advanced skills international development agencies are increasingly demanding from their leaders and managers. Through each course, you will learn how to analyze and respond effectively to complicated problems in development, viewing them from a range of different perspectives, and how to be an adaptive leader. Build on this credential and apply for UQ’s exclusive one year Master of Leadership in Global Development program. More information about this program, including the other entry requirements, is available via UQ. Job Outlook

  • Development industry representatives have expressed the need for professionals who have both the contextual knowledge and the leadership skills to manage increasingly complex problems.
  • The demand for development professionals in the private sector is also increasing.
  • This innovative and multidisciplinary credential will set you apart from an increasingly competitive job market.
  • Exciting career opportunities are available with multilateral and bilateral aid agencies, aid contractors, government departments, non-government organizations and mining and other private sector companies.

What You'll Learn:

  • An understanding of the prominent perspectives, trends, and challenges of leadership styles in development.
  • Intermediate leadership skills and knowledge to manage complex challenges.
  • A critical understanding of the practice and policy of sustainable pathways to development.
  • Skills in adaptive development practice, in finding local solutions to complex problems, and for scaling those solutions to improve policy.
  • The ability to apply critical reasoning to the analysis of development-related issues.

MicroMasters Program Details

How To Earn The MicroMasters Credential Successfully complete and earn a Verified Certificate in all four courses and pass the final capstone assessment. Cost of the capstone is $750. Take Your Credential To The Next Level Learners who have successfully earned the MicroMasters credential may be eligible to apply for the Master of Leadership in Global Development at The University of Queensland. Students must apply to UQ and meet all entry requirements for the Master of Leadership in Global Development program. Successful completion of the Leadership in Global Development MicroMasters Program forms only part of the entry requirements. For further information, see UQ.


  1. Leaders in Global Development
    Learn key leadership skills, concepts, and theories needed to be a successful leader in development.
  2. The Science and Practice of Sustainable Development
    Learn the science & policies that drive sustainable development & how to achieve UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
  3. Adaptive Leadership in Development
    Gain the skills to be an adaptive leader in development & learn how to uncover local solutions to complex problems in developing countries.
  4. Critical Development Perspectives
    Gain insight into the different perspectives & trends facing development workers to lead more effectively across sectors & organizations.

What is a MicroMasters Program? Developed to advance a career and born from Master's programs of leading universities, MicroMasters programs are a series of higher-level courses recognized by companies for real job relevancy and may accelerate a Master's degree.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated June 27, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Online
Start Date
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Jan. 2019
40 weeks
600 USD
$150 per course
USA - Cambridge, Massachusetts
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