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Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
Describe and critically evaluate the values, key theoretical approaches and concepts in international development.
Demonstrate critical thinking in relation to international development policy and practice.
Analyze international development through a variety of disciplinary lenses.
Examine the roles and responsibilities of various actors within the field of international development.
Design, plan, implement and evaluate international development projects using a variety of methodologies.
Examine and apply various qualitative and quantitative research methods and assess the appropriateness of their use.
Implement effective management of key financial, information and other resources associated with international development projects.
Exercise initiative, personal responsibility and accountability in personal, professional and group contexts related to international development.
Analyze cross-cutting themes of gender and environmental sustainability and their effects on international development projects.
Communicate and work effectively in diverse environments.
Critically analyze the practical and ethical implications of doing international development work across borders and cultures.
Critically examine political, social and economic behaviours of various societies and their impact on sustainable international development.
The 14-week/420-hour work placement is from May to August following Semester 6. A placement advisor will support your efforts to find a position that fits your academic and career goals. Your placement will give you the opportunity to explore the field of international development, as well as gain the hands-on, real-world experience that employers value. We will work with employers and our partners to help you identify the best opportunities to pursue.
Over the 8 semesters of the program you will gain a solid foundation in development theory and build the management skills required to identify, design and implement international development projects anywhere in the world. Upon graduation you will be able to step out of the classroom and into the field in a way that contributes to positive change in the global south. Humber has chosen faculty for this program based on their expertise and experience managing international development projects under real-world conditions. Many faculty members continue to work with various international non-governmental organizations.
Three students in the Bachelor of International Development degree program are among seven Ontarian youth who received the Global Changemaker Award. Sarah Judd, Lainey Oleka and Robin Sagi received the award from the Ontario Council for International Cooperation for their work spearheading the Fair Trade Campus initiative at Humber College, increasing public awareness in ethical purchasing, and moving the campus closer to being designated fair trade.
Humber is home to the International Development Institute (IDI), an institute with over 30 years of international development experience that brings new ideas from the field to the classroom. Projects that Humber graduates have been involved in have focused on building the capacity of Southern partner institutions in a range of sectors, including entrepreneurship, small enterprise development, microfinance, public management, applied technology and vocational education.
IDI initiatives also include events such as the IDI Symposium held at Lakeshore Campus involving faculty, students and many key representatives from the NGO industry. Students participate in breakout sessions alongside NGOs to discuss current international development issues. International Development Week is another enriching experience held annually at Humber and organized by students. This week long event includes industry guest speakers, a marketplace developed with industry partners as well as interactive workshops and events.
What path will your career take after graduating with a degree in International Development Studies?
Follow the link to view the results of a recent study of more than 20 International Development Studies programs in Canada, including Humber’s, and see what recent graduates are up to. Be sure to watch the video, too!
You’ll learn from professors who hold a variety of relevant graduate degrees and have professional and practical experience in the field of international development. Most work in the field, either directly within developing countries or through international development organizations here in Canada. Placements offer professional experience where you will employ and further develop relevant competencies.View Credentials
MPH (Public Health) – University of Alberta
BSc (Health Sciences and Biochemistry) – McMaster University
MBA – Centenary College, USA
Graduate Certificate (International Project Management) – Humber College
BA (Gender Studies and Political Science) – University of Toronto
PhD (Economics) - York University
MA (Economics) - York University
MSc (Economics) - International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan
PhD (Political Science) – University of Toronto
MA (Adult Education) – University of Toronto
BA (International Development Studies) – University of Toronto
PhD (Comparative, International and Development Education) – University of Toronto
MA (Comparative, International and Development Education) – University of Toronto
MA (English Philology) – University of Wroclaw, Poland
PhD (Theory and Policy Studies) – University of Toronto
MA (Theory and Policy Studies) – University of Toronto
BA (Political Science and History) – University of Toronto
Professor and Program Coordinator
MSc (Agrarian Economics) – University of Sussex, UK
BA (Economics) – University of Sussex, UK
International project manager, international logistics manager, international program co-ordinator, rural or northern community development officer, international program development officer, gender specialist, grant writer, researcher – these are all careers you can pursue as a graduate of our program. The program gives you the necessary skills and tools to work in a wide variety of international organizations such as the United Nations, World Bank or Asian Development Bank; non-governmental organizations like World Vision, Eqwip Hubs, WUSC, Save the Children Canada and Right to Play; government agencies such as Global Affairs Canada; entrepreneurship or economic development agencies; and businesses that focus on international development and management such as Agriteam Canada.
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International Development Success Stories
International Development Students and Alumnae Tackle Food Insecurity
Mon, August 17, 2020
A group of young women from the International Development program are running GlobalMedic’s domestic food security initiative out of Humber.
Zensurance Scholarship Supports Equity Seeking IMPC Students
Fri, July 24, 2020
Humber's Insurance Management - Property & Casualty (IMPC) program is proud to announce the establishment of the Zensurance Scholarship.
GARDENS Pod Project Provides Work-Integrated Learning Opportunities
Thu, June 04, 2020
Six students from the International Development degree and postgraduate programs are participating in WIL opportunities through the Pod Project.
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Faculty of Business News
Work-Integrated Learning Guest Speaker Provides Invaluable Career Search Insight
Mon, September 14, 2020
The Work-Integrated Learning Centre was pleased to welcome Meena Dowlwani on June 18th as part of the Summer 2020 Virtual Guest Speaker Series hosted over Zoom.
Shopify Partnership Teaches Students How to Run a Business
Tue, September 08, 2020
Business students in courses BUS 2504 and FASH 4500 e-Retailing will have access to an online store with a functioning checkout as part of a new partnership with Shopify this fall.
ORHMA President and CEO Shares Positive Outlook on the Hospitality Industry
Tue, September 08, 2020
The WIL team hosted Tony Elenis, President and CEO of the ORHMA as a guest speaker for a virtual meeting with students from multiple programs.
Business Students Excel in Global Systems Gap Challenge
Wed, August 26, 2020
This summer 130 Faculty of Business students participated and successfully completed Humber’s Global Systems Gap Challenge.
A Message from the Faculty of Business Senior Dean about Racism
Thu, July 02, 2020
As educators, we have a responsibility to disrupt injustices, we are in a unique position to eliminate racism and bigotry within our school's culture.
Launch Me Competition Winners Announced
Wed, April 29, 2020
Congratulations to the winners who presented their final pitches on Zoom for a chance to win funding and resources to support their startups.
Finalists to Present Business Ideas Online for Launch Me Competition
Wed, April 01, 2020
The Launch Me Competition provides aspiring entrepreneurs the opportunity to develop and present their business ideas at a live pitch night.
Humber at Home
Wed, April 01, 2020
As we adjust to working and learning at home, it’s important to stay connected to each other.
Toastmasters Practice Public Speaking Skills Virtually
Tue, March 31, 2020
The Toastmaters Club, spearheaded by International Business Professor Alain Londes, held their weekly meeting on Zoom.
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