Rural development degree programs are designed to educate a new generation of community leaders.
Students in the rural development program gain a broad understanding of rural development aspects. Students also learn specific tools essential for community leadership, including business plan and grant proposal writing, community visioning and planning processes, computer business applications, project management, and evaluation techniques. Graduates typically take positions with tribal and municipal governments, fisheries, tourism and other private businesses, Native corporations, regional health corporations or non-profits, and state/federal agencies.
students will select and develop a concentration in one of five areas:
- The Community Health and Wellness concentration is designed for students with a strong interest in health and wellness. Students focus on the various facets of a healthy rural community. Going beyond the basics of health care, they explore different aspects of wellness within a community and develop tools to attain community wellness goals. Students blend and apply both contemporary and traditional health and wellness tools.
- The Community Research and Indigenous Knowledge concentration is for students with interests in applied research involving communities, cultures, languages, ceremonial performances and histories. Students learn principles of ethical research, explore issues of intellectual and cultural property rights, and acquire skills to do ethnographies, oral histories, community surveys and needs assessments, and archival research.
- The concentration in Indigenous Organization Management is designed for students interested in development and operations of indigenous organizations. Students develop an understanding of the history and constitutional basis for tribal governance, basics of federal Indian law, principles and practices of self-determination. They develop skills in planning, budgeting and human resources management. Students can pursue a special interest, such as management of health programs, tribal governance programs .
- The Natural Resource Development concentration is designed for students with an interest in land and resources development, co-management and conservation. Students learn about traditional ecological knowledge, principles of natural resources management and policy, adaptive management, conservation and eco-tourism, and skills for effective public/private/tribal collaboration in resource management. Management strategies for addressing climate change are explored.
- The concentration in Rural Community Business and Economic Development Planning is designed for students interested in creating sustainable economies in rural and indigenous communities, with a focus on small business development. Students learn to develop business and marketing plans, economic development planning and basic principles of financial and human resources management for rural enterprises.
ITFT– center for excellence for academics, research and skills development provides graduate degree in BRDM (Bachelors in rural development management), designed to develop the capabilities of students and is ideal for those seeking to accelerate their career.The program aims at providing a comprehensive coverage incorporating all the important areas and disciplines relevant to rural development management activities.
The course is being offered by our prestigious institution, ITFT- EDUCATION GROUP which provides the basic and advanced knowledge in rural development management. The course is being taught by qualified & experienced faculty. It is for a period of 3 years structured in 6 semesters. The aim of this program is to acquaint the students with the basic knowledge in the field of rural development management.
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