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Bachelor of Rural Development and Management focuses on strengthening rural economies and social structures to promote financial independence and improved quality of life for rural communities. RCST’s Rural Development program strives to prepare students and professionals to understand, evaluate, and apply economic and business practices to empower rural communities to build a healthy and sustainable economy. 


This degree program will familiarize students with key issues of rural development through a practical focus on environmental management, economics and trade, challenges of rural society, law and governance, health care access and disease prevention, and information management. After completing a degree in Rural Development, students will have a thorough practical knowledge of rural development issues and be able to effectively tailor and apply their knowledge to confront local challenges and promote development and sustained growth.



Career Prospects

Graduates of Bachelor of Rural Development will have the knowledge and expertise to pursue careers in a wide range of areas including economic and business development in rural communities etc such as ...


  Projects Manager

  Education & Training Supervisor

  External Consultants

  Research + Development Associate

  Rural Development Officer

  Community Health Inspector

  Agricultural Policy Advisor

  Rural Policy & Food Security



Bachelor Degree Requirements

Bachelor degree program requires successful completion of minimum 180 ECTS-Credits (European Credits Transfer System).  The total cumulative credits will include Recommended Core Courses, Elective Courses, Bachelor Thesis/Project and Applicable Transferred Credits.  Student performance will be measure against acceptable overall academic achievements.

The required 180 ECTS-Credits can be achieved through combination of Learning Groups listed below, pending total credits transferred into the program:

 General Education Courses or equivalent. 

 Business and Management Courses

 Agricultural and Environmental Courses. 

  Independent Bachelor Thesis / Project.



Program Structure and content

Bachelor's program structure and content listed below is based on assumption that the candidate would have completed undergraduate studies with at least 90 ECTS-Credits, and have earned Diploma, Certificates, Associate Degree or equivalents qualifications from recognised university and training institutions. Candidate that possessed higher qualifications above 90 ECTS-Credits will be granted further transferable credits, similarly, candidates with less transfer credits will be assigned additional courses



   Required Courses:  Bachelor of Rural Development

BRD 300

Fundamentals of Rural Area

BRD 310

Natural Resources

BRD 315

Rural Economics

BRD 320

Rural Finance

BRD 325

Rural Infrastructure Management

BRD 330

Livelihood Education & Training

BRD 340

Environmental Law & Ethics

BRD 345

Introduction to Environmental Studies

BRD 410

Local Government Structure

BRD 440

Humanitarian Assistance & Development

BRD 499

Bachelor Project (capstone course)



    Elective Courses - Business Curricular

BBA 260

Principles of Management


Business Environment

BBA 320

Principles of Microeconomics

BBA 325

Leadership Theory

BBA 335

Principles of Marketing

BBA 340

Financial Management

BBA 350

Managing Information Systems

BBA 415

Principles of Entrepreneurship

BBA 345

Managing Human Resources

BBA 430

Principles of Project Management

BBA 410

Operations Management

BBA 475

Quality Management




.  Additional Information

 Award and Title

Bachelor of Rural Development and Management (BRDM)

 Required Credits

180 - 190 ECTS-Credits (include Bachelor Thesis)

 Transfer Credits

Transfer Credits is possible per Transfer Credits Policy

 Study Duration

16 Months - Flexible Duration (depends on transfer credits)

 Program Delivery

Distance Learning - Online Study - read about Study Methods

 Assessment Methods

Exams and Assignments per course - see Course Examination

 Program Admission

High School Education, UG-Diploma etc - see Admission Requirements

 Enrolment - Intake

Open Enrolment and Year-Round Admission

Admisison Application

 Student Application Form - Apply Now





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