- The Stephen Zuellig Graduate School of Development Management’s (ZSDM) history can be traced back to 1978.
In 1978 the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) introduced a certificate course called the Rural Development Management Program (RDMP). Nine (9) years later, AIM began to offer the Program for Development Managers (PDM) as part of its course offerings. Then, in 1991, the Center for Development Management (CDM) was established as a center of excellence and as a school that offered the Master in Development Management (MDM) program.
- The school was named after Dr. Stephen Zuellig.
Dr. Stephen Zuellig was a well-known economist, social investor, and Filipino business leader (just to name a few). Aside from his contributions to the region’s development, Dr. Zuellig was also a longtime supporter of the Institute and the Master in Development Management program. For these reasons, the Asian Institute of Management renamed its Center for Development Management to the Stephen Zuellig Graduate School of Development Management (SZSDM) in 2014, in honor of Dr. Zuellig.
- The school aligns itself with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The school recognizes the need for a more sustainable approach when it comes to development, which is why the SZSDM supports the ideas of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and aligns its programs with the 5 P’s: People, Planet, Prosperity, Partnership, and Peace.
- SZSDM Offers 2 programs
SZSDM offers 2 programs: The Master in Development Management and The Executive Master in Disaster Risk and Crisis Management. The Master in Development Management program was first introduced in 1991 and has been continuously shaping development managers and impact leaders since then. On the other hand, the Executive Master in Disaster Risk and Crisis Management (EMDRCM) was introduced in 2019. This groundbreaking program is the first of its kind to be offered in the country.
- The school has a very diverse group of Alumni.
Across both programs, the Stephen Zuellig Graduate School of Development Management has a total of 1,264 Alumni. Alumni from SZSDM come from various places in the Philippines and across Asia.
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