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A master’s degree is found at the graduate level and usually requires students to first hold a bachelor’s degree. Most programs offer scholars the opportunity for in-depth study.

What is an MA in Economic Development? A program in economic development focuses on teaching students about investments being used to create sustainable growth in the economy. In a program, scholars may learn about how growth leads to an increase in jobs and overall wealth. In addition, courses may cover business retention, entrepreneurship, community development and economic development. A program may also teach participants about economies in different countries. Theory, investment policy, government’s role in the economic development of a country and land reform may also be covered.

Graduates of a program are often better prepared to work in top positions as advisors on economic situations. The skills learned in a program can give a student a well-balanced understanding of economic development and how it is affected to enable them to affect policies and growth.

When figuring the cost of a program, there are many considerations, such as program length, school location and whether a student attends part-time or full-time. It’s best to contact admissions offices for the most up-to-date cost information.

After graduation, students may be prepared to work in various government positions where they can affect economic change. Students may find work as economic development practitioners in a variety of settings. These include governments at all levels, non-profit organizations, educational organizations and private companies. Some may choose to go into research or advance their education in a Ph.D. program.

If you feel economic development is an area of interest, then you may consider earning an MA in Economic Development. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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4 Results in Economic Development

OSCE Academy Bishkek

The Master of Arts in Economic Governance and Development is a 16-month program that offers an interdisciplinary curriculum in economics, governance and development based ... [+]

Program overview

The Master of Arts in Economic Governance and Development is a 16-month program that offers an interdisciplinary curriculum in economics, governance and development based on international standards of teaching. The program is designed for students who wish to broaden their education and gain the knowledge and skills necessary for professional or academic careers in the fields of economics, development and governance.

Students have the opportunity to meet and to be taught by leading academics, experts, and representatives of international organizations. Because the program meets international educational standards, it attracts many of the most talented and qualified graduate students throughout Central Asia, Afghanistan, Mongolia and wider OSCE region.... [-]

Kyrgyzstan Bishkek
September 2019
Full-time
16 months
Campus
University for Peace

The Master of Arts Degree in Responsible Management and Sustainable Economic Development (RMSED) emphasizes the economic and management perspectives of peace while focusi ... [+]

The Master of Arts Degree in Responsible Management and Sustainable Economic Development (RMSED) emphasizes the economic and management perspectives of peace while focusing on the concepts of sustainability and responsibility. Its creation was based on the belief that to better contribute to the promotion of sustainable peace, it is imperative to explore what role the economy plays in the world today and its impact on our environment and societies’ well-being. Issues of rural and urban poverty, growing inequalities and disparities, environmental degradation, financial crises, and globalization are challenging political-economic stability and social cohesion in all societies. Modern society faces the growing challenge of sustainability; finding solutions that will maintain and protect social systems for future generations. Students from the RMSED Program will become responsible managers with strong emphasis on sustainability that will be able to work in the corporate sector, public sector or social sector, both in industrialized and developing countries.... [-]

Costa Rica Ciudad Colón
February 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
The Catholic University of America

Integral economic development is an approach to development that seeks to strengthen the civil and social institutions required for sustainable development; one that take ... [+]

MA in Integral Economic Development Management One year program full-time, with a part-time option. Uses innovative measures and an integrated approach to evaluate the impact and effectiveness of development programs. Teaches applied management and economics. What is an Integral Approach

Integral economic development is an approach to development that seeks to strengthen the civil and social institutions required for sustainable development; one that takes an integrated view of the person's role in society. It is an approach which development entities increasingly demand. Integral economic development, seen from the perspective of the whole human person, and the whole human community, is at the core of our programs and the mission of The Catholic University of America.... [-]

USA Washington
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 year
Campus
The Catholic University of America

Integral economic development is an approach to development that seeks to strengthen the civil and social institutions required for sustainable development; one that take ... [+]

MA in Integral Economic Development Policy Two-year program full-time, with a part-time option. Pioneers the implementation of an integrated approach to economic development policy. Teaches applied policy and economic techniques in an integral framework of development. What is an Integral Approach

Integral economic development is an approach to development that seeks to strengthen the civil and social institutions required for sustainable development; one that takes an integrated view of the person's role in society. It is an approach which development entities increasingly demand. Integral economic development, seen from the perspective of the whole human person, and the whole human community, is at the core of our programs and the mission of The Catholic University of America.... [-]

USA Washington
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus