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A Master of Science is a degree program for students who wish to expand their educational knowledge beyond a bachelor’s degree in a science-related field. Successfully completing a master’s program can help students expand their career options.

What is an MSc in Economic Development? The study of economic development explores the management and facilitation of economic growth of regions or populations. At the master’s degree level, students study more concentrated aspects of this field, like advanced economic theory and development economics. These types of course help students gain extensive knowledge in how to improve economic growth, sustainability, job creation, standards of living and more. Some programs offer courses that specialize in business expansion and entrepreneurship. Other courses may cover topics such as agriculture, macroeconomic management, globalization and political institutions.

Studying economic development often helps students become more effective communicators. Students also tend to show strong leadership and negotiation skills and use more effective organization strategies. These traits can be especially useful in both professional and personal life.

The cost of a graduate degree often depends on the length of the program and the type and location of the institution offering it. Students are encouraged to research potential schools to find the one best for them.

By earning an advanced degree in economic development, students open themselves up to more varied and potentially lucrative careers. Students often find work as an urban or regional planner in governments, engineering businesses, architectural companies and more. Another common career option is working as a project coordinator or director. In some cases, students could pursue a position in a related field such as civil engineering, construction management or architecture.

Graduate programs are offered at universities internationally, and many provide part-time or online options.  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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14 Results in Economic Development

University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences

This course explores current theories, issues and evidence in economic policy as applied to developing countries. ... [+]

Overview

It is ideal if you have a particular interest in development and want to apply an advanced-level knowledge of economics to practical and policy issues.

It will introduce you to a range of techniques for development policy analysis and reviews policy and practice in many of the most important areas of economic policy in developing countries. Core modules provide a solid grounding in economics, while specialised modules give you the opportunity to address current theories, issues and evidence in economic policy.

Content for this course is influenced by the Centre for Research in Economic Development and International Trade (CREDIT), equipping you the knowledge and application of techniques for economic policy analysis in developing countries.... [-]

United Kingdom Nottingham
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1 year
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SOAS University of London

This programme replaces the MSc Finance and Development Programme. This programme combines political economy of international finance with development economics. It is un ... [+]

Mode of Attendance: Full-time or part-time

Students take five core modules in Macroeconomics, Statistical Research Techniques, Financial Systems and Economic Development, International Finance, Theory of Financial Institutions and Policy. They are given the choice of three options and they have to write a 10,000-word dissertation on an approved topic relating to finance and development.

All students are required to complete the compulsory preliminary course in Mathematics and Statistics (including Computing) prior to commencing this programme. This course is taught over a three week period from the beginning of September.

Who is this programme for?

This programme replaces the MSc Finance and Development Programme. This programme combines the political economy of international finance with development economics. It is unique in Britain and draws on the specific strengths of SOAS, namely in development economics, political economy and area specialisation. It also draws on the international reputations of SOAS specifically in the political economy of finance.... [-]

United Kingdom London
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
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SOAS University of London

All the courses offered by the Department of Economics approach the subject matter from a development perspective. Students on the MSc Development Economics will complete ... [+]

Mode of Attendance: Full-time or part-time

All the courses offered by the Department of Economics approach the subject matter from a development perspective. Students on the MSc Development Economics will complete courses on Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Econometrics and Growth and Development. In addition, students must take three optional courses and complete a dissertation in an area of applied economics.

The objectives of the programme are:

To enable students to apply the principles of economic analysis to the design of the economic policy. To teach postgraduates the technical and analytical skills to qualify them to practice as professional economists. To enable practising professional economists to improve and update their skills and knowledge. To impart the skills and knowledge that enable students to progress towards PhD research. ... [-]
United Kingdom London
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 3 years
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SOAS University of London

This programme combines environmental concerns with development economics and political economy. It draws on the specific strengths of SOAS, namely expertise in developme ... [+]

MSc Economics with reference to Environment and Development

Duration: One calendar year (full-time) Two or Three years (part-time, daytime only). We recommend that part-time students have between two and a half and three days free in the week to pursue their course of study.

Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in Economics. Applicants without a first degree in Economics may be admitted to the Diploma in Economics in the first instance. Satisfactory completion of the Diploma, at a level acceptable to the School, may allow students to take the MSc in the following year. For details see www.soas.ac.uk/economics All students must complete and pass the Preliminary Mathematics and Statistics course which is taught over three weeks in August/September before the start of the MSc.... [-]

United Kingdom London Singapore
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Part-time
1 - 3 years
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Grenoble Ecole de Management

The objective of this program is to build the abilities and skills to develop and lead the business in an international and multicultural environment. Participants will d ... [+]

Overview

Program Duration: One academic year (on campus)+ Final Management Project (can be completed remotely while working)

Entry Requirements: Bachelor-level undergraduate degree in any subject. Fluency in English

Full Program Fees: € 21,450 - International Study Trip included!

Campus Location: Grenoble, France

Language: English

Scholarships and Financial Aid available

Objectives

The objective of this program is to build the abilities and skills to develop and lead the business in an international and multicultural environment.

Participants will develop the knowledge and competencies to identify and understand critical business drivers and current issues, develop appropriate strategies to create competitive advantage and sources of value.... [-]

France Grenoble
September 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
IHS, Institute For Housing and Urban Development Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam

In a global economy, cities and regions are in a perpetual state of competition. This specialisation track examines how cities use innovation and entrepreneurship to driv ... [+]

Study programme

In a global economy, cities and regions are in a perpetual state of competition. This specialisation track examines how cities use innovation and entrepreneurship to drive growth and build economic resilience in an unstable global economic climate.

The Urban Economic Development and Resilience programme is a specialisation track within the MSc in Urban Management and Development, which offers students the opportunity to gain insight into the fundamental urban and regional processes related to economic development and resilience. Case-study examples and contemporary literature explain urban governance from an economic perspective by showcasing how cities grow and perform economically at a regional and global level. Students will work with real databases and use statistical software to learn how to translate economic theory into concrete analyses. By the end of the track, students will learn to identify criteria to assess urban and regional economic policy effectiveness using quantitative methods for evaluation as well as perform these analyses on various spatial scales: from countries to regions to neighbourhoods to households and individuals. In addition, students will be able to interpret real-world data to deliver innovative solutions for economic resilience in the context of an unstable global economic climate.... [-]

Netherlands Rotterdam
October 2020
Full-time
12 months
Campus
Lund University

This interdisciplinary Master's Programme has a wide scope and gives you access to state-of-the-art research. We offer quality teaching in three different specialisations ... [+]

When applying to this programme, you select one of three tracks: the Economic History track, the Economic Demography track or the Economic Development track.

Economic History (120 ECTS)

Knowledge of the past is essential for understanding today’s world and shaping the future. In this track, you will develop advanced insights into the long-term development of societies. By combining analytical tools from economics and the social sciences with a contextual understanding of conditions in the past, you will become able to use the accumulated human experience to solve current-day problems.

Lund University is renowned for its research in economic history. As a student you take full advantage of this thriving environment, getting access to state-of-the-art research in your education. Core courses cover thematic fields such as the global economy, population and living standards, institutional change as well as research design and the application of scientific methods. In addition, you can tailor your degree from our broad range of topics covered in elective courses and tutorials.... [-]

Sweden Lund
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Full-time
2 years
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Lund University

This Double Degree Programme in Economic Development and Growth combines the expertise of three highly ranked European universities into a common platform with leading sc ... [+]

The Master's in Economic Development and Growth trains the next generation of analysts, researchers and professionals in the field of development and growth with a high capability of independence. The programme combines the expertise of three highly ranked European universities into a common platform with leading scholars in economics, economic history and demography.

In this double degree programme, you spend the first year studying development and international economics, statistics and long-run development at either Universidad Carlos III de Madrid or the University of Groningen. The second year you specialise in development and growth, related to issues such as comprehensiveness and equality, sustainability and energy, innovation and human capital, at Lund University.... [-]

Sweden Lund
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Full-time
2 years
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Maastricht University, School of Business and Economics

Do you look forward to operating in rapidly changing economies? If so, the master’s program in Economics and Strategy in Emerging Markets could be right for you. ... [+]

Are you fascinated by how emerging markets, such as those of the BRIC countries, work? Do you want the extra challenge of conducting business across borders and in a multi-cultural environment? Do you look forward to operating in rapidly changing economies?

If so, the master’s program in Economics and Strategy in Emerging Markets could be right for you. In addition to acquiring knowledge of the specific opportunities and challenges related to emerging economies, you’ll develop the professional skills needed for an international career in economics, business or policymaking, with a strong emphasis on emerging markets.

The master’s program in Economics and Strategy in Emerging Markets is a new program that we aim to begin in September 2018. It will be offered in cooperation between the UM School of Business and Economics and the United Nations University-Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT). It’s currently awaiting accreditation from the NVAO.... [-]

Netherlands Maastricht
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Full-time
1 year
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Lingnan University

The Belt and Road initiative and planned economic developments in the Greater Bay Area are in the spotlight in Hong Kong and have attracted the interest of investors arou ... [+]

A first master’s programme taught in Chinese focuses on the Belt and Road and Greater Bay Area economic initiatives

The Belt and Road initiative and planned economic developments in the Greater Bay Area are in the spotlight in Hong Kong and have attracted the interest of investors around the world. Businesses and governments can see the potential, with many already indicating they are keen to take part in upcoming projects.

However, there are also new opportunities for universities and other educational institutes, which are proactively stepping up related research efforts and introducing programmes to offer training and insights for professionals and academics looking to specialize in this area.... [-]

Hong Kong Tuen Mun
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
University of Bradford

This course will provide you with a systematic understanding of economic approaches to development and in particular, the role of finance and financial institutions. Stud ... [+]

This course will provide you with a systematic understanding of economic approaches to development and in particular, the role of finance and financial institutions. Students will be able to evaluate the merits of the various mechanisms of financing development and to understand the bases for fiscal policy.

During the course, you will develop the skills required for the analysis of development issues, and to understand the interlinkages between statistics and econometrics, and develop expertise in international trade and exchange rate policies and related economic matters. Additionally, students have the opportunity to study a range of options covering project and programme management, public policy, and development policy.... [-]

United Kingdom Bradford
September 2020
Full-time
12 - 15 months
Campus
University of Sussex Business School

Become a policy-oriented development economist in government, financial institutions, international organisations or university. ... [+]

Key information Duration: 1-year full time, 2 years part-time Start date: September 2019 Apply by: 1 August (International), 1 September (UK/EU)

Become a policy-oriented development economist in government, financial institutions, international organisations or university. Learn how to:

evaluate policy deal with complicated issues systematically and creatively use originality in tackling problems.

You’ll explore microeconomic development issues such as poverty, inequality, health, education and labour. We also cover macroeconomic themes relating to economic growth, management of resource wealth, trade and aid.

You have the opportunity to go on a three-month internship at an international organisation or as a research assistant at a university.... [-]

United Kingdom Brighton
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Part-time
1 - 2 years
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University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences

The rapid pace of globalization has increased the demand for professionals with training in international economics and economic development. Our one of a kind Master of ... [+]

Program Details

The Master of Science in International and Development Economics is a two-year program in which students take three to four classes each semester, including an overseas field research project over the summer. Students desiring to go part-time can complete the program by taking two classes per semester for three years, undertaking their summer field research between the second and third years of the program.

Program Learning Outcomes Understand the application of modern micro and macroeconomic theory to the key problems of economic development, trade and finance, including the analysis of market failures, poverty traps, the structure of incentives, the use of game theory to model institutional behavior, and open economy models of trade, migration, foreign direct investment, financial markets, and exchange rate determination. Design and carry out a fieldwork-based research project, including the formation of an original research question, planning of an effective methodology, development of field protocols/survey instruments, and data collection in a developing or transition country. Conduct original quantitative empirical analysis of an international or development economics problem. Specifically, students should be able to express an economic theory in terms of an observable model; determine the appropriate estimation method for the empirical model; utilize statistical software to conduct such estimation, and meaningfully interpret the results. Effectively communicate research finding both in writing and orally, including the compilation of a professional literature review, clear presentation of theoretical and empirical models, econometric analysis, and the relevance of the study's principal findings and implications for international and/or economic development... [-]
USA San Francisco
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2 - 3 years
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Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham

The MSc in Development Economics will provide you with the analytical and technical training necessary to examine various issues relating to economic development in both ... [+]

Emerging and developing economies are fast becoming a force to be reckoned with in the global arena. Formal and technical analysis of these economies is an essential part of continuing Third World development. Specialised courses in development theory, development policy and econometrics will hone your analytic, technical and research skills as you prepare for your career in the industry.

The MSc in Development Economics is one of the Department’s newer taught MSc programmes and reflects our growing strength in both theoretical and applied policy areas, particularly as they relate to developing countries.

Why study this course

Studying on one of the Department’s MSc programmes will provide you with an excellent set of specialist and transferable skills. You will be given an advanced training in core areas of economics that are widely used in economics-based professions and, depending on which degree programme you are studying on, you will also receive specialist training in areas relevant to your programme and take options in other areas that interest you.... [-]

United Kingdom Birmingham
August 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
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