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31 Masters Programs in Economic Development

An MSc, or Master of Science, is an educational program that requires about two years of full-time study to complete. Before starting an MSc program, students must first have completed a bachelor’s degree in a similar field. After graduating with an MSc, students may be able to find highly skilled jobs that offer better compensation and opportunities for advancement. What is an MSc in Econom… Read more

An MSc, or Master of Science, is an educational program that requires about two years of full-time study to complete. Before starting an MSc program, students must first have completed a bachelor’s degree in a similar field. After graduating with an MSc, students may be able to find highly skilled jobs that offer better compensation and opportunities for advancement.

What is an MSc in Economic Development? In this postgraduate program, students take courses in macro- and microeconomics, quantitative methods, trade theory, political economy, globalization, microfinance, and model development to better understand economic development theories and policies that influence the growth and expansion of communities all over the world. Students complete coursework as well as a final research paper or project to demonstrate their expertise in economic development.

By earning their MSc, students gain critical thinking, communication, and innovative problem-solving skills that can be beneficial both to their personal and professional lives. Graduates also learn how to apply their knowledge to real-world problems to bring about effective change.

The cost to obtain a master’s degree in economic development can vary quite a bit for each student and each school. It is recommended that students fully research their specific school and program and apply for scholarships as needed.

Individuals who graduate with an MSc in Economic Development are often in high demand for positions as urban planners, development project coordinators, and economic project developers, working for local or international governments, private development companies, construction developers, or even non-profit and charitable agencies. Many students choose to continue their education after graduating with a master’s degree and earn a PhD so they can further their research and understanding.

Earning an MSc can be a stepping-stone along the pathway of students working to achieve their life goals. If you are interested in furthering your education, 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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Erasmus University Rotterdam - Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Rotterdam, Netherlands

In a global economy, cities and regions are in a constant state of economic development and transition. This master track delves into how cities facilitate innovation and entr ... +

In a global economy, cities and regions are in a constant state of economic development and transition. This master track delves into how cities facilitate innovation and entrepreneurship to stimulate growth and build economic resilience. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Sep 2022
01 Jul 2022
Campus
 
University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
San Francisco, USA

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 Scien ... +

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 Science in International and Development Economics (IDEC) provides students with the knowledge and skills to understand how market forces can be harnessed to empower developing countries to break from cycles of poverty. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 years
English
Campus
 
Universidad de Murcia
Murcia, Spain

The Master's Degree in Economic Development and International Cooperation trains its students as professionals in sustainable human development and international cooperation. ... +

The Master's Degree in Economic Development and International Cooperation trains its students as professionals in sustainable human development and international cooperation. Our focus is to know and understand poverty and development and how to intervene to accompany empowerment processes of disadvantaged communities. -
Master
Full-time
Spanish
Campus
 

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University of Glasgow Postgraduate Programmes
Glasgow, United Kingdom

This programme is designed for graduates with a background in economics who want to develop a solid understanding of policy analysis, design and management relevant to develop ... +

This programme is designed for graduates with a background in economics who want to develop a solid understanding of policy analysis, design and management relevant to developing countries. You will develop significant quantitative skills and a thorough understanding of the main models related to economic growth and development. It will help equip you for further academic research in this field or for an internationally oriented career as a development economist. -
MSc
Full-time
12 months
English
Campus
 
Universidade Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

The main objective of the Master's Degree in Economic Development and Innovation is to provide participants with advanced, specialized and multidisciplinary training, aimed at ... +

The main objective of the Master's Degree in Economic Development and Innovation is to provide participants with advanced, specialized and multidisciplinary training, aimed at academic-professional or research specialization in the field of regional and local economic development and analysis and R&D and innovation management. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
Spanish, Gallegan
Campus
 
University of Sussex Business School
Brighton, United Kingdom

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

Become a policy-oriented development economist in government, financial institutions, international organisations or university. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
University of Antwerp
Antwerp, Belgium

This Master’s programme offers methodological and practical insights into development evaluation, its relevance and challenges.

This Master’s programme offers methodological and practical insights into development evaluation, its relevance and challenges. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Peru State College
USA Online, USA

The 36-credit-hour Master of Science in Organizational Management (MSOM) program blends coursework in organizational management, economic development, and entrepreneurship. Gr ... +

The 36-credit-hour Master of Science in Organizational Management (MSOM) program blends coursework in organizational management, economic development, and entrepreneurship. Graduates will be uniquely prepared to start their own businesses, foster the development of new enterprises in their communities, and facilitate a company’s evolution to a more innovative and growth-oriented corporate culture. The program also provides students an opportunity within each course to explore their own business and community enhancement projects. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
20 months
English
Online
 
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Madrid, Spain

The Master's degree is aimed at two types of students: those who wish to be trained for professional performance in the field of analysis of the world economy and development ... +

The Master's degree is aimed at two types of students: those who wish to be trained for professional performance in the field of analysis of the world economy and development and those who wish to access the Doctorate. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
4 semesters
Spanish
Sep 2022
15 Feb 2022
Campus
 
Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University
Saint Petersburg, Russia

The best reasons to participate in the program. World-class professors from SPbPU and leading European business schools. Unique opportunities for international mobility. Possi ... +

The best reasons to participate in the program. World-class professors from SPbPU and leading European business schools. Unique opportunities for international mobility. Possible semester abroad at academic partners of SPbPU. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
01 Sep 2022
01 Aug 2022
Campus
 
VSB - Technical University of Ostrava
Ostrava, Czech Republic

The master's degree in Applied Economics with specialization in Economic Development offers a practical and comprehensive curriculum for students interested in the analysis an ... +

The master's degree in Applied Economics with specialization in Economic Development offers a practical and comprehensive curriculum for students interested in the analysis and interpretation of real-world economic problems at a household and firm, country, European and global level. The program provides in-depth training in the tools and methods necessary for solving complex economic policy issues, industry trends, and strategies within specialized fields of economics including labor, monetary, development, behavioral and environmental economics. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Grenoble Ecole de Management
Grenoble, France

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 develo ... +

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. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
03 Jan 2022
Campus
 
University for Peace
Ciudad Colón, Costa Rica

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 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. -
MA
Full-time
11 months
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University of Bradford
Bradford, United Kingdom

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 ... +

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. -
MSc
Full-time
12 - 15 months
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Unitelma Sapienza
Rome, Italy +10 More

The Master focuses on issues related to development and growth both in developing and emerging countries as well as in the backward areas of developed countries. It also offer ... +

The Master focuses on issues related to development and growth both in developing and emerging countries as well as in the backward areas of developed countries. It also offers some knowledge on planning practices and project management and aims to provide a broad education in international cooperation and economic development, enabling students to acquire the knowledge and critical understanding necessary to make a significant contribution to the management of public and private policies within the international cooperation framework. -
Master
Full-time
English
Online