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28 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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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
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Madrid, Spain

The world economy is presented as an increasingly decisive field for understanding an important part of current phenomena and problems. Large international inequalities, the i ... +

The world economy is presented as an increasingly decisive field for understanding an important part of current phenomena and problems. Large international inequalities, the influence of transnational corporations, volatility in financial markets, the changing role of some countries on the world stage, development challenges or environmental challenges are some issues whose evolution has important consequences for different societies. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
4 semesters
Spanish
Sep 2020
29 May 2020
Campus
 
The Catholic University of America
Washington, USA

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 ... +

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. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Aug 2020
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
 
IHS, Institute For Housing and Urban Development Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam
Rotterdam, Netherlands

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 gro ... +

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. -
MSc
Full-time
12 months
English
Oct 2020
01 Jul 2020
Campus
 
Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham
Birmingham, United Kingdom

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 devel ... +

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 developed and developing countries. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
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
 
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. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English, Russhian
Sep 2020
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
20 Aug 2020
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
 
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 2020
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
14 Sep 2020
01 Sep 2020
Campus
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

The aim of the qualification is to develop the applied competence of the student on an advanced level in the mastering, analysis, interpretation and understanding of economic ... +

The aim of the qualification is to develop the applied competence of the student on an advanced level in the mastering, analysis, interpretation and understanding of economic principles and methods. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Jan 2021
Campus
 
Lingnan University
Tuen Mun, Hong Kong

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 th ... +

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. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Lund University
Lund, Sweden

The Master’s in Economic Development and Growth trains the next generation of analysts, researchers and profession- als in the field of development and growth. The programme c ... +

The Master’s in Economic Development and Growth trains the next generation of analysts, researchers and profession- als in the field of development and growth. The programme combines the expertise of three highly ranked European universities into a common platform with leading scholars in economics, economic history and demography. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 

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