Compare 10 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 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.

10 Results in Economic Development Filter

Master's degree in regional development

Universidad de La Laguna
Online & Campus Combined Full-time Part-time 1 year September 2019 Spain Santa Cruz de Tenerife + 1 more

The objective of the Master in "Regional development" is to provide advanced training with an interdisciplinary approach and integrating vocation that allows train researchers to develop substantive tasks of research in the field of regional development.

MSc in International Business Development

Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University
Campus Full-time 2 years September 2019 Russia Saint Petersburg

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 of International and Development Economics

Australian National University - College Of Asia & The Pacific
Campus Full-time 2 years January 2020 Australia Canberra

The program will equip you with the tools of advanced economic analysis, and the skill to apply them to economic policies for trade, finance, development and the environment. You can choose from electives including international trade, banking and monetary policy, economic development, econometric methods, economic regulation, and environmental and natural resource policy.

MCom in Local Economic Development

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full-time Part-time 2 years February 2020 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The purpose of the Professional MCom (Local Economic Development) is to develop an advanced level of knowledge, skills and applied competence in the field of Local Economic Development (LED).

MCom in Development Economics

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full-time 2 years February 2020 South Africa Johannesburg

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.

Research Degrees (MPhil/PhD) in Development Economics

SOAS University of London
Campus Full-time Part-time 3 - 6 years September 2019 United Kingdom London Singapore + 2 more

The PhD in Development Economics is a research degree offered by the Department of Economics, and is also part of the PhD pathway, 'International Development', within the Bloomsbury Doctoral Training Partnership. The latter forms one of the few Centres recognized by the UK's Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), thereby receiving financial support, and especially individual grants, for MSc and PhD students. This PhD pathway is open to applicants whether or not eligible for, or in receipt of, ESRC funding, with ESRC-funded students expected to form a small minority overall. Successful applicants to the MPhil/PhD in Development Economics will normally have a good Master's degree in a relevant subject if entering directly into the MPhil/PhD pathway although each applicant is assessed on merits including work and other experience.

Master in International Cooperation, Finance and Development

Unitelma Sapienza
Online Full-time 1 year Open Enrollment Italy Rome Spain Spain Online Mexico Mexico Online Australia Australia Online USA USA Online Canada Canada Online + 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 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 in Socioeconomic and Environmental Development of Regions

Mendel University in Brno
Campus Full-time 3 years February 2020 Czech Republic Brno-sever

Master study program is focused on theoretical, methodological and practical aspects of formulation and implementation of strategies and concepts on the development of regions in both socio-economical and environmental consequences.

Master's degree in regional and local economic development

Universidade Católica De Moçambique
Campus Full-time Part-time September 2019 Mozambique Maputo

The Professional Master's Course in Regional and Local Economic Development is governed by Law n.27 / 2009 of 29 September, on higher education, published in the Boletim da República I Série, Number 38, by the Statutes of the Catholic University of Mozambique and by the Regulation in force in the Faculty of Management of Tourism and Informatics.

Master in Economics and Business Administration - Human Resource Management (MSc)

University of Southern Denmark
Campus Full-time September 2019 Denmark Odense

This programme provides students with the relevant skills in human resource management and consulting, which will enable them to help employers make decisions that meet both their employees’ and organisation’s needs