Masters Programs in Economic Development

Compare 13 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.

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MA In Economics

Universidade de Évora
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Portugal Évora

The Master course in Economics aims to provide essentially a set of knowledge of the Economics field to allow complete formation of the first cycle, thereby enhancing the prospects of employability and future career of your students. [+]

Masters in Economic Development. PRESENTATION The Master course in Economics aims to provide essentially a set of knowledge of the Economics field to allow complete formation of the first cycle, thereby enhancing the prospects of employability and future career of your students. The course is structured into three branches: Economic Analysis, Regional Economy and Local Development and Internationalization and Competitiveness. The Economic Analysis Branch aims at providing general skills of Economics, encouraging more direct research activity and progression to graduate through a strong collaboration with the PhD study plan in Economics. It also highlights the flexibility of the curriculum of this branch, where three of the eight courses of letiva component are optional nature. The branches of Regional Economy and Local Development and Internationalization and Competitiveness are intended to confer powers that focus mainly on these areas of the economy by way of transmitting knowledge eminently applied together with a solid theoretical component. These branches are directed mainly to graduates who perform or intending to perform professional duties in these areas, aim to deepen their theoretical and / or update their knowledge in academic and technical training. In the three branches intended to mainly: - to contribute to the development of skills that help the identification, analysis and resolution of problems of economic nature; - to stimulate and develop an interest in research economic issues and, consequently, engage the candidates in research projects developed under the EU-CEFAGE study center and promote their progression to doctoral programs. Careers The Master's degree... [-]

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in International Development Studies (GLODEP)

Palacky University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Czech Republic Olomouc

The Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in International Development Studies (GLODEP) is a two-year multidisciplinary master program in development studies, with an economic grounding and policy perspective. [+]

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in International Development Studies (GLODEP) The Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in International Development Studies (GLODEP) is a two-year multidisciplinary master program in development studies, with an economic grounding and policy perspective. GLODEP has a fixed structure: first semester at Palacky University (Olomouc, Czech Republic), second semester at the University Clermont Auvergne (Clermont-Ferrand, France) and third semester at the University of Pavia (Pavia, Italy). The fourth semester is dedicated to an internship or research stay, preferably with one of the fourteen associated partners of the consortium (see Academic Associates and Non-Academic Associates); and to thesis writing. The aim of GLODEP is to prepare professionals in the field of development policy and practice. GLODEP provides the students with comprehensive knowledge and skills to analyze development issues and to design and promote development policies at national, regional and international levels. GLODEP has two defining features. First, it links the areas of development studies and development economics, offering insights from economics and other fields, such as geography, environmental studies, and political science. Second, the applied character of the program is reflected in the course contents where the policy (project) dimension is emphasized. The program provides the students with an opportunity to obtain: multi-disciplinary knowledge of development issues, grounded in development studies and development economics; ability to analyze development problems and to design and promote development policies and projects for the specific context of a developing area or a sector; ability to work in an international environment and in... [-]

Master Polis Maker for the quality of living and sustainable urban development

Politecnico di Milano
Campus or Online Full time 1 year October 2017 Italy Milan

The Polis Maker program focuses on the management of urban transformation with a practical approach providing different methods, skills and tools: urban and environmental legislation derived from European and national laws, management of international contracts, negotiation processes and conflict and risk management provide some examples. [+]

Masters in Economic Development. Master Polis-Maker for the quality of living and sustainable urban development The Program The Polis Maker program focuses on the management of urban transformation with a practical approach providing different methods, skills and tools: urban and environmental legislation derived from European and national laws, management of international contracts, negotiation processes and conflict and risk management provide some examples. Such skills will find their context in a specific holistic approach aiming at highlighting the existential dimension of space and the economic and social dynamics of each specific area also with regard to everyday life. Apply now and take advantage of a 20% discount for foreign students! Fill the form out and we'll get shortly in touch Professional description of the "Polis Maker" The Master aims at training a new professional: the Polis Maker. ”The Polis Maker is a facilitator, an urban strategist supervising the transformation of the city and the territory with an holistic perspective. The Polis Maker is a professional who combines technical knowledge and sensitivity to the well-being of inhabitants. Contributing to the management of territory, he takes into account the existential space and the economic and social dynamics that shape everyday life, combining quality of living and economic development“ That’s how Angelo Caruso di Spaccaforno – professor of Estimation and Project Evaluation at the Politecnico di Milano – defines the Polis Maker, a new emerging professional in the Italian and international labour market. Caruso di Spaccaforno is the Director of the "Polis Maker Master... [-]

Master in Community Economic Development (MCED)

The Open University Of Tanzania
Online & Campus Combined Part time 15 months September 2017 Tanzania Dar Es Salaam

The objectives of the programme are to train Community Economic Development practitioners to work in the government and communities; generate knowledge and information that will permit local leaders to make informed decisions; to encourage a high degree of local participation in making well informed economic choices; to assist in building sustainable institutions that will assure equitable sharing of the benefits of those choices and to build capacity among practitioners working in communities. [+]

The objectives of the programme are to: Train Community Economic Development practitioners to work in the government and communities Generate knowledge and information that will permit local leaders to make informed decisions To encourage a high degree of local participation in making well informed economic choices To assist in building sustainable institutions that will assure equitable sharing of the benefits of those choices To build capacity among practitioners working in communities Intended learning outcomes Students will have the ability to: Carry out basic accounting system and practices Manage small and medium sized organizations Conduct field based research Design and implement projects Provide technical assistance to community based organizations and institutions Prepare strategic plans Have a critical understanding of development finance Build and manage social and economic development programs Develop micro enterprise support initiatives Use computer based information systems and statistical packages. Admission Requirements Candidates holding the following qualifications will be eligible for admission into the MCED Programme: An Honors degree in any social science and sciences field with working experience of at least two years in community economic development related fields OR holder of an advanced diploma from any recognized institution with second class or above. Programme Content Core Courses Course Title Credits CED 631 Principles and Practice of CED 20 CED 634 Advanced Research Methodology for Social Scientists 20 CED 632 Economics for Community Economic Development 20 CED 635 Project Design and Management for CED 20 CED 633 Organizational Management for Community Organizations 20 CED 636 Microenterprise Development for... [-]

Master In Economic Intelligence And International Development Management

University of Strasbourg
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 France Strasbourg

This is a second year of a Master's Degree following the 1st year of International Relations at the ITIRI. This training is intended for people wishing to work internationally or in "economic intelligence" functions [+]

Masters in Economic Development. This is a second year of a Master's Degree in International Relations at the University of Strasbourg (ITIRI). This training is open to candidates under 30 who wish to integrate it into apprenticeship (alternation university-enterprise, public administration or association) or in contract of professionalisation. OBJECTIVES Train bilingual or trilingual experts in economic intelligence or in information and communication management to support the international strategies of companies and territories. Developing the design, implementation, financing and evaluation skills of an international development project since the identification of markets and partners, the positioning of products in the face of competition, and the implementation of the product strategy. Learn to research, collect, manage, analyze, communicate and secure relevant economic information to anticipate decision-making and act in a competitive environment to monitor and influence. Control the mechanisms of international financing for the development of companies and territories for export, at national, European and international level. To acquire knowledge and know-how in the international dynamics of companies and territories using information and communication technologies, Mastering and knowing how to use foreign languages ​​in the fields concerned, in order to better understand the cultures, decision-making and influence circuits, of the countries studied to acquire know-how and know-how by knowing the markets of a point Economic perspective. Acquiring skills in economic intelligence for the following missions: information management, market research, competitive studies, benchmarking, knowledge management, strategic intelligence, establishment of an economic intelligence unit, research-analysis-security Information and realization of a mapping of information, application of... [-]

Master in Economics and Management of Public Administration

Technical University of Kosice, Faculty of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Slovakia Košice

Public administration provides an overview of the theoretical fundamentals, substance, and limits of modern public administration. [+]

Public administration provides an overview of the theoretical fundamentals, substance, and limits of modern public administration. Examines the conventional management functions in the legal sphere performed by public administrators as well as current issues and problems in the field. It provides a conceptual and practical framework for students wishing to proceed further with careers in the public sector and non-government organisations. Regional development examines the dimensions and causes of regional growth and development, the theories that give explanation of the growth and decline of regional economies, and the policies and strategies used to endorse regional development. The programme is dealing with programming and project managing in the public sector with a special focus on regional and structural policy of the European Union. Duration: 4 semesters, 2 years Academic Year: Autumn term: September 25, 2017 – December 22, 2017 Winter holidays: December 23, 2017 – January 1, 2018 Examination period: January 02, 2018 – February 10, 2018 Spring term: February 12, 2018 – May 11, 2018 Examination period: May 12, 2018 – June 30, 2018 Summer holidays: July 01, 2018 – August 31, 2018 Application Procedure: Deadline for applications: June 30, 2017 Required documents: copy of passport (page with photo), Curriculum Vitae, copy of secondary school final certificates and/or copy of university diplomas, copy of transcript of records from secondary or university studies. Documents to be sent to: marianna.sinicakova@tuke.sk or ivana.gerhartova@tuke.sk. Originals will be presented by students before their enrolment in September. [-]

Master in Regional Planning and Development

Rezekne University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2017 Latvia Rēzekne

The programme enables to get comprehensive knowledge and skills for effective fulfilment of manager`s functions in state management structures on regional level as well as in regionally-located commercial structures on the basis of best practices of EU countries. [+]

Masters in Economic Development. The programme enables to get comprehensive knowledge and skills for effective fulfilment of manager`s functions in state management structures on regional level as well as in regionally-located commercial structures on the basis of best practices of EU countries. Teaching process is carried out by specialists of high scientific qualification: professors, associate professors, and doctors with rich experience of pedagogical, scientific, and practical work. Qualification awarded: Master of Social Sciences in Management. Admission requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Commerce, or Administration. Duration of studies: 1.5 years of full time studies. Study programme consists of 2 parts: Part A – compulsory courses (general) Part B – elective courses (specialization). To complete study programme student has to earn 60 CP (90 ECTS). Access to further studies: Doctoral Studies. Final test, if any: Master`s thesis. Study fee: 2900 EUR per year. If you are interested in the studies at Rezekne University of Applied Sciences fill application form at this address: http://www.rta.lv/online_application_procedure. [-]

Master in Economics

Masaryk University Faculty of Economics and Administration
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Czech Republic Brno

The Economics programme emphasises the development of a thorough knowledge of the current economic theory in its broader context. [+]

The Economics programme emphasises the development of a thorough knowledge of the current economic theory in its broader context. Its aim is to empower students to independently solve diverse theoretical and applied economic problems, while relying on their knowledge of modern theoretical economics and indispensable mathematical-statistical methods. Graduate Employment Our graduates assume positions in the field of economic theory and research, as well as in commerce, the financial sector, public administration, and economic journalism. Their excellent knowledge of economics and mathematical methods allows them to study in economic doctoral programmes. Recognition of Prior Bachelor's and Master's Degrees In order to enrol in the Master's degree programmes, accepted applicants holding degrees issued by universities outside the Czech Republic have to obtain an official document confirming that their prior degree can be recognized in the Czech Republic. We strongly recommend to applicants who have received confirmation of acceptance to the programme to read the description of the recognition procedure and to initiate this procedure as soon as possible by filling in the application form and providing the necessary documentation. [-]

Master in Economics

Brawijaya University
Campus Full time Part time July 2017 Indonesia Malang

One of the most renowned schools of Brawijaya University is the Faculty of Economics and Business. [+]

Masters in Economic Development. Master in Economics History One of the most renowned schools of Brawijaya University is the Faculty of Economics and Business. Initially, the Faculty started with two courses: Public Economics and Business Economics. Now we also have the General Economics Studies program, today the forerunner of the Department of Economics. The Department of Economics and Development Studies (IESP) established the post-graduate programs on the 4th of July of 2001, and the Master Program in Economics was inaugurated as one of the courses in the Graduate School of Economics of University of Brawijaya. Vision and mission Vision: Become a master of superior educational institutions in a global level in the development of applied ethics-based Economy. Mission: Delivering education that is able to follow the development of applied economics. Conducting comprehensive researches and development of applied economics. Inspire, enlighten, and empower the community based on the results of the education and research in applied economics. Aim Educate graduates with the ability to apply economics. Educate graduates to be able to think across disciplines. Educate graduates to be able to communicate their own thoughts and ideas. [-]

MCom in Local Economic Development

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 years February 2018 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). [+]

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). The programme is specifically designed to meet the requirements of the LED profession and is aimed at students who plan to qualify as Certified LED professionals. This professional Master’s degree will prepare students to reflect on the practice of LED professionals. Through the research component, students will contribute towards the development of knowledge at an advanced level and prepare them for specialised professional employment. Admission requirements: The minimum admission requirement is a cognate Bachelor Honours Degree or a Postgraduate Diploma. Alternatively any other four-year qualification with Honours status on New NQF level 8 / Old NQF level 7 and related Micro- and Macroeconomics and or related experience which is considered relevant and sufficient by the Department of Economics and Econometrics. A preparatory study and an entrance examination may be required by the UJ Department of Economics and Econometrics. Students whose previous degrees did not include Local Economic Development (LED) will have to complete a bridging module in the form of a short learning programme (SLP) entitled “Introduction to LED”. Contact details: Prof Lorraine Greyling / 011 559 2057 / lgreyling@uj.ac.za [-]

Master in Economics of Innovation and Growth

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

Master in Economics of Innovation and Growth Innovation and entrepreneurship are prime factors behind value creation, economic prosperity and employment growth. These initiatives can take place on several levels – enterprise, regional and national – and lead to new businesses as well as increased [+]

Master in Economics of Innovation and GrowthInnovation and entrepreneurship are prime factors behind value creation, economic prosperity and employment growth. These initiatives can take place on several levels – enterprise, regional and national – and lead to new businesses as well as increased competitiveness for those already established. The growing awareness of the importance of innovation among knowledge-based firms, financial markets and policymakers has created a demand for a programme which integrates aspects of technology, economy, financing and other related areas.Programme outlineThe programme is focused on the economic aspects of the innovation process, i.e. the process of commercialising inventions. Innovations are created by trying to solve production problems and learning from experience, finding new and better ways of doing things, profiting from new markets, or sometimes just to satisfy curiosity. The intensity and direction of these activities are conditioned by laws, institutions, customs and regulations that affect their incentive and ability to appropriate rents from newly created technologies.The Master programme aims to provide students with the analytical tools derived from modern economic theories. These include specialisation, diversification and dissemination of ideas and knowledge; innovation activities, international competition, trade and growth. Another objective is to make the students in the programme familiar with applied techniques for analysing, measuring and predicting specialisation, trade flows and price patterns in the context of a global economy, with dynamic competitive advantages and increasing returns.The student will acquire comprehensive training in understanding and solving complex problems in modern economics, and in producing solid foundations for policy... [-]


Master in Economics

Institute Of Business Management
Campus Full time 1 year April 2018 Pakistan Karachi

This program is proposed for students with 16 years of education as well as for in-house BS Economics and Finance students of IoBM and those with equivalent qualifications. The students enrolled will complete one year of coursework for 24 credit hours and six credit hours of thesis writing. [+]

This program is proposed for students with 16 years of education as well as for in-house BS Economics and Finance students of IoBM and those with equivalent qualifications. The students enrolled will complete one year of coursework for 24 credit hours and six credit hours of thesis writing. Required Courses ECO601 Microeconomics ECO602 Macroeconomics ECO603 Econometrics and Research Methods ECO606 Financial Econometrics ECO607 Development Economics ECO608 Theory and Practice of Economic Policy Elective Courses ECO706 Monetary Economics ECO708 Mathematical Economics ECO709 Industrial Economics ECO710 Mergers, Acquisitions and Restructuring ECO711 Taxation and Business Strategy ECO712 Trade and Globalization Thesis writing (6 credit hours) Course Structure Semester One Microeconomics Macroeconomics Econometrics and Research Methods Semester Two Theory and Practice of Finance Development Economics Financial Econometrics Semester Three Elective I Elective II Thesis Writing (6 credit hours) [-]

Master of Economics

Universiti Putra Malaysia
Campus Full time 3 semesters January 2018 Malaysia Selangor

The objectives of this non-thesis program are to provide students with alternative disciplines so that they can gain mastery in related field of economics; to apply analytical approaches to analyze current economic issues; to demonstrate the application of microeconomics and macroeconomics in solving economic problems; and to provide awareness of the development and economic issues at the national and international levels. [+]

Masters in Economic Development. Master of Economics The Master of Economics (M. Econ) program started in 1994. The objectives of this non-thesis program are: to provide students with alternative disciplines so that they can gain mastery in related field of economics; to apply analytical approaches to analyze current economic issues; to demonstrate the application of microeconomics and macroeconomics in solving economic problems; and to provide awareness of the development and economic issues at the national and international levels. The program is structured to allow students to complete in three semesters. In the first semester, students are required to take compulsory theory courses. During the following semesters, students may choose elective courses in their chosen areas of specialization. Admission Requirements Candidates should have a Bachelor degree with a minimum cumulative grade-point average (CGPA) of 2.500 on a 4-point scale from institutions recognized by UPM. Working experience of at least 5 years in related fields can be considered for candidates with CGPA of less than 2.500. Candidates must have at least a pass in economics and / or quantitative courses at the undergraduate level. Admission Intake is twice annually and admission is open at the beginning of the First Semester (September) and Second Semester (February) of each year. Program Requirements Credit Hours Requirement Students are required to complete a total of 40 credit hours of coursework. The total credit hours include program core courses (22 credit hours), compulsory courses (9 credit hours of courses in the area of specialization and 9 credit... [-]