Certificate in Economic Development & Growth
The Economic Development and Growth Certificate offers current and aspiring development leaders a practical education to running a successful organization. The graduate level certificate can be completed in one year of part-time study as a stand-alone program, or can be combined with another graduate program, including the MPA.
The certificate has a broad-based curriculum and covers fundamental competencies. The two core classes provide students with foundational skills including:
A choice of three electives rounds out the certificate and can be chosen in areas such infrastructure, housing and community development, performance management, development projects, and contracting. Upon completing the certificate, students will be prepared to work in a wide range of organizations ranging from commerce departments to independent authorities to nonprofits assisting development growth.
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11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers
13-1111 Management Analysts
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners
Tuition is charged on a per course basis. Rates and fees are viewable on
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Stand-alone certificate students complete their five-course unit of study at
varied timelines, ranging from 2 to 5 semesters. Two students graduated
from the Economic Development and Growth stand-alone certificate program in the 2011-12 academic year. Both of these graduates completed the program in 5 or fewer semesters.
Job Placement Rate
At the time of this report (January 2013), both of the 2011-12 stand-alone
certificate graduates hold full-time positions in the field.
Median Loan Debt Incurred
The Fels Institute of Government will report median loan debt for the 2011-12 stand-alone certificate graduates as soon as it is available.