The IEDP program innovatively teaches graduates the real-world skills so needed today in effective policy design and quantitative policy evaluation within an integral framework and perspective towards development.
Choose between a two-year, full-time master's program or flexible part-time option.
Learn applied econometrics and policy with a pioneering approach to integral development.
Learn Technical Skills, Social Context, and Development Expertise
The program provides students with:
1. An integrated perspective on economic development that takes into account the dignity of the human person, the good of the family, and the good of the community as foundational principles of economic development.
2. Advanced and unique techniques that fully capture the impact of development initiatives
3. Technical training in economic and managerial knowledge and skills needed to work at policy and implementation levels.
Innovative at its core
No other master's program, nationally or internationally, offers a degree in the integral economic approach for both policy design and impact evaluation.
Prepares Students for a Field with a Dire Need for Expertise
IEDP addresses the latent need among professionals in the field for further technical education at the economic policy level in impact evaluation based on an integral methodology. Methods that were once considered tried and true have been revisited; our approach innovatively pushes the old boundaries.
Integral Approach to Economic Development
This program is deeply rooted in the need to accomplish sustainable development through an approach that seeks to strengthen civil and social institutions, while maintaining an integral view of the person in society. Consequently, the focus is on the economic agent's decision-making process, acknowledging him/her holistically, in his/her social dimension.
The required curriculum will include course work with an applied component for every course plus a series of "Leaders in Development" seminars. The course work includes 55 credits with the election of a concentration in the public or private sector. You may enroll on a full-time or part-time basis. If enrolled full-time, the program could be completed in two academic years. Classes are scheduled so that students can complete the required internship and maintain employment while enrolled in the program.
Students choose a policy design impact evaluation project (PDIEP) with faculty approval in the final semester.
• Introduction to Macroeconomics (ECON 101) • Introduction to Microeconomics (ECON 102) • Statistical Analysis (ECON 224)
The curriculum includes eight core courses, five courses in integral development, three courses in the area of management, and two electives.
"Leaders in Development" Seminars: The development and practice seminars are designed to expose you to the work carried on the field by both private and public organizations. They will also provide an opportunity for you to network with professionals in the development field.
Students must maintain an average grade of B in order to remain in the program.