The IEDM master's program is the first to create and implement the integrated perspective that development entities demand. It develops innovative measures to evaluate the impact and effectiveness of development programs, while teaching applied management and economics skills.

Choose between a one-year, full-time master's program or flexible part-time option

Learn applied management and econometrics with a pioneering approach to integral development

The program provides students with:

  1. An understanding of the role that cultures and institutions play in the development process-in light of an integrated perspective on economic development that is based on sound economic techniques. This program equips students to measure the impact of institutions within the economic development process.
  2. The management skills necessary to design, implement, manage, and evaluate development programs-that will achieve integral economic development and build strong institutions capable of supporting successful development initiatives.
  3. An integrated perspective on economic development-one 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.

IEDM Curriculum

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 36 credits with the election of a concentration in the private or public sector. You may enroll on a full-time or part-time basis. If enrolled full-time, the program could be completed in one academic year and a summer. Classes are scheduled so that students can complete an internship or maintain employment while enrolled in the program.
The first semester will cover the basic tools of economics, managerial, and evaluation analysis. The second semester and the summer will cover the different aspects of development, including technical aspects of the interplay between economic development and global health, food and nutrition, energy and environment, education in developing countries, and community development.


• Introduction to Macroeconomics (ECON 101)
• Introduction to Microeconomics (ECON 102)
• Statistical Analysis (ECON 224) or Statistics for Business and Economics (ECON 223)
The curriculum includes six core courses, four courses in integral development, and two management courses in their own concentration.

Core Courses

Aspects of Integral Development


Public Sector
The public sector concentration provides you with the managerial skills and background necessary to effectively implement government-run development programs.

Private Sector
The concentration in the private sector provides you with the managerial skills and background necessary to effectively implement not-for-profit and business-run development programs.