Economic Development

(18 credit hours) The economic development concentration prepares students for positions in economic development at the city, county, and state levels.

Required Courses (9 credit hours)
SPEA-V 507 Data Analysis and Modeling for Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 622 Seminar in Urban Economic Development (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 669 Economic Development, Globalization, and Entrepreneurship (3 cr.)
Electives (9 credit hours)

Select three of the following courses:

SPEA-V 516 Public Management Information Systems (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 541 Benefit-Cost Analysis of Public and Environmental Policies (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 563 The Planning Process (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 564 Urban Management (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 567 Public Financial Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 568 Management of Urban Government Services (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 578 Introduction to Comparative and International Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 609 Seminar in Revenue Theory and Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 610 Seminar in Government Budget and Program Analysis (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 667 Seminar in Public Capital and Debt Theory (3 cr.)


other relevant SPEA courses with the approval of an economic development concentration advisor. At least one elective must be chosen from the above list. A student may choose up to two electives outside of SPEA with the approval of an advisor.

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