Catholic University’s School of Business and Economics is pleased to announce the creation of a new Master's program in Integral Economic Development Policy (IEDP).

This program, along with IEDM, is the first to create and implement an integrated perspective to measure and evaluate development programs, taking into account the social dimension of every person.

IEDP strongly suits individuals who are interested in economic development policy, design, implementation and evaluation but lacking the technical skills to work in NGOs, international organizations, or government agencies. It will also provide them the ability to focus on the context of social development.

The Integral Economic Development Policy (IEDP) program will serve a different audience than the IEDM program. This program targets those who are: 1) working in the area of economic development policy but requiring more skills to advance in their careers; and 2) professionals with expertise in other fields who are interested in becoming involved in economic development policy and thus are in need of technical training in economic and managerial knowledge and skills needed to work at policy and implementation levels.

The program can be completed in two calendar years of full-time study. There is also a part-time option available. The 55 credits of classes are scheduled so that students can complete the required internship or maintain employment while enrolled in the program.

Applications for Summer 2013 are due by March 15 for international students, April 1 for students in the United States. For more information, please contact Beatriz Lopez, program director, at lopezbe@cua.edu

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