Online Degree in Community Economic Development Provides Hands-On Experience
Southern New Hampshire University's online community economic development degree curriculum is a 36-credit program offered throughout the year during three terms. You can earn your degree in just 20 months by taking two classes per term. Also, you are not required to take the GRE or GMAT to be considered for admission, so you can start at the next available term.
As part of the community economic development master's curriculum, you will have the opportunity to design, implement, monitor and evaluate a real community economic development project in your area. While you don't necessarily have to address economic problems — for example, you can tackle social problems such as drug abuse or childhood literacy — your program must be driven by economic outcomes. Your CED professors and classmates will help you throughout the project; offering suggestions and feedback for improvement so you can hit your target goals (see past Student Projects).
Community Economic Development (MS) Required Courses
CED 602 Intro to International CED *International
CED 611 Research Methods in CED
CED 613 Organizational Management in CED
CED 621 Project Design in CED
CED 622 Project Planning in CED
CED 623 Project Management in CED
CED 624 Project Evaluation in CED
ACC 500 Managerial Accounting
MBA 503 Financial Reporting and Analysis (may be waived if satisfied in an undergraduate program, or may count as one of your electives)
Choose four (4) from the following:
CED 651 Co-Op Development and Management
CED 652 Community Building and Organizing
CED 653 Financial Management for CED
CED 659 Topics in CED
OL 630 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
OL 665 Leading/Managing Nonprofit Organizations
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