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Urban Economic Development - Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Erasmus University Rotterdam

12 months
14900 EUR/year
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This Urban Economic Development - Innovation and Entrepreneurship programme from Erasmus University Rotterdam examines how cities facilitate and use innovation and entrepreneurship to drive growth and build economic resilience.

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In a global economy, cities and regions are in a perpetual state of competition. This programme explains the fundamental urban and regional processes related to economic development and resilience and how cities grow and perform economically at a regional and global level. 

This Urban Economic Development - Innovation and Entrepreneurship programme from Erasmus University Rotterdam offers participants state-of-the-art theories and applied research skills concerning sustainable economic development. First, cities and regions compete with each other on skills, investments, amenities, tourists, trade, and knowledge. 

These are crucial elements for entrepreneurial activity and fostering innovation – regardless of the level of development of given a city/region.  Therefore, the departure point to determine urban/regional development hinges upon the process whereby knowledge is acquired, created, diffused, and translated into economic activity – a process that, in turn, is largely geographically determined and nonetheless dynamic.

Learn advanced urban data analytics

Deepen your quantitative skills; learn how to develop a basic and yet sound quantitative research framework; translate findings derived from quantitative studies into evidence-based policy analysis and policy-making.

Gain universally applicable knowledge

Learn how to analyse a wide range of urban related issues from an economic and innovation perspective with an enhanced consideration for social and environmental sustainability.


The MSc in Urban Management and Development is accredited by the "Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders" (NVAO). 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Urban Sustainability
  • Urban Governance & Finance
  • Urban Data Analytics
  • GIS Methods for Urban Research 
  • Research Methods & Techniques 
  • Urban Economic Development: Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Advanced Urban Analytics: Statistics & Econometrics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • We require candidates to have at least a bachelor’s degree from a recognised university in a field related to urban development. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14900 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Rotterdam

760 - 1265 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Some of these scholarships are listed below:

  • Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Programme;
  • Holland scholarship;
  • Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP);
  • Orange Tulip Scholarship;
  • Sallie Mae;
  • StuNed Scholarship Program

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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