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).
- 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
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
- Apply before , National
DisciplinesEconomics Entrepreneurship Sustainable Development View 44 other Masters in Sustainable Development in Netherlands
- We require candidates to have at least a bachelor’s degree from a recognised university in a field related to urban development.
International14900 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14900 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
Living costs for Rotterdam
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.