Case-study examples and contemporary literature explain urban governance from an economic perspective by showcasing how cities grow and perform economically at a regional and global level.
Students will work with real databases and use statistical software to learn how to translate economic theory into concrete analyses.
By the end of the track, students will learn to identify criteria to assess urban and regional economic policy effectiveness using quantitative methods for evaluation as well as perform these analyses on various spatial scales: from countries to regions to neighborhoods to households and individuals. In addition, students will be able to interpret real-world data to deliver innovative solutions for economic resilience in the context of an unstable global economic climate.
At the end of the Urban Economic Development and Resilience programme at Erasmus University Rotterdam , the students should be able to:
Reproduce and interpret theories that deal with urban and regional competitiveness and resilience.
Identify criteria for urban and regional economic policy effectiveness using quantitative methods for evaluation.
Apply economic and geographical reasoning to analyze economic development and governance on various spatial scales: from countries to regions to neighborhoods to households and individuals (macro-level, meso-level and micro-level analyses).
Apply theories, concepts and analytical research methods from contemporary literature to practical examples.
After you graduate you will be an expert with an extended knowledge in the sphere of urban management and development. The career prospects of urban management development graduates are excellent. Cities are expanding increasingly fast, this means that there is a big demand in urban professionals who are able to come up with solutions and innovations that will make a big difference in a city. Once you’ve completed the programme you will be able to work in various sectors ranging from city/town planner to urban economy and finance specialist.
IHS is a highly reputable institute with a strong reputation with donor agencies and training centres worldwide. Our lecturers have outstanding international experience and continue to work all over the world therefore creating a possibility to discuss and initiate links to programmes and projects in countries and cities of the participants.
Here are a few examples of positions taken up by our graduates:
- Project manager circular economy at Philips
- Urban governance and policy specialist at UN Habitat
- Architectural consultant at Asian Development Bank
- Spatial planning advisor at GIZ
The MSc in Urban Management and Development is accredited by the "Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders" (NVAO).
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- Urban Sustainability
- Urban Governance & Finance
- Urban Data Analytics
- Research Methods & Techniques
- Urban Economic Development: Innovation & Entrepreneurship
- Advanced Urban Analytics: Statistics & Econometrics
- Dr. Jan Fransen
- Dr. Paula Nagler
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- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , EEA/EU
- Apply before , International
Early Bird: 15 April
DisciplinesEconomics Entrepreneurship Sustainable Development View 22 other Masters in Entrepreneurship in Netherlands
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Bachelor’s degree certificate and the complete grade transcripts
- The copies should be in English language. A translated copy should be certified.
- We require our candidates to have obtained at least second class lower, B or an equivalent.
At least a bachelor’s degree from a recognised university in a field related to urban development. The following studies are considered relevant to urban development.
- Civil Engineering
- Development Studies
- Environmental Engineering
- Environmental Science
Motivational essay: The urban challenge of your city
Proof of English language proficiency
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International14200 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14200 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
EU/EEA14200 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14200 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.
This programme qualifies for the following scholarships:
- Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) - https://www.ihs.nl/en/resources/scholarships/global-scholarships/orange-knowledge-programme
- Holland Scholarship - https://www.ihs.nl/en/resources/scholarships/global-scholarships/holland-scholarship
- Orange Tulip Scholarship - https://www.ihs.nl/en/resources/scholarships/partial-scholarships
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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.