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Commerce and Economic Development

Northeastern University

M.Sc. On Campus
18 months
27066 USD/year
27066 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Commerce and Economic Development at Northeastern University integrates economics, leadership, technology, and public policy to prepare students for a career in the private or public sector.

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Globalization has created a borderless economy with a host of new opportunities and challenges for those engaged in commerce and economic development. 

While global markets offer exciting growth prospects, navigating the world stage requires in-depth knowledge of the financial, regulatory, and economic environments and institutions that affect the global economy and international trade. 

To meet the need for both insight and skills development, Northeastern University ’s College of Professional Studies—in collaboration with Northeastern University’s College of Social Sciences and Humanities—offers the Master of Science in Commerce and Economic Development , which integrates an applied economics study of information, institutions and innovation designed to develop and hone analytical skills to support private and public decision-making.

Program Objectives

  • Translate economic theory and classroom materials into core competencies
  • Apply quantitative skills in the areas of economics, economic theory, policy analysis and research
  • Learn to set prices and output levels
  • Use conceptual and mathematical tools to examine fluctuations in employment, prices, and economic growth
  • Develop skills in data collection, estimation, and results interpretation
  • Apply theories of economic growth, technology, structural changes, industrialization, factor proportions and prices, trade, population, and income distribution
  • Evaluate labor markets and the role of human capital
  • Assess how art, culture, and entertainment impact economic development
  • Analyze the impact of environmental resources on commerce and economic development

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Microeconomic Theory
  • Applied Macroeconomic Theory
  • Mathematical Methods for Economics
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Commerce and Economic Development
  • Capstone: Master’s Project
  • Economics of Human Capital

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application 
  • Statement of purpose (500-1000 words)
  • Professional resumé
  • Unofficial undergraduate transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • English language proficiency proof: students for whom English is not their primary language must submit one of the following:
  • Official associate or bachelor's degree transcript from an accredited college or university in the U.S., stating degree conferral and date
  • TOEFL, IELTS, or NU Global Exam scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27066 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40600 USD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    27066 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40600 USD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.


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