The Catholic University of America

IEDM Curriculum

The required curriculum will include course work with an applied component for every course plus a series of "Leaders in Development" seminars. The course work includes 36 credits with the election of a concentration in the private or public sector. You may enroll on a full-time or part-time basis. If enrolled full-time, the program could be completed in one academic year and a summer. Classes are scheduled so that students can complete an internship or maintain employment while enrolled in the program.

The first semester will cover the basic tools of economics, managerial, and evaluation analysis. The second semester and the summer will cover the different aspects of development, including technical aspects of the interplay between economic development and global health, food and nutrition, energy and environment, education in developing countries, and community development.

Pre-requisites | Courses | Concentrations | Requisites |Fall 2018 Calendar


• Introduction to Macroeconomics (ECON 101)
• Introduction to Microeconomics (ECON 102)
• Statistical Analysis (ECON 224) or Statistics for Business and Economics (ECON 223)


The curriculum includes six core courses, four courses in integral development, and two management courses in their own concentration.

Core Courses

Aspects of Integral Development



Public Sector

The public sector concentration provides you with the managerial skills and background necessary to effectively implement government-run development programs.


Private Sector

The concentration in the private sector provides you with the managerial skills and background necessary to effectively implement not-for-profit and business-run development programs.



  • Completion of the Applied Research Project
  • Proficiency in a second language is required before graduation.
  • 503 Career Placement Readiness Workshop (offered to students in their final semester of program)
  • "Leaders in Development" Seminars: The development and practice seminars are designed to expose you to the work carried on the field by both private and public organizations. They will also provide an opportunity for you to network with professionals in the development field.
  • Students must maintain an average grade of B in order to remain in the program.


    Supporting Classes
  • 502 Grant Research and Writing for International Development (offered in the Fall semester)
  • 547-01 Computer Lab
  • 547-02 Computer Lab 

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for Fall 2018

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