The Catholic University of America

M.A. in Integral Economic Development Management

A One-Year Master’s Degree in International Development

"A Groundbreaking Approach to Measurement and Analysis"

The IEDM master's program is the first to create and implement the integrated perspective that development entities demand. It develops innovative measures to evaluate the impact and effectiveness of development programs, while teaching applied management and economics skills.

Choose between a one-year, full-time master’s program or flexible part-time option.

Learn applied management and econometrics with a pioneering approach to integral development

The program provides students with:

  1. An understanding of the role that cultures and institutions play in the development process—in light of an integrated perspective on economic development that is based on sound economic techniques. This program equips students to measure the impact of institutions within the economic development process.
  2. The management skills necessary to design, implement, manage, and evaluate development programs—that will achieve integral economic development and build strong institutions capable of supporting successful development initiatives.
  3. An integrated perspective on economic development—one that takes into account the dignity of the human person, the good of the family, and the good of the community as foundational principles of economic development.

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What Professional Advantage Does the IEDM Program Offer?


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for Fall 2018

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  • West Bank Trip

    On May 21, lead by Dr. Maria Aguirre a team of IED students: Estefania Cohn, Andrea Vazquez and Selamawit Bekele traveled to the WestBank region. The field trip was conducted as part of an impact evaluation of a Maternal Health project run by the Holy Family Hospital in Bethlehem, Palestine.

  • Dr. Cruz's trip to India

    Last month, Dr.Cruz traveled to Chennai, India to participate in discussions with CRS about ongoing research projects and results of assessment, as well as about future cooperation.