The program prepares professionals to:

  • Design and lead sustainable development programs
  • Coordinate funding for development initiatives, nonprofit organizations, and small businesses
  • Develop and manage projects that address economic inequities and/or encourage responsible use of natural resources

Acquire skills and training to work in a wide range of development-related fields.
Students develop skills to work in community development, economic development, and many other areas of need across the globe, through coursework and field study. Students gain professional experience through an extended practicum with an organization of their choice that is relevant to their professional goals.
Graduates are equipped to work in a wide range of fields, including community capacity building, economic development, human rights, education, food security, health, gender equity, nonprofit and NGO management, international relations, and social entrepreneurship.