Economic Development (Graduate Certificate)
- Business Administration
- Employment and Labor Relations
- Public Administration
- Urban Planning.
The Certificate is designed for students who wish to combine a graduate degree (master’s or doctoral) with a specialty in urban, regional and state economic development. It will be awarded only in conjunction with the completion of a graduate degree or to those already holding such a degree.
Applicants must meet the admission standards of the Graduate School. Eligibility for this program is limited to persons holding a graduate degree from an accredited educational institution or those actively pursuing a graduate degree at Wayne State University. Applicants must submit a completed application form, personal statement of interest in the program, and Plan of Work.
Students must complete twelve credits in designated courses, including Core Area I, and courses (at least three credits each) from two of the Core Areas II, III, and IV. At least one course at the 7000 level must be elected, and at least one course (in addition to the Area I course) must be elected from outside the student’s graduate program.
Students in the certificate program must maintain a grade point average of at least 3.0. Transfer of credit from other institutions may not be applied toward the credits required for the certificate. If a student is concurrently enrolled in a graduate degree program at the University, no more than nine credits from the certificate program may be applied toward that degree.
|Core Area I: Theory and Practice of Economic Development|
|Regional, State, and Urban Economic Development: Policy and Administration|
|Core Area II: Economic Development Policy, Politics and Institutions|
|Managing Employee Relations|
|Labor Relations Law in North America|
|Employment Relations Law in North America|
|Public Sector Labor Relations|
|Urban Public Policy|
|Housing Policy and Programs|
|Core Area III: Economics and Finance of Economic Development|
|Advanced Public Finance|
|Advanced Urban and Regional Economics|
|Real Estate Development|
|Core Area IV: Economic Development Management and Analysis Technique|
|Corporate Financial Management|
|Seminar in Urban Administration|
|Planning and Development Law|
For further information about this certificate program, contact the graduate advisor of the program in which you are enrolled or wish to enroll. Students who are not in a graduate program in applied sociology, business administration, economics, industrial relations, public administration, or urban planning, or who do not already possess a graduate degree in one of these areas, should contact the Department.