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Economic Development Major

Economic Development Major

Economic Development at Messiah College

Are you interested in economics? Learning about other cultures? Do you want to help developing communities thrive?

If so, then a degree in economic development might be the perfect path for you. At Messiah College, our combination of classroom theory and hands-on experience prepares you to serve in community and international development at home and abroad through a strong economics and experiential learning curriculum.

In the economic development major, you’ll choose from a concentration in business, sustainability or public policy, acquire the knowledge and skills used to serve the least advantaged in rural and urban communities locally and internationally. Core classes in economics, finance, management and international business are complemented with humanities concentrations like politics and anthropology to prepare you to offer strong quantitative skills to development organizations from a Christian perspective.

Equipped with classroom knowledge, you’ll also spend time in the field learning about development, the Christian NGOs doing on-the-ground work, government initiatives and international organizations leading the fight against poverty. Whether completing an internship, studying abroad or working on a service project through Messiah’s Collaboratory, you’ll get the experience you need to serve a variety of economic development organizations.
Economic development major distinctives
Career options for economic development majors
Internship opportunities for economic development majors
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