Economic Development Certificate
offered by the Department of Public Administration
at the Hamline University School of Business
Hamline University’s Economic Development Certificate is designed to give the participant an in-depth look at the economic development process from the perspective of both a government agency and a private sector developer. This is done through the completion of seven core modules:
- Introduction to Economic Development.
- What tools do we use and how do we use them: Soft tools and hard finance tools.
- A day with the Development All Stars.
- Case studies – on the road.
- How to conduct a Community Assessment.
- Development negotiations, How do we get there? How do we protect our community?
- Development Pro-formas, bond ratings, drilling into the details.
Certificate classes meet at Hamline’s Minneapolis location. All students must complete 90 hours of training in seven monthly sessions over an eight-month period. Students who complete the Economic Development coursework receive a certificate from the Hamline University School of Business Public Administration program and eight continuing studies credits.
The cost for the program is $2,950 (meals included), payable in three installments in November, January, and May.
The class meets one Thursday each month from 2 to 8 p.m. and the following Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dinner on Thursday and continental breakfast and lunch on Friday are included.
For information on a tuition assistance scholarship to the Hamline Universities – Economic Development Certificate course, please email Leslie Dingman.Click here to submit a Scholarship Application