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 enhance the participants’ overall knowledge of economic development ranging from finance to negotiation. 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.
On site development visits are also included.
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 $3,100 (meals included), payable in three installments in November, January, and May.
The class meets one Thursday a month from 2 p.m. 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