Commerce and Economic Development, MS

Globalization has created a borderless economy with a host of new opportunities and challenges for those engaged in commerce and economic development. While global markets offer exciting growth prospects, navigating the world stage requires in-depth knowledge of the financial, regulatory, and economic environments and institutions that affect the global economy and international trade. To meet the need for both insight and skills development, Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies—in collaboration with Northeastern University’s College of Social Sciences and Humanities—offers the online Master of Science in Commerce and Economic Development.

This graduate-level program integrates economics, leadership, institutional organization, technology, and public policy into a unique and focused educational experience designed to help guide and advance a rewarding career in the private or public sectors.

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Required Courses

CED 6010Applied Microeconomic Theory4
CED 6020Applied Macroeconomic Theory4
CED 6030Applied Mathematics and Statistics for Economics4
CED 6040Applied Econometrics4
CED 6050Commerce and Economic Development4
CED 6910Capstone: Master’s Project5

Elective Courses

Complete five of the following:19-20
Economics of Human Capital
Commerce, Institutions, and Innovation
Cultural Economic Development
Law and Economics
Environmental Economics
Sustainable Economic Development
Economics of E-Commerce
Personal and Career Development
Interdisciplinary Professional Foundations

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

45 total quarter hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required