Learn how you can effect change on a global scale with the Albers School of Business and Economics’ specialization in International Economic Development (IED). Complement your studies with extensive coursework in development economics as you work closely with faculty who are experts in the field. In this program, you will study economic behavior in developing countries, the role of developing countries in the global economy, and how economics can contribute to successful policies and interventions. The program will strengthen your skills as an economist seeking to serve society.
As a core aspect of the IED Specialization, you’ll apply your knowledge beyond the classroom with relevant, real-world experience. In addition to completing the program requirements of the International Economic Development Specialization, students must participate in one of the following supplemental activities:
Work as an intern for a government agency or NGO involved with international economic development.
Study related curriculum in an approved program in a developing country. (minimum of 15 quarter credits)
Participate in a Seattle University sponsored summer Study Tour or campus ministry tour to a developing country.
Over 500 students participate in International Programs annually. The Seattle University Education Abroad office helps you fulfill our program’s requirements by helping you navigate the vast options available for education and internship abroad experience so you can gain relevant, real-world experience through global exploration.
Graduating with a BAE and a specialization in International Economic Development is a pathway to working in a variety of fields, including:
|Economic Development||NGOs||Public Policy||International Business||Law|
|Health||Consulting||Finance||Market Research||Data Analytics|