Young professionals in the field of economic development, take note:
For the second year in a row, the Department of Public Administration at the Hamline University School of Business is offering an Economic Development Certificate, designed to give participants 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
– 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
– Development Pro-Formas, Bond Ratings, the Details
Training for this certificate begins in September of 2011 and concludes in April of 2012. Completion of this course can result in two master’s-level elective courses (eight credits) for eligible participants.
For additional course information, visit Hamline University School of Business. If you still have questions, call 651-523-2284 or send an email to hsb [at] hamline [dot] edu.
The best news of all is that the Economic Development Association of Minnesota (EDAM) is offering tuition assistance scholarships for Hamline’s Economic Development Certificate course.
To submit a scholarship application for a tuition assistance scholarship, complete the form found here. Applicants must be economic development practitioners in the state of Minnesota to be eligible. Applicants or their employer must be, or agree to become, a member of EDAM to be eligible for a scholarship.
The scholarship application submission deadline is Saturday, July 30, 2011.
Applications will be evaluated on a competitive basis. For more information, email Tim Clawson, Foundation Chair.