Economic Development

MUP Concentration

Cities are the hubs of innovation for the global economy. Students in the Economic Development concentration will learn the fundamentals of urban economies, the causes and consequences of economic decline, and methods to lead vibrant and inclusive urban economies. This concentration will help students understand the role of creative and artistic sectors in urban economies, and will present strategies for planning for economic growth.

Suggested courses for students selecting this concentration include:

  • Seminar in Urban Development (PPD 622)
  • Local Economic Development: Theory and Finance (PPD 624)
  • Public/Private and Mixed Enterprises Planning (PPD 626)
  • Housing and Land Use in Rapidly Urbanizing Regions (PPDE 635)
  • Introduction to Community and Economic Development (PPD 639)
  • Real Estate Practice and Principles (RED 510)
  • Foundations of Real Estate Analysis (RED 511)
  • Real Estate Project Analysis (RED 512)
    (Note: RED 510, RED 511 and RED 512 are requirements for the USC Certificate in Real Estate Development.)

Gateway Course:

  • Introduction to Community and Economic Development (PPD 639)

Concentration Methodology Course:

  • Planning and Economic Development Finance (PPD 625)