Financing Economic Development OpenCourseWare: A Free Graduate Study Finance Class by MIT

Published Jan 20, 2009

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Learn about ways to support and encourage local economic development in this free OpenCourseWare offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). 'Financing Economic Development' provides a glimpse into the funding and management of economic development programs. This course has no prerequisites and supports graduate students pursuing a Master of Science in Urban Studies and Planning or a similar degree.

Financing Economic Development: Course Specifics

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Financing Economic Development: Course Description

The 'Financing Economic Development' course allows students to explore business financing, including debt and equity financing and the differences between business finance and real estate finance. Students pursuing a Master of Science in Urban Studies and Planning take this course to learn how to calculate and analyze businesses financial statements, including possible assets and liabilities. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) School of Architecture and Planning in Cambridge, MA, provides this OpenCourseWare to cover various phases of economic development, sources of funding and capital markets. Financing gaps, capital market imperfections and the implications of doing so are also covered.

The course covers strategies for economic planning, development and management. MIT Professor Karl Seidman teaches this free course about strategies for financing economic development and problems with developing funding.

Lectures, notes, and some course readings are available for free online. To learn more about the course, visit the financing economic development course page.

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