Master of Science in Economic Development - Fall 2017 Schedule

First Eight Week (8W1) August 16-October 6

Fall 2017

In-Person #1: 8am to 5pm Sat 8/19 to 8am to noon Sun 8/20

Online Sessions (Wednesday 7-9pm):   8/16, 8/23, 8/30, 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4

ED 722 Economic Development Theory & Research Methods (3 semester hrs)

Dr. Chad Miller

The student will possess a basic understanding of the primary research methods and data sources used in economic development, including economic base analysis, target industry and industry cluster research, labor market analysis, retail trade area analysis, business and industry site location analysis, and competitor analysis of other geographic areas. The student will demonstrate the ability to apply these research methods to real-world economic development projects or situations.

Fall 2017

In-Person #2: 8am to 5pm 9/11-9/14


ED 701 True South IEDC Basic Economic Development Course  (3 semester hrs)

Dr. Chad Miller

An introductory course exposing participants to the fundamentals and practice of creating jobs, increasing wealth, improving the tax base, and enhancing a community’s quality-of-life, the first step in pursuing professional certification. This course also satisfies the IEDC course requirement for Introduction to Economic Development.


Second Eight Weeks (8W2) October 9-December 7

Fall 2017

In-Person #4:  8am to 5pm Sat 10/21 to 8am to noon Sun 10/22

Online Sessions Wednesdays 7pm to 9pm: 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1,11/8, 11/15, 11/29

ED 646 Marketing and Business Development for Economic Development (3 semester hrs)

Dr. Chad Miller

Reflective Practitioner: Robert Ingram

The course provides the student with instruction in concepts and practices associated with marketing, business recruitment, and business retention and expansion in economic development.

Fall 2017 

Asynchronous Online course (8w2)


BA 611 Accounting (3 semester hours)

 Dr. Mary Anderson

This course provides an introduction to the concepts, theories, and problems/methods of financial and managerial accounting. Objectives of this course are to help the student understand financial reports and learn to use financial statement information. Financial statements are the windows through which investors and external parties view the performance and evaluate the financial health of a company. You will learn how the results of business decisions and activities are reflected in the financial statements and how financial statement information is interpreted by investors, creditors and other external parties. The second part of the course covers managerial accounting concepts. This includes cost-volume-profit (CVP) relationships, break-even analyses, cost controls, budgeting and costs for decision making