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Leading Economic Growth, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 5 days
, MA,
For most countries in the world, spurring growth is the number one economic priority. At the same time, many are trapped in a cycle where their lack of productive capability limits expansion to new industries. As a result, there is little reason to expand into industries where demand does not exist. New growth strategies need paths, processes, and organizations to address this problem.


Today, powerful new tools allow countries to better chart the road ahead, identify the obstacles to prosperity, and define actions that can lead to economic growth. This new approach focuses on expanding a country's set of productive capabilities and expressing them in a more diverse and complex set of products. Contrary to a commonly held belief, as countries become more developed, their citizens and firms specialize, but the national, regional, and metropolitan economies actually diversify. The opportunities for diversification are strongly affected by the initial set of productive capabilities, which makes each situation different. This approach calls for countries, regions, and cities to rethink their strategies, organizations, and priorities as they charge ahead.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 5 days
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The Leading Economic Growth program focuses on enabling participants to diagnose the opportunities for and constraints to growth at the city, state, or national level, and to build the institutional framework to achieve shared growth.  

The challenges that countries face in expanding and diversifying their portfolio of capabilities will be highlighted in lectures, how-to sessions, and case study discussions. Participants will examine several comparative frameworks for development and, through small group and class sessions, discuss the applicability of the frameworks to their own countries. 

The curriculum will include an in-depth look at specific topics that address the central role of complexity in a country’s economy: 

  • Diversification
  • The nature of growth and structural transformation
  • Organizational architecture and design
  • Policy implementation

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • Admission is based on the candidate’s depth of experience and range of responsibility. There is no formal educational requirement, but fluency in written and spoken English is a necessity for the program. 
  • Early application is encouraged. Qualified candidates are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis, and the program often fills to capacity. Because of the interactive nature of this program, the number of participants is limited. Applications received after the deadline will be considered only if space remains in the class.

Work Experience

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    8500 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8500 USD per module and a duration of 5 days.
  • National Applies to you

    8500 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8500 USD per module and a duration of 5 days.
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Living costs for Cambridge

  • 1814 - 3760 USD/month
    Living Costs

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