Development Studies examines the interaction of social, economic and political development in contemporary societies and is therefore, necessarily an interdisciplinary enterprise. Development Studies concentrators develop the skills and knowledge best suited to their chosen geographical area of interest, emphasizing what is historically and culturally distinctive about the region and how its development reflects general processes of socio-economic change. While the concentration produces graduates with expertise in the study of development, most concentrators combine their course work with first-hand experience in the developing world. Course selection should balance analytic training with local and historical knowledge. Therefore, courses must be taken in at least three social science disciplines to achieve an interdisciplinary approach to these processes of change.
Here's what concentrators from the class of 2012 reported they were doing in their first year after graduation.
- Analyst, Morgan Stanley
- Analyst, UBS Investment Bank
- Associate Consultant, Bain & Co.
- Belay Staff, Brooklyn Boulders LLC
- Co-founder, Premama, Inc.
- College Advisor, College Advising Corps
- Corporate Strategy Analyst, Capital One - Strategy Group
- Development Assistant, The Guidance Center
- Program Officer, The China Exchange Initiative
- Research Analyst, Corporate Executive Board
- Research Study Assistant I, Memorial Sloan-Kettering