IHS, institute for housing and 

urban development studies of

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Earn your urban management degree from a top 100 university!

MSc programme in

Urban Management and Development

at IHS, Erasmus University Rotterdam

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About the programme


Cities face new challenges every day. In order to remain sustainable and competitive, they need progressive urban managers with skills in strategic planning, governance and policy development, economic and financial analysis.


The 12-month MSc in Urban Management and Development (UMD) is a multidisciplinary programme designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge to be a competent urban manager in public, private and not-for-profit organizations. It will prepare you to understand and tackle the social, economic, environmental and physical challenges with which contemporary urban policymakers are faced. As a UMD student, you can tailor your programme to your interests by specializing in one of the six areas.

Specialisation areas

Urban Strategies and Planning

Strengthen your skills as an urban manager in an international environment

#69 worldwide

Times Higher Education

located in the heart of urban innovation

tailor made programme

truly international environment


and engaged staff


alumni network

Join a community of 9000 alumni who chose IHS