Career prospectives

Urban Economic Development: Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Career prospectives

After you graduate you will be an expert with extended knowledge in the sphere of urban management and development. The career prospects of urban management development graduates are excellent. Cities are expanding increasingly fast, this means that there is a big demand in urban professionals who are able to come up with solutions and innovations that will make a big difference in a city. Once you’ve completed the programme you will be able to work in various sectors ranging from city/town planner to urban economy and finance specialist. 

IHS is a highly reputable institute with a strong reputation with donor agencies and training centers worldwide. Our lecturers have outstanding international experience and continue to work all over the world, therefore, creating a possibility to discuss and initiate links to programmes and projects in countries and cities of the participants.

Here are a few examples of positions taken up by our graduates:

  • Quantitative Data Analyst – HiiL (Den Haag, the Netherlands)

  • Town Planner – Kongwa District Council (Dodoma, Tanzania)

  • Mobility Advisor – Mobycon (Delft, the Netherlands)

  • Urban Planner – Arcadis (São Paulo, Brazil)

  • Sustainability and LCA Analyst – Trespa (Eindhoven, the Netherlands)

  • Consultant – Inner Circle Consulting (London, UK)

  • Data Strategy Advisor and Business Development – Seer Data & Analytics (Sydney, Australia)

  • Focal Point for Kütahya – UNESCO Creative Cities Network (Kütahya, Turkey)

Alumni Spotlight: Mubeen Ahmad

After graduation Mubeen worked on large sustainability projects in NY & founded his own company.

Join a powerful alumni network

During the course of 60 years, the IHS has developed an extensive and international network with former students. The IHS Alumni are urban professionals who have key positions in projects, programmes and organisations in public, private and academic sectors. The IHS alumni have formed a unique and global network of international contacts which currently has more than 9000 urban professionals in 143 countries that are actively engaged in the field. Once you graduate you will be able to benefit from this diverse and extensive network of urban professionals. As a student of IHS, you will also have the unique opportunity to connect with like-minded people from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds with whom you exchange experience and knowledge.

In 2009 the IHS Alumni International (AI) network was established. The goals of IHS AI are to maintain and promote the formation of IHS Alumni Associations around the world, and to provide a platform to support active interaction between them, IHS and the urban world. The network slogan is “sharing urban knowledge” internationally. The Alumni International Board oversees the activity of Local Alumni Associations and connects alumni through various events and initiatives.

IHS Alumni International Network

Meet the current board and learn about the most recent activities in our network

IHS Alumni International Network Webinars

Check out these webinars organised by our alumni network on smart cities, climate change and more

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