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Master's Program

International Development Cooperation (IDC)

Academic Goals and Program Characteristics

The Department of International Development Cooperation (IDC) was established in 2008 as the first of its kind in Korea to promote interdisciplinary post-graduate teaching and research on the processes of social, political and economic development and change. The course is dedicated to deepening the understanding of development and underdevelopment, complex modes of development assistance in the global context, political and socioeconomic systems in developing world, and project management and consulting skills. Read More ¡·

Selected Courses

Major Required Courses Selected Major Elective Courses
Applied Economics

This course is primarily designed to introduce the principles of economics in a practical way for those students who have not previously taken any rigorous economics courses. Accordingly, emphasis will be placed on the economic way of thinking, and on practical issues, rather than on mathematical details. After taking this course, it is hoped that the students will understand and be able to develop their own views on economic issues that appear in the news media, albeit rudimentary.

Understanding IDC

This is a topical, theoretical course on international development studies. The course will expose students to the political, economic, social and environmental dimensions of development through a multidisciplinary approach.

Economics of Development

The purpose of this course is to explore both the causes of poverty and prosperity among individuals and nations, and the nature of economic growth and development.

Project Cycle Management

This course is designed to provide students with a practical knowledge of the methods of project/program cycle management: the skills and tools used in the public sector to manage ODA projects through project programming, identification, design, appraisal, implementation and evaluation

Development and Social Policy in Developing Countries

This course delivers two benefits: (1) a greater understanding of the factors, policies, and programs that affect growth, employment, equity, and social welfare in developing countries; and (2) practice in synthesizing these factors, policies, and programs into a Country Partnership Strategy (CPS).

Strategies of Development Cooperation

This course discusses important contemporary topics pertaining to international development cooperation. It covers various sectors and topics such as information and communication technology (ICT), econometrics, the impacts of aid, the selectivity of aid, and development financing.

Practicum in Development Project

This course aims to train future development consultants who are capable of identifying, developing, and implementing development projects. The class will improve techniques to generate proper a Project Design Matrix (PDM) or logical framework.

Development Project Management

The course mainly deals with the methods of planning, appraisal and evaluation of development projects and programs. Our class aims to nurture future development consultants and practitioners.

NGO and Civil Society

The course discusses the role of NGOs and civil society in reducing poverty in developing economies. The discussion, in particular, focuses on the effective partnership with different public or private actors.


The course consists of a series of lectures, discussions and presentations. Not only will the theoretical dimension of PPP be presented, but also the filing and analysis of actual cases will be given considerable attention, in light of the freshness of these concepts.

Project Monitoring and Evaluation

The course aims to study the principles and techniques used to effectively monitor development projects. As well, the course discusses criteria to evaluate projects and their application to different sectors.

MDB (Multilateral Development Bank) Project Analysis

In this course, we investigate project analysis from a number of different perspectives. The course covers the basic theory of project analysis, shadow pricing, and presents discounted cost-benefit measures.

Business Consulting Skills

The course is designed to improve the ability to formulate professional knowledge and to influence individuals or organizations through the effective delivery of the knowledge. These abilities can be modified and adapted to development consulting.

Managerial Statistics

The purpose of the course is to introduce the basic concepts and approaches of statistics and apply them to the real world. The course will particularly emphasize data analysis skills.

Social Survey and Methodology

The purpose of the course is to provide a broad overview of the many aspects of survey research methodology, which include the design of the survey, sampling, data collection, analysis, and interpretation.


This course is designed to provide students with advanced knowledge of statistical and econometric methods. However, the class will not go into all of the theories, rather focusing on a rich area of economic applications. Thus, emphasis is on intuition, applicability and practices, but not on pure theory. To complete the course, participants have to be familiar with statistical programs like STATA and/or EViews.

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