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MKE(Master of Arts in Korean Economy)

The program is specifically designed for government officials from developing countries seeking to gain the professional knowledge that is the key to a nation’s development. The program advances the professionalization and academic proficiency of students through first-hand knowledge of the development experience. In particular, the program provides an excellent opportunity to learn about the Korean experience of economic development and economic cooperation, and to subsequently relate this knowledge to their local contexts in order to contribute to the economic development of their respective countries. The program enhances the participants’ understanding of the Korean experience of economic development and economic cooperation and builds capacity in the areas of development planning, commercial diplomacy, economic crisis management, development cooperation, information technology and academic research.

Human resources development (HRD) has been identified as the most important factor in the Korean experience of development, and Korea is considered an exemplar of national development powered by HRD. Korea is now focusing on sustainable development and the strengthening of its relationships with developing partners. Therefore, improvement of human resource capacities is essential, and this program acknowledges the support of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Program for Human Resource Development (HRD), an organization dedicated to sharing Korea’s knowledge and experience in HRD with the international community in the spirit of cooperation. The purpose of the program is to apply the learning acquired to the development of the home country or community and to develop a deeper understanding of the Korean experience, especially with regard to how it can facilitate the future social, political, economic development of the respective countries. Relationships between Korea and the home country will be strengthened through this process while the builds human networks between participants, and the representatives of relevant agencies and organizations both in Korea and in the participant’s home countries. This program is vital to global human resource development and contributes to the overall enhancement and enrichment of the international community as a whole.

Building on Korea’s development experience, the program endeavors to prepare students to facilitate market mechanisms in their home countries. Knowledge transfer is integral to capacity building as it provides opportunities for continued learning and development of professional skills and the increase of domestic knowledge. Capacity building and knowledge sharing are integral to this partnership as they enhance the inherent capabilities, competencies and skills of leaders in developing societies. The curriculum centers on knowledge sharing of the major economic and public issues that developing economies face in terms of an extensive study of Korea’s economic development experience as well as a consideration of the global concerns that have a continuing impact. Participatory teaching methods are fully employed with the primary goal of developing problem-solving skills and hands-on experience. The program also provides extracurricular activities designed to foster the participants’ understanding of Korean language, culture and society. It equips participants with the professional and academic skills, access to information and knowledge that can allow them to perform more effectively and meet the changing needs in their home countries.

  Required Electives
Fall Applied Economics Managerial Statistics
International Political Economy
Theory and Policy of International Trade
Comparative Trade Policy
Aid and Development for Recipient Countries
Korean Language II

(or any other courses offered by GSP)
Understanding Korean Economy
English Reading and Research B
Korean Language I
Winter Introduction to Social Science Research Extra-curricular Courses

(Korean Language, Korean Culture,Taekwondo and Yoga)
Spring Political Economy of Korean Development Economic Crisis Management in Korea
International Finance
International Economics
Econometric Analysis
Advanced Seminar in Global Governance
Globalization, Trade and Development
Theory and Practice of Negotiation
Understanding IDC
Economics of Development Cooperation
Project Monitoring & Evaluation
Economics of Regional Integration
Korean Language II, III

(or any other courses offered by GSP)
Sectoral Issues in Korean Economic
Korean Experiences of Aid Management from
Recipient Country’ Perspective
Workshop on Thesis Writing I
Thesis Writing Period Extra-curricular Courses

(Korean Language, Korean Culture, Taekwondo and Yoga)
Fall Independent Research for Thesis Managerial Statistics
International Political Economy
International Finance
Theory and Policy of International Trade
Comparative Trade Policy
Aid and Development for Recipient Countries
Korean Language II

(or any other courses offered by GSP)
Workshop on Thesis Writing II


The Master of Arts in International Development and Consulting (MIDAC) is a unique partnership program with the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) which aims to train international development consultants who supply expertise to development projects coordinated by development agencies such as KOICA, Korea Exim-bank, UN agencies, and the World Bank. The expectations for people entering the field are that they will have strong analytical, management, communication and writing abilities, accompanied with sector specialization either technical services, such as agriculture and engineering; or social services, which include such areas as education and healthcare. Regardless of the applicant's specialization, GSP and KOICA are resourceful and committed with the know-how and experience to cut through complexity and deliver results, offer professional education to the highest standards of integrity to those responsible for delivering development projects and programs as well as designing policies.

Semester Autumn Spring Autumn Spring
Credits 9 9 9 9
Module 1
국제 컨설팅
English Writing and
Presentation Skills
1기 수강
(GSPDC 789)
Consulting Skills:
Career Visioning
2기 수강
(GSPDC 781)
Consulting Skills:
Capacity Development
3기 수강
(GSPDC 782)
Consulting Skills:
Professional Training
4기 수강
(GSPDC 783)
Module 2
Understanding IDC
(GSPDC 711)
Development and Social Policy in Developing Countries
(GSPDC 744)
Economics of
(GSPDC 721)
Strategies of Development
(GSPDC 734)
Module 3
사업 실무
Project Cycle
(GSPDC 757)
Project Monitoring and Evaluation
(GSPDC 754)
Theory and Practice of
(GSPIT 775)
International Marketing
& Management
(GSPDC 785)
Module 4
      Thesis Writing

Ph.D. in International Business

The Ph.D. in International Business Program is available to individuals who have completed the MBA (or equivalent) degree and is designed to meet the demand of working professionals in the field of human resource management and development. This Ph.D. program is specialized in Human Resource Management(HRM) and enables these students to accrue additional knowledge and skills in another field or update and enhance knowledge and skills in their current field. This program is customized to meet personal career objectives in HRM by adopting an innovative approach to combining in-class and experiential learning. With the Ph.D. in International Business from GSP, students will be ready to explore their academic discipline and to potentially become prominent scholars in HRM. This rigorous program requires 24 to 36 credit hours depending on their prior academic preparation.