GMPA Public Management

1. Curriculum

The <Master’s Degree Program in Public Management and Public Sector Reforms> program consists of 6 modules and 4 special activities modules. The 10 modules will deliver the academic contents systematically and in an in-depth manner.

2. Course Introduction

 To learn fundamental theories of public management and understand the methods to apply for work-site operations, and build the capacity of evidence-based policy making and evaluation, <Social Research Methods of Public Administration>, and <Statistical Analysis of Public Administration> courses are offered. 

For students who do not have sufficient knowledge about statistics, <Basic Statistics> is provided during the preliminary session as a pre-course

🟤Required Courses

<Theories of Global Public Administration> and <Theories of Global Public Policy and Institution> courses will make students understand public administration and public policy.

(1) Basic Theories
• Theories of Global Public Administration
• Theories of Global Public Policy and Institution
(2) Methodology
Social Research Methods of Public Administration
• Statistical Analysis of Public Administration
• Reading & Research I 

🟤Elective Courses

Advanced courses on organization management, personnel management, public economics, local government, and policy process are offered based on the fundamental theories and methodology. 

(1) Organization Management
• Organization and Public Administration
• Government and Transparency
• Topics in Public Administration (Public Sector Reforms  in  South  Korea)
(2) Personal Management
• Public Personnel Administration
• Global Leadership and Public Ethics

(3)Public Economics
       Political  Economics  of  Development
Financial  Regulation  and  Policy  Implication
Public Administration and  Business
(4) Local Government
 Public  Policy  and  Community  Well-being
• Central-Local Relations
(5) Policy Process
       • International Development and Program Evaluation
        • Evidence-Based Public Policy and Management
        • Development Policies in the Global Context
        • AI Policy in the Developing Countries: Needs and Alternatives
        • Data Analytics and Sustainable Development for Developing Countries
        • Government and Market
        • Comparative Administrative Law
        • A Seminar on Public Safety Policy
        • Global Comparative Politics
        • US Foreign Policy
        • Advanced Seminar on Institutional and Governance Reform

3. Graduations Requirements

• To graduate, students must complete 36 credit hours, earn a GPA higher than 3.0 (BO), and pass the final thesis examination. 

• Students should pass the thesis qualifying examination, which will take place in the first or second week of the second semester.  

• Students should sit for the <Korean Language and Korean Culture> course and obtain minimum Bo. This course is a non-credit course, an alternative course of Korean language examination, which is one of the requirements to submit a thesis. 

• Having fulfilled the conditions above, students apply for thesis examination, which consists of three parts:

➀ preliminary thesis examination (oral defense)
➁ intermediate thesis examination
➂ final thesis examination (oral defense). 

To pass the final thesis examination, students should obtain a minimum of Bo (3.0) and submit the final thesis in PDF and print copy. The thesis will be graded A+, AO, A-, B+, BO, B- or C.  A+ ~ Bo means "PASS," and the oral defense score should be a minimum of 60 out of 100 the final thesis examination.