KOICA-SDGs

1. Curriculum

The Master's Degree Program in Capacity Building for SDGs consists of three regular curriculum curriculum and various extracurricular activities modules.

2. Course Introduction

1) Required Courses

○ <Theories of Global Public Administration> and <Theories of Global Public Policies> courses will prepare students to understand the basics of public administration and public policy under the SDGs implementation and performance.

○ <Social Research Methods of Public Administration> and <Statistical Analysis of Public Administration> are courses offered for students to learn fundamental analytical theories of public management and understand the empirical methods to apply to work-site operations, and build capacity for evidence-based policymaking and evaluation. Students who do not have sufficient knowledge about statistics, <Basic Statistics> is also provided during the preliminary session as a pre-course.

(1) Basic Theories
• Theories of Global Public Administration
• Theories of Global Public Policies
(2) Methodology
• Social Research Methods of Public Administration
• Statistical Analysis of Public Administration


2) Elective Courses

Advanced courses for understanding and capacity building in the public / civil-society sector management, big and small data analysis, and public policy-making process analysis are based on essential theories and methodologies.


(1) Public & Civil Management and Communication Capacity Building

• Organization and Public Administration

• Public Personnel Administration

• Government and Market

• Corporate and Government Accounting

• Central-Local Relations

• Government and Transparency

• International Development Economics

• Development and Social Change


(2) Big & Small Data Analytics

• Basic Statistics (preparatory course)

• Evaluation of International Development Cooperation

• Evidence-Based Public Project Management

• AI Policy in the Developing Countries: Needs and Alternatives

• Digital Transformation of Government

• Data Analytics and Sustainable Development in Developing Countries


(3 ) Understanding Public Policies and Policy Process Analysis

Development Policies in the Global Context
Global Public Policy and International Development Cooperation
Progresses and Challenges of ASEAN SDGs
Sustainable Cities and Community Well-being
Innovation , Industry, and Trade Policy
Criminal Justice Policies for Public Safety
Sustainable Development Goals and Environmental Policy

The study tour, field trip, and public internship are offered to improve students' knowledge. Workshop, forum, and roundtable are also provided to share knowledge and understanding.

By learning fundamental theories, advanced knowledge and skills, and its application to work-site operation, students can understand SDG essentials and build their capacity for a specific implementation of the goals.

3) Curriculum & Credits

Credits required to complete the master's program: 36 credits

(1) 2022 Preliminary Session (Non-credit)

Basic Korean

Basic Statistics

Korean History and Culture

Country Report Orientation(1)

(2) 2022 Fall Semester Four courses (12 credits)

① Required (6 credits)

Theories of Global Public Administration

Social Research Methods of Public

Administration

Basic Korean I (non-credit)

② Elective (6 credits)

Government and Market

Corporate and Government Accounting

Theories of Public Organization

Sustainable Development Goals and Environment Policy

(3) 2022 Winter One course (3 credits)

① Required (3 credits)

Data Analytics and Sustainable Development in Developing Countries

Basic Korean I (non-credit)

(4) 2023 Spring Semester Four courses (9 credits)

Elective (3 credits)

Theories of Global Public Policies

Korean Language and Korean Culture (non-credit)

Statistical Analysis of Public Administration

② Elective (6 credits)

Innovation, Industry and Trade Policy

Sustainable Cities and Community Well-being

Public Personnel Administration

Development Politics in the Global Context

Global Comparative Politics

International Development Economics

(5) 2023 Summer One courses (6 credits)

① Elective (6 credits)

AI Policy in the Developing Countries

Progresses and Challenges of ASEAN SDGs

(6) 2023 Fall Semester Two courses (6 credits)

① Required (3 credits)

Reading and Research I


② Elective (3 credits)

Government and Transparency

Global Public Policy and International Development Cooperation

Evidence-Based Public Project Management

NOTE: 1. The above curriculum is subject to change.

2. Korean Language and Korean Culture: Alternative course of Korean Language Examination, one of the requirements for submitting a mater's thesis. Non-credit course.




3. Graduation Requirements

➀ Students must obtain 33 credit hours and a minimum average of B0 (3.0) to be qualified to write a thesis and get the master's degree.

➁ Students should pass the qualifying examination of writing a thesis to be held in the first week of the second semester.

➂ Students should sign up for <Korean Language and Korean Culture> and obtain a minimum B0. This course is a non-credit course, which is an alternative course for the Korean language examination.

➃ Having fulfilled the conditions above, students apply for thesis examination, which consists of three parts: 1) preliminary thesis examination (oral defense), 2) intermediate thesis examination, 3) final thesis examination. To pass the final thesis examination, students should obtain a minimum B0(3.0) and submit the final thesis in PDF and print copy.