KOICA-SDGs

1. Modules

The <Master's Degree Program in Capacity Building for SDGs> consists of three regular curriculum modules 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.

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

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


2) Elective Courses

Advanced courses for understanding and capacity building in public / civil-society sector management, big and small data analysis, and public policymaking process analysis are based on the 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

• Economic Analysis
• Introduction to Government Accounting

3. Graduation Requirements

➀ Students must obtain 36 credit hours and a minimum average of B0 (3.0) to be qualified to write a thesis and get a 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 sit 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.