KOICA-Public Management

Program Overview

▣ Program Title: KOICA-SNU Master's Degree Program in Public Management and Public Sector Reforms

▣ Degree: Master of Public Administration (MPA)

▣ Objectives:

1) To improve the analytical and managerial skills of mid-level public officials in developing countries by offering knowledge about personnel management, public organization, public economics, local government, and the policy process
2) To train public administration professionals to become a changing agent for national development who can contribute to the economic and social development of their country and region and the global society as a whole
3) To share Korean experiences of economic and social development and provide practical knowledge of public management and public sectors reforms that accelerated Korea's growth and ultimately assisted mid-level public officials in promoting the advancement of their country
4) To facilitate an ongoing dialogue between public officials from Korea and the participating KOICA's partner countries

▣ Training Institute
Graduate School of Public Administration (GSPA), Seoul National University (SNU) (http://gmpa.snu.ac.kr)

▣ Scholarship
Full tuition support and subsidies for living expenses

▣ Number of Participants
20 students per year

▣ Language
English

▣ Accommodations
1)KOICA International Cooperation Center (ICC) during KOICA Orientation

2)Seoul National University Dormitory (Gwanak Residence Halls)
∙ Double occupancy: 2 people per room
∙ Each room is equipped with a bed, desk, bookshelf, closet (per person), interphone, and refrigerator.
∙ Personal items, including blankets and pillows, are NOT provided.
∙ Possessing or using any electric heating appliances is banned.
∙ Dormitory facilities: cafeteria, convenient store, snack bars, gym, prayer room for Muslim students.
∙ Cooking in the dormitory room is prohibited. But in a communal kitchen.
∙ Each residence hall has a shared kitchen on each floor.
∙ Each residence hall has a communal laundry area.

Academic Schedule