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ACADEMICS

MDP

Master of Development Policy

Based on the KDI's hands-on experience on development policy of over 40 years, the Master of Development Policy (MDP) program offers a curriculum where students can examine various issues of socio-economic development in both theoretical and practical frameworks. The program is specifically targeted for international professionals, including government officials, development consultants, and regional specialists who wish to contribute to development policy-making. The program is also focused on fostering professionals in the field of the official development assistance (ODA). Students must take the required core courses as well as a certain number of courses from Sustainable Development or International Development areas.

Academic Goals

  • Build capacity in designing and implementing economic and social policies of developing countries
  • Train professionals in the field of official development assistance (ODA) and international development

Program Characteristics

  • Applicable program that combines development theory and practice of development
  • Sharing the KDI’s hands-on experience on development policy of over 40 years
  • Diverse student body such as international professionals including government officials, development consultants, and regional specialists who wish to contribute to development policy-making

Program Specific Concentrations

Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development and Green Growth are keywords in the 21st century development discourse. Leaders in the public sector need to understand the dynamic relations among economic development, human development, environmental protection and societal development. The key issues in SD are (1) human development issues such as poverty, labor, population, education, healthcare, human settlement, human rights, social changes and (2) growth issues such as economic growth, productivity, technology, macroeconomics, project evaluation, environment, and energy. Target students are mid-career professionals in the relevant field, and others who aspire to work in public sector, NGOs, international organizations.

Selected Courses List
  • Analysis of Education Policy in Comparative Perspectives
  • Dispute Resolution and Negotiation
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • FinTech and Financial Regulations
  • Foundations of Sustainable Development
  • Gender and Development
  • Global Health and Development
  • Human Capital and Economic Development
  • ICT for SDGs
  • Impact evaluation methods
  • Input/Output Analysis
  • Korean Human Development
  • Korea's Social Policy in Economic Development
  • Labor Economics and Public Policy
  • Land Policy
  • Macroeconomic Policy
  • Managing and Implementing Sustainable Development
  • Mind, Behavior and Public Policy
  • Participatory Governance in Public Decision Making
  • Policies on Climate Change
  • Population and Development
  • Productivity and Economic Growth
  • Real Estate Finance and Public Policy
  • Regional Development and Public Policy
  • Science and Technology Policy
  • Social Development and Policy
  • State Fragility and Development Policy
  • Sustainable Energy Policy
  • The United Nations and Sustainable Development
  • Topics in Political Economy of Development
  • Urban Transportation Policy

International Development

"How can we align international economic and diplomatic policies with development?” Leaders in the public sector need to have an answer for this important question, and this concentration offers theoretical knowledge and practical skills in various fields of study for the question. The key issues in ID are (1) global issues such as ODA, trade, FDI, international finance, international organizations and (2) regional issues such as country or area studies. The target students are mid-career professionals in the relevant field, and others who aspire to work in public sector, NGOs, international organizations, and trade-related private sector.

Selected Courses List
  • Competition, Innovation and Firm Dynamics
  • Current Trade Issues
  • Democracy, Political Mobilization and Economic Development: Korea’s Experience
  • FDI Marketing & Promotion
  • G20 and Global Governance
  • Institutional Reform in Developing Countries
  • International Financial Management
  • International Financial Policy
  • Issues and Analysis of Global Civil Society
  • Korean Economic Development
  • Public Management for International Development
  • The United Nations and Global Affairs
  • Theory and Policy of International Trade
  • Topics in North Korean Economy
  • Topics on Chinese Economy
  • Trade and Development
  • Trade Law and Policy in Practice
  • Understanding the World Trading System