Handong Graduate School of Global Development and Entrepreneurship (HGD&E) advances sustainable development around the globe, to eliminate global poverty and develop local communities. In response to these practical needs, this school is committed to nurturing field oriented development specialists who can educate people and work with them to create local communities able to sustain themselves. Students at HGD&E receive personal mentoring from faculty members, study a specialized curriculum, and experience the school's rich resources in international cooperation. Focusing upon these three areas, Foundation Knowledge + Professional Competence + Execution Ability, will make the students experts in international cooperation and development.
MA in Global Development and Entrepreneurship
The curriculum requires foundation prerequisites (18 credits), concentrated electives (9 credits), and field practicum and research (9 credits). The curriculum trains students to approach a targeted region with open minds. This allows them to view the political, social, and cultural aspects of targeted communities and work with them as full partners in the development process.
The curriculum trains students to identify local needs and problems in developing nations. This in turn, allows them to work effectively with local populations in those nations to achieve tangible results, view the political, social, and cultural aspects of targeted communities and work with them as full partners in the development process.
This program has two parts. Students spend the first year focusing on the foundational and theoretical bases of development studies. In the second year, students actually work in the field encountering the problems as they effect local populations.
This curriculum integrates the perspectives of both developing and developed nations. Its students are trained to approach developing areas from a balanced perspective with balanced priorities.
Youngsup Kim (Ph.D., Image Processing, University of Alabama, U.S.A.)
Younsik Han (Ph.D., Electronic Engineering, North Carolina State University, U.S.A.)
Cha-mun Koo (Ph.D., Urban Planning and Development, University of Southern California, U.S.A.)
Ki-Seok Kim (Ph.D., Computer Engineering, Seoul National University, Korea)
Yun seon Kim (Ph.D., Engineering, Wayne state University, U.S.A.)
Sung-June Kang (Ph.D., Management, The State Univ of New Jersey, U.S.A.)
Chung-Rok Pang (Ph.D., Politics, University of Birmingham, U.K.)
Kee-Seon Yoo (Ph.D., Economics, State University of New York-Binghamton, U.S.A)