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The Graduate School of Global Development and Entrepreneurship


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.


Graduate School of Global Development & Entrepreneurship aims to produce field-oriented development specialists who are capable of finding out innovative, effective and sustainable ways to root out chronic issues surrounding poverty across the globe. We are searching for sustainable development cooperation by empowering community people and strengthening governance and systems, and enhancing ownership of local partners.  


Master of Arts in Global Development and Entrepreneurship

Duration of the Course

- 2 years (4 semesters)

- Minimum of 36 credits, Thesis completion (English) 

Main Purpose

- Produce field-oriented experts equipped with capacity of transformative development

- Produce development specialists equipped with adequate knowledge on the multi-layered problems out-of-reach people are facing across the globe;

- Produce development entrepreneurs equipped with skills of the various business experiences, with wisdom based on lessons from the history of development cooperation

- Produce program management and performance management specialists with advanced practical capabilities of monitoring and evaluation for sector-specific or inter-sectoral development interventions


Key features

- Field- and practice-based education for international development

- Main Curriculum is focused on Understanding and Solving Chronic Problems Surrounding Poverty across the globe

- Multidisciplinary Education

: Inter-sectoral education to understand the sophisticated feature of development interventions

- Multidisciplinary approach in the research and field practice of development projects

: Faculty consists of experts from international development NGOs with rich experiences development cooperation

- Taught in English


60% to 90% of tuition scholarship for 2 years

 * Granted to students with a B+(GPA 3.5) or higher grades for the previous semester

 * Scholarship rate may vary depending on the situation


Career Prospects for Graduates

International organizations, domestic and foreign development cooperation agencies, international development NGOs, development consultants, development cooperation research institutes, and government advisors in developing countries


Associated Research Institute

Institute of Innovative International Development (IIID)


Cooperative Organization

• Arilac (Asian Language Institute):

• SAM Africa : 


Course Offered



Project Management

  Understanding International Development

  Understanding Humanitarian & Emergency Responses (Basic)

  Understanding Humanitarian & Emergency Responses (Advanced)

  Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation of a Project (Basic)

  Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation of a Project (Advanced)

  Basic Statistics for Monitoring and Evaluation

  Methods for Implementation Research in International Development

  Economic Evaluation of International Development Projects

  Methods for Field Trials and Survey

  Impact Evaluation of International Development Projects


  Global Health and International Development

  Education and International Development

  Innovative Technology and International Development

  International Development and Entrepreneurship

  Agriculture and International Development

Community Development

  Understanding Development Projects (Field Practicum)

  Understanding Community and Culture

  Cross-Cultural Communication

  Wholistic Development

  International Development and Anthropology

  International Development and Ethics

  Understanding Community and Leadership

  International Development and Religion

  Biblical Understanding of International Development


Office Location : All Nations Hall 407
Contact Info : 054) 260 – 1206, 1668

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