The Graduate School of Global Development and Entrepreneurship
The Graduate School of Global Development and Entrepreneurship
Office All Nations Hall 407
Contact (+82) 054-260-1206, 1668
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. In addition, we strive to educate area mission experts who, based on understanding of local religions, cultures, societies, and histories, can foster individuals with Christian faith and worldviews.
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
• Produce Christian mentors who can foster agents of community transformation based on holistic world view, and area mission specialists proficient in local religions, cultures, mission history, and cross-cultural communication
Key features
Field- and practice-based education for international development
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
Scholarship Qualifications Value per Semester
Graduate School Scholarship Min. GPA 3.5/4.5 Up to 30% of tuition
Arilac Scholarship* Min GPA 3.5/4.5 Up to 60% of tuition
Min GPA 3.5/4.5 International students only Up to 10% of tuition, stipend, etc
* Scholarship rate may vary depending on the situation
* For the first semester to freshmen, Graduate School scholarship will be offered regardless of qualification
* Ten students among those qualified will receive the Arilac scholarship through a due process and the four classes of the wholistic development are mandatory for the scholarship
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:
Category Course
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
Sector Global Health and International Development
Education and International Development
Innovative Technology and International Development
International Development and Entrepreneurship
Agriculture and International Development
Wholistic Development Development Cooperation & Local History
Development Cooperation & Local Cultures
Development Cooperation & Communication
Development Cooperation & Leadership
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