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Course Outline for International Business Students

Introduction of International Business

In today's dynamic environment, international business competencies are imperative at all managerial levels. To meet such global needs, international business provide high quality education and cultivate a global mindset to enable students to overcome various ethical, social, cultural, political, economic, geographic and technological challenges. The purpose of International Business is to provide a deep understanding of global issues. Curricula are also designed to meet the purpose and also to broaden analytical perspective of both academically and practically.
 
The courses include analytical methodologies, accounting, marketing, operations management, organizational behavior, international business, research seminars and leadership and ethics workshops. Students who wish to pursue careers in international business and finance are encouraged to enroll MBA (Masters of Business Administration) program at the Graduate School of International Studies.

Recommended Sequence of Subjects

Recommended Sequence of subject
Semester Required Elective Korean Studies/
Reseach Credits
# of Credits Recommended
1st Semester
<3 Subjects>
*Statistics
OR
(*Economic Analysis I)
International Business
OR
(Marketing Management)
*Principles of Accounting
1 Subjects
Beginning Korean
Language 1
12-15 Credits
2nd Semester
<3 Subjects>
*Economic Analysis I
OR
(*Statistics)
Marketing Management
OR
(International Business)
*Organizational Behavior
Quantitative
Research
Methods
  12-15 Credits
3rd Semester
<2 Subjects>
*Operations Management
*Financial Management
2-3 Subjects Research 1 9-12 Credits
4th Semester   1-2 Subjects Research 2 9-12 Credits
Total 8 Subjects
(24 Credits)
5 Subjects
(15 Credits)
1 Subject
(KS 3 Credits) +
6Credits
(Research)
48 Credits
• Non-Thesis Track students MUST take 21 credits from the Elective courses
• Graduation Credits Required: 48 credits or 42 credits + Thesis(6credits in Research)
• Students who enter into Ajou University since 2014 spring semester should take “Beginning
Korean Language 1” in the first semester. (GSIS Academic Committee decided)
• Methods will be offered in every spring semester. If you would like to graduate with writing a thesis,
please take “Quantitative Research Methods” OR “Qualitative Research Methods” in your 1st
semester or 2nd semester.
1. Courses in Korean Studies(3 credits)
1. Courses in Korean Studies(3 credits)
Course Title Credits Description
Korean History 3 The purpose of this lecture is to understand Korean history systematically from the viewpoints of universal development and struggle for national independence in East Asian and world history.
Contemporary Korean Society 3 This course is designed to give students an overview of contemporary Korean society. We will examine the process and cultural backgrounds of economic development, and some of the social outcomes and new challenges coming from the transition.
Beginning Korean
Language 1
3
The goal of this class is that the foreign students will have
the abilities to communicate in their daily lives in Korean
through understanding the Korean general culture.
Beginning Korean Language2 3
The goal of this class is that the foreign students will have
the abilities to communicate in their daily lives in Korean
through understanding the Korean general culture. Students
can practice Korean language in a diverse environment
besides the basic communication.

* Please choose 1 out of 4

2. Required courses(24 credits)
Required courses(6 credits)
Course Title Credits Description
Statistics (Pre-requisite) 3 The main objective of this course is to equip students with the ability to correctly interpret statistical results. Special focus is placed on how to differentiate sound analyses from those that are not. This is critical in today's world where quantitative analysis is heavily used (or misused) in public policy and management debates.
The course is composed of two parts. In the first part, students will learn basic statistics. Specifically, students will be exposed to the concepts of statistical inference, probability, probability distribution, sampling distribution, estimation, and hypothesis testing. In the second part, students will learn basic econometrics. Having mastered simple regression, students will also learn the basics of multiple regression analysis.

Economic Analysis and Public Policy (Pre-requisite)

3 Economics consists of Microeconomics (Economic Analysis I) and Macroeconomics (Economic Analysis II). In this course, you will learn the basic concepts and principles of Microeconomic Analysis. This course deals with the workings and implications of individual elements such as consumers, producers and individual product and factor markets. This course provides the basis for understanding the workings of the modern capitalistic market economy, its welfare implications and the role of government. Particularly, monopoly regulation and income distribution policy are discussed.
Principles of Accounting 3 In this course, you will learn the basic concepts of accounting which would be essential in order to understand corporate finance, investment, marketing, production, organization behavior, and corporate strategy as well as other of financial transactions on the firm as well as its related interested parties.
Marketing Management 3 Examination of the marketing system, its relations with the socioeconomic system, and the influences of each upon the other. Study of evolution and present structure of marketing institutions and processes. Consideration of customer attributes and behavioral characteristics, and how a marketing manager responds to these in the design of marketing strategies, using research, product development, pricing, distribution structure and promotion.
Financial Management 3 This course teaches the fundamentals of Financial Management. It includes the fundamentals of corporate finance (the valuation of assets, the measurement of cash flows, time value of money, the concept of risk and its measurement, risk-return trade-off, the basics of the cost of capital), investment, and capital market.
Organizational Behavior 3 This course emphasizes an empirical approach to the study of individual and group behavior within the context of the organization and as affected by a wide array of emerging organizational realities. It provides current and emerging theoretical and practical knowledge for understanding topics such as individual differences (personality), OB research methods, motivation, job satisfaction, stress, leadership, managerial decision-making, and group processes. The major objective of this course is to understand basic organizational behavior concepts and research, models, and moving from individual behavior to the group and to the organization as a whole.
International Business 3 This course focuses on managerial issues that arise in international operations because of complex and diverse contextual differences in cultures, government institutions, competition, risks, and costs of operations in different national environments. Students are provided with tools for analysis of global organization, coordination, and control of the multinational enterprise; business interactions with governments; entry into foreign markets and operations; and global competitive strategies. Most importantly, I want you to use this course to learn to think, to question, and to reason out international business problems.
Operations Management 3

Business process transforms inputs into outputs, either

physical goods or services, to satisfy customer needs. This transformation involves a flow of materials and information through a network of various activities including storage buffers. This course covers tools and methods to manage the business processes, which include both long-term strategic planning and short-term adaptive control.

Specifically, we will discuss (1) basic concepts of business processes and management strategy, (2) key process measures and their relationships, (3) the effect of uncertainty in flows on the process performance, and (4) synchronization of flows of materials and information.
3. Elective courses

Accounting

Accounting
Course Title Credits Description
Managerial Accounting 3 The objectives of this course are to familiarize participants with the logic, concepts, and techniques that underlie traditional and contemporary cost and management accounting systems, and with the use of cost and management accounting information in various business decisions. I recognize that most of you will be users, not preparers, of accounting information in your current and future careers. Therefore, the focus of this course is on improving our understanding of cost and managerial accounting information. After this course, you should have gained a working knowledge of the design, use, and strengths and weaknesses of traditional and contemporary accounting systems for planning, control, and performance evaluation. Such knowledge, in turn, should increase your ability to make more effective business decisions and evaluation and be a more productive executive member of cross-functional teams. This course will employ various instructional methods including readings, lectures, group work, problem-solving, and case analysis. To enhance your learning and the exchange of knowledge, most course activities will be organized around groups. Each group as a whole is responsible for case analysis/presentations and in-class assignments. Therefore, I recommend that group members sit close to each other to facilitate group activities. Although I am responsible for administration of the course, I look forward to learning both with you and from you. I expect that we will respect each other and assist in each other’s learning. My hope is that your extrinsic motivation to master the material will become secondary to your intrinsic enthusiasm for the value added by this course to your base of knowledge and hence decision-making skills.
Intermediate Financial Accounting 3 The objective is to develop an understanding of terms, concepts and mechanics of financial accounting, and capabilities of analyzing financial statements in an advanced point of view.
Financial Statement Analysis
3
The aim of this course is to demonstrate and apply a framework for business analysis and valuation using financial statement data. The emphasis of the course is on translating the tools of business analysis and valuation into practical situations. To achieve this, the course is relatively case intensive, with this method used to develop key skills as well
as demonstrating their application. The course is intended for
students interested in business consulting, investment banking,
business analysis and corporate lending. Given the increasing
trend towards a business analysis-based approach to auditing
and assurance services, it is also relevant to those interested
in public accounting.

Marketing

Marketing
Course Title Credits Description
International Marketing 3 This course provides graduate students with a complete overview of the marketing process in an international environment. As such, it is designed to maximize exposure to numerous topics in the field of international marketing. Furthermore, it is intended to develop managerial skills to deal with the problems of international marketing by analyzing its mechanics and strategies.  Most importantly, I want you to use this course to learn to think, to question, and to reason out international marketing problems
Consumer
Behavior
3
The purpose of this course is to deliver applications of
marketing strategies involving product strategy, pricing,
distribution, promotion, segmentation, targeting, and
positioning analyses to investigate consumer behavior and
advertising issues.
Pricing
Strategy
3
One of the most fundamental marketing decisions concerns
the price that should be charged for a firm’s products and
services. Among 4 Ps, only price extracts value through
mutually beneficial market transactions, whereas other
marketing tools create customer value. Since pricing
decisions affect quantity as well, they have an impact not
only on the firm’s profits but also on revenues and costs. In
this course, students will study both the strategic and tactical
aspects of pricing decisions for products and services.
Specifically, this course is designed to deepen understanding
of pricing issues which marketing managers may face under
some degree of market power. The course will develop
basic pricing theories and concepts using knowledge from
accounting, economics, consumer behavior, and other
marketing areas, and presents managerial implications for
decision making. We will accomplish this through
conceptual and theoretical readings and in-class discussion
of business cases covering a wide range of realistic pricing
decisions. Furthermore, we will learn to apply data-driven
marketing tools to the implementation of pricing strategy for
both consumer and industrial products. I hope that students
will develop a thorough understanding of the types of
information for pricing decision makings and acquire
analytical skills in using the information for pricing policies.
Marketing Research
3
This course will examine marketing research process; steps
of research design, questionnaire construction, sampling,
data analysis, evaluation/presentation of findings, online
research, and web surveys. Class project provides practical
applications.

* Besides the courses above, other courses such as Marketing Research and Consumer Behavior Advertising could be offered upon course availability

Finance

Finance
Course Title Credits Description
International Finance : Market and Policy 3 The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with foreign exchange markets and the nature of foreign exchange risk. Topics for the course include the determination of exchange rates, both spot and forward rates, and the arbitrage relationships that link prices and interest rates throughout the world. The balance of payments of a country is also studied, and its relationship to assessing country risk is explored. Familiarity with elementary macroeconomics and monetary theory is useful in the course, but where these ideas are required; they are developed from first principles.
Investment 3
This course provides an understanding of the investment
decision-making process and insights into how capital
markets function, supplying an integral part of the education
for students seeking finance positions in financial institutions,
industry, government or nonprofit institutions. This course
provides a rigorous introduction to the fundamentals of
modern investment analysis and applications to business
challenges in valuation, risk analysis, corporate investment
decisions, and basic security analysis and investment
management. The four major sections of the course are: (A)
an introduction to capital markets, financial challenges, and
principles of modern finance in tackling these challenges; (B)
valuation of stocks, bonds, forwards, futures, and options; (C)
methods for incorporating risk analysis into valuation models,
including portfolio theory, and the Capital Asset Pricing
Model; and (D) applications to major financial policy issues,
including capital markets development, global financial crisis,
sovereign wealth funds, and financial globalization.
International Corporate
Finance and Payment
3
This course provides an overview of the global financial
environment, presents the BOP accounts, imparts a serious
discussion of foreign exchange-rate determination and
markets; and heavily emphasizes both foreign exchange rate
risk management and corporate strategy for foreign
direct investment.
Seminar on International
Trade and Finance
3
In this course we will discuss two separate topics: one for
the international finance and the other for the institutional
aspects of international trade system. First part of the lecture
will talk about issues such as national income accounting
and the balance of payments, theory of exchange rate
determination, exchange rate systems, international capital
market, and the causes and effects of financial crisis.
Second part mainly focuses on the institutional aspects of
the current international trade system such as “Do regional
integration arrangements go with WTO?" The lecture aims to
find out merits and demerits of RIA - differences between
view of North and South. At the same time the questions of
globalization and FTA will be put on the discussion agenda
in the class. Brief introduction of KORUS FTA to the
students is also considered.
Financial Economics 3
In this course we will discuss two separate topics: one for
the international finance and the other for the institutional
aspects of international trade system. First part of the lecture
will talk about issues such as national income accounting
and the balance of payments, theory of exchange rate
determination, exchange rate systems, international capital
market, and the causes and effects of financial crisis.
Second part mainly focuses on the institutional aspects of
the current international trade system such as “Do regional
integration arrangements go with WTO?" The lecture aims to
find out merits and demerits of RIA - differences between
view of North and South. At the same time the questions of
globalization and FTA will be put on the discussion agenda
in the class. Brief introduction of KORUS FTA to the
students is also considered.
Financial
Economics
3

This course is intended to provide an understanding of fundamental principles of money, banking, and financial economics. The topics include (i) economic models of money, (ii) models of liquidity and financial

intermediation, (iii) economic agent’s financial decision in a perfect capital market, (iv) modern portfolio

theory, (v) asset pricing models, and (vi) some empirical issues in financial economics, including estimation

exercises. We will devote a substantial amount of lectures to developing the essentials of money and banking

as well as the intuition behind various models of financial economics. This course will serve as the basis for International Finance, Investments, and Financial Derivatives.
Financial
Derivatives
3
The course is intended to provide the students with a strong
knowledge of derivative securities (forwards, futures, options,
and swaps) and the use of these securities to manage the
price risk. Students taking the course must have a solid
understanding of the
concepts in several fields, namely, finance and economics
International
Capital Markets
 
This course extends the issues of international finance into a
framework for international investing. It is designed for
students aspiring to be money managers and investors
operating across national boundaries. Foreign travel enables
students to contrast the micro-structure of financial markets
in the United States. with those in other centers that play
important roles in our global financial system. Students are
also are given an opportunity to learn about business,
cultural, and political aspects of international investment.
Besides class meetings on campus, students are assigned
readings, videos, and research projects to be completed
before the foreign experience component of the course.
While abroad, students visit specific sites and attend specific
lectures that will enable them to complete further course
work upon their return to the United States. Topics include
the case for international asset diversification, international
asset pricing, international stock, fixed-income, and
derivative markets, and the process of international investing.
Other materials will be specific to the foreign business
center visited during the course.

* Besides the courses above, other courses such as investment and financial engineering could be offered upon course availibility

MS/OM

 

Course Title Credits Description
Advanced
Statistics
3
The purpose of this course is to provide you with a
theoretical and practical introduction to how social scientists
test for differences among groups. The statistics that we
will consider have been most commonly used in
experimental settings, where the researchers apply different
manipulations to different groups of participants to see how
those manipulations
influence the responses of the participants. They have also
been used to see how different ways of categorizing people
might be associated with individual differences. This class
will take an
applied approach. In addition to learning the formulas and
assumptions of the statistics we discuss, you will also learn
how to use software packages to assist you in your analyses.
Specifically, we will discuss how you can use SPSS to
perform data analysis. This course is the first in a two set
series designed to provide graduate students in Psychology
with the basic
statistical methods that they will need to analyze their data.
Our focus will specifically be on Analysis of Variance and
related tests.
Supply Chain
Management
3
The course proceeds on the clear recognition that in the
contemporary competitive landscape the boundaries of the
firm must necessarily be extended to include its multiple
domestic and international partners across the entire supply
chain. Indeed, in many ways, the rivals in industry
competition could be seen as competing supply chains.
Accordingly, the course seeks to provide students with a
solid understanding of the qualitative and quantitative
fundamentals of supply chain management and logistics and
also of the leading-edge practices that could provide the firm
with sustainable competitive advantages.

 

IB/Strategy

Course Title Credits Description
Strategic
Management
3
In this course, students are expected to understand the
logical underpinnings of typical business strategies and
related public policy. Basic elements of industrial
organization theory that has given life to the study of
strategic management are studied to better understand,
formulate, apply and assess business strategies.
A prior knowledge of basic concepts of economics is helpful
but not indispensable because they are discussed in the
course of lectures. Students are strongly encouraged to
study actual cases found in the market. Lectures will
basically be conducted according to the following schedule.
However, Some constructive modifications are possible
reflecting the background and the interests of students.
The ultimate goal of this course is to get students thoroughly
prepared for the role of a CEO who can tackle any strategic
task with an analytically rational mind.
Entrepreneurship
3
The course offers analyses of entrepreneurial activities,
including identifying opportunities, creating value, developing
business concepts and plans, attracting resources, building
an organization, handling risks, managing growth, coping
with failure, restructuring and redirecting an organization and
the role of entrepreneurship in organization, economy, and
society.

 

MIS

 

Course Title Credits Description
Electronic
Commerce
3
Internet based business models are discussed with various
e-business solutions. Specially integrated solutions between
on-line and off-line business operations such as ERP
(enterprise resource planning), SCM (supply chain
management), CRM (customer relationship management),
e-Marketplace, and DW/DM (data warehouse/data mining)
are introduced and investigated.
New business paradigm under Internet is also discussed in
connection with global information sharing across design,
product development, production, sales, order management,
logistics, distribution, and customer management. Special
focus is given on operational and analytical customer
relationship management.
Business Application
Software
3
This course is designed to enhance the ability of excel
utilization in solving business problems on production
management, finance, statistics and so on. Especially
hands-on experience is emphasized and will spend around
half of class time in actually solving problems with advanced
tools including Microsoft Excel and IBM SPSS.

General

General
Course Title Credits Description
International Trade & Development 3 This course covers international trade theory to explain why countries trades and international trade policy to answer what a nation's trade policy should be. In this course, you will learn how to analyze the causes and effects of international trade with simple algebra and graphical analysis.
International Trade Law 3

This survey course will address and visit various issues, aspects and implications of public international law and institutions ranging from GATT to the World Trade Organization and beyond. Primary concentration will be on principles, norms, and policies of international trade law.

It is hoped that the students can dictate the pace and topics through vigorous discussions.
WTO and International Trade Policy 3 This course is based on "International Trade" course, which was covered in the 1st semester. Based on the theoretical models, such as H-O model, Rechardo model, and specific factor model, the class investigates what are trade policies and its impact on countries' economic welfare. The class covers both theory and case studies and also focus on trade policies and pending trade issues like FTA and WTO.
Foundations of Development Policy 3 This course invites students to think about the foundation of development policy. In general, there are two approaches to studying economic development. One is macro perspective based on the theory of economic growth and trade at country level. The other is micro perspective based on the theory of individual behavior at household level. The latter is the focus of this course. It addresses a question of how to understand the economic lives of the poor with respect to health, labor, education, saving, land, institution etc., and then discusses the issues of how to improve their lives. Students are expected to be familiar with economic concepts covered at the level of principles of economics and microeconomics. This course is recommended for those students who are interested in research on or public management of development policy.
International Negotiations 3 The course deals with the art and science of achieving your objectives in interdependent relationships, both within and outside your company. The class is experientially taught and students are given feedback about their negotiation skills. Topics include cross-cultural negotiation, dispute resolution, coalition formation and multiparty negotiations, extremely competitive negotiations and negotiating via information technology.

Seminar in

International Business
3

The class will perform an exercise on the financing of a project. The exercise is to cover (a) a scope of the project, (b) a cost of the project, (c) a valuation of the project, and (d) a financing structure. The exercise is to involve a series of research including the prearranged interviews with the professionals.

The project can be any project conceived with an interest, including, without limitation to, a construction of a textile factory, an automobile plant, a semiconductor foundry, or a construction of a toll road, a canal, or a mobile telecom service, etc. The project can be conceived in any country. Two or three students consist of a team which will jointly carry out the whole Project. A team consisted in one or four (or more) is not allowed to avoid any free rider. A representative, on a rota, will give the audience a periodic presentation on the progress of the Team’s Project. The audience will be invited to questions, comments, and discussions.

The lecture will deal with the major issues required in the Project and be given as a supplement to the financing of the project. The lecture will include some studies in (a) finance, (b) investment, (c) business law, (d) valuation, (e) accountings, a basic understanding of which are desirable, if not essential.
International Macroeconomics 3

The material studied in this course concentrates primarily on international macroeconomic issues that command the attention of the world's financial press. A good background in macroeconomics and international finance is essential for understanding the various models and issues presented in the course. We will try to figure out the impact of international transactions on the main macroeconomic variables, e.g., output and its composition, price level, interest rates, etc. in an open economy. We focus on the case of a small country that takes the world interest rate and prices of tradable goods as given by world markets. We nonetheless study global equilibrium as well, both to show how world prices are determined and to understand the routes by which various economic shocks are transmitted across national borders. We start from non-monetary models and then introduce money into the model.

International Economic Policies and Organization 3

This course provide the following lectures.

First, we discusses trade policy with several view point. Topics include political economy of trade policy, controversies in trade policy, and the role of international organizations.

Second, this course analyzes international trade from a financial viewpoint. Topics include balance of international payments theories on foreign exchange markets; international financial markets; national income and balance of international payments in an open economy; and exchange rate system

Lastly, historical review of the origins, development, and current state of Korean trade policy. 
International Relations 3 The material studied in this course concentrates primarily on international macroeconomic issues that command the attention of the world's financial press. A good background in macroeconomics and international finance is essential for understanding the various models and issues presented in the course. We will try to figure out the impact of international transactions on the main macroeconomic variables, e.g., output and its composition, price level, interest rates, etc., in an open economy. We focus on the case of a small country that takes the world interest rate and prices of tradable goods as given by world markets. We nonetheless study global equilibrium as well, both to show how world prices are determined and to understand the routes by which various economic shocks are transmitted across national borders. We start from non-monetary models and then introduce money into the model.
International Economic Policies and Organization 3 This course offers theoretical aspects of international relations covering traditional, Contemporary and post-modern approaches, and examines their assumptions and key concepts. There levant issues such as international security, political economy, foreign policy-making, diplomacy and negotiation, and so forth are introduced and discussed
Research Methods 3 This course is a general introduction to social research methods and will cover four broad topics: the foundations of social science, research design, data collection, and data analysis. It covers methods of assessing individual and organizational information needs, with emphasis on quantitative social science research techniques, evaluative methods as an essential component of planning, critiques of published research, and statistical data analysis.
International Relations 3 This course offers theoretical aspects of international relations covering traditional, contemporary and post-modern approaches, and examines their assumptions and key concepts. The relevant issues such as international security, political economy, foreign policy-making, diplomacy and negotiation, and so forth are introduced and discussed.
Econometric Method 3 Econometrics is based on the development of statistical methods for estimating economic relationships, teaching economic theories, and evaluating and implementing government and business policy. The prerequisites for the course are college calculus and introductory statistics.
Korea and World Economy : Past, Present & Future 3 This course will overview Korea’s Economic development and achievement, and examine the backgrounds and major factors of Korea’s economic growth. To explain major characteristics and issues, this course will provide students with analysis and reviews of the Korean economy from various perspectives such as general economics, finance, and the like. Additionally, this course is aimed at preparing students to better understand and obtain insights into the future of the Korean economy in terms of localization and globalization of the world economy.
Korean Politics 3 This course will explore contemporary Korean politics. Among the themes covered by the class will be Liberation, ideological conflict, Korean War, the rise of authoritarian rule, modernization drive and democratic transition. Our inquiry into Korean politics will not be limited to mere chronological description. At each critical juncture of political change, a variety of political theories are geared to justifying political restructuring. For a better understanding of Korean political reality, Korean politics will be analyzed in light of political theories. 

Foreign Investment  

and

Multinational Corporations
3 The purpose of this course is to provide diverse knowledge about the theory and practice of foreign direct investment. For this purpose, this course is designed so that various specialists will be in charge of different topics regarding FDI and MNCs. Students are required to actively participate in each session by reading recommended materials in advance. No mid-term and final exams are required, but students should submit a term paper before the end of the course. Students are also required to make a class presentation (of one-hour length) on any topics relevant to this course. Students can use this presentation as an opportunity to develop their term papers or a chance to survey other interesting topics. 

International Commercial Contracts

and

Dispute Settlements
3 This course explains basic international business transactions and related contracts. After learning international business related contracts, students will also study on litigation and arbitration, which are major dispute settlement methods used in international business transactions. Student will be given some sample international business contracts and review major negotiation issues related those types of sample contracts. From the course, you will understand basic negotiation process and legal issues on the relevant international business contracts as well as dispute settlement methods.
International Political Economy 3 The first aim of the course is to familiarize students with the theoretical and conceptual tools that will help make sense of International Political Economy (IPE), International Relations (IR) and World Politics (WP). Students will thus be introduced to differing perspectives on IPE, IR and WP and introduced to different ways of interpreting and understanding those three sectors. The second aim is to encourage students to develop and consolidate critical and evaluative skills including conceptual and analytical abilities. A further aim of the course is to make students familiar with cases.
Political Economy of the State and International Affairs 3 The introductory course is broad based to introduce students of NGO/IDC core themes of the study of politics and economics. We will consider a variety of key books and thinkers including approaches, concepts and scenarios and policies. The course will enable students to understand the emerging patterns and trends of key actors in a world of increasing interconnectedness and globalization. Key thinkers and copies of key articles/texts will be provided as photocopies or PDF’s identified in order to give a foundation and reading library for student’s future work in IDC/NGO.
Special Topics in International Business 1 3 This course will consist of series of special lectures from the specialist in industry, company, government office and organizations
Special Topics in International Business 2 3 This course will consist of series of special lectures from the specialist in industry, company, government office and organizations
Development Practice Internship 3 This course provides opportunities for students to experience a real business atmosphere and circumstances through an internship program from governmental organizations, private companies and other international organizations. Students will be able to apply theories and knowledge acquired from the class to the real business.
Development Practice Internship2 3 This course provides opportunities for students to experience a real business atmosphere and circumstances through an internship program from governmental organizations, private companies and other international organizations. Students will be able to apply theories and knowledge acquired from the class to the real business.
Leadership and Ethics Ⅰ,Ⅱ 1, 2 This course is designed to introduce a leadership and ethics in general by participating in various GSIS workshops and extra-curricular activities such as day trips, industrial site tours, special lectures and other academic activities provided by the GSIS. Students will be able to obtain hands-on academic knowledge and experiences from outside of classroom.  This course is composed of 'Leadership and Ethics Workshop I and II', 1 credit for 'Leadership and Ethics Workshop I' and 2 credits for 'Leadership and Ethics Workshop II'.  Students are required to participate in the mandatory activities to receive credits by the end of the semester.  The information session on the course will be opened on March 5(Fri) 1pm at Dasan Hall 406. This course will be counted on major elective course for all majors.
Trade and Development 3 New Course

* Besides the courses above, other courses such as Project Management, Supply Chain Management, Business Case Studies, Leadership and Business Ethics- Workshop, Management Information Systems, Knowledge Management, and others could be offered upon course availability.

* The specific courses that any student takes are individually chosen, in consultation with advisors depending on each student’s interests and course availability.

 

Research Related Courses

 

Course Title Credits Description
Quantitative Research Design and Methods 3 This Course deals with the general logic of scientific inquiry, research design, sampling, measurement, statistical inference, causal analyses, rational choice theory, and game theory. By the end of this course, you should be able to conceptualize a research problem and develop a number of complementary design, measurement, and data collection approaches to bring evidence to bear on the problem. In this course you will also learn to apply economic reasoning and game theory to interactive situations, that is, to situations in which (1) people have conflicting goals and (2) are affected in important ways by each other's actions. We will use game theory to understand when and how the incentives of individuals can work against the interests of the group, and how this kind of problem can be overcome
Qualitative Research Design and Methods 3 This course is designed for students who are beginning their dissertation projects. The aim of the course is to give students the tools to conceptualize their theses in terms of research questions and design, methodology, data collection, and qualitative analysis. In doing so, this course focuses more narrowly on the issues, problems, and strategies related to "small-N" qualitative research, for the most part setting aside the techniques of large-N statistical analysis, which is presumed best to be taught in a separate course. Students will read and discuss texts related to theory formation and hypothesis testing; creating variables and measurement; descriptive and causal inference; longitudinal, comparative case study research; field data collection; working with texts and analyzing qualitative data; and, finally, dissertation write-up. This course is divided into four main parts focusing on the following topics: (1) the goals of social science and elements of research design; (2) selecting and application of different methodologies for conducting research; (3) collection of primary and secondary data on the field; and (4) analysis and synthesis
Research 1 3 Individual thesis work with thesis advisors - Thesis Proposal Stage.  Students have to pass thesis proposal defense in order to get 3 credits (grading will be given as “S(Satisfactory)” or “U(Unsatisfactory). 
Research 2 3 Individual thesis work with thesis advisors – Thesis Defense Stage.  Students have to pass thesis defense in order to get 3 credits(grading will be given as “S(Satisfactory)” or “U(Unsatisfactory). 
Research Paper 3 Students who would like to write a report similar to a brief thesis can take this course

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

l  Thesis Track students have to take Research 2 as well as Research 1. 

l  Students cannot take Research 1 and Research 2  at the same time in a semester

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