Certificate in Saemaul Undong and International Development Cooperation

Enderun Colleges and Yeungnam University of South Korea aims to cultivate leaders with the right skill sets, in demand for project managers and executive directors of non-profit organizations such as the United Nations (UN), World Bank, and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

The Department of Saemaul Studies and Economic Development at Enderun Colleges offers the Certificate in Saemaul Undong and International Development Cooperation. This program aims to groom the nation’s future leaders by studying development frameworks on regional and rural development, leadership management, financial planning and control, and social entrepreneurship. Students will have the background needed to organize, plan, and implement economic development activities and programs.

The specialization in Saemaul Undong covers the development model credited in propelling the economic success of the Republic of South Korea. The program will show how its three doctrines: diligence, self-help, and cooperation, led the country towards having a sustainable economy. Discussions on Saemaul Undong applications will be included in all the subjects offered.

Upon taking the Certificate in Saemaul Undong and International Development Cooperation, students will go on an immersion trip to South Korea to see the birthplace of Saemaul Undong and the rich history of the country. Moreover, students can convert each subject to formal college credits, enabling two possible options: a window for having a formal college degree for non-college graduates or, a second degree for those with an undergraduate degree.

In addition, you will gain the essential knowledge in International Development Cooperation (IDC), which is in demand for project managers and executive directors of non-profit organizations such as the United Nations (UN), World Bank, and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Who is it for?

  • students interested in business, politics, social service, development work, and teaching
  • development professionals new to the field or more experienced professionals seeking to update their skills Development of professionals new to the field

Why take this certificate program?

  • provides a great background on economic development and project management

Certificate Course Titles

First Semester

  1. SMU 101 – Philosophy and Concepts of Saemaul Undong
    This course introduces students to a community development model that originated in the Republic of South Korea called Saemaul Undong (New Village Movement). The course aims to teach the principles and foundations of the model, which is recognized as the reason for Korea’s long-term economic development from the 1970s. Students are empowered by theories and methods that can be applied to different countries and communities. The course focuses on leadership and values development.
  2. MGT 220 – Leadership, Management, and Conflict Negotiation
    This course provides students with leadership and management skill through fundamental management principles and theories, with emphasis on the major management functions of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling as they apply to general business processes and activities. A substantial examination of key management topics, including leadership, training, human resource development, motivation, delegation, problem solving, decision-making and conflict resolution are incorporated.

This course provides students with leadership and management skills through fundamental management skill through fundamental management principles and theories, with emphasis on the major management functions of planning, organizing, staffing.

  • ECO 401 – Fundamentals of Economics with Industrial Economics, International Economics, and Public Economics
    This course introduces the principles and foundation of modern Economics. Students will learn to appreciate how the economy works through interaction between various economic agents such as governments, households and firms, and develop awareness about the growth and development of the Philippine economy

 

It will also introduce other branches of Economics such as Industrial Economics, Public Economics and International Economics.

  • HIST 220 – Contemporary Korean History, Culture and Society
    To put Saemaul Undong in context, HIST 220 is included to cover the history and culture of the Republic of Korea. Students will know the norms in Korean society, the Korean alphabet, and conversational Korean. This will provide students skills in interacting with Koreans and give them a stronger position in obtaining grants from Korean aid agencies.

 

Second Semester

  1. GENSCI 201 – Environmental Resource Protection and Management
    This course gives students a foundation in environmental management and sustainable development through basic knowledge of earth sciences and practical applications as part of developing environmental literacy and social responsibility. It studies the role of environmental management and protection in the growth of an economy using Korea’s environmental efforts through Saemaul Undong as a model. It provides students with skills to develop a sustainable project with environmental aspects.
  2. ECO 410 – Economic Development with Civic Participation and Social Marketing
    The course is a comprehensive educational experience that integrates theoretical and practical perspectives on economic development and civic participation. It provides students with a foundation for understanding the roles of community engagement and social action in democratic citizenship and global stewardship. Students will learn to develop innovative business solutions and integrate marketing concepts for social problems to influence behaviors that benefit individuals and communities.
  3. ECO 440 – Financial Management with Financial Economics and Planning
    This course provides an introduction to financial management and project financing in order to equip students with skills to objectively approach and solve financial problems. Students are taught the essentials in efficient and effective management of funds, including management methods used in communities through Saemaul Undong.
  4. MGT 481 – Strategic and Project Management with Project and Policy Planning, Implementation and Evaluation
    This course presents an introduction to strategic project management. It deals with formulation of action plans to address organizational challenges, close performance gaps and fulfill the project’s objectives. It aims to develop the ability of the student to think strategically about a project, its present business position, its long-term direction and its sustainability. Case studies are used to further elaborate and explain theories and concepts discussed. This course presents an introduction to strategic project management.

Course Fee

Course Fee Php 224,160.56
Payment Scheme Cash, Credit Card or Check

We offer full scholarships and partial scholarships depending on need to those who are interested in taking the course. Please declare that you are applying for a scholarship upon application to the course.