Degree Requirements

MA in International Development

Minimum requirements (from students who enrolled in 2018) are:

  1. Two years of enrollment
  2. Acquisition of at least 40 credits
  3. Submission of a master’s thesis or research report
  4. Passing the thesis/research report evaluation and final examination
  5. Acquisition of total GPA of at least 2.5
Course Requirements

Students must at least gain the number of credits in the Core Required Courses, Core Elective Courses, and Elective Courses for their graduation, as indicated in the following table:

(* Information below is for Class of 2020.)

MA in International Development
Categories Course Title
Core Required Courses
22 credits
Basic
16 credits
・Development Economics
・Development Policy and Globalization
・Econometrics
・Macroeconomics I: Income Theory
・Macroeconomics II: Business Cycle and Growth Theory
・Microeconomics I: Price Theory
・Microeconomics II: Strategic Behavior and Information Analysis
・Statistical Methods
Seminar
6 credits
Note1)
・Advanced Seminar I
・Advanced Seminar II
・Advanced Seminar III
Core Elective Courses
At least 2 credits or 6 credits

Note2)

・Business Presentation
・Contemporary  Japanese Economy
・Cost Benefit Analysis
・Cross-sectional and Panel Data Analysis
・Economics of Poverty and Inequality: Modeling and Forecasting
・Environmental and Health Economics
・Financial Systems and Financial Regulation (*1 credit course)
・Global Market Seminar (*1 credit course)
・Industrial Organization and Policy Analysis
・Interactions, Institutions, and Economic Development
・International Finance
・International Trade
・Japanese Corporate Finance and Financial Systems and Their Impact on Development
・Japanese Public Finance and Administration and Its Impact on Development
・Japan’s Education System and Its Impact on Development
・Macroeconomics and Policy Analysis
・Mathematics for Economics and Management
・Monetary Economics and Policy Analysis
・Monetary Policy in Developing Countries
・Policy Evaluation
・Public Finance
・Public Finance and Budgeting
・Research Methodology
・Time Series Analysis
Core Elective Courses
(Basic Discipline)
At least 8 credits
in total
Political Science
(GSIR Courses)
At least 2 credits
・Comparative Government and Politics
・Contemporary International Security Issues: National & Human
・Foreign Policy Analysis
・Human Rights & Global Justice: Cultures, Gender, & Equality
・Managing Public Organizations
・Public Administration
Economics
(GSIR Courses)
At least 2 credits
・Cost Benefit Analysis
・Development Policy and Globalization
・Essentials of Economics
・International Economic Systems and Order
・Macroeconomics I: Prive Theory
・Microeconomics I: Income Theory
Management
(GSIM Courses)
At least 2 credits
・Financial Accounting
・International Management
・Marketing Management
・Operations Management
・Organizational Behavior
・Strategic Management
Elective Courses Select from among all the courses offered in IUJ (including language courses) in consultation with faculty. The maximum number of credits of language courses which can be counted towards required credit for graduation is 4.
Required Number of Credits for Graduation  40 credits

In addition to the minimum credit requirement for each category mentioned above, students are required to obtain at least 30 credits from the courses which is offered by the school to which they belong.

There are courses which are listed in two different categories. In case students take those courses, the credits taken from them can be counted under each category. For example, “Macroeconomics I: Income Theory” is counted as both Core Required and Core Elective (Basic Discipline, Economics). However, only 2 credits from this course can be counted towards graduation requirements.

Note1) Although “Advanced Seminar I, II and III” are the Core Required courses and students are required to obtain 6 credits from them, only 2 of the 6 credits are counted toward graduation in the research report option while 6 credits will be counted in the thesis option.

Note2) The required number of Core Elective course credits differs depending on whether a thesis or research report is to be undertaken. In the thesis option, 2 credits must be obtained while 6 credits must be obtained in case of a research report option.

Language Courses
English Academic English I, II, III
English for Thesis Writing I, II
English for Professional Communication I, II
Academic English Literacy
Japanese Elementary Japanese I, II, III
Basic Japanese I, II, III, IV, V, VI
Intermediate Japanese I, II, III
Advanced Japanese I, II, III, IV, V, VI