About Us

“Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.”

~Kofi Annan

Our Program

Societies and states have a host of challenges they must meet and overcome, including issues of development, inequality, sustainability, and cybersecurity, to name but a few. Political economy is an essential discipline for understanding such challenges.

The Department of Political Economy was founded to help students deepen their understanding of the political, economic and social changes that lie ahead. With a strong emphasis on research methods and practical skills, our program encourages students to cultivate a mind-set of flexibility and adaptability through creative and critical analysis. Those students completing the program will receive the “Master of Political Economy” degree.

Traditionally, political economy is considered an interdisciplinary endeavor between the academic specialties of political science and economics. However, our program goes beyond such conventional thinking and integrates facets of business, technology, sociology and regional integration.

For students wishing to study in Asia about global and Asian contexts, our program offers a unique opportunity to study in English, under Western scholars, in one of South Korea’s most beautiful cities, the port city of Busan.

Come learn the analytical skills societies need! Be part of the solution societies need! Come join us at the Department of Political Economy.


Program Attributes ~ Western professors, English-only classes, Evening classes for working professionals, One and two year programs


Program Focus ~ Economic Development, Cyber-Technology, Regional Integration, Media and Social Impacts 

Our Educational Goals

The Department of Political Economy wishes to integrate critical thinking, technology-based analysis, and an English language environment to prepare students for careers of a public policy or international nature.

The program relies on various forms of economic analysis, data analysis, media analysis and qualitative methods to create human resources that are comfortable in positions requiring fundamental knowledge of data interpretation and adaptability to communicative environments.

Strong online and traditional research and writing skills are cultivated to help nurture the individual’s ability to present persuasive and logical arguments. The mandatory thesis for graduation is a culmination of the critical thinking, analytical, research, writing, and English communication skills fostered in the program.

In the end, it is hoped the program’s high academic standards will instill a sense of purpose and achievement in the students who study with us.


Preparing you with the skills societies need ~ Logical problem solving, Pattern recognition, Critical thinking, Cultural communication, Interdisciplinary study