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Graduate School of Defense Management (M.D.) - Guideline

Period : 2 Years


  • Lieutenant ~ Major
  • Govt. Official Grade 6 or Higher

Subject Operation

  • Required courses (common/major) are divided if more than 30 people are registered.
  • A course can be opened if more than 4 register and a course with outside lectures can be opened if more than 8 persons register.

Course Range

  • Permission to take other major subject courses connected with study field.
  • Courses can be taken as graduate school exchange credits - one course per semester for two semesters.    
    (Prior approval is needed from head professor of the major for first-year students, adviser and head professor for second-year students)
  • Credit acquisition per term is limited for in-depth education preparation and lecture
    Term First Term Second Term Third Term Fourth Term
    Course Subject 4 Subjects 4 Subjects 3 Subjects 2 Subjects
  • Auditing a course is possible with prior approval of head professor and adviser even if maximum credit is reached.

Lecture Operation

  • Up to 2 outside expert invitation lectures are possible (6 hours) per subject.
    (The number of lectures depends on budget)
  • When visiting foreign countries through the national security program, course will progress as an outside expert invitation lecture.
  • Field trips can be used for the link between theory and practice ability in each subject.