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Full time September MA 2 years full-time

About the course

The International Development Program (IDP) has successfully been expanding since it was created in 1995 as one of the pioneer programs in the field of international development in Japan. This site explains the program overview. Within IDP are 3 specialized tracks, each with its on information page: The original MA program offered is in an MA in International Development. A second concentration was added in 2011: MA in Economics. Similarly, for those coming to IUJ from central banks and finance ministries sponsored by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in the JISPA, it offers a 3rd track labeled Macroeconomic Policy Program or MPP, awarding an MA in Economics.

Overall, IDP is designed to educate future leaders in formulating and implementing economic as well as

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Entry Requirements

The requirements for completing the IDP are 1) two years of enrollment, 2) acquisition of at least 40 credits, 3) submission of a master’s thesis or research report after receiving the necessary research guidance, and 4) passing the thesis/research report evaluation and final examination. Students are awarded a Master of Arts in International Development or a Master of Arts in Economics at the time of completion.


2,200,000 yen per year

Course Content

Where is International University of Japan


Student Profile(s)

Mai Thuy Linh

“An education that covers crucial issues in today’s society”

IUJ’s International Development Program (IDP) is ideal for anyone seeking to understand crucial socio-economic issues in today’s world. One of the best things about the program is the variety of perspectives students are exposed to, which fosters a broad mindset. You get the privilege to learn from the highly qualified international faculty and from classmates who have worked in government departments and private organizations across the globe. The course content covers topics from both macroeconomics and microeconomics while touching on issues regarding education, the environment, and finance.

The program equipped us with a solid understanding of theory and the ability to think critically, allowing for independent development of our academic and professional careers. If you want to develop your analytical skills, understand how to implement policies effectively, improve socio-economic issues in your country or ensure you’re a competitive candidate when applying for important job roles, IDP is a fantastic choice.

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