The regional information program specializes in spatial development, economics, land and housing economics, sustainable planning, information management and marketing in the agriculture/food business. research and education in spatial economics, regional and development finance, spatial development and planning, urban and rural information, spatial analysis, Management Information Systems (MIS) of agricultural and food industries, e-Business, Information management and marketing in the food business. Students in the regional information program can study understand, analyze, and propose theories for urban and regional structures in terms of the regional and spatial economy and information systems. Students also learn to use diverse statistical and econometric tools such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Management Information Systems (MIS) for analyzing regional/agricultural information and food business.
The regional information program is an integrated academic area in relation to geography, business administration, sociology, urban engineering, and others on the basis of economics. Undergraduate students have opportunities to receive financial support and to pursue research internship programs according to their academic interests. Graduate students are able to work in a government agency, in public institute of central government and local autonomous entities, or in public enterprise, in relation to housing, land, and agriculture. They can also work as researchers at national or local governmental research institutes, for example, the Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS), Seoul Development Institute (SDI), and so on. Recently, there has been an increase in the number of students to study abroad for regional planning, spatial economics, policy science, business management, etc. Moreover, the regional information program aims to develop spatial economic analysts for international organizations through dominant academic and research courses in the regional information program and in the Brain Korea 21 (BK21) project.