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  • Locations: Singapore, Singapore
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Open to: Students from any U.S. institution Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Eligibility: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
Area of Study: Any, Business Administration, Economics, Geography, School of Management Term: Summer
Housing Options: On Campus Program Advisor: Christopher Kohler
Credits: 6
Program Description:

Asian Business & The Global Economy

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In this era of globalization, many companies are looking for employees with knowledge of the global economy and experience in working with various cultures. With Asia having the fastest growing economies, the program will focus on key Asian markets and give you the skills and knowledge many multinational companies are looking for. The program offers students an opportunity to live in Asia, experience its culture and sights, and visit companies to learn about their success with doing business in Asia. Most importantly, the program offers a valuable experience that will look good on your résumé!

Singapore is a vibrant cosmopolitan city-state that is rated as one of the safest countries in the world. It is also one of the leading centers of international trade with many multinational companies headquartered there. The program will be conducted at the main campus of the Singapore Institute of Management (SIM), where UB currently offers an Executive MBA and BS degrees in Business Administration, Communication, and Psychology.

Students participating in this six-week program will be enrolled for 6 credits in the following courses:
  • MGG 495 - Asian Business and the Global Economy (3 credits)
All participants will enroll in this course which focuses on key markets in Asia and their economic systems, competitive advantages, and their roles in the global economy. At the end of the course, students will be able to produce a business plan for a company to expand into an Asian market. This course is taught entirely in English and can be used by UB students to satisfy an upper-level Management or Geography elective requirement.

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dition, students will choose one of the following Summer 2018 courses for 3 credits:
  • CHI 100 –  Basic Chinese Business Communication
  • GEO 330 – Dynamics of International Business
  • ECO 205 – Money and Banking
  • PSY 333 – Psychology of Work in Organizations
  • MGF 402 – Investment Management
  • MGI 301 – Human Resources Management (limited)
  • MGB 301 – Organizational Behavior (limited)
Company Visits - Students will have the opportunity to visit multinational corporations (MNCs) in Singapore, giving them a first-hand view of how they operate in Asia. There will also be an optional trip to China and Japan for company visits and cultural site visits at the end of the program to learn more about the business environment there.

All participants will enjoy social and cultural activities, designed to cultivate cross-cultural awareness. They will also have the opportunity to travel to nearby Asian countries.
This innovative program brings together students mainly from the United States, Japan (Konan University), Hong Kong (Hong Kong Polytechnic University) and Singapore (UB-SIM Undergraduate Programs) to study together, thus enhancing the cross-cultural experience.

Students will stay in residence halls located in District 10, a peaceful and premier residential district in Singapore, easily accessible to the city center. The Nanyang Girls' Boarding School is a residential campus that offers accommodation in rooms with 2, 3 and 4 beds. Students will share rooms that are well-equipped with facilities that offer a cozy and safe living environment with shared bathrooms. All rooms are non-smoking and alcohol is strictly prohibited. Students will be provided with a pillow, bed linen and basic toiletries (soap and toilet paper) upon check-in. The cost of housing is included in the Program Fee. 

Estimated costs for this program can be found at the top of this page next to Budget Sheets by clicking on Summer.

UB students are encouraged to apply for study abroad scholarships. To learn more about the scholarships available to UB students, please visit our scholarships page.

Please contact the Program Director:

Mr. Paul Yong

The Study Abroad Program Advisor, Olga Crombie, can be reached by email at or by phone at (716) 645-6279.

This program is currently not accepting applications.