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  • Locations: Singapore, Singapore
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 04/01/2019
Rolling Admission 05/25/2019 07/07/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Open to: Students from any U.S. institution Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.8 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 in 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 UB’s branch campus in Singapore, on the campus of the Singapore Institute of Management.  Courses completed in Singapore are full-fledged UB courses, and will appear on your transcript exactly as if you had completed them in Buffalo  The branch campus in Singapore enrolls some 1,500 students across six majors: Business Administration, Communication, Psychology, Sociology, Economics, and International Trade.

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.  Non-management students are also welcome to participate in the program and may use this course to fulfill free elective requirements.  In fact, non-management students bring a great perspective to this course!

In addition, students will choose one of the following Summer 2019 courses for 3 credits.  If prerequisites exist for a course, you must have completed the prerequisite to enroll in the course.

GEO 330 – Dynamics of International Business
ECO 205 – Money and Banking
MGF 402 – Investment Management
MGI 301 – Human Resources Management (limited seats)
MGB 301 – Organizational Behavior (limited seats)
PSY 322 – Abnormal Psychology
PSY 429 – Psychophysiology
SOC 211 – Sociology of Diversity
SOC 327 – Victims and Victimization

Company Visits - Students will have the opportunity to visit various companies in Singapore, giving them a first-hand view of how they operate in the local, regional and global context.  Companies visited include both large multinational companies and regional players, giving students varied perspectives on business in Asia.
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 on their own time.

This innovative program brings together students from the home campus in Buffalo and Singapore branch campus (UB-SIM Undergraduate Programs) to study together, thus enhancing the cross-cultural experience.

Please read the 
Singapore Summer 2019 Study Abroad Program Guide for more information and note that this will also be available to students accepted to the program through the online application system. 
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. 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.  Breakfast is also provided daily at the boarding school and is included in the Program Fee.

The program director, Mr. Christopher Kohler, lived in Singapore for six years while working at UB’s branch campus in Singapore and has extensive knowledge of the country and academic programs in Singapore.  During the program, Mr. Kohler will reside in the residence hall with participants and is available throughout the program to participants.

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

Program fee includes six credits of tuition, double or triple residence hall rooms with individual bathrooms, daily breakfasts, some cultural activities, an opening lunch and closing dinner, and coach transportation to all company visits.

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. Christopher Kohler

The Study Abroad Program Advisor, Olga Crombie, can be reached by email or by phone (716) 645-6279. Walk-ins are welcome in 1Capen om M-F from 12:30-4:30pm and appointments can be scheduled M-F from 10am-noon.

This program is currently not accepting applications.