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International Business in Singapore

New program for fall 2021

Sharpen the skills you need to succeed in our global business environment—including leadership and cross-cultural communication—by gaining international experience in Singapore. Challenge your way of thinking through exposure to diverse perspectives on such topics as social innovation, finance, economic development and entrepreneurship. Improve your teamwork skills by collaborating on a project with students from the Singapore Institute of Management.

Note: Due to COVID-19, the program will be a virtual learning experience for fall 2021, with possible travel during the winter semester pending university health/safety policies. Details below.

Who Can Apply

  • School of Management undergraduate students

Application Deadline

  • April 16, 2021

Next Program - Virtual

For fall 2021, the Singapore program is a credit-bearing, virtual learning experience. There is no additional program fee.

The course will include virtual visits to socially minded organizations, as well as networking with alumni and leaders. Working in teams, you will work on a project to address a significant issue in the local community, while also participating in cultural activities, such as cooking, dancing and more. With this virtual experience, you can develop your global and diversity mindset—from anywhere in the world.

Faculty Leaders

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Nicole Hunter
Clinical Assistant Professor, Finance

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Dorothy Siaw-Asamoah
Clinical Associate Professor, Organization and Human Resources
Faculty Director of Global Programs

International Business in East Asia

Learn about the history, culture and business environment of East Asia, and work on a hands-on project as a consultant to an assigned company in the region. Past visit and project sites include the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, HSBC Bank, Unicom, Rich Products, Unifrax, Technomic Asia, Volkswagen, Huawei Technologies and Keen’s.

Note: Due to COVID-19, the program will be a virtual learning experience for fall 2021, with possible travel during the winter semester pending university health/safety policies. Details below.

“The China program was truly transformative for me, both personally and professionally. I visited world-class companies, connected with renowned professionals and leveraged UB’s extensive alumni network. These experiences taught me important lessons about developing cultural awareness, embracing diversity and building professional connections I will carry with me into the future.”
— Taylor Speer, MBA ’18

Who Can Apply

COVID-19 Information

Ensuring the health and safety of our students, faculty, alumni and business partners is our top priority. For fall 2021, due to the ongoing pandemic, all international programs will be virtual learning experiences, with possible travel during the winter semester pending university health/safety policies. Fall 2021 Experience the 50 (U.S.-based) programs are being planned for concurrent virtual and in-person experiences, with the option to shift fully virtual if necessary.

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A micro-credential is available for those who successfully complete this program. Apply here or visit the School of Management micro-credential website for more information.

Contact Us

Global Programs
School of Management
University at Buffalo
251 Jacobs Management Center
Buffalo, NY 14260

Tel: 716-645-3353
mgt-globalprograms@buffalo.edu

Meet our Team

Application Deadline

  • April 16, 2021

Next Program - Virtual

For fall 2021, the East Asia program is a credit-bearing, virtual learning experience. There is no additional program fee.

The course will include virtual visits to socially minded organizations, as well as networking with alumni and leaders. Working in teams, you will work on a project to address a significant issue in the local community, while also participating in cultural activities, such as cooking, dancing and more. With this virtual experience, you can develop your global and diversity mindset—from anywhere in the world.

Faculty Leaders

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Wei Loon Leong, MBA ’05
Director of International Alumni Engagement

“International perspective is more important than ever. It has been an honor to be involved with the annual China program, first as an MBA student and now as program leader. The experience has expanded my horizons and built my career, and it is always heartwarming to see our students develop a new view of the world."

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Kenneth Kim
Associate Professor, Operations Management and Strategy

Social Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership in India

Learn about the history and culture of India, and complete a hands-on consulting project in a rural village. You will be assigned a project theme and village in southern India, and engage with local residents to understand current challenges and develop sustainable solutions. In addition, you will explore India by visiting cultural sites like the Mysore Palace and organizations like Zero Hunger, Samarthanan Trust for the Disabled and ATREE.

Who Can Apply

Next Program

The next India program will run during the fall 2022 semester. Stay tuned for additional program and application information in the coming months. 

Faculty Leaders

Headshot of Dorothy Siaw-Asamoah.

Dorothy Siaw-Asamoah
Clinical Associate Professor, Organization and Human Resources
Faculty Director of Global Programs

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Supradeep Dutta
Assistant Professor, Operations Management and Strategy