Singapore: Singapore Management University

January 2 – April 28, 2020

Singapore
Singapore
Singapore

This is a semester-abroad program ideal for rising juniors majoring in management, students double majoring in marketing and any other sophomores or juniors in business would be able to gain valuable knowledge and experience.

Asian countries and businesses are growing at an increased rate, and their importance in the global market cannot be ignored. This program is a wonderful opportunity for Virginia Tech students to learn about business and management in a different setting. It will also help develop global perspective and help students better prepare for jobs and future career.

Singapore is a popular tourist destination, it’s politically stable and ranked as the second safest city in the world. It is a hub of Asian business and has a blend of different cultures found across Asia. The school is located in the heart of the city, giving students ample opportunity to explore and try new experiences.

Students will study at Singapore Management University, a highly reputed university with accreditation from both AACSB and EQUIS. SMU is ranked by QS as 11th in the world for specialist universities, as well as 3rd for business school research. Ten percent of SMU undergraduate students are from outside of Singapore, so students will have the opportunity to interact and network with students from 25 different countries. The university emphasizes globalization, with their 40% of faculty representing 29 nations. The campus is located in the heart of the city center with a small enrollment of nearly 8000 undergraduate students, making for an excellent student-to-teacher- ratio.

No language skills are required as all courses are taught in English. Additionally, students will have no issue getting around Singapore as English is one of the four official languages of Singapore.

Eligible students must be at least a sophomore in Pamplin. Students should be aware of Policy 91 and be in compliance with the policy.

Minimum GPA: 3.0 firm

For more info:

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Spring 20 Singapore bookmark.pdf
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VT in Singapore Detailed Flyer.pdf

Singapore Program webinar

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Students will be housed in an apartment with a kitchen, living room, and four bedrooms. All students will be placed with 3 other roommates. In order to promote more cultural exchange, VT students will be matched with other visiting students from other universities.

Apartment facilities include:  

  • Shared pool
  • Tennis court
  • On-site laundry
  • TV room
  • Cafes
  • Fitness room

Students will be responsible for their own meals and cooking. Utilities and internet are included.

The apartments are a 10-minute walk from the university, and within easy access of trains and buses to go from one side of the city to the other.

 

A $500 non-refundable deposit will be required upon application to the program. VT billing will be due Oct. 10. Pamplin billing will be due Oct. 10. TEAN will bill $500 after you are accepted, then TEAN billing dates will be Oct. and Nov.  in equal installments for remaining tuition and fees.

Cost Summary (Estimated)

Personal Expense

In-State

Out of State

Airfare

$1,100

$1,100

Passport

$145

$145

Visa

$80

$80

Personal & Other Expense

$1,000

$1,000

Meals

$1,600

$1,600

SMU Matriculation Fee

$170

$170

Total

$4,095

$4,095

 

 

 

VT Billing

In-State

Out of State

VT Application Fee

$50

$50

VT Participation Fee

$150

$150

Total

$200

$200

 

 

 

TEAN Billing

In-State

Out of State

Program Fee

$5,465

$5,465

Tuition & Fees

$12,900

$12,900

Books*

Included

Included

Lodging

Included

Included

Total

$18,365

$18,365

 

 

 

Pamplin Billing

In-State

Out of State

Program Fee

$635

$635

Total

$635

$635

 

 

 

Personal Expense

$4,095

$4,095

VT Billing

$200

$200

TEAN Billing

$18,365

$18,365

Pamplin Billing

$635

$635

Total Estimate

$23,295

$23,295


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Materials are available in the library for check-out, copies, and borrow.

Program includes:

  • Residential Director
  • Lodging
  • Emergency insurance
  • 3 Cultural excursions
  • Wi-fi in apartment
  • Transcript from SMU
  • 4-day Orientation with meals and transportation

Note: Virginia Tech reserves the right to make cancellations, date and cost adjustments, and other necessary changes in the program. Prices may change due to global economic conditions.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Your financial aid eligibility may apply to this program. You must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the University Financial Aid Office. Go to Scholarship Central for more information. Pamplin also lists Pamplin College of Business study abroad scholarships here.

In addition, you must submit the study abroad cost documentation form to the Global Education Office at the International Affairs building, 526 Prices Fork Road, room 131. Another great resource is Pamplin’s International Program’s Funding Opportunities Page.

Due to prepayment on items such as air and lodging, billing may not be in sync with financial aid payouts. Please be prepared to pay costs in advance and be reimbursed with any financial aid payouts later.

 

Apply now! Space is limited. Once you have been approved, accepted, and paid your non-refundable deposit, you will be directed to complete a second application which will includeyour transcripts, personal statement, passport or copy of your passport application, and letter of recommendation. All steps must be completed by September 15, 2019 so you cannot wait until the last minute. Contact Dr. Clevenger with any questions at jcleveng@vt.edu.

The program will encompass the entire spring semester.

You must be at least sophomore standing with a minimum GPA: 3.0. This is a strict minimum and no exceptions will be made.

Passports

Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after you return from Singapore; your passport must be valid until October 2019.

Once you are accepted into the program your student account will be charged a $500 non-refundable program deposit. This fee is non-refundable, unless for some unforeseeable reason the trip is cancelled. You will be billed by Virginia Tech for the balance of the program fee.

Visas

You must have a student visa from the Singapore government.  We will help you get your visa in the fall semester.

 Acceptance

Students will be accepted based on GPA. 

The program includes four classes. You will be eligible for the pre-approved courses in the list below. Courses are not guaranteed to be offered by the university. You may also choose courses that are not on the list by obtaining a syllabus and providing it to Dr. Clevenger jcleveng@vt.edu for consideration. These will transfer to VT provided that you earn the equivalent of a C or better. The grades will not transfer, only the credit so your GPA will not be affected.  There are both core and major courses pre-approved. Additional management courses are currently under consideration, so more options may be available prior to the start of the spring term.

 

VT Course # VT Course Name Credits SMU Course # SMU Course Name
ACIS 2115 Principles of Accounting 3 ACCT  101 Financial Accounting
ACIS 2116 Principles of Accounting 3 ACCT  102 Management Accounting
ACIS 2504 Personal Computers in Business 3 IS  102 Computer as an Analysis Tool
BIT 3414 Operations and Supply Chain Management 3 OPIM  321 Supply Chain Management
BIT 4464 Advanced Supply Chain Management 3 OPIM  321 Supply Chain Management
BIT 4474 Global Operations and Ingformation Technology 3 OPIM  324 Global Supply Chain
COMM 2004 Public Speaking 3 COMM  230 The Art of Pitching: Conveying Your Ideas
FIN 3104 Introduction to Finance 3 FNCE  101 Finance
MGT 2XXX Management Elective 3 MGMT 233 Leadership Seminar with CEOs
MGT 3324 Organization Behavior 3 OBHR  101 Management of People at  Work
MGT 3XXX Management Elective 3 MGMT  102 Strategy
MGT 4314 International Management 3 MGMT 205  International Business
MGT 4334 Ethical Leadership 3 LGST  001 Ethics and Social Responsibility
MKTG 4154 Marketing Research 3 MKTG  103 Marketing Research
MKTG 4554 Buyer and Seller Relationships 3 MKTG 225 Customer Relationship Management
MKTG 4704 International Marketing  3 MKT 221 Global Marketing
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