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Stern Around the World in

Singapore

MULT-UB 131: Economy & Business in Singapore | Explore the different facets of management, society, governance and the economy in the city state of Singapore.

Stern Around the World in Singapore

Learn how Singapore jumped from an emerging to a developed country in a generation. It is now often ranked as the world’s most competitive economy and a popular location as the headquarters for many global companies as well as a hub for business across Southeast Asia.  How did Singapore manage this feat? 

This Fall 2022 semester course takes place in New York. Then from Friday, January 6th – Saturday, January 14th, 2023, you will take a class trip** to Singapore.

Learn firsthand:  What are the key competitive strengths of Singapore from a business perspective?  What are the social and economic challenges the country is facing?  What are the management issues for executives in Singapore and the greater southeast Asian region today?  How has the government managed economic and foreign policy challenges it faces from the rise of China and regional tensions to COVID?

In short, this course and trip are designed to equip you to understand, invest and work in this dynamic country and region.

**International travel is dependent on COVID-19 safety restrictions.  If travel cannot move forward as planned, virtual options will be incorporated to supplement the trip portion of the course. The course will not be cancelled.

There is no application required!

  • Enrollment is done through Albert for this course.
  • Enrollment is first-come, first-served, based on your registration time.
  • If the course fills up, there will be a Waitlist. Set up ‘Edit Swap’ function on Albert to ensure you’re not stuck on the waitlist
  • If you successfully enroll, you will be contacted via email with next steps. See additional details below.
  • This course is only open to NYU Stern students. 
  • Important Note: Seniors who plan to graduate in January - the final grade for this course will not be available until after the January trip
  • Attending or viewing an Info Session is highly encouraged before enrolling in this course
     

Course Overview

MULT-UB 131: Economy & Business in Singapore
3 credits | Tuesdays from 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Course: Full Semester | Travel: 9 days in Singapore or supplemental virtual options if needed
Instructor: Professor Joseph Foudy (jfoudy@stern.nyu.edu)

From the country’s independence in 1964, we look at its unique development model focused on attracting foreign investment, an efficient bureaucracy focused on delivery world class services and state investment in the economy.  We then pivot to understand specific industries in the country from finance and fintech to gaming, ports and infrastructure.  The course in short is designed to equip you to understand, invest and work in this dynamic country and region.
Pending the safety and feasibility of international travel, the course will include an 9-day January trip to Singapore.  If travel cannot move forward as planned, various virtual options will be incorporated to supplement the trip portion of the course.

This 3-credit course can count towards:

  • Business Economics Concentration Elective
  • General Stern elective
     

Eligibility

This course is open to NYU Stern students who meet the following prerequisites:

  • Must be in good academic and judicial standing with Stern and NYU
  • Must be enrolled at Stern in New York City during the semester you take the course
  • Important Note: Seniors who plan to graduate in January - the final grade for this course will not be available until after the January trip
     

Program Timeline

Date Event/Deadline
Week of April 25th

During registration for Fall 2022, you will register yourself via NYU Albert. (Open enrollment with waitlist as long as space remains available). The SAW: Singapore Team will then email you regarding next steps, including information about the SAW: Singapore Stern Global Immersion Scholarship award process. All Stern undergraduate students who are registered for this course by July 8, 2022 will be automatically evaluated for the need based SAW: Singapore Stern Global Immersion Scholarship.

Early June You will be notified if you have received a SAW: Singapore Stern Global Immersion Scholarship - and if so, the amount.  You will also receive an email with next steps - including information on confirming your spot by submitting the program contract along with a copy of your valid passport (see passport information below). 
Mid-June Deadline to submit contract with copy of your valid passport
Mid-July Fall NYU Bursar bills post  - will reflect program fee and SAW: Singapore Stern Global Immersion Scholarship award if awarded (see "Estimated Expenses" below.) 
Early August Fall NYU Bursar bills due 
September 6, 2022

The Singapore class begins in NYC

Early November **Deadline to purchase flights and submit travel information to the Singapore team
Early December

In class trip pre-departure session

January 6 - 14, 2023 **Singapore trip - International travel is dependent on COVID-19 safety restrictions. 

**You will arrange your own flights to and from Singapore. Please note the required program start and end times and plan your flights accordingly to account for customs and transportation to the hotel.  You must plan to arrive into Singapore early enough in the day so that you can check in on time for the official start of the program at the group hotel.  Late arrivals and early departures are not permitted.  You will be expected to stay with the group until the official end of the program. 

Estimated Expenses

Please note: Although you will register for this 3-credit course as part of your Fall schedule, NYU tuition and registration fees do not cover the additional fees for the trip to Singapore.

Estimated Expenses
You are Responsible For: Estimated Expenses: Notes:
Housing & Program Fee $2,000

Does not include flight. Limited scholarships available (see below).

Round Trip Flight *$1,400

*Estimate. You will make your own flight arrangements.

Passport Renewal/Visa *$150 – 175

*Estimate. Your passport must be valid for six months after the trip concludes. Visas are not required for US Citizens.  

Vaccinations/Travel Medication *$50 – 200

*Estimate. Vaccinations are not required for US Citizens, though recommended by the CDC.

Personal Expenses *$400 – 500 *Estimate.

The Housing & Program Fee will be required of all participants* (see scholarship info below).  It will be added to your Fall 2022 Bursar bill, which we anticipate will be due in early August.  Please check the NYU Bursar’s website for the Fall 2022 payment deadline.  Please note: the Housing & Program Fee fee is non-refundable unless the trip is canceled by NYU Stern.

The Housing & Program fee covers:

  • Hotel in Singapore (8 nights)
  • Daily breakfast in hotel, other meals TBD
  • Local transportation
  • Group excursions
     

Need-based Travel Scholarships

All Stern undergraduate students who register for this course by July 8, 2022 will be automatically evaluated for a Stern Global Immersion Scholarship. 

  • This need based award is to help cover the additional travel cost of participating in this program. Awards granted to eligible students will cover up to the cost of the Housing & Program fee for the travel portion of the class.  Following is the SAW: Singapore Housing & Program fee and (if awarded) the allocation for the air travel (Travel allocation) for Fall 2022:
    • Housing & Program Fee: Singapore: $2,000 
    • Travel allocation (if awarded): Singapore: $1,400 
           *You will arrange your own flights to and from Singapore. 
  • Students must have a current FAFSA or CSS Profile application on file with NYU to be considered for an award. Students will be notified if they will receive a Stern Global Immersion Scholarship - and if so, the amount - starting in June 2022. 

Passport and Visa Requirements for All Participants

Passports: You must have a passport valid for more than six months beyond the dates of the trip.  More information on how to renew or obtain a U.S. passport can be found on the U.S. Department of State's website. If you are an international student please contact your Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  All NYU students are welcome to contact the NYU Office of Global Services (OGS) for assistance as well.

Visas: U.S. passports valid for more than six months beyond the dates of travel do not need a visa to enter Singapore.If you are not a U.S. citizen, please consult Singapore’s visa requirements.  If you have questions, please contact the NYU Office of Global Services (OGS).

It is your responsibility to apply and receive the appropriate visas for your passport in a timely manner for the trip. Trip Program Fee refunds are not provided if you fail to secure your visa.