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Welcome to...The UB School of ManagementWhen The Wall Street Journal recognized the School of Management asone of the best in the world for the seventh consecutive year, it praisedthe school for producing graduates who possess the skills and attributesmost valued by businesses throughout the world. Corporate recruitershave ranked our students in the top 10, worldwide, for their team skills andleadership potential.What do these extraordinary rankings mean? Simply that the businessworld has given the School of Management a ringing endorsement. Today,our graduates are seen as extremely talented, eager to succeed and goodinvestments—an irresistible combination for corporate recruiters seekingtop business talent.These glowing testimonials will have a tremendously positive impact onour students and alumni for years to come, but what the rankings do notfully capture is the incredible momentum in our academic programs. Wecontinue to develop innovative new programs, curricula and educationaltechnologies that will enable our graduates to continually meet and exceedthe expectations of the business world.Sincerely,Dr. Arjang A. Assad, Dean2


Since 1923, the UB School of Management has built an impressive reputationas one of the best business schools in the world.With more than 16 years continuous operation in Singapore, UB providesstudents a high-quality American degree with local staying power.Return On InvestmentWhen you choose the UB School of Management, you are choosing quality.Our top rankings and accreditation are important indicators of globalcompetitiveness and academic prestige. We are proud of our Asian historyand independent rankings as a solid investment choice.Real-World StrategyOur curriculum combines management fundamentals with real-world cases.It offers an understanding of the issues driving competition in the globalmarketplace with immediate and practical applications to your day-to-daychallenges on the job.Innovative ScheduleThe EMBA is designed for busy professionals like you who cannot miss onesingle day of work. With 37 valuable contact hours per module, you will spendmeaningful time with faculty and classmates without sacrificing work time.Global NetworkThe EMBA admissions criteria are stringent and exacting. Your classmateswill be talented individuals with significant professional experience makingthe classroom a ready network of high caliber business contacts and a farreachingglobal alumni network.3


Singapore’s First EMBAPraised by Businessweek as a pioneer in the Asian market for managementeducation, UB offers what no one else can: the longest history.In 1984, UB was selected to design and implement the first MBA programjointly sponsored by the governments of the U.S. and the People’s Republicof China.Governments of economically emerging countries, such as Hungary, Latviaand Indonesia, have also recognized and called upon UB’s expertise andexperience in international management.1984UB establishedthe first U.S.MBA programin China1996UB establishedthe first EMBAprogram inSingapore2004UB expandedSingaporeofferings toinclude first U.S.Bachelor degreeTodayUB’s presencein Singapore hasgrown to nearly1,500 studentsand more than1,600 alumniThe program’s history in Singapore provides you with:• Reassurance of a quality program with relevance to managers in Asia• Experienced faculty uniquely qualified to adapt management thinking to therequirements of the Asia business environment• Extensive local alumni network• Well established program with local staying powerUB’s Partnership with SIMIn partnership with the Singapore Institute of Management Pte Ltd (SIM), theUB School of Management established the first Executive Master of BusinessAdministration (EMBA) program in Singapore in 1996.EduTrust CertificationThe Singapore Institute of Management is proud to be among the firstprivate schools in Singapore to receive EduTrust certification. EduTrust isthe quality assurance framework designed to differentiate the high qualityeducation providers from within Singapore’s private education industry. Thiscertification provides assurance to students that these schools have met therigorous academic and programmatic standards established by Singapore’sCouncil for Private Education.5


Program ObjectivesThrough relevant, real-world case studies, reinforced by establishedmanagement concepts, participants are equipped with competencies torecognize and solve problems found in today’s dynamic work environment.The program offers in-depth training in complex team-management skills.It is designed to produce superior analysts and problem solvers, effectivecommunicators and skilled team leaders.In contrast to traditional MBA programs, the EMBA places greater emphasison the proficiencies needed for ascension into senior management positionsby providing the following:• Hands-on knowledge of the latest management decision-makingtechniques• A thorough understanding of the key functional areas of business and thedynamic linkages among them“ The EMBA makes youthink about situations fromdifferent angles. It allowsyou to approach issues in amore holistic way and helpsa person in top managementto be better informed. TheEMBA has added value tomy current skill set and Ibelieve it has contributedto my advancementwithin TNT.” (2011)– Michael DrakeGraduate, Class of 2004Regional Managing DirectorTNT Asia Pacific• Opportunities to acquire and refine team leadership and executiveproblem-solving skills• A comprehension of international business and the implications of a rapidlyevolving global economyEMBA students in Singapore receive the same top-ranked education anddegree as those attending class on our campus in Buffalo, New York.The program consists of 15 in-class modules and a capstone strategicmanagement project. It features a general management curriculum with anadditional emphasis on strategy and leadership, and enhanced Asian content.6


Strategic LeadershipTo truly excel in today’s dynamic global economy, you need to go beyond thesimple fundamentals of management.You need to know how to synthesize the components of managementfundamentals into a comprehensive strategy that will lead your organizationto success.A unique feature of the EMBA is the incorporation of the Strategic LeadershipDevelopment (SLD) sequence.The SLD is a trio of modules that centers on integrating the essential strategyand leadership skills and disciplinary knowledge that will enable you todevelop and implement a strategic direction for your business.• Theory and Practice of Negotiations: This module focuses on how toeffectively manage both informal and formal relationships with colleagues,superiors, customers, and suppliers, in order to create value and advanceyour interests in those relationships• Leadership and Management of Change: This module focuses on thedevelopment of leadership competencies associated with organizationalchange and development• Strategic Management: This two-module course consists of StrategicManagement I and Strategic Management II: The Executive MBA Project.It helps you develop the cognitive and analytic skills to exploit opportunitiesand set the overall strategic direction of your organization.THE CAPSTONE STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT PROJECTNEGOTIATIONS LEADERSHIP STRATEGY7


Selection RequirementsProgram Schedule2013MayEMBA OrientationMay 27SeptemberEconomics for ManagersDr. Mandell: September 30 - October 122014JANUARYMarketing ManagementDr. Jain: January 18 - 29S M T W T F S1 2 3 45 6 7 8 9 10 1112 13 14 15 16 17 1819 20 21 22 23 24 2526 27 28 29 30 31S M T W T F S1 2 3 4 5 6 78 9 10 11 12 13 1415 16 17 18 19 20 2122 23 24 25 26 27 2829 30S M T W T F S1 2 3 45 6 7 8 9 10 1112 13 14 15 16 17 1819 20 21 22 23 24 2526 27 28 29 30 31JuneManagerial Decision ModelingDr. Simpson: June 10 - 22S M T W T F S2 3 4 5 6 7 89 10 11 12 13 14 1516 17 18 19 20 21 2223 24 25 26 27 28 29301OctoberEconomics for ManagersDr. Mandell: September 30 - October 12Global Economy & the Business FirmDr. Ehrlich: October 28 - November 9S M T W T F S1 2 3 4 56 7 8 9 10 11 1213 14 15 16 17 18 1920 21 22 23 24 25 2627 28 29 30 31FEBRUARYEntrepreneurshipDr. Hannon: February 22 - March 5S M T W T F S2 3 4 5 6 7 89 10 11 12 13 14 1516 17 18 19 20 21 2223 24 25 26 27 281JulyOrganizational Behavior &Workforce ManagementDr. Stites-Doe: July 22 - August 3S M T W T F S1 2 3 4 5 67 8 9 10 11 12 1314 15 16 17 18 19 2021 22 23 24 25 26 2728 29 30 31NOVEMBERGlobal Economy & the Business FirmDr. Ehrlich: October 28 - November 9S M T W T F S1 23 4 5 6 7 8 910 11 12 13 14 15 1617 18 19 20 21 22 2324 25 26 27 28 29 30MARCHEntrepreneurshipDr. Hannon: February 22 - March 5Financial Analysis & ReportingDr. Gu: March 31 - April 12S M T W T F S2 3 4 5 6 7 89 10 11 12 13 14 1516 17 18 19 20 21 2223 24 25 26 27 28 2930 311AugustOrganizational Behavior &Workforce ManagementDr. Stites-Doe: July 22 - August 3S M T W T F S1 2 34 5 6 7 8 9 1011 12 13 14 15 16 1718 19 20 21 22 23 2425 26 27 28 29 30 31DECEMBERTechnology Management & E-BusinessDr. Ramesh: December 2 - 14S M T W T F S1 2 3 4 5 6 78 9 10 11 12 13 1415 16 17 18 19 20 2122 23 24 25 26 27 2829 30 31APRILFinancial Analysis & ReportingDr. Gu: March 31 - April 12S M T W T F S1 2 3 4 56 7 8 9 10 11 1213 14 15 16 17 18 1920 21 22 23 24 25 2627 28 29 308


Strategic leadership developmentfor senior managementEconomics for ManagersFUNDAMENTALSCovers the applications of economic analysis tocompanies and industries. Examines the behaviorof the firm’s product and labor markets; theconsequences of business, regulatory and taxpolicies; industry pricing; research and developmentstrategies; transfer pricing; the effects of verticaland horizontal integration; leveraged buyouts; andprincipal-agent problems.FUNDAMENTALSFinancial ManagementCovers the theory and practice of corporate financialmanagement. Specific topics covered include capitalbudgeting, the relationship between risk and return,financial structure policy, dividend policy, economicvalue added, working capital management and aspectsof international financial management. Cases are usedto illustrate real-world applications. In addition, thereis a group project that focuses on the analysis of aspecific company’s capital budgeting system, includingmaking recommendations for improvements.FUNDAMENTALSMarketing ManagementCenters on the marketing concept and its impact onthe strategic decision-making process of the firm.Emphasizes planning and managing the marketingactivities of multi-product firms and provides anunderstanding of the fundamental issues thatinfluence marketing decisions. The specifics ofimplementing a marketing plan are discussed, usingmanagement cases, computer simulations and handsonexperimental exercises.MANAGERIAL LEADERSHIPLeadership and Management of ChangeThis module aims to educate managers to leadeffectively in global organizations through theacquisition of the key concepts in leadership withan emphasis on how leaders create and inspireorganizational change. The module will build onstudents’ knowledge of organizational behavior toaddress topics such as motivation, ethics, visionaryleadership and persuasion, team management, andleadership in cross-cultural and distance settings.Classes will feature role-playing, case analysis, selfassessments, and other experiential activities.FUNDAMENTALSFinancial Analysis and ReportingThe primary emphasis is on financial accounting froma user’s perspective, especially financial statementanalysis. Concepts covered include the time value ofmoney, corporate taxation, including tax strategy, theimplementation of cost management systems, suchas alternate cost systems, the cost of distributionand administrative systems, planning and budgeting,performance measurement and control systems.The module will make extensive use of cases andoutside readings.FUNDAMENTALSManagerial Decision ModelingThis module covers a range of analytical tools forpractical decision making. Beginning with dataanalysis and representation, foundational conceptssuch as probability and predictive modeling areexplored, including regression analysis. Decisionanalysis under increasing uncertainty is alsoexamined through descriptive tools such asdecision trees and spreadsheet simulations toprovide students with a portfolio of approaches tomanagerial decision making.MANAGERIAL LEADERSHIPOrganizational Behavior andWorkforce ManagementThe module provides experienced managers with theopportunity to further develop their skills in organizingand managing people. Topics covered include workattitudes, perception, motivation, compensationstrategies, leadership, diversity management andgender issues, conflict management, innovation, andorganizational structure and culture, with specificemphasis on Asia. Learning occurs through thediscussion of critical incidents and readings, video andgroup presentations, problem solving in teams, selfassessments,and class discussion.MANAGERIAL LEADERSHIPTheory and Practiceof NegotiationsIntroduces analytical concepts necessary foreffective negotiations. Emphasizes the negotiationand bargaining skills required by general managers.Classroom lectures are supplemented by experientialexercises that include cross-cultural negotiations,specifically in an Asian context.Our program delivers a general management curriculum, designed for managers of all disciplines to solve real-worldproblems and manage long-term strategic issues impacting their business. This is done by providing participants with astrong foundation of business fundamentals, essential soft skill development through managerial leadership modulesand critical global strategy knowledge most needed for success at senior levels.10


MANAGERIAL LEADERSHIPEntrepreneurshipFocuses on strategies for successful entrepreneurialactivities, both for start-up companies and withinmultinational corporations. Content covers theidentification, development and exploitation ofinnovations and the management of new products orprocess developments. Topics will include evaluationof ideas for new businesses, business model options,go to market strategies, financial modeling, exitstrategies and the development of written businessplans. Emphasis will be placed on entrepreneurship inthe Asian context.GLOBAL STRATEGYInternational Business Law, Politics and EthicsThis module will address ethical issues faced byexecutives in their dealings with other countries withan emphasis on Asia with a focus on selected contractlaw, intellectual property law, general regulatorylaw issues and choice of business form that are mostrelevant in international business. Issues related toethical business actions, political differences betweencountries and situations such as corruption andbribery will be addressed. Students assess risk whenmaking international investments.Technology Managementand E-BusinessGLOBAL STRATEGYFocuses on technology management and developingan Internet-based business. The module will integrateconcepts from economics, organizational strategy,and entrepreneurship. Topics covered includealigning technology and strategy; models of diffusionand innovation; characteristics of information anddigital goods; intellectual property rights; pricingissues related to information goods; launchingthe e-business; and strategies for successfullyimplementing systems.GLOBAL STRATEGYOperations and Service ManagementEmphasizes solutions to problems inherent inmanaging operations and services. Topics includeoperations strategy, operations process planning andcontrol, operations technology, facility planning andlayout, inventory planning and control and relatedsubjects. Cases provide an opportunity to applykey concepts in both manufacturing and serviceindustries. The implementation of total qualitymanagement is stressed.GLOBAL STRATEGYInternational Business, Governance and FinanceThis module focuses on decision-making issuesthat arise when firms compete across borders.It provides opportunities for evaluative analyses fromthree perspectives: (1) Appreciation of the complexsystem of cross border, global transactions; relativeto challenges that firms face to stay competitivein a global environment. (2) Learn and understandcorporate governance structures that are a majorpart of the global strategy. (3) Understand therelevant financial analysis skills necessary to evaluateinternational business strategies.GLOBAL STRATEGYStrategic Management ICases and readings from practice-oriented journalsillustrate how firms can use an analysis of thecompetitive environment and internal strengthsto formulate strategies that provide a competitiveedge. The module examines strategic planning andthe implementation of plans and controls in thecontext of modern concepts, such as rightsizing,core competencies, reengineering, joint venturesand divestitures.GLOBAL STRATEGYGlobal Economy and the Business FirmIntroduces the basic concepts, analytical tools,assumptions, and inferences concerning the macroand global environments of business activity, andgovernment policies affecting them.CAPSTONEStrategic Management II: The Executive MBA ProjectThe objective is to apply the planning process learnedin Strategic Management I in a significant project thatintegrates both functional and industry knowledge.Typically, this project will involve a special interestof yours that is the business unit or functionaldepartment where you are employed. As a capstoneproject, you are expected to demonstrate competencein application of the tools and techniques of the EMBAas well as the ability to understand and implementeffective management practices.Assignments are directly related to your actual work, when possible. This applied approach enables you to makeimmediate substantive contributions to your employer while enhancing your own performance in the program. Globaland ethical perspectives are included throughout the curriculum.11


World Renowned FacultyUB’s Singapore Executive MBA classes are taught by award-winning facultymembers from the UB School of Management with outstanding teaching,research and private industry experience.“ The UB Singapore EMBA isdistinguished by its emphasison practical knowledgeand an intensive focuson Asian management.The curriculum reflectsthe pioneering role of theUB School of Managementin the development of Asianmanagement education.Because of the program’stenure in Singapore, ourprofessors are uniquelyqualified to adapt state of theart management thinking tothe requirements of the Asianbusiness environment.” (2011)– Dr. John ThomasFounder of UB’sAsian programsDirector-HSBC Centerfor Global BusinessLeadershipDean EmeritusOnly our most senior-level, PhD faculty are selected to teach in the program.They are flown in from the United States to instruct and advise you.Our faculty publish in leading academic and professional journals in recordnumbers. Their research and expertise have been the basis for articlesin The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Money, BloombergBusinessweek, Fortune and other international publications.They train and advise practicing managers through continuing educationand consulting for government and private industry. Through this interactionwith community and business leaders, they gain valuable insight into theproblems, needs and trends of today’s business environment.In addition to being experts in their respective fields, more than half of theSingapore Executive MBA faculty have won the highest teaching award in theState University of New York (SUNY) system — the SUNY Chancellor’s Awardfor Excellence in Teaching.12


Featured Faculty MembersBrian E. BeckerTheory and Practice of NegotiationsSenior Associate DeanPhD, University of WisconsinPreeminent expert on strategic Human Resources. Author ofThe Differentiated Workforce, Harvard Business Press, 2009.Isaac EhrlichGlobal Economy and the Business FirmSUNY Distinguished ProfessorMelvin H. Baker Professor of American EnterprisePhD, Columbia UniversityOne of the top-100 most cited economists. Serves as EconomicAdvisor to the Governor of the State of New York. SeniorResearch Associate for the US National Bureau of EconomicResearch and Honorary Professor at the City University ofHong Kong.Arun K. JainMarketing ManagementSUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in TeachingSamuel P. Capen Professor of Marketing ResearchPhD, University of PennsylvaniaGlobally recognized expert on consumer behavior and marketresearch. Played key role in helping the former Soviet Union andother Eastern European countries move towards privatizationand market-based economies. Serves as a consultant to majorinternational corporations including M&T Bank, First Mark Inc.and Pratt and Lambert Co.Kenneth KimInternational Business, Governance and FinanceSUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in TeachingPhD, University of Rhode IslandYoungest senior fellow at the Securities Exchange commissionin Washington, DC. Author of Corporate Governance, a requiredtext at Harvard Business School. Consultant to the KualaLumpur Stock Exchange, Malaysia.Lewis MandellEconomics for ManagersSUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in TeachingDean EmeritusPhD, University of TexasServes as a consultant to the World Bank and the US ConsumerFinancial Protection Bureau. Was one of three independentdirectors of more than 40 mutual funds and variable annuities ofCitigroup for over 18 years. Has written 21 books in economics,finance and business history, and is recognized as a founder andprincipal researcher in the field of financial literacy.Other FacultyMichelle C. BlighLeadership and Management of ChangePhD, University at Buffalo, The StateUniversity of New YorkFeng GuFinancial Analysis and ReportingPhD, Washington UniversityJohn M. HannonEntrepreneurshipPhD, Cornell UniversityDerek MohrInternational Business Law,Politics and EthicsJD, Case Western Reserve UniversityPhD, Candidate, University of RochesterDiane ParenteStrategic Management I & StrategicManagement IIPhD, University at Buffalo, The StateUniversity of New YorkPhilip R. PerryFinancial ManagementSUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellencein TeachingPhD, University of California, BerkeleyRamaswamy RameshTechnology Management andE-BusinessPhD, University at Buffalo, The StateUniversity of New YorkNatalie C. SimpsonManagerial Decision ModelingSUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellencein TeachingPhD, University of FloridaSusan Stites-DoeOrganizational Behavior andWorkforce ManagementPhD, University at Buffalo, The StateUniversity of New YorkNallan C. SureshOperations and Service ManagementUB Distinguished ProfessorPhD, University of Cincinnati13


Alumni NetworkIn addition to getting a valuable degree, our graduates get a lifetime of returns ontheir investment.With an Asian history that spans nearly three decades, the UB School ofManagement boasts a rich regional and international alumni network of more than33,000 alumni with nearly 1,600 in Singapore.Our UB EMBA alumni stay involved with the school by providing businessintroductions, leadership insights, company or industry information and practicalfeedback for the school and current students.As a student in the UB Singapore EMBA program, you will have many opportunitiesto interact with our distinguished alumni.Kim Bech-AndersenSection ManagerMOTOROLACopenhagen, DENMARKClass of 2008Babu JainChief Executive OfficerNAVSEMI EnergySan Jose, USAClass of 1998Michael LaposkyInternational Business LeaderVENTANA MEDICAL SYSTEMSTucson, USAClass of 2012Eoin CronanGlobal IT QualityAssurance ManagerBARCLAYS BANKLondon, UKClass of 2012Timothy BarnesDirector, USA Order Managementand FulfillmentAVAYARaleigh, USAClass of 200614


Alumni AssociationOur local Singapore Alumni Association and its parent organization, theSchool of Management Alumni Association, develop and facilitate ongoingsocial and professional networking events and activities.Case Study CompetitionsOur alumni volunteer their time and experience serving on judging panels forselect case competitions within specific modules. Alumni also are invited tosit in on class to hear research from their favorite professors, connect withnew students or refresh their memory on business fundamentals.See where a UB Executive MBA can take you.Kumar SwayambuGeneral ManagerDIPOS INTERNATIONALAmstelveen, NETHERLANDSClass of 2003Mya Aye AbbasSenior ManagerFM PlanningUGL ServicesQatarClass of 2003Rupam GangulyManaging PartnerLighthouse CreativeNew Delhi, IndiaClass of 2007Thomas TeoGeneral ManagerEastern China & Taiwan RegionCaterpillar InvestmentShanghai, PR ChinaClass of 1999Jerry ChewGroup Financial ControllerTung Shing GroupHo Chi Minh Cityand Hanoi, VietnamClass of 2003Tony AngDeputy Vice PresidentEast Asia, China & OceaniaManaging Director ChinaPower Automation & ControlsAlstom Thermal PowerBeijing, ChinaClass of 2006Sabrina HuRegional PV Product Managementand CI ManagerDuPont TaiwanTaoyuan, TaiwanClass of 2009Monty WongGeneral Manager, Printingand Personal SystemsHewlett-PackardHONG KONGClass of 2007TVT ChariChief Financial OfficerGroup FinanceCELCOM AXIATA BERHADMenara CelcomKuala Lumpur, MalaysiaClass of 2003Christina TeoCountry Manager, WorldwideBioPharmaceutical BusinessesPFIZER PTE LTDSingaporeClass of 200615


Organization BenefitsOrganizations that sponsor and send a manager through UB’s SingaporeEMBA program realize significant and measureable benefits.Sponsoring a manager:• Allows organizations to invest in managerial capital“ The UB EMBA offers arigorous and extensiveeducation that touches onrelevant aspects and bestpractices in modern businessmanagement. It isa comprehensive learningtool for professionalswho are ready for thechallenge of ascending thecorporate ladder.” (2011)– T homas TeoGraduate, Class of 1999General Manager,Eastern China &Taiwan RegionCaterpillar Investment16• Provides an immediate return on investment with on-the-job applicationof knowledge• Offers a cost-effective incentive to reward and retain superior middle andupper-level managers• Enhances participants’ contribution to the organization through athorough understanding of different functional activities and broaderorganizational perspectiveEmployees of the following organizations are among those whohave enrolled in the Singapore EMBA program.3MAir Products SingaporePte LtdAmerican ExpressInternationalChevalier SingaporeHoldings Pte LtdCITIClearstone CentralLaboratoriesCrowcon DetectionInstruments LtdDatacraft AsiaDelphi AutomotiveSystems (S) Pte LtdEmerson ProcessManagement AsiaPacific Pte LtdEng Lee EngineeringPte LtdEvonik Degussa (SEA)Pte LtdGammafluxGeneral ElectricHAVI Logistics Pte LtdHewlett PackardHuhtamaki SingaporePte LtdJPMorgan ChaseKohler Co.Lear CorporationLSI CorporationMarshall CavendishMotorola ElectronicsPte LtdPeople’s AssociationPhillips ElectronicsQ IndustriesRockwell CollinsSoutheast Asia Pte LtdRoyal Bank of ScotlandSanofi-AventisSchering Plough LtdShell EasternPetroleumSingapore Exchange LtdSingapore GeneralHospital Pte LtdSingTelSingapore WorkforceDevelopment AgencyStandard CharteredBankSunlink EngineeringPte LtdThomson ReutersUniversal FiltrationSolutions Asia Pte LtdWatlow ElectricManufacturingCompanyWRX Consultants


Class ProfileYour classmates in the program come from widely divergent industries, roles andbackgrounds. Participants are carefully selected on the basis of their professionalrecord, academic ability and experiential contribution they bring to the cohort.With an average of 10 to 15 years professional experience, these executive studentsbring a wealth of regional management experience to the classroom greatlyenriching the collective educational experience.Cohorts are intentionally kept at about 25 to 35 students in order to provide greaterinteraction with our international faculty and opportunities for more complex classdiscussions and case study analysis. The class size also facilitates more soft-skilldevelopment such as presentation skills and interactive group leadership.Nationality45 % Singapore31 % India8 % Malaysia4 % Philippines4 % USA2 % Pakistan2 % China2 % Canada2 % BruneiFunction20 % Operations/Production13 % Project Management11 % Information Systems/Engineering11 % Business Development10 % General Management9 % Marketing/Sales9 % Consulting7 % Finance/Accounting4 % Product Development6 % OtherIndustry20 % Manufacturing13 % Healthcare/Pharmaceuticals13 % Energy/Petroleum/Offshore7 % Computer Related Services7 % Banking/Financial Services7 % Automotive4 % Technical Services4 % Government/Education/Non-Profit4 % Consulting4 % Advertising/Marketing Services4 % Chemicals13 % OtherDemographics14 Average years work experience37 Average age22 % Hold advanced degrees70 % Male30 % Female17


Selection RequirementsFrequently Asked QuestionsDo I need to take the GMAT?The GMAT is not required. Yoursuccess in the workplace is thebest predictor of success in theEMBA program.How many intakes are there per year?UB has one intake annually thatcommences in June. Students maybe admitted on a case-by-casebasis to the program up until thecommencement of the third modulein August.What is the average class size?The average class size is 25 - 35students per intake.What is the minimum number ofstudents required before a classcan commence?A minimum of 15 students is required.In the event that the class cannotcommence due to low take uprate, the students will be informedat least one month prior to classcommencement and the applicationfee will be refunded.How do I get my class materials?All textbooks and related instructionalmaterials will be provided for you.You will receive the materials for eachclass on the last lecture day of theprevious class.Does this program have anattendance requirement?Yes, attendance is compulsory.The university’s policy allows studentsto miss one out of 10 class sessionsper module. To miss two sessions,permission must be granted bythe professor.What happens if I need to miss amodule due to a work conflict?If you miss a module due to a workrelatedconflict, you will need to deferthe module and make it up when itis offered again, the following year.All modules must be completedwithin four years from the first day ofcommencement. Students who fail tocomplete course requirements withinthe maximum allowed period will notbe entitled to any recourse or refund.How are the students assessed inthe program?Continuous assessment comprisedtests, quizzes, assignments, projects,participation and presentationsare scheduled throughout eachmodule. Final examinations are heldon the following Saturday after thecompletion of each module.Does this program require any timeaway from work?No, the entire program is conductedin the evenings and on weekends sothat you do not need to take time offof work.My job requires extensive travel. Will Ibe able to manage the academic workload with my travel schedule?The EMBA format was specificallydesigned to enable busy managersto maintain full-time employmentwhile completing their studies.A large number of our studentshave significant travel requirementsfor their jobs and have been ableto successfully manage theircoursework. We provide the fullcourse schedule in advance so thatyou are able to schedule your travelaround modules.What initials can I use after my nameupon completion of the program?MBA.Where are the classes held?All classes and exams are held atthe SIM Management House at41 Namly Ave. This is an ideal settingfor executive education with stateof the art lecture theatres, on-sitemanagement library, and groupmeeting rooms. This program doesnot require international travel.What are the requirementsfor graduation?To graduate, you must successfullycomplete all class requirements,including but not limited to: Regularclass attendance for 15 modules,Completion of all coursework witha minimum 3.0 cumulative GPAincluding the capstone strategyproject, Attendance at EMBA groupmeetings and class functions.Upon successful completionof requirements, students willattain a Master of BusinessAdministration degree.How is the program delivered?Class time for almost all modules iscompressed into two-week modules,delivered in lecture-style format,scheduled over 21 months. Studentsare expected to complete significantwork outside the classroom.What are the job prospectsupon graduation?Professionals seeking to make acareer change, move up within theirorganization, start their own businessor simply expand their understandingof the latest business techniques canbenefit from this degree program.What are the opportunities forfurther study after completion ofthis program?After completing this program, somestudents go on to pursue doctoraldegrees or other specialized postgraduatedegrees or certificates.How long is the program?The program is 21 months in length,beginning in June 2013 and ending inFebruary of 2015.18


Acceptance“ The practical approach ofprofessors and real-lifeexamples from experiencedclassmates allows me toimmediately apply whatI’ve learned in class to myprofessional role.” (2010)– Jan TaiGraduate, Class of 2012Regional FinancialController, Asia PacificKSB Singapore (AsiaPacific) Pte Ltd.19


Selection RequirementsAdmission to the UB Executive MBA program is competitive and enrollmentlimited. The School of Management is looking for evidence of an applicant’spotential for success at senior management levels as well as the ability andmotivation to participate in a rigorous academic program while maintainingfull-time employment.To apply, you must possess the following qualifications:• At least five to 10 years of management or professional experience• A strong undergraduate degree or equivalent from a recognized institution• Proficiency in both written and spoken English• The potential to contribute to the success of classmates• A high level of motivationApplication RequirementsProspective students should complete the Singapore Executive MBA onlineapplication at mgt.buffalo.edu/singapore. Along with the application form,you will need to provide:• Completed Personal Motivation essay• Two professional references. These should be people who can speak aboutyour performance and potential in a professional capacity• Certified true copies of all post-secondary academic transcripts anddegree certificates*• Current copy of résumé or CV• Certified true copy of NRIC or passport*• Non-refundable application fee of USD$70 payable online by credit cardUpon receipt of the application materials, you will be contacted to schedulean interview with the EMBA program director and/or program faculty.If your undergraduate degree was conducted in a language other thanEnglish, you may be required to provide proof of English proficiency bysubmitting a TOEFL score. The Test of English as a Foreign Language(TOEFL) score report must be dated within two years of applying to UB.The school code and department code for the University at Buffalo are 2925and 02 respectively. The school generally requires a TOEFL score of at least570 or 230 on the CAT TOEFL for admission. The IBT TOEFL is also accepted,with a preferred score of 95 or better and no section lower than 22.20 * Certification of documents can be made at SIM. The originals must be presented for verification.


AcceptanceApplication OutcomeAll admissions decisions are made solely by the UB School of Management.Applicants will be informed of their application outcome in writing at leastone month before course commencement. Verbal offers of admission willnot be made or accepted. The admissions committee selects students foradmission into the program based on individual merit. Possession of oneor more of the qualifications listed does not guarantee automatic entry tothe program.SIM and our university partners reserve the right to withdraw an offer ofadmission and cancel the enrollment of any person where such an offer wasmade on the basis of incomplete or inaccurate information supplied by theapplicant or a certifying authority.AcceptanceTo confirm the acceptance of offer, applicants will have to adhere to thefollowing before the deadline stipulated in their admission letter:• Submit a copy of duly completed and signed Form 12 in accordance to thePrivate Education Act• Submit a copy of duly completed and signed PEI-student contract• Submit all other required documents to SIM• Make payment to SIMConfidentialitySIM PL is committed to maintaining the confidentiality of the student’spersonal information and undertakes not to divulge any of the student’spersonal information to any third party without the prior written consent ofthe student SUBJECT TO the obligation of SIM PL to disclose to any Singaporegovernment authority any information relating to the student in compliancewith the law and/or to the organisation conferring/awarding the qualification.Course FeeThe fee for the class enrolling in 2013 is S$64,200 (inclusive of 7 percent GST)payable in four installments.Payments1st Installment – Upon Acceptance (4 modules)2nd Installment – November 2013 (4 modules)3rd Installment – April 2014 (4 modules)4th Installment – September 2014 (4 modules)TOTALS$16,050.00S$16,050.00S$16,050.00S$16,050.00S$64,200.00Study LoansStudents may obtain studyloans from these banks andinstitutions under a coursefinancing scheme (subjectto approval).All loan inquiries andapplications are to bedealt with the banks andinstitutions directly.MAYBANK1-800-629-2265www.maybank2u.com.sgPOSB6-333-0033www.posb.com.sgRHB Bank Berhad1-800-323-0100www.rhbbank.com.sgInterest-FreeInstallment PlansWhen you charge aboveS$500 to your Citibank orOCBC Visa/MasterCard,you can enjoy interestfreeinstallments of sixor 12 months. Terms andconditions apply. For moreinformation, please call:Citibank1-800-225-5225www.citibank.com.sg/educationloanOCBC1-800 -363-3333www.ocbc.com.sg21


Refund Policy — Withdrawal and Change of CoursePercentage of aggregate amount of thecourse fees and miscellaneous fees paidReceipt of original fully completedhardcopy Student Request Form withrelevant supporting documentary proof95% refund(“Maximum Refund”) More than 14 daysbefore the course commencement date75% refundWithin 14 days before the coursecommencement date OR within 7 daysafter the course commencement date22No refundMore than 7 days after the coursecommencement date


Private Education ActUnder the new Private EducationAct legislated in December 2009, aCouncil for Private Education (CPE)was set up to regulate the privateeducation industry in Singapore. AllPrivate Education Institutes (PEIs)are required to comply with theregulations under the Act in order tocontinue operations.Following are the requirements whichSingapore Institute of ManagementPte Ltd (SIM PL) has put in place:PEI-Student ContractCPE, in aiming to enhance theconfidence of students and theirparents in the quality of education inSingapore, has stipulated that all PEIsmust sign a PEI-Student Contract withstudents. The contract sets out theterms and conditions governing therelationship between the student andPEI. SIM PL will honor all terms andconditions in the contract and in allcommunication materials.Students may request for a copyof the PEI-Student Contract fromSIM PL or view it on the CPE website(www.cpe.gov.sg).Cooling-off PeriodThere will be a cooling-off periodof 7 working days after signing thePEI-Student Contract. Students havethe right to cancel the contract withinthe 7 working days and be entitledto the Maximum Refund amountstipulated under Clause 2.4 of thePEI-Student Contract (less any coursefees consumed by the Student if thewithdrawal date is later than thecourse commencement date). Afterthe cooling-off period, SIM PL’s refundpolicy will apply.Fee Protection SchemeSIM PL adopts a Fee ProtectionScheme (FPS) to protect the paidfees of both local and internationalstudents. The FPS serves to protectthe student’s fees in the event that thePEI is unable to continue operationsdue to insolvency, and/or regulatoryclosure. In addition, the FPS protectsthe student if the PEI fails to paypenalties or return fees to the studentarising from judgments made againstit by the Singapore courts.The FPS is compulsory for allstudents and is available in 2 forms,either Escrow or InsuranceProtection Scheme. For moreinformation, visitwww1.simge.edu.sg/edutrustSIM PL has appointed LonpacInsurance Bhd as the FPS insuranceprovider. Under the FPS insurancescheme, students’ fees are insuredby Lonpac Insurance Bhd. In case ofevents, as stated above, students willbe able to claim their paid fees fromLonpac Insurance Bhd.SIM PL has also appointed HongKong and Shanghai BankingCorporation Limited (HSBC) as theFPS escrow provider. Under the FPSescrow scheme, students will paytheir fees directly to HSBC. HSBCwill act as the custodian of students’fees and will only disburse the feesto SIM PL on a fixed schedule. Again,in case of events, as stated above,students will be able to retrievetheir unconsumed fees from HSBC.More details of the FPS can also befound in the FPS Instruction Manual,available at www.cpe.gov.sgMedical InsuranceSIM PL has in place a groupmedical insurance scheme forall its students. This medicalinsurance scheme will have aminimum coverage as follows:- anannual coverage limit of S$20,000per student, covers up to B2 wardin government and restructuredhospitals and provides for 24 hourscoverage in Singapore andoverseas (if student is involvedin SIM PL-related activities)throughout the course duration.For more information on medicalinsurance, visit www1.simge.edu.sg/medicalinsurance.Payment to SingaporeInstitute of ManagementPte LtdThe modes of payment availableare cash, check, Nets, cash card,Visa/MasterCard and/or Cashier/Money/Postal order.We accept up to 4 different modesof payment combination. Allpayments are to be in Singaporedollars. For check payment, thecheck must be crossed, and madepayable to “Singapore Institute ofManagement Pte Ltd.”It should not be post-dated.For Nets payment, the daily limit isS$2,000 or S$3,000, depending onthe bank and your personal limit.For credit card payment,the limit is subjected toyour available balance atthe point of payment.We accept VISA andMasterCard only.NOTES: 1. Application fee for courses is non-refundable and non-transferable. 2. All requests for refunds arising from withdrawal and change of course mustbe accompanied with an original fully completed hardcopy Student Request Form (downloadable from the SIM GE website and the Students’ Portal) withrelevant supporting documentary proof. 3. Refunds (if any) will be processed within 7 working days of receipt of the original fully completed hardcopy StudentRequest Form with relevant supporting documentary proof. Forms that are received after 12.00 noon would be considered as submission on the next workingday. 4. Approval for change of course will be granted on a case-by-case basis and subject to each individual meeting the course admission requirements. 5.Transferring to another institution is deemed as a withdrawal from SIM PL. 6. Course fees must be paid in full before the course commencement date.23


Selection RequirementsSingapore Institute of Management(SIM Group)Our VisionTo be the Center of Leadership andManagement Excellence; and theEmbodiment of Lifelong Learning.Our Mission• Spearhead managementthought leadership• Be the preferred strategic partnerof corporations in maximizingreturn on human capital• Be the choice provider ofcontinuing education to individuals• Transform SIM into aregional brandOur Purpose• To open doors in life througheducation opportunities• To support SIM Group’ssocial missionOur Core Values• Trust and Respect for theIndividualOur CommitmentTo our MembersWe care for our members, recognizetheir importance, and strive to raisethe prestige of their membership.To our CustomersWe value our customers and commitourselves to actively improve ourservices and products.To our EmployeesWe care for our people by creatinga conducive work environment,helping them to balance family andwork commitments, recognizingtheir contributions, and developingthem to their full potential.To our CommunityWe honor our social obligations andpledge to be a good corporate citizenby always acting professionally andethically in all matters.Our Quality PolicyWe are dedicated to continuouslyimprove our services and toconsistently exceed the expectationsof our customers.• Teamwork• Open and Timely Communication• Performance Excellence• Spirit of Innovative AdventureOur CultureAn open culture where staff trust andrespect each other; embrace changeand seek ways to innovate; learn andwork together as a team.24


The Singapore Institute ofManagement (SIM Group) is theleading provider of higher educationand professional training inSingapore, reputed for its dedicationto lifelong learning and highstandards and quality. Founded in1964 under the initiation of EconomicDevelopment Board to supportSingapore’s economic development,we are today a diverse and vibrantorganization with a wide range ofprograms and services.We are also a membership-basedorganization with more than 38,000individual and corporate members.Our extensive range of membershipprograms, activities and resourcesprovide an important nexus forstudents and members to networkand learn.The SIM Group offers itscore services through threeeducational brands:SIM University (UniSIM)SIM University is the only universityin Singapore dedicated to workingadults, allowing them to pursuelifelong learning and highereducation while balancing career,family and social responsibilities.It adopts a flexible and practicefocusedlearning approach and offersmore than 50 academic programsin various disciplines. It has anenrollment of more than 12,000students. Eligible Singaporeansand Permanent Residents takingSIM University’s undergraduateprograms enjoy a governmentsubsidy of up to 55% of tuition fees.The SIM University Education Fundhas been a Singapore ‘Institutionof a Public Character’ (IPC) sinceSeptember 2005.SIM Global EducationStudents can choose from a widerange of high-quality overseasdegree programs made availablethrough SIM’s partnershipwith established internationaluniversities and institutions fromthe United Kingdom, United States,Australia and Switzerland. Most ofthe students are full-time students,but SIM Global Education alsooffers part-time programs thatcater to working adults. Offeringover 50 academic programs, itsenrollment stands at 21,500, withabout 2,500 foreign students.SIM ProfessionalDevelopmentAbout 11,300 professionals benefitannually from the vast selection ofshort, executive training programs,offered by SIM ProfessionalDevelopment. Its customizedin-company training programs helpcompanies optimize effectiveness invarious fields of management andhuman resource development.Image courtesy of the Singapore Tourism Board25


VIBES—Why study at SIMGlobal EducationVIBES@SIM – The promise of aholistic learning experience thatensures successSIM GE helps you achieve your careeraspirations by offering industryrelevantcurricula coupled with astimulating environment. Our approachtowards a career-enhancing learningexperience is captured in VIBES@SIM.Vibrancy of Student LifeBrace yourself for a plethora of learningopportunities that will facilitate yourpursuit of a satisfying career. Stayplugged into the latest industry trendsthrough 12 special Interest Groups,and connect with other like-mindedprofessionals for sharing of bestpractices and experiences. With acommunity boasting more than 38,000members, you can leverage ournetworks for greater success.Infrastructure + TechnologySIM GE ensures that the studentcentriccampuses are outfitted withthe latest in technology and facilitiesto enhance your learning experience.SIM campuses are enabled with highspeedwireless Internet access andthe latest in technology connectingyou to a wealth of information andonline services.SIM HQ at ClementiThe SIM Headquarters along ClementiRoad is SIM’s main and largest campus.To cater to our fast-growing studentpopulation, SIM has embarked on a$300 million Campus DevelopmentMaster Plan to more than double ourmain campus over two phases to becompleted in 2014. Current facilitiesinclude over 130 lecture theaters,tutorial and seminar rooms, as well ascomputer laboratories, a multi-purposehall seating 1,600, a student lounge,study spaces with open courtyard, astudent hub with cyber stations and amanagement library. The main campuscurrently houses the Tay Eng SoonLibrary, Singapore’s largest and mostcomprehensive management library.SIM Management HouseSet in the tranquil residential estate ofNamly Avenue, the SIM ManagementHouse has 20 lecture theaters andseminar rooms, management library,computer laboratories, a members’lounge and business center that caterto membership activities and executivedevelopment courses.Blend of CultureWith a blend of 40 nationalities fromacross the globe, SIM GE’s remarkableglobal mix of cultural diversitiesprovides an excellent platform forcultural exchange and knowledgesharing. A diverse student populationcoupled with international facultyfrom across the world is your gatewayto an education experience with aglobal mindset in the epicenter ofbuzzing Asia.Education OptionsWhether you are a CEO, frontlinemanager, executive, or a recentgraduate, SIM GE offers over 50 fulltimeand part-time academic programsthrough more than 10 partneruniversities at master’s, bachelor’s,graduate diploma and diploma levels.Explore areas such as applied science,arts, business, communication, design,finance, information technology,hospitality, management, nursing,social sciences and more.StabilityA 48-year old heritage… over115,000-strong alumni… studentenrollment of over 33,500 and morethan 1,600 top-notch faculty, the SIMGroup is the premier organization forhigher education and lifelong learningin Singapore and the region.Committed to the welfare of everystudent, SIM GE extends support to allits students, from financial assistanceschemes to counseling services andstructured processes for grievanceresolution. SIM GE also provides a24-hour medical insurance coveragefor all its students both in Singapore,and overseas (if students are involvedin SIM-related activities) throughoutthe course duration.Information on student supportservices is available atwww1.simge.edu.sg/support26


Acceptance“ For me, getting an MBA wasan investment. I wanteda high ROI, short paybackperiod and a niche focus onleadership and strategy. TheUB EMBA provided industryleading faculty and diverse,experienced classmates.Though academicallyrigorous, the scheduleallowed me to plan mybusiness travel yet still haveSundays free to be with myfamily. The UB EMBA hasexceeded my expectations asa valuable investment.” (2011)– Kelvin ChiangGraduate, Class of 2009DirectorGlobal Bank27


For program inquiries41 Namly AvenueSingapore 267616Tel: +65 6248 6138Fax: +65 6463 4385Email: mgt-semba@buffalo.eduWeb: mgt.buffalo.edu/SingaporeSingapore Institute of Management Pte Ltd461 Clementi RoadSingapore 599491Tel: +65 6248 9746Fax: +65 6462 9411Email: study@sim.edu.sgWeb: www.simge.edu.sgThis brochure contains key information, accurate as at time of print on 19/09/2012. For the most updated and completeprogram information, refer to our website at www.mgt.buffalo.edu/singapore or www.simge.edu.sg. SIM and Universityat Buffalo, The State University of New York reserve the right to change the information, including fees, herein at any time.© 2012 University at Buffalo School of Management

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