BUS-F272 Global Business Immersion - Finance: Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Singapore
- 8 weeks
- 3 credits
- Prerequisite(s): BUS-D270 with a grade of C or higher; accepted application to Global Business Immersion
This eight-week 3.0 credit hour course is designed to extend the knowledge gained in D270 (Global Business Environment) and to provide an international travel experience that will involve company visits and cultural activities. Over the past several decades, Singapore has positioned itself as a center of innovation and research and development at the heart of the world’s most dynamic economic region. Government agencies such as the Economic Development Board and the Info-communications Media Development Authority are proactively supporting companies in Singapore by equipping them with resources that can help them realize their business goals. Additionally, Singapore is succeeding in creating a conducive environment to attract innovative international startups to its shores. Underpinning all this activity is Singapore’s location at the crossroads of three of the world’s economic growth engines—China, India and Southeast Asia. In this course, we’ll explore Singapore’s dynamic approach to fostering innovation and entrepreneurship both organically and attracting companies to relocate within its borders. Topics covered include the nature and legal structure of Singapore’s entrepreneurial activity; doing business in Singapore; capital formation, labor and taxing policies, and its culture. For the capstone project, students will provide an in-depth analysis of whether a Venture-backed startup should relocate its operations from Thailand to Singapore.