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Dates for the Asia Term 2018

  • Recommended arrival in Singapore: 4/5 August 2018
  • Asia Term starts: 13 August 2018
  • SMU semester starts: 20 August 2018
  • SMU semester ends: 9 December 2018
  • Asia Term ends: 16 December 2018
  • BSM October: 7 to 13 October 2018 (recess week)
  • BSMs December: 9 to 15/16 December 2018 (after exams)

Arturas Bajoras - Building on Experience in Thailand at the Singapore Study Mission

Part-time MBA Arturas Bajoras spent almost 2 years working in Thailand on product launch projects. He took the Singapore Study Mission elective to enhance his understanding of business in Southeast Asia further, and better appreciate the differences between the markets in the region.

Arthuras learnt that in Southeast Asia, "there is no one-size-fits-all solution". The lack of data in emerging markets creates a need to analyse business qualitatively rather than quantitatively, as is often done in Europe. In particular, he emphasised the importance of being hands-on when managing a local team, and going to the ground to engage with retailers and customers in order to learn about the brand and retail experience from their perspective. Click here for the video.

University of St.Gallen (HSG) goes on WeChat

HSG has made a bold move in making efforts to explore WeChat as their new approach to create a complete digital marketing strategy in China. swissnex China has the pleasure to be HSG’s local partner in this new initiative – from May 2016, a monthly post about HSG will be released through swissnex China’s official WeChat account, covering a diverse range of topics from St. Gallen Symposium, HSG alumni stories to top ranking master programs and so on. Click here to read more