Corporate and Business Development in Southeast Asia To strengthen the international orientation of the Master of Business Management (MUG), the course “Corporate and Business Development in Southeast Asia” was held for the second time in Singapore from 6 to 11 November 2016 under the supervision of Dr. Christine Scheef. The course combined traditional lectures and case studies with guest speakers to develop students’ practical skills to assess the business environment and companies’ growth opportunities in Southeast Asia and to learn about the strategies of regional champions that are often less known in Europe. As part of the course, the 13 master students had to (1) familiarize themselves with five ASEAN countries, (2) conduct interview on the streets in Singapore to learn more about specific topics relevant to course, such as smart cities or hawker stalls business model, and (3) write a reflection paper about their experiences and learning throughout the week. Besides the discussions about the specific business environments in each country, the students did case studies on, for example, Singapore Airlines and how the company achieves the balance between been a cost-efficient and premium airline at the same time. The case study was complemented by a company visit to SIA’s headquarters and training facilities in Singapore. The course was enriched by guest lectures from senior executives and company visit. For instance, Hanno Stegmann, CEO of the Asia Pacific Internet Group discussed with the students the start-up scene in Southeast Asia and the very different challenges that these companies face in Southeast Asia. Further, the students discussed Singapore as a manufacturing base and the solar industry in Southeast Asia with Torgeir Ulset of the REC Group. The role of Singapore as regional headquarters and innovation hub was the focus of the company visit to Infineon. Drawing on the cultural diversity in this part of the world, Dr. Tom Ludescher, CEO Asia-Pacific of Helvetia, shared with the students more about the concept of Islamic insurance, called Takaful, in Malaysia. After an intensive week of classes, discussions, and impressions from Singapore, the students went back to St.Gallen.