Drexel in Singapore: Entrepreneurship and Innovation Summer in Asia
About the Program
The future is hot in Asia! Spend a summer in Singapore, a perfect 'soft landing' in the heart of booming Asia-Pacific region and a springboard to explore the many cultures, languages and societies surrounding Singapore, which includes India, China, Vietnam and many more.
The Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Asia at Nanyang Technological University program will bring you an education that prepares you for the new global reality. Be fascinated by the Asian cultural experiences and opportunities that await you as get equipped with key entrepreneurial skills for venture into Asia, where more than 4.3 billion people live!
Offered by the Nanyang Technopreneurship Centre, this program is designed to equip students with the fundamental entrepreneurship competencies, business acumen and stamina to build and grow businesses. Consisting of 3 courses, it will cover topics such as entrepreneurship; creativity; writing business plans; business accounting; intellectual property; marketing strategy; risk evaluation; financial projection; securing finances; and managing team members. This program is available for students majoring or minoring in Business or Entrepreneurship.
Singapore is a vibrantly cosmopolitan and culturally diverse city-state off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula in South East Asia. Singapore consists of the main island and some 60 small islands. With its strategic geographical location, good infrastructure and a sound political climate, the Republic has emerged as an important regional center for trade, communications, tourism and banking. Despite rapid growth and soaring skyscrapers, Singapore remains one of the cleanest, greenest and safest cities in the world. Among the 20 smallest countries in the world with a total land area of 710.2 square kilometers, Singapore and her people have beaten the odds to be a world leader in many aspects such as education, several economic areas, aviation and public service.
As of 2014, the population of Singapore is 5.47 million people, of whom 3.87 million (70.7%) are citizens and permanent residents while the rest (29.3%) are non-residents. As such, Singapore is a truly multicultural kaleidoscope with four official languages: English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil, adopted from each of the four major ethnic or 'racial' groups: Eurasian, Chinese, Malay and Indian. Malay is the national language and English is the language of administration.
- Business or Entrepreneurship Major or Minor only
- 3.0 minimum GPA
- Pre-Junior, or Junior (must be able to enroll in a full academic term in the summer; not vacation or co-op)
- Sophomores are eligible with special permission from their Academic Advisor
All courses are taught in English. Lessons are conducted by business leaders, entrepreneurs, and dedicated academics with entrepreneurial experience. As part of the course, students will also be exposed to social setting where you can meet and mingle with successful entrepreneurs and working professionals in a start-up space in Singapore. Courses are assessed by a mixture of class participation, team-based projects, and presentations or examinations.
Drexel students will take the following courses (subject to change):
||Marketing for New Ventures
*Students must complete FIN 301 before taking FIN 335.
Additional Course Requirement
In addition to courses taken in Singapore, all students are required
to take a Drexel online course or an Independent Study
(minimum 3 credits) over the summer term with a Drexel faculty member. Online courses are subject to availability. An independent study means choosing a subject and identifying a Drexel professor within that department to oversee and grade their independent study. Students could choose to research a personal interest topic or a subject within their major. Review the Independent Study Proposal Guidelines
Students will receive Drexel grades for this program, which will be factored in to their GPA. Review the Study Abroad Grading Scale
Summer 2017 Dates
|Program Start Date
||June 23, 2017
|Program End Date
||July 14, 2017
Each course is one week long. Each course builds upon topics covered in the previous weeks.
Students will stay in one of NTU’s 18 Hall of Residences on campus. All rooms in NTU are furnished similarly; beds with mattress, study tables, chairs, wardrobes, bookshelves and softboards for pinning notes and etc. Each room is fitted with window coverings such as venetian blinds or curtains, lighting and a fan. Phone jacks and Internet connections are available in all rooms whereas other fittings may be provided but may vary from hall to hall.
Bed-linen, blankets and pillows are not provided. Students will have to purchase their own bed-linen, pillows and blankets (if necessary) when they arrive in NTU.
Meals are not included. Students can purchase meals at the Hall of Residence canteens or at food places around the NTU campus and outside campus. There are no fully equipped kitchens at the hall for students to cook their meals.
All students will need to apply for a Student Pass visa to enter Singapore as a student. Students will receive a SOLAR number and password to apply for the Student Pass online before leaving for Singapore. Upon arrival in country, students will need to arrange an appointment through NTU with the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority.
Estimated Program Costs
Review the Estimated Study Abroad Costs page for a list of approximated program expenses.
Tuition & Financial Aid
This is a Drexel sponsored program, thus your Drexel tuition and financial aid remain the same during the term abroad. Students may also want to submit a revised budget to Drexel Central to see if additional funding may be available.
Students who receive Federal Work Study should consider applying for the Study Abroad Online Journalist work study position (only available to students after acceptance).
Those interested in seeking additional funding should review Scholarship & Funding Opportunities. Remember that scholarship deadlines may be much earlier than study abroad deadlines, so plan accordingly.
For more information on these and many other scholarship opportunities, visit our Scholarships page.
“I can’t emphasize enough how crucial it is to expand our perspectives,” said Muñoz, who is now in her final term as a double-major in finance and marketing in the LeBow College of Business. “If I want to be successful in business, whether that’s in a corporate setting, a small startup or even my own company, it’s so important to use your global perspective to understand the people that you’re serving, the people you’re working with and others who you may be affecting. I think that’s something we lack here in the U.S. So much of the world revolves around what we do here, which inevitably makes us ignorant to everything else.”
- Read about how this program expanded the global business perspective for Daniela Muñoz '17 on Drexel Now