singapore city skyline

Singapore Management University - Global Summer Programme

About the Program

Travel to Singapore for the summer and  take advantage of the SMU Global Summer Programme, a 4-week program which combines both knowledge and application during your summer break. The theme of the program will be "Business, Innovation and Society in Asia" and you will have the option of selecting one or two courses from three study areas: business, innovation and culture.

Final program details will be published by the partner institution that manages this program and are generally updated on their program webpage. However, you must apply through Go Global to be considered for this program and ensure you follow the appropriate transfer credit process.

Further details about the SMU Global Summer Programme.

Program Dates

July

Country
  • Singapore
Area(s) of study
ArtsAsian StudiesCommerceEconomicsManagement
Tuition payable to
  • Partner institution
  • UBC
Application deadline
  • February 7, 2019

Additional Requirements or Restrictions

This program is open to undergraduate students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a minimum of 1 year of studies completed.

Course Credits

1 SMU credit per course, which equals 3 UBC credits. Select up to 2 courses.

Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 5 years. If you don't see a particular course you listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while abroad. For more information, please visit the Go Global Transfer Credit webpage.

* Not all courses listed are offered through the summer program at this institution. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partner's websites for additional course information.

UBC Vancouver
Arts
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Cultural Policy and Practice
Partner course code: ACM 301
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-07
UBC course: JAPN 1st
Title: Japanese
Partner course code: JPAN 201
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-12-09
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Elections and the Media
Partner course code: POSC 320
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-10
UBC course: SOCI 2nd
Title: Contemporary South Asian Societies
Partner course code: SOCG 109
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2016-12-06
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Global and Transnational Sociology
Partner course code: SOCG 219
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-04-06
Commerce
UBC course: COHR 402
Title: Leadership & Team-Building
Partner course code: 001 OBHR
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-01-08
UBC course: COHR 403
Title: Cross Cultural Management & the Management of Diversity
Partner course code: 212 OBHR
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-01-08
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Asian Family Businesses
Partner course code: MGMT 222S
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-13
UBC course: COMM 377
Title: International Finance
Partner course code: FNCE 210
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-01-29
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Retail Management
Partner course code: MKTG 219
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2017-08-04
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Financial Planning and Advisory
Partner course code: FNCE 222
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2016-10-03
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Hedge Funds
Partner course code: FNCE 226
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-01-25
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Enterprise Management
Partner course code: FNCE 309
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2014-07-07
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Behavioral Finance
Partner course code: FNCE 312
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-01-25
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Innovations for Asia's Smart Cities
Partner course code: MGMT 320
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-13
UBC course: COMM 443
Title: Service Processes
Partner course code: OPIM 311
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2016-10-05
UBC course: COMM 448
Title: Logistics & Transport Management
Partner course code: OPIM 314
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2016-10-05
UBC course: COMM 449
Title: Supply Chain Management
Partner course code: OPIM 321
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2016-10-05
UBC course: COMM 462
Title: Advertising
Partner course code: MKTG 205
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-06
UBC course: COMM 462
Title: Integrated Marketing Communications: A Brand Perpective
Partner course code: MKTG 227
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2017-08-04
UBC course: COMM 471
Title: Investment Banking
Partner course code: FNCE 221
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2014-04-14
UBC course: COMM 471
Title: Merger and Acquisition
Partner course code: FNCE 311
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2014-07-07
UBC course: COMM 474
Title: Analysis of Fixed Income Investments
Partner course code: FNCE 204
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2014-04-11
UBC course: COMM 477
Title: Analysis of Derivative Securities
Partner course code: FNCE 305
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2017-01-09
UBC course: COMM 47X
Title: Bank Financing and Credit Management
Partner course code: FNCE 229
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2014-05-12
UBC course: COMM 491
Title: Strategy
Partner course code: 102 MGMT
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-01-06
UBC course: COMM 497
Title: Leading New Ventures to Growth
Partner course code: MGMT 310
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-02-04
UBC course: COMM 498
Title: International Business
Partner course code: MGMT 205
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2017-08-03
Science
UBC course: CPSC 2nd
Title: Computational Thinking
Partner course code: IS 103
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-10

Tuition and Fees

There are a limited number of exchange spaces available, which will be assessed on a competitive basis. Under exchange, students pay UBC tuition for the number of credits they enroll in for this program.  If not selected to use an exchange space, students will pay tuition directly to the partner institution.

In both cases, the partner institution may charge other program fees such as application fees, housing costs, field trips, cultural activities, or other costs associated with hosting this program. Please check the partner webpage for details of program costs.

How to apply to a Go Global Summer Program

  1. Ensure that you meet the eligibility requirements, including any partner or program-specific requirements. 
  2. Apply online by the Go Global deadline listed above. 
  3. Please submit only one application for the summer program of your choice. You can include a second choice as a backup on the same application if needed by selecting the "Add Item" button.
  4. Where applicable, select the "SUMMER STUDY" option to pay tuition to UBC or the "Study Abroad" option to pay tuition to the partner institution. If you select the "SUMMER STUDY" option, please also include a second choice.
  5. If you plan to do multiple experiences (e.g. more than one summer program; a term exchange and a summer program, etc.), please submit a separate application for each experience. Our team will review your application(s) and if successful, will nominate you to apply to the partner institution(s). 
  6. Pay the Go Global Fee when prompted after the application deadline.
  7. If successfully nominated by Go Global, you will receive instructions on how to apply to the partner university. This application typically includes the supporting documents listed below:
    1. Recommendation letter from a UBC professor in a field similar to the summer opportunity
    2. UBC Transcript (Go Global will provide you with a copy of your UBC transcript)

Accessibility

If you are considering applying for a Go Global program and identify with having a disability or pre-existing health condition (mental or physical) which could impact your participation, or if you require academic accommodation, you can contact the following offices and meet with an Accessibility Advisor before the start of your program:

The Centre for Accessibility (Vancouver) 604 822-5844

Disability Resource Centre (Okanagan) 250 807-8053

Go Global Refund Policy for Summer Programs

The Go Global Fee (of $415.00) is an administrative fee required for all applicants to Go Global programs. The fee is non-refundable. However it may be adjusted under the following circumstances:

Not matched to summer abroad:

You are eligible to have your Go Global fee adjusted from $415.00 to $93.25 (i.e. reduced by $321.75) if:

  • You have applied to Go Global but do not meet our minimum eligibility requirements
  • The partner university does not accept your application and Go Global cannot find another option

Withdrawals:

To withdraw from your Go Global summer abroad program, you must contact Go Global by email to request withdrawal. You will then be asked to complete a short withdrawal form.

Students who withdraw by March 30 will have their Go Global fee adjusted from $415.00 to $321.75 (i.e. reduced by $93.25).

Please consult with your Go Global advisor if you have any questions.

Advising Hours

Drop-in advising hours

Monday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Extended drop-in advising hours January 7 - 17, 2019

Monday - Friday: 1:00pm - 3:30pm

You might not need to see an advisor. General questions about the Go Global Exchange process can be answered at the Main Office at the UBC Life Building (Vancouver). 

Go Global Vancouver

When emailing us, please include:

  1. Your student number in the subject line
  2. Your full name and if you are an incoming or outgoing exchange student in the body of the email

Go Global Vancouver

go.global@ubc.ca

Telephone: 604 822 0942

Fax: 604 822 9885

UBC Life Building
6138 Student Union Blvd
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
Canada

Hours

Mon9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Tue9:30 am - 4:15 pm
Wed9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Thu9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Fri9:00 am - 4:15 pm
SatClosed
SunClosed
Program Dates

July

Country
  • Singapore
Area(s) of study
ArtsAsian StudiesCommerceEconomicsManagement
Tuition payable to
  • Partner institution
  • UBC
Application deadline
  • February 7, 2019