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Program Overview

Developed and awarded by the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, US.

Candidates who have outstanding academic results may apply for direct entry into the double major program at the point of application. Alternatively, if students are enrolled in a single degree program and have done well ie. have been accepted into the major and are considered to be in academic good standing, they are eligible to apply for the double major program.

In the double major program, students can graduate with two majors and within the minimum of 120 credits. They will be awarded with one degree with two majors, not two degrees, regardless of how many credits are earned.


Communication skills crucial to career advancement

Learn insights and skills in the art and process of inter-personal communication with an international focus.

Founded in 1964 and ranked among the top 25 communication programs in the US, UB’s BA (Communication) provides you with a comprehensive knowledge of human communication, its media, and its effects.

As a Communication major, you will:

  • Learn the finer points of interpersonal communication
  • Apply critical thinking to the use of mass media
  • Discover the complexity of delivering information in organizational and mediated communication situations
  • Broaden your horizon through the study of international and inter-cultural communication


Expose yourself to globalization and trade

Learn the insights and skills in the art and process of global restructuring and new patterns of uneven development.

The international trade program aims to prepare students to critically assess the process of globalization operating in the world today. Critical social, economic, and environmental challenges are being faced by corporate or government policy makers and organizations.

As an International Trade major, you will:

  • Understand the growth of multinationals and foreign direct investments, international trade, the internationalization of capital and financial markets
  • Learn to handle the new international divisions of labor, and the rapid development of technology and innovation.
  • Expose yourself to a wide-range of perspectives on the global economy
  • Develop important skills in policy and data analysis at various geographic scales

More than 50% of modules are taught by US /overseas visiting faculty, covering the full semester throughout the entire program. The rest of the modules are taught by qualified local faculty with the experience and academic expertise approved by UB.

The program is taught by engaged, committed faculty. Coursework includes hands-on experience, active class presentation and participation, projects and all the best practices of American college education.


Further Education

Graduates have also gone on to graduate schools for further studies.


Career Prospects

With these double major qualifications, you have better job opportunities in

  • Public relations consultants and advertising agencies
  • Mass media
  • Corporate communication & marketing communication
  • Civil and social agencies
  • Research
  • Local investment and trade promotion agencies
  • Trade and location consulting firms
  • Governmental agencies
  • Brokerage firms
  • International banks
  • Transport carriers, and international trade management companies
  • International service providers (e.g. freight forwarders, customs)
  • Other professions


Why Study at SIM-UB

Distinctive features of SIM-UB programs

  • High quality and interactive American education
  • Students admitted are regular UB students (no distinction between Singapore and Buffalo)
  • Admission standards and academic expectations are the same as UB
  • Accreditation and recognition of UB degrees
  • Quality assurance mechanisms
  • Option to study one semester in Buffalo’s home campus in US
  • Full-time Resident Director and Assistant Resident director
  • Full-time Academic Advisors
  • Full-time, regular UB faculty and visiting faculty teach in the program covering the full semester
  • Excellent value with lower tuition costs here than studying in the US