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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 degree 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 degree program.

In the double degree program, students can graduate with two degrees and within the minimum of 150 credits. They will be awarded with two degrees at graduation.

Global positioning for a world of business

As a Business major, you will learn insights and skills about the business world and have the option to choose from one of the four concentrations offered – financial analysis, international business, marketing or operations and supply chain.

Founded in 1923, the Business Administration program is accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Accreditation by AACSB is considered to be the hallmark of management education. Of the more than 8,000 business schools in the world, only 529 are currently accredited by the AACSB. The Business undergraduate program has also been highly ranked by US News & World Report, Bloomberg Business Week and Wall Street Journal.

As a Business major, you will:

  • Gain a broad foundation of knowledge essential in the industry
  • Understand the role of the business firm in society
  • Learn about the management functions of planning and controlling
  • Learn about the behavior of organizations and tools of modern management

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 organisational and mediated communication situations
  • Broaden your horizon through the study of international and inter-cultural communication

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 degree qualifications, you have job opportunities in

  • Banking & finance
  • Credit, risk & asset management
  • HR & Organization Development
  • Production Planning
  • Research
  • Public relations consultants and advertising agencies
  • Mass media
  • Corporate communication & marketing communication
  • Civil and social agencies
  • 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
  • Successful graduates and extensive alumni network