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Bachelor of Science (Business Administration and Geographic Information Science) – Full-time

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.

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

Cutting-edge knowledge, skills, and abilities in using geospatial science
 

The Bachelor of Science (Geographic Information Science) degree:

  • provides students with cutting-edge knowledge, skills, and abilities in using geospatial sciences, and this includes geographical information systems (GIS), remote sensing, locational analysis, and geographic visualization.
  • focuses on the theoretical foundations geographical information science, the development and use of state-of-the-art software and emerging technology, and the collection, processing, and interpretation of geospatial information.

As the use of geospatial technology and GIS in society is widespread, demand for these skills in public and private sectors remains high and continues to grow, offering students diverse career opportunities.

As a Geographic Information Science major, you will:

  • Be proficient in collecting, describing, analyzing, interpreting, and visualizing patterns, processes, and interactions of geospatial phenomena including the environment, human activities, and their interactions in time and space.
  • Develop skills in using state-of-the-art geospatial software and technologies employed in research, industry, and government agencies.
  • Be equipped with theoretical and practical experience in solving geospatial problems in a variety of geographic realms including the environment, health, cities, and social media.

Further Education

Graduates have also gone on to graduate schools for further studies in the areas such as Psychology, Law, Public Policy, School Administration, Information Science, Political Science and Sociology.


Career Prospects

With these double degree qualifications, you have job opportunities in

  • Banking & finance
  • Credit, risk & asset management
  • HR & Organization Development
  • Production Planning
  • Cartographer
  • Climatologist
  • Computer analyst
  • Ecologist
  • Environmental scientist/manager
  • Geomorphologist
  • GIS specialist
  • Health care
  • Market research analyst
  • Meteorologist
  • Natural resource manager
  • Researcher
  • Urban and transportation planner
  • Other professions

For more career opportunities and future of Geographic Information Science in Singapore, please visit GeoWorks at https://geoworks.sg/

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


Other full-time UB programs offered at SIM:

Bachelor of Arts (Communication)
Bachelor of Arts (Communication and Economics)
Bachelor of Arts (Communication and International Trade)
Bachelor of Arts (Communication and Psychology)
Bachelor of Arts (Communication and Sociology)
Bachelor of Arts (Economics)
Bachelor of Arts (Economics and International Trade)
Bachelor of Arts (Economics and Psychology)
Bachelor of Arts (Economics and Sociology)
Bachelor of Arts (International Trade)
Bachelor of Arts (International Trade and Psychology)
Bachelor of Arts (International Trade and Sociology)
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Sociology)
Bachelor of Arts (Sociology)
Bachelor of Science (Business Administration)
Bachelor of Science (Business Administration) and Bachelor of Arts (Communication)
Bachelor of Science (Business Administration) and Bachelor of Arts (Economics)
Bachelor of Science (Business Administration) and Bachelor of Arts (International Trade) 
Bachelor of Science (Business Administration) and Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
Bachelor of Science (Business Administration) and Bachelor of Arts (Sociology)
Bachelor of Science (Geographic Information Science)
Bachelor of Science (Geographic Information Science) and Bachelor of Arts (Communication)
Bachelor of Science (Geographic Information Science) and Bachelor of Arts (Economics)
Bachelor of Science (Geographic Information Science) and Bachelor of Arts (International Trade)
Bachelor of Science (Geographic Information Science) and Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
Bachelor of Science (Geographic Information Science) and Bachelor of Arts (Sociology)