Asian Business Landscape (hosted by National University of Singapore)

Instructors: NUS faculty

The purpose of this course is to provide students with a comprehensive overview of doing business in Asia. Through the use of case studies, lectures and group work, students will learn about innovation, entrepreneurship, fintech, digital transformation and strategy. There will be opportunities for company sharing, guest/panel discussions and social/learning tours. Modules will be taught by various NUS faculty with subject matter expertise.

Sign-up Process

Participation in this course is restricted to students enrolled at Haas. Attendance during posted in-country dates is mandatory. Please check your availability for the dates prior to enrollment during Bidding or Add/Drop. Once you are enrolled in the course you will not be allowed to drop except via the Exception Request process and only for compelling and emergent reasons.

*Students must commit to participate fully in the program. DO NOT SIGN-UP IF THE IN-COUNTRY COMMITMENT DOESN’T WORK FOR YOUR SCHEDULE.*


Students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to/from the program location, lodging, and obtaining and paying for any required visas. Although it is possible that some meals will be provided, students should expect to pay for their own meals and all incidentals while traveling with the program.

Students are required to be in-country for all instructional days and actively participate in the program per the itinerary. Students who wish to spend additional time in-country are encouraged to do so either before or after the mandatory programming and instructional days.

Photos from June 2023

Health & Safety Issues

Travel overseas, especially to developing countries and emerging markets, may expose participants to health and other risks different from those that they face at home. Although we will do our best to make participants aware of such risks and will make efforts to minimize risks, the ultimate responsibility lies with the participant. Students are advised to check with the Centers for Disease Control and the US State Department for information on health and safety issues.

Each participant must obtain, at their own expense, any vaccinations, inoculations or other medications considered appropriate for a prudent traveler to the destination(s).

Each participant must register themselves and obtain a free trip insurance policy with the University of California’s Office of Risk Services at least 30 days prior to travel (click UC Away). This policy covers students for emergency medical evacuation to the United States. This is a requirement for participating in Design Sprint for Corporate Innovation. Evidence of registration must be provided to the EWMBA Program Office in advance of the program departure.