International M.B.A. Students to Visit Philadelphia, Walk in Graduate Commencement

By Purnell T. Cropper | May 6, 2011

Students in the inaugural cohort of the International M.B.A. program in Singapore will visit Arcadia University this month and meet with Philadelphia business professionals.

The thirteen students, joined by M.B.A. Program Director Stanley Soh, will participate in a U.S. international business experience beginning May 17, where they will spend four days in Philadelphia visiting professionals at the Philadelphia City Planning Commission, Liberty Property Trust and the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation. They will also meet with experts from the U.S. Department of Commerce on Arcadia’s campus.

During their stay in the U.S., the students will be welcomed and recognized at a special M.B.A. reception in the Grey Towers Castle on May 18 and participate in the graduate commencement ceremony on May 19. The group will also visit the National Constitution Center, the Navy Yard, Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Valley Forge and Arcadia University’s King of Prussia campus.

The inaugural cohort of 28 students in the International M.B.A. program will complete their graduate degrees this summer. Students began the one-year program in August 2010 at the Aventis School of Management in Singapore. They will complete their coursework in Global Strategic Management, a culmination course that will be taught in Singapore by Dr. Tony Muscia, Executive Director of the M.B.A. program at Arcadia University.

Renny Lee, Managing Director at United Graphics Pte. Ltd. in Singapore, is one of the 28 students preparing to graduate this summer. “The most enriching parts of the M.B.A. program are when the professors share their industry experiences, engaging the class through real life examples, situations and issues,” Lee says. “That’s when the ‘out of classroom’ experiences are most deeply rooted.”