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The MBA Business Tour in Southeast Asia

The MBA Tour is an independent and high quality information source regarding MBA admissions. Portland State University leads by Kelly Doherty, Director of Marketing and Recruiting, Graduate Business Programs will be setting up the Portland State University booth around the Southeast Asia from September 10 to September 18, 2012 in the following locations:

  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Monday September 10, 2012            16:00 – 21:30  at Legend Hotel Saigon

  • Bangkok, Thailand

Thursday September 13, 2012         16:15 – 21:30 at the Westin Grande Sukhumvit

  • Jakarta, Indonesia

Saturday September 15, 2012           11:30 – 17:00 at Sari Pan Pacific Jakarta

  • Singapore, Singapore

Tuesday September 18, 2012            16:00 – 21:30 at Marina Mandarin Singapore

The registration is free of charge. Kelly Doherty will be there to introduce the graduate programs: MBA, MSFA, and MIM offering by Portland State University. We are welcome the alumni to go visit our booth and helping us answering any question to our perspective students who are interested in enrolling at Portland State University.

Thunyarak “Goy” Katikavongkhachorn

Thunyarak Katikavongkhachorn or Goy is a full-time student in Master of International Management Program. She received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Portland State University. She was interested in studying MIM program because she would like to broaden her career in supply chain and logistics at the global level that focusing on Pacific Asia while studying Chinese as a third language. She currently specialize in supply chain and finance in the MIM program.
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Tips for doing business in Singapore

    Hello!! everyone, today we have tips for doing business in Singapore for everyone who interested to invest in this country. Singapore is the country that many investors interested to invest and do business there because Singapore is one of the world’s highest standards of living, Singapore is a prosperous, modern and clean country. The diverse population of Singapore, consisting mainly of Chinese, Malay and Indians, does not possess one single dominant national identity. Drawing on a variety of traditions, different ethnic groups all consider themselves important parts of the diverse society of Singapore. Successfully doing business with Singaporeans requires an understanding of the population’s different cultural traditions and background.

1. Singapore Culture – Key Concepts and Values

  • ‘Kiasu’ – The Singaporean concept of ‘kiasu’ literally means ‘fear of losing’ and is often used to describe the social attitude of Singaporean people. The concept refers to Singaporeans’ desire to always want to be the best, come first and never lose out. The word is so widely used by Singaporeans that it is incorporated into their English vocabulary. Kiasu has both positive and negative connotations; some say it keeps standards high whereas others claim it leads to a graceless society. The concept of Kiasu reflects the value Singaporeans place on competitiveness and strong work ethics.
  • Concept of Face – An important value in Singaporean culture is that of saving and maintaining ‘face’. To avoid losing face, Singaporeans control their behaviour and emotions
    in public, do not confront or criticise other people openly and employ an indirect communication style. Losing face has negative consequences on a person’s family and other social groups to which the person belongs as well as on individual reputation, credibility and authority. Continue reading

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Master of International Management 2010 Asia Tour: Business & Asia

We are off to Asia for Master of International management recruitment 2010- We’ll be touring with the rest of graduate business programs.  Tokyo, shanghai, Beijing, Seoul, Taipei, Bangkok, Singapore – from Sept 1-17 be sure to check out our blog and follow our tweet. More to come!

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