Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Bangkok, Thailand; Hong Kong, China; Malacca, Malaysia; Singapore, Singapore
- Program Terms: Spring - Short Term
- Restrictions: SU applicants only
GET 460/660: AsiaTech (3 credits)
May 17 - June 2, 2019
Visit four countries in two weeks. This 17 day seminar in Asia will start in Hong Kong and go through Singapore, Melaka, Malaysia, and end up in Bangkok, Thailand. While being immersed in the culture of the most fascinating cities in Asia, learn how some of the largest global corporations use information to address global technology challenges. AsiaTech explores organizations in Asia through the lens of Global Enterprise Technology. This course will provide opportunities to experience first-hand how technology and information provide strategic advantages for several global enterprise corporations as well as many non-commercial organizations. The innovative use of information technology is a key element of success in the global economy. How organizations use information technology to address global technology challenges will be explored. This course provides the opportunity to see those technologies in action at some of the most successful organizations in the world. Students will have free time to explore each city on their own, as well as visit cultural attractions as a group.
Class size is limited to 30 students. Any matriculated undergraduate or graduate student is eligible to apply, including those from other universities. ALL ACCEPTED STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE IN BOTH THE ASIA TRAVEL SEMINAR AND THE ONLINE SEMESTER COURSE TAUGHT DURING SPRING 2018.
Faculty: Paul Gandel
Paul Gandel is Professor and Director and of the Doctorate of Professional Studies in Information Management. Previously Professor Gandel served as the Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Syracuse University. As CIO he was responsible for all aspects for information technology and information service--computer services, voice and data networking, instructional services, business process improvement, and distance learning. During his tenure as CIO he was instrumental in modernizing the University’s technology infrastructure and IT support services to ensure that SU remain competitive with the growing demands.
Students register for this three credit class during the spring semester. This means that SU undergraduates pay no additional tuition charge, as long as they have not exceeded the 19-credit limit for the semester. Graduate students do pay the per credit tuition charge for this three credit class. The cost for the travel portion of the course is approximately $4,600, and includes round trip transportation from a U.S. airport to Asia, housing, some group meals, transportation between cities, and entrance fees. It also includes all activities and services for which a separate fee is not charged. The final fee will be set once airfare and other expenses have been confirmed. Financial aid is available.
A limited number of $1,000 grants are available to undergraduate students who are eligible for need-based financial aid as determined by the CSS/Financial Aid Profile. These grants are given out on a first-come first-serve basis.
Application, Selection & Payment Procedures
A completed online application and a $70 non-refundable application fee are due to SU Abroad by October 15, 2018. All applications will be reviewed by an admissions committee made up of the iSchool and SU Abroad representatives. Students will be notified of their acceptance shortly after the due date. Upon acceptance, a $575 non-refundable deposit is required to confirm participation in the program. The full program fee will be posted to accepted students' bursar accounts on December 15, 2018, and billed alongside Spring 2019 semester charges.