Singapore

IMB Sophomore students are engaged in a five week faculty led program which is divided into three segments. This includes a pre-departure awareness and understanding, a three week travel program in Singapore, and a post-travel reflection activity involving a presentation and final report submission. In the learn-do-learn tradition of MMA, the centerpiece of this course is the three week field study  absorbing the practical and cultural implications of international maritime business.   

In Singapore the students are given a wide exposure to various facets of maritime business and they are hosted by companies like CMA CGM and ABS. Several field and institutional trips are arranged that included Keppel, SembCorp Marine, Port of Singapore Authority, Singapore Maritime Foundation, Singapore Maritime Academy, Maersk Broker Asia, PSA Marine, Scorpio Asia, Kerry Logistics, MT Maritime Management, Integra Singapore,.Scorpio Asia, Swire, Anglo Eastern Shipping to name a few. Students are also taken on tours of visiting ships.

During their stay students also experience a complete cultural immersion. An important element of this exercise is an assessment of cultural intelligence quotient (CQ). All students participating in experiential learning are required to undergo a CQ personal development program

A week prior to departure, students take  the pre-departure online CQ assessment. The next step involved the creation of a CQ developmental plan by each student focusing on specific ways to use CQ strengths and concrete action steps for enhancing weaker CQ capabilities.  A week after returning from Singapore, they are required to take a second CQ assessment. Each student received a personal feedback report as well as a group report was provided comparing the pre and post trip assessment scores in comparison with worldwide norms. The comparisons showed significant improvement in CQ assessment scores, thereby quantifying the impact of the experiential learning trips on student CQ. 

The cadets follow a well defined schedule on location. They are expected to visit various maritime business interests, participate in industry talks and seminars, make presentations before our global partners and also involve themselves in civic engagement programs as worthy ambassadors of MMA.
 

During their stay students also experience a complete cultural immersion. An important element of this exercise is an assessment of cultural intelligence quotient (CQ). All students participating in experiential learning are required to undergo a CQ personal development program

A week prior to departure, students take  the pre-departure online CQ assessment. The next step involved the creation of a CQ developmental plan by each student focusing on specific ways to use CQ strengths and concrete action steps for enhancing weaker CQ capabilities.  A week after returning from Singapore, they are required to take a second CQ assessment. Each student received a personal feedback report as well as a group report was provided comparing the pre and post trip assessment scores in comparison with worldwide norms. The comparisons showed significant improvement in CQ assessment scores, thereby quantifying the impact of the experiential learning trips on student CQ.