For three weeks, starting from 25 September to 14 October 2017, 31 students of Business School of Singapore Polytechnic (SP) would conduct workshop and business research in Malang and Surabaya, East Java, which accompanied by 12 students of Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM).
The workshop, data analysis, and business presentation were conducted at UMM cooperated with FEB and International Relations Office (IRO). It was about material on economic condition and business marketing model in Indonesia. While market research wass done by respondents of Surabaya residents, research output would be the recommendation of seafood restaurant in Surabaya. This series of activities were packaged in the Tri-City program.
One of participants from Singapore, Ruqoyah Binte Mazlan, admitted very excited to follow this program because it could know the dynamics and business development in other countries. "It is so pleased to join the Tri-City program, because it opens the insight and opportunity to foster friendship with people outside Singapore," she said on the sidelines of the opening ceremony in the Hall of FEB UMM, Monday (25/9).
In addition to Indonesia, 31 Singaporean students would also study economics and business in Vietnam and Thailand. Interestingly, according to Assistant Rector of UMM in Foreign Affairs, Suparto, UMM became the only university in Indonesia which became the goal of Singapore Polytechnic students to learn business in the Tri-City program scheme.
The Tri-City Program Coordinator of UMM, Wiyono, expressed his hope that UMM students, especially FEB, had wide insight and could imitate the positive things of Singaporean students.
"We hope that through the Tri-City program students can think and behave globally so that UMM can continue to develop as a campus that go international," said Wiyono. (ard)