Under the spirit of the S3 University Alliance, the three deans met and discovered common interests and goals. All three business schools were involved in implementing ambitious plans for globalization, but a limiting factor was the lack of coordination across Asia. A paradigm shift was necessary to push each one's success to greater heights: All three business schools needed to harmonize efforts beyond national boundaries and leverage on each others' specialty in business education and strong international reputation.
Thus, a unique collaboration was borne. The S3 Asia MBA marks an epoch in the development of a truly innovative partnership that has never been attempted by other business schools before? enabling the inter-institutional support and sharing of resources between three countries to deliver a globally-competitive business education. The S3 Asia MBA is designed to enable students to acquire a distinctively global scope, coupled with a keen awareness of Asian implications in business decisions. By offering not only an unparalleled experience in MBA education in three dynamic cities? Shanghai, Seoul and Singapore ? the S3 Asia MBA will also expose students to career opportunities in these three countries? China, Korea and Singapore. As a result, the S3 Asia MBA graduates will form the first true generation of "Global Asian Business Leaders.".
The S3 Asia MBA program is the finest program of its kind in Asia, and represents the best vehicle for prospective students to learn about the challenges and opportunities of Asian business. We welcome you, the first challengers, who start the journey of becoming future Asia leaders!