Site Visit for IMBA Students

Arcadia University International MBA Students’ International Business Experience Module Site Visits – Google Asia Pacific Private Limited, American Chamber of Commerce, Asia Pacific Breweries


Our Arcadia IMBA students (Cohort 13 and 15) embarked on site visit to 3 companies, in which there were opportunities for direct interaction with the company representatives to explore their strategies, current industry trend and operational challenges. As part of their module curriculum: International Business Experience, we had 15 students coming along for these site visits – Google Asia Pacific Private Limited, American Chamber of Commerce, and Asia Pacific Breweries. These site visits allow students to learn and discuss items relating to organization strategy and how environmental factors influence business decision making.


First stop comprised of a tour to Google’s new Southeast Asia headquarters office at Asia Square Tower. Currently, Google owns three floors in the Asia square tower, housing over 600 of their full time staff. We are glad to have our ex-alumni cohort 10 Mr Raja Sudhakar Thota, who work in Google as Payroll Manager, to let us experience the Google working culture; in which it was mentioned that break stations are not more than 50 metres away from workstations. Found within the premise includes gym, massage room, movie theatre and gourmet cafeterias. Of course, lunch was hosted by Google. How cool is that!


Next up was American Chamber of Commerce, in which Mr Thomas H. McNutt, Head of Regional & Public Affairs, shared with us on how they maintain close relationships with their members and how AmCham played a significant role in development of the U.S Singapore Free Trade Agreement, to represent the interests of their members.


The last station of the day was Asia Pacific Brewery, the famous Tiger Beer Brewery. The extensive 45-minute brewery tour gave us insights on the brand’s history and its heritage. Besides, we learnt the ingredients that go into Tiger Beer, the feel and smell of aroma of the malt at the ingredient kiosk, as well as their unique brewing process. Not forgetting the hands-on experience in practice pouring the perfect serve and getting up close and personal with the packaging process, as shared by the Brewery Tour Ambassador.


The highlight of the guided tour would be the generous sampling session at the beautiful Tiger Tavern, in which our students had extensive beer tasting; ending the day with a glass of the freshest Tiger Beer… It’s Tiger Time for us!


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