SAS hosts Columbia University Entrepreneurship Course

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( — October 12, 2015) Singapore, Singapore — Singapore American School (SAS) is starting a continuing education series open to anyone in Singapore. The first course offering in the series is a Global Entrepreneurship Course from Columbia Business School’s Venture for All® Program that will be hosted on the SAS campus from February 12 to 19, 2016. The six-day course offers a comprehensive, first-hand experience focusing on leadership skills and strategies that senior managers, entrepreneurs, social enterprise leaders, and small- to medium-sized firm owners need to create or advance their organizations.


The community of participants will each bring a project they want to work on and complete pre-class assignments, so that faculty can structure the program to support participants’ company development plans. They will learn to build growth strategies, use growth metrics, conduct market and partner assessment, set up a corporate social responsibility program and a positive culture, handle long-term growth issues, and make a business model to support strategy, sustainability, and customer acquisition and retention.


Topics also include how to grow organizations through services, new products, or market entry, and how to evaluate practices for scalability. Company leaders taking part may bring senior administrative staff to work together on growth strategies, and post-class sessions and mentoring opportunities will be available.


Participants will benefit from the expertise of top Columbia University faculty who are also accomplished senior executives and entrepreneurs, such as Daniel McQuade, a business advisor and senior marketing and advertising executive with over 30 years of experience in full-scale branding and marketing strategies for retail industries. Daniel has been a noted speaker and marketing counselor for the Columbia-Harlem Small Business Development Center, a founder of thought leader companies that pioneer change in old industries, and a marketing and branding workshop facilitator at Columbia Business School in New York City.


Dr. Timothy Stuart, executive director of strategic programs, says, “As we continue to expand our Singapore American School network with leading strategic partners around the globe, we would like to offer their unique learning opportunities to the Singapore community. Columbia Business School’s Venture for All® Program brings this course to our community of adult learners in Singapore for the first time.”


For more information on the program, visit the SAS Continuing Education site or contact Dr. Timothy Stuart at



About Singapore American School

Singapore American School (SAS) is an independent, non-profit, coeducational, college preparatory day school offering an American curriculum with an international perspective for students in preschool through grade 12. SAS has the largest Advanced Placement program outside of the United States, is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) in the United States, and offers the American High School Diploma at the senior level. Established in 1956, the school primarily serves the US and international expatriate communities of Singapore. For more information, please visit, or contact the SAS communications office at or +65 6360 6031. Media Contact: Vanessa Spier ( Strategic Director of Communications Singapore American School 40 Woodlands Street 41 Singapore 738547

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