SkillsFuture Study Award for International Business
International Enterprise (IE) Singapore


Sector Overview

International Enterprise (IE) Singapore promotes international trade and spearheads the overseas growth of Singapore-based companies. Our vision is to grow Singapore into a thriving business hub with Globally Competitive Companies and leading international traders.

As more companies go global, the demand for talent who can work in international markets has been growing. The SkillsFuture Study Award for International Business enables recipients to embark on careers with global responsibilities. It also provides opportunities to deepen essential skill-sets to navigate and overcome the complexity of overseas markets. Recipients will also gain exposure in learning how to manage and lead international teams and projects effectively.

IE Singapore welcomes businesses and employees who want to become the next generation of International Business Leaders, to drive the overseas growth of your company.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Singaporeans with minimum 3 years of experience in a global role

  • Committed to deepening skills in internationalisation

  • Has track record of contributing to the learning or training of self and/or others

  • Relevance of course to current corporate role / future role

  • Employers’ input will form part of our evaluation and should include how the nominees will apply the learning from the course to their current and future job roles in driving the company’s overseas growth strategies.

  • Individual applicants who are unable to provide employers’ inputs will be asked for more information to aid in the assessment on the application of learning to their desired international corporate roles.

  • Not a previous recipient of any SkillsFuture Study Award

  • Must not have completed course of study at the point of application

Supported Courses

Note: Only applicants who have been accepted into the courses listed below will be considered.


Period (Dates) 


(A)      Overseas Market Workshops

Future China Advanced Leaders Programme (With modules conducted overseas)

27 Mar - 26 May (2017)

Business China

Asean Immersion Program (AIP) – Growing Retail and Food Business in ASEAN – Cambodia and Indonesia

17 Apr - 4 Aug (2017)

Human Capital (Singapore) Pte Ltd (HCS) - Academy

Travel and Learn Programme: Myanmar

1. 20 Mar - 23 Mar (2017)               

2. 25 Sep - 29 Sep (2017)

 Ngee Ann Polytechnic - CET Academy
 Myanmar Construction Sector

1. 14 May - 19 May (2017)                   

2. 20 Aug - 25 Aug (2017)

 Singapore Business Federation (SBF)
Northern Vietnam Manufacturing Sector 16 Jul - 20 Jul (2017)
Southern Vietnam Construction Sector 29 Oct - 3 Nov (2017)
Cambodia Construction Sector 27 Nov - 1 Dec (2017)
Trends of the Smart Industry in China: The Development of IOT - Shenzhen 21 May - 27 May (2017) Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCCI)
Development Strategies and New Mindsets of the China Food Catering Industry - Guangzhou 28 May - 3 Jun (2017)
Catching the Next Wave of China eCommerce - Beijing 23 Jul - 28 Jul (2017)
Megatrends, Mindsets and Markets of the New China Economy - Shanghai 24 Sep - 29 Sep (2017)
China Ready Programme in Suzhou 31 Jul - 11 Aug (2017) Singapore Cooperative Enterprise (SCE)

China Ready Programme in Guangzhou

27 Mar - 21 Apr (2017)

Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City (SSGKC) and NTU

Overseas Study Mission: Japan - Tokyo

2 Aug - 30 Aug (2017) 

Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS)


Overseas Study Mission: Vietnam - HCMC

Aug (2017) - Jul (2018)

(B)       International Management Programmes

Advanced Professional Qualification (APQ) in Global Business Leadership and International Relations

6 Oct - 17 Nov (2017)

Human Capital (Singapore) Pte Ltd (HCS) - Academy

International Directors Programme

 18 Jun - 14 Dec (2017)

INSEAD, Executive Education

International Management in Asia Pacific
27 Nov - 1 Dec (2017)
Asian International Executive Programmes
Jun (2018)

Navigating People Issues during Cross-Border Merger & Acquisition



The ASEAN Advantage: Building Successful Business in ASEAN


NTU Business School

Digital Economy Innovative Immersion Programme

23 Mar - 30 Mar (2017)

NTU Nanyang Technopreneurship Centre

Centre for RMB Internationalisation Studies (CRIS) – Global China Series



NTU Centre for RMB Internationalisation Studies

Advanced Management Programme-Asia in Focus

6 Mar - 17 Mar (2017)

NUS Business School - Executive Education

Business Strategies for Asia 25 Sep - 29 Sep (2017)
Mergers & Acquisitions
9 Oct - 13 Oct (2017)
Stanford-NUS Executive Programme in International Management

Senior Management Programme on Internationalisation (With China Track)

8 Jul - 9 Sep (2017)

NUS Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy


Government in Business 19 - 23 Mar 2018

Asia Leaders Programme in Infrastructure Excellence (ALPINE)



Winning Business Performance in Asia

30 Oct - 1 Nov (2017)

SMU Executive Development

Global Supply Chain Management Programme
15 Nov - 17 Nov (2017)

The Job of the Chief Executive

16 Jul - 21 Jul (2017)

UniSIM Professional Development

MSc International Business - University of Birmingham


SIM Global Education

Application Period and Evaluation Process

Application is open all year round. 

Evaluation: Evaluation of applications may take about 4 weeks from the submission date of the application. Shortlisted applicants will be notified.




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