Enhance your global career opportunities with Melbourne Business School's wide variety of international study experiences.

We offer Student Exchange opportunities with leading international business schools around the world. You can earn credit towards your degree, pay no additional tuition fees and also receive scholarships to help with the costs.

Our practicum and exchange programs include:

Student Exchange

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Study overseas during your course via a formally recognised exchange program. We offer exchange opportunities with leading international business schools around the world.

Students in previous semesters have gone on exchange to:

  • HEC School of Management, France
  • University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Manchester Business School, U.K.
  • Erasmus University, the Netherlands
  • Bocconi University, Italy
  • Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, Norway
  • Lund University, Sweden

Global Business Practicum

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The Global Business Practicum is an intensive, in-country study experience for students, who experience the culture, society and business practices first-hand whilst applying their business and management skills. The GBP is offered as a summer and winter semester subject.

The highlight of the subject is a two-week work project undertaken in teams at an overseas company. Recent destination cities include Bangkok, Singapore, Mumbai, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai and Hong Kong.

Examples of the types of companies previously involved include banks, insurance firms, engineering companies and accounting firms.

Melbourne Business Practicum


The Melbourne Business Practicum aims to provides real experience in a workplace environment, working on a challenging project for credit. Practicum involve a team of four students, working with a Melbourne based host organisation during the Winter and Summer term for 10 consecutive days, with a week of induction and post assessments.

Host organisations involved include:

  • The Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens
  • The Faculty of Business & Economics
  • Grattan Institute
  • eab Group
  • Committee for Melbourne
  • Card Limbo
  • South East Water
  • National Australia Bank (NAB)

Expand your horizons with a Dual Degree

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Our dual degree programs give students an opportunity to study internationally while expanding functional expertise into a related business discipline. It also signals a commitment to a career in International Business to prospective employers.

The University of Melbourne has agreements with Bocconi University in Milan, Italy and HEC in Montréal, Canada that allow high-achieving Masters of International Business students to undertake a year of international study at the partner university.

Students who successfully complete a dual degree program will graduate with the Master of International Business from the University of Melbourne and either the MSc Marketing Management from Bocconi or MSc Supply Chain Management from HEC Montréal.

Opportunities to study abroad

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"My exchange to Bergen was one of the most amazing and memorable experiences I’ve ever had. Meeting students from around the world was an invaluable and rewarding experience, giving me independence and a lifetime of memories and friends. The experience also helped my cross-cultural communication skills, enhancing my employability."

Kenneth Lew is a Master of Management (Marketing) student who went on exchange to the Norwegian School of Economics, Norway.

Student Exchange FAQs

University of Melbourne students discuss their student exchange experiences.