Global Business Practicum - July Intake

The Global Business Practicum (BUSA90485) is an in-company intensively-taught subject where students experience the unique business practices and culture of an international company first-hand. The aim of the Global Business Practicum is to connect teams of no more than four students to an internationally-based company where they are given a challenging business project to work on.

The July intake of the program travels to Kuala Lumpur and Shanghai.

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  • Aim of the program

    The Global Business Practicum aims to expose students to:

    • international work practices and cultures;
    • an increased global network;
    • the experience of working closely in a team;
    • challenging and intensive real-life working environments;
    • the application of theory to practice; and
    • a great travel experience.

    The Global Business Practicum is worth 12.5 credit points and is offered in January, July and November of each year.

    Destination cities have included Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai and Singapore. Projects have included a feasibility study, marketing project, customer analysis or market research, across a range of companies including multinational banks, accounting firms, insurance firms and not-for-profit organisations.

    Read here about the latest group of students to take part in the Global Business Practicum.

  • Key dates for the Global Business Practicum

    To take part in the Global Business Practicum, these are the key dates you need to be aware of:

    July 2018 Key Dates:

    Applications openMonday 26 February 2018
    Choosing a Business Practicum Sessions

    Wednesday 7 March 5 - 6pm
    Thursday 8 March 12 - 1pm

    Please see information session section below for more details

    Applications closeSunday 18 March 2018, midnight
    Group interviews Applicants will be allocated an interview time between Tuesday 27 - Thursday 29 March
    Offer acceptance and $500 deposit due date Friday 20 April 2018
    Introductory briefing Tuesday 8 May 2018
    Pre-Departure Seminar Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 June 2018
    In-country datesWednesday 4 - Thursday 19 July 2018
    In-company componentThursday 5 – Wednesday 18 July 2018
    Presentation On or prior to Wednesday 18 July 2018
    Business Practicum Celebration Thursday 26 July 2018

    Please note that these dates are compulsory and all students who are given an offer for the Global Business Practicum are expected to participate in all of these activities. If you know in advance that you won’t be able to commit to one or more of these dates, it's best that you don't apply.

  • How much will it cost?

    Costs & Payments

    In addition to the standard University subject fee, there is an additional fee of between $1,400 - $1,900 for the Global Business Practicum. The fee will be finalised once accommodation has been booked.

    What is included?

    • 13 - 15 nights bed and breakfast accommodation (in min. 3* equivalent accommodation based on a twin share, air-conditioned, ensuite room.)
    • Local transportation
    • Sightseeing/cultural tour
    • the University of Melbourne also offers a complimentary standard travel insurance.

    What is not included?

    • International airfare
    • Lunch, dinner and spending money
    • Visa (if required)
    • Additional personal insurance

    Grants, Scholarships and Funding

    All students who are given a place in the Global Business Practicum and successfully enrol in the subject will be eligible to for the $1,000 Global Business Practicum Travel Grant to assist with costs.

  • Who should submit an application?

    The below criteria should help you determine whether you would be a strong candidate for the Global Business Practicum:

    • Your Weighted Average Mark (WAM) is 65% or higher. Due to limited spaces, entry into the Global Business Practicum is competitive. The minimum average grade requirement for the Global Business Practicum is 65% and the Selection Committee considers the following when allocating places:
      • Academic Performance
      • Quality of CV
      • Interview performance
      • An overall match of skills, experience and interests to the available project
    • You have completed a minimum of:
      • 200-point degree students: completion of a minimum of 50 points at time of application; or
      • 150 point degree students: completion of a minimum of 50 points at time of practicum commencement if you have a business background (e.g. studied business subjects in an undergraduate degree or relevant work experience).

        Note: All students enrolled in a 200-point degree must first have completed 50 points before applying, regardless of educational background.
    • You are only applying for one Business Practicum subject (Global or Melbourne) for the intake. Please only submit an application for one of the Business Practicum subjects per intake. Students who apply for both MBP and GBP during the same intake (e.g. the July Business Practicums) will not be considered for either subject.
    • You have checked that there is capacity within your study plan for an elective subject worth 12.5 points.

    Please note: Students undertaking Master of Commerce (Finance) and the Master of Management (Accounting) 150pt program are generally ineligible to apply, due to limited elective options available in the course.

  • Information Sessions

    When you have decided that the Global Business Practicum is the right choice for you, come along to our Choosing a Business Practicum Information Session where you can meet the Work Integrated Learning Teaching Specialist, listen to previous Business Practicum students talk about their experiences and ask questions about the program..

    The Choosing a Business Practicum information sessions will be held on Wednesday 7 March and Thursday 8 March 2018. Exact times, venues and registration links for these sessions will be posted here closer to the time.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

  • Apply now!

    If you have read through all the information about the Global Business Practicum and attended an information session, you are ready to apply!

    Applications for the July 2018 intake will open from Monday 26 February until Sunday 18 March 2018. A link to the application form will be available here from Monday 26 February.

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