International Business Experience

International Business Experience (IBUS20007) provide's students with a broad overview of management and business in an international context.  Students undertake a substantive learning experience with one of the Faculty’s overseas partner institutions.

The Faculty of Business and Economics works in partnership with specific universities globally to develop and deliver the subject content. The overseas experience is typically two to three weeks in duration.  All assessment tasks are determined and graded by the University of Melbourne subject co-ordinator.

Partners who have previously participated in this subject include: National Chengchi University (Taiwan); Singapore Management University (Singapore); Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China); and Tsinghua University (China).  International destinations differ by semester (summer/winter intensive only).

View this subject in the handbook

2018 Winter Study Tour - Delhi

  • Overview
    • Two weeks as a student at Shri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi, one of the most prestigious schools of commerce in India
    • This is an intense but rewarding overseas experience at partner institution of the Faculty of Business and Economics
    • The opportunity to work intensively with a Faculty Academic Mentor
    • Visits to industry and government agencies to supplement and contextualise the seminar program
    • Excursions and cultural activities
    • Free time to enjoy the delights of Delhi
    • Assessment tasks to be completed include: a reflective essay, research report, and a group presentation
    • IBUS20007 International Business Experience is worth 12.5 credit points
    • Please note that an additional program fee applies to this subject. External and University funding may be available to support your participation.
      • A large number of New Colombo Plan scholarships available at $3,000 (domestic undergraduate students only)
      • All applications will be considered for New Colombo Plan Scholarships
      • Melbourne Global Scholars Award scholarships also available
      • IBUS20007 program fee (TBC): approx. $2,000 - $2,400 (non-refundable)
      • Covers 14 nights bed and breakfast (twin-share accommodation),  company visits, several meals, excursions and tours
      • Airfares, some meals, and incidentals are not included in the IBUS20007 program fee
  • Eligibility and requirements
    • Please note that this is a competitive entry subject with a limited number of places per delivery
    • Students are selected based on
      • their curriculum vitae, and
      • a short statement that demonstrates their interest in undertaking this subject.
    • Minimum weighted-average marks of 70%
    • Students must have completed at least 100 B.Com credit points prior to departure
  • Information sessions

    We have completed our information sessions for the 2018 Winter Study Tour - Delhi.

    If you missed our information session, you can access our presentation.


  • Key dates
    Information SessionTuesday 06 March 2018
    Applications openTuesday 06 March 2018
    Information Session (repeat)Thursday 08 March 2018
    Applications closeTuesday 20 March 2018
    Offers fromTuesday 27 March 2018
    Non-refundable deposit ($200)Thursday 5th April 2018
    Compulsory briefing sessionTuesday 10 April 2018
    Compulsory Pre-departure seminarMonday 25 and Tuesday 26 June 2018
    In country datesSaturday 07 July - Friday 20 July 2018
        Accommodation paid fromSaturday 07 July 2018
        Latest arrival timeSaturday 07 July 2018 evening
        First day of the programSunday 08 July 2018
        Last day of the programThursday 19 July 2018
        DepartureFriday 20 July 2018
  • Assessment Activities
    Reflective Journal Due3 August 2018
    Group Research Essay Due24 August 2018
    PresentationsW/C 10 September 2018
    Interim Assessment Results due to Students
    (reflective journal and group research essay)
    3 September 2018
  • Apply now!

    Applications for International Business Experience (IBUS20007) are open from Tuesday 06 March – Tuesday 20 March 2018 (midnight). Access the online form via the button below.


  • Contact

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