Global Management Consulting - January


Global Management Consulting is a third year capstone subject that gives you the opportunity to gain industry experience in an international setting. You could be spending two weeks in an overseas city, working on a genuine business challenge with your peers.

The January program visits Bangkok and San Francisco.

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Benefits of participating

  • Develop practical business competencies in an international setting
  • Link with companies on projects related to their discipline
  • Experience the culture, society and business practices first hand whilst applying your business and management skills

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Who can apply?

This subject is available as a commerce elective to all Bachelor of Commerce students from all majors or as part of the management major. You must have completed a minimum of 175 points total accumulated at the commencement of the subject including MGMT20001 Organisational Behaviour.

Students are not eligible to take both Global Management Consulting and Management Consulting within their degree.

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How do I apply?

Complete the online application form and upload your CV, personal statement and photograph.

Application dates

Applications open 1st Aug 2016 and close 21st Aug 2016.

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Selection process

We are looking for a diverse group of students who will be ambassadors for the University of Melbourne. Entry is competitive as there are only 20 places available for each location.

  1. Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend a group interview.
  2. Final selection will be based on the interview, demonstrated and relevant experience, motivation and your attitude to teamwork.

Important dates

The information sessions for the January 2017 program are as follows:

Date/Time Location
Tuesday 9 August
12.00pm - 1.00pm
Theatre 3, Level 2 FBE Building
Wednesday 17 August
5.15pm - 6.15pm (Repeat Session)
Theatre 2, Level 1 AGB Building

The January 2017 program will most likely run on the following dates (TBC) :

  • San Francisco: Saturday 21 January - Saturday 4 February 2017
  • Bangkok: Monday 16 January - Wednesday 1 February 2017

Students MUST attend the compulsory 2-day pre-departure seminar on Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 November 2016 in Melbourne. Students will make their own travel arrangements and should ensure that they are in-country by the afternoon of Day 1 of their program to check into the hotel

Monday 1 August Applications open
Sunday 21 August Applications close
Week 5, 6 & 7, Semester 2, 2016 Applicants shortlisted and group interviews take place
Wednesday 14 September Earliest date for applicants to know the outcome of the selection process


Date Activity
Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 November 2016 Compulsory 2-day pre-departure seminar (Melbourne)

Day 1

(San Francisco: Saturday 21 January 2017)

(Bangkok: Monday 16 January 2017)

Check in to hotel (afternoon)
Welcome dinner (evening)
Day 2Free Day (San Francisco)
Consulting project preparation commences (Bangkok) (TBC)
Day 3Consulting project commences
Days 4 & 5 Consulting project
Days 6 & 7 Consulting project (San Francisco)
Sightseeing and free time (Bangkok)
Days 8 & 9Sightseeing and free time (San Francisco)
Consulting project (Bangkok)
Days 10, 11 & 12 Consulting project
Day 13 Consulting project (San Francisco)
Sightseeing and free time (Bangkok)
Day 14 Consulting project ends - teams present to clients (San Francisco)
Sightseeing and free time (Bangkok)
Day 15Check out of hotel (San Francisco: Saturday 4 February 2017)
Consulting project (Bangkok)
Day 16Consulting project ends - teams present to clients (Bangkok)

Day 17

Check out of hotel (Bangkok: Wednesday 1 February 2017)

Grants, Scholarships and Funding

The following funding options are available to eligible students.

Melbourne Global Scholars Award

$1,000 Melbourne Global Scholars Award from Melbourne Scholarships. The grant is awarded to eligible students on the basis of academic merit. There is no need to apply until you have been selected into the subject.

New Colombo Plan Scholarships

10 x $1,000 New Colombo Plan Scholarships funded by the federal Government (Australian Citizens only). 10 grants will be awarded to eligible students. No application is required. Selected students will be notified of the grant at the same time as the offer for a place in the subject (Bangkok students only).

Faculty of Business and Economics Travel Grants

2 x $1,500 FBE travel grants awarded to the two most impressive applicants for the subject. Selection criteria based on academic average, CV and interview.  No application is required as all applicants will be considered.  Selected students will be notified of the grant at the same time as the offer for a place in the subject.

OS-HELP loans

OS-HELP loans are available to students enrolled in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) in a degree course who want to undertake part of their study overseas.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is a valuable resource for students - they can assist with budgeting, advice on different sources of funding, and loan funds to students with zero interest and flexible repayment options to support this program.

Putting theory into Practice

Global Management Consulting, Ellie Avis

Who is this for?

Undergraduate students


If you have any further questions about this program please contact us.

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