Global Management Consulting - July


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

Global Management Consulting destinations for July 2017 will be Berlin, Shanghai, Singapore and Seoul.

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.

Before you submit your application, we strong encourage you to come along to one of our Global Management Consulting Information Sessions to find out more about the subject.

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Application dates

Applications open 27th Feb 2017 and close 26th Mar 2017.

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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

Monday 27 FebruaryApplications open
Tuesday 14 MarchInformation Session: 12.00pm - 1.00pm in Level 1 Theatre, The Spot (198 Berkeley Street)
Wednesday 22 MarchInformation Session: 5.15pm - 6.15pm in Level 1 Theatre, The Spot (198 Berkeley Street) - Repeat
Sunday 26 MarchApplications close
Weeks 5-8, Semester 1Applicants shortlisted and group interviews take place; final selection
Monday 1 MayEarliest date for applicants to know the outcome of the selection process
Thursday 11 MayBriefing Session 5.00pm - 6.30pm (all selected students will be notified via email of location)
Saturday 13 MayMandatory pre-departure seminar in Melbourne.  If you are unable to attend this, you are ineligible to apply and enrol in this project.


Students make their own travel arrangements and should ensure that they are in the relevant city by 3.00pm on Tuesday 27 June 2017 to check into the hotel.

Tuesday 27 June Check in to hotel (afternoon)
Welcome dinner (evening)
Wednesday 28 JuneIn-country Prep Seminar
Thursday 29 June Consulting project commences
Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 July Sightseeing & free time
Monday 3 - Friday 7 July Consulting project with an alumni networking event on one of the evenings this week
Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 July Sightseeing & free time
Monday 10 & Tuesday 11 July Consulting project
Wednesday 12 July Consulting project concludes - teams present to clients
Thursday 13 July Check out of hotel

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.

Faculty of Business and Economics Travel Grants

4 x $1,500 FBE travel grants awarded to the four 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.

Frequently asked questions

  • What if I am not majoring in management?

    Students do not need to be majoring in management to take this subject, in fact, we try to ensure that we have a mix of disciplines in order to cover the various needs of the projects.  However, students must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce.

  • Can I choose the client/project?

    No, we will assign you to a client based on your work experience, academic average, interests and interview.

  • Can I choose my team?

    No, we will put the teams together to ensure that the group matches the needs of the project.

  • Is this subject difficult?

    Global Management Consulting is a very challenging subject and unlike any other coursework subject you may have taken in the past.  Students will be faced with ambiguity and must operate with a great deal of autonomy.  The subject is fast paced and students need to adapt to a new international setting.  Having said that, it is an exceptionally rewarding individual and team experience, and a unique opportunity to work on a real business problem with industry experts in a foreign country.

  • Can I enrol myself into this subject using the online student system?

    No, as this is a quota subject, you will be unable to select this subject online.  Once selection has taken place, Stop 1 will be advised and they will enrol all students into the subject.

  • Do I have to attend the Pre-Departure Seminar?

    Yes, it is a requirement of the subject to be able to attend this two day seminar. It is absolutely essential for your team to prepare together prior to leaving Melbourne.  If you are not able to attend, you should not accept your offer.

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.

Industry Programs Consultant