Global Management Consulting

Introduction

This level 3 consulting subject gives Bachelor of Commerce students the opportunity to gain valuable applied industry experience. Currently, Global Management Consulting (GMC) is offered as a remote or in-country learning experience, collaborating with team members in a virtual global team on a realistic business scenario posed by an overseas company. Students will receive guidance from their academic and their company mentor.

Upcoming intakes are October 2022 and January 2023.

By completing this subject, you will:

  • Gain experience in management consulting and learn more about important consulting skills
  • Address and solve a realistic business problem set by an international organisation
  • Develop practical employability and enterprise skills
  • Learn to effectively collaborate in a global team spread across countries and time zones
  • Gain remote project management experience that might be attractive to future employers

View this subject in the Handbook.

Handbook

Eriksson and his GMC team

“Throughout my project experience, I learned a lot and gained new employability skills which have helped prepare me for my career. Adapting to uncertainty is vital in the ever-changing global environment. With COVID-19 continuing to accelerate digital transformations, the virtual project experience provided a great opportunity to engage with international organisations adapting to the current business environment.”

Eriksson Luo, Global Management Consulting at Telekom Malaysia

Read more about Eriksson's experience

Key dates

Students offered a place in Global Management Consulting are required to participate in all listed activities. If you are unable to commit to one or more of these dates, please do not apply.

October 2022 and January 2023

ActivityOctober 2022 (Remote delivery) January 2023  (Travel - Singapore)
Applications open Monday, 18 July 2022Monday, 18 July 2022
Q&A sessionTuesday, 2 August 2022Tuesday, 2 August 2022
Careers and Employability "Smart Resume demonstration"
video to help you reach the green zone
Access hereAccess here
Applications close Sunday, 7 August 2022Sunday, 7 August 2022
Video interviews dueN/ASunday, 14 August 2022
Selection outcomes Tuesday, 23 August 2022Tuesday, 23 August 2022
Introductory Briefing sessionN/A due to remote deliveryTuesday, 20 September 2022 
LMS modules dueSunday, 20 November 2022Sunday, 20 November 2022
Induction workshopMonday, 21 November 2022Monday, 21 November 2022
Students arrive in countryN/A due to remote deliveryWednesday, 4 January 2023
In-company21 November - 9 December 20225 - 18 January 2023
Students depart countryN/A due to remote deliveryThursday, 19 January 2023

Please also note that the location for January 2023 has changed from Dubai to Singapore.

Selection criteria

Global Management Consulting is available as an elective to Bachelor of Commerce students from all majors or as part of the management major.

We are looking for a diverse group of students who will be ambassadors for the University of Melbourne. Entry is competitive as there are limited places available in each intake. The below criteria should help you determine whether you would be a strong candidate for Global Management Consulting. Please note that all entry requirements must be fulfilled to be considered:

  • Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 70% or higher. Due to limited spaces, entry into Global Management Consulting is competitive. The minimum WAM requirement is 70% obtained at the University of Melbourne. Grades from subjects taken at another institution will not be considered. The Selection Committee considers the following when allocating places:
  1. Academic performance
  2. Responses to application question(s)
  3. Interview performance (if an online interview is requested)
  4. An overall match of skills, experience and interests to the available project
  • You have completed a minimum of 175 points at the commencement of the subject, including MGMT20001 Organisational Behaviour. 
  • You have not previously taken MGMT30017 Global Management Consulting or MGMT30012 Management Consulting. Students are not eligible to take both Management Consulting and Global Management Consulting within their degree.
  • Actuarial Students seeking to apply for Global Management Consulting must seek course advice from Stop 1 prior to applying.

Information sessions

The information session for the October 2022 and January 2023 intakes of GMC was held on Tuesday 2 August.

You can access the information session slides and recordings via your BCom Career Launchpad Canvas community.

Grants, scholarships and funding

  • Global Management Consulting Travel Grant

    The Faculty of Business and Economics will provide a $1,000 grant to all students participating in the January 2023 intake of this program to assist with travel costs.

  • The John D. and Dagnija Balmford Travel Grant

    Available through the generosity of John D. and Dagnija Balmford, we have up to 6 grants to the value of $3,000 each available to 2nd or 3rd year Bachelor of Commerce students who would benefit from additional financial support to undertake Global Management Consulting in January 2023.

    Eligibility:

    To be considered for the Balmford Travel Grant, applicants must meet each of the following criteria:

    1. be a domestic student
    2. have successfully completed at least 175 points of the Bachelor of Commerce; and
    3. are enrolled in the 2nd year or 3rd year of the Bachelor of Commerce;
    4. are intending on taking MGMT30017 Global Management Consulting in January 2023 and have submitted an application; and
    5. meet the financial criteria as defined by Access Melbourne requirements. This includes being in receipt of Austudy, ABSTUDY, Youth Allowance, if your parents receive Family Tax Benefit A or you can demonstrate a financial need.

    How to apply and what’s the process:

    1. Apply for MGMT30017 Global Management Consulting via the online form in the “How to apply” section below indicating the January 2023 intake as one of your preferences.
    2. Apply for the Balmford Travel Grant via the online form emailed to students who have applied for the January intake of GMC once applications close on Sunday, 7 August 2022. This includes uploading evidence proving your financial situation (e.g. a Centrelink statement) and a 500 word written Scholarship Impact Statement on how the potential travel grant could impact your ability to participate in a global experience program.
    3. Students who are offered a place in MGMT30017 Global Management Consulting January 2023 who also applied for the Balmford Travel Grant will have their eligibility reviewed by the Selection Panel. The Selection Panel will be made up of the Manager Student Experience and Experiential Learning and the Scholarships officer.
    4. Recipients of the Balmford Travel Grant will be notified via their student email.
  • Student Financial Aid

    A range of funding available usually in the form of interest-free loans. Please see the Financial aid website for more information.

  • OS-HELP Loan

    Available to students enrolled in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) in a degree course who want to undertake part of their study overseas. Find out more here.

Preparing your application

The University of Melbourne offers a range of tools, resources, workshops and information sessions to assist you with preparing a quality CV, strengthening your interview skills and much more.

Careers & Employability Studio

Get online resources, CV preparation, workshops/seminars, individual advice.

Smart Resume

Preparing your resume can take time. Use Smart Resume to create/update your CV

EmployMe

Get job application tools, personality and skills test, employability skills and more.

How to apply

  • Step 1

    Login to Sonia Live using your University of Melbourne student credentials: https://unimelb.sonialive.com/.

    Click on Faculty of Business and Economics.

  • Step 2

    Click on the Placements tab on the menu bar at the top of the page and search for Global Management Consulting.

    Please note that Global Management Consulting will only appear in the Placements screen if applications are currently open for an upcoming intake. If the subject does not appear in the list, it is likely that applications have not yet opened or have already closed. Check the key dates section above to find out when applications are open for this intake.

  • Step 3

    Click the green + Join option. This will give you access to the subject application form which can be found on the Forms tab. You may need to refresh your browser for this to appear.

  • Step 4

    Complete all fields of the application form and click submit. Please ensure you take note of the application due date as we do not accept late submissions.

  • Step 5

    After the closing date, applications will be shortlisted and applicants will be emailed an outcome within 5 working days.

    If you remove yourself from the GMC Placement group we will take this as an application withdrawal.

Contact us

If you have any questions about Global Management Consulting please email fbe-capstonestudies@unimelb.edu.au.

Frequently asked questions

  • Which is better, the Global Management Consulting or an internship?

    It depends on what your goals are. Global Management Consulting will offer you the chance to gain consulting experience while addressing a typically more complex and advanced realistic business problem posed by an international company.

  • How many applicants usually apply for Global Management Consulting?

    There are usually at least double the number of applicants to available places. There are 25 places per intake of the remote offering.

  • Can I choose my team mates?  Can I choose the company or project?

    No, you will be allocated to your team and company with a specific project.  We consider a range of factors when allocating teams, such as a balance of disciplines/majors and gender within a team; alignment of specific skills to projects and areas of interest.

  • When will I be told what team and project I am allocated to?

    Because the projects are picked for their realism and currency, projects are selected close to the project delivery date. We cannot tell you which team and project you are allocated to until just prior to subject commencement.

  • How much does it cost?

    The cost of Global Management Consulting is a standard University subject. However, there will be additional costs associated with the travel component of the January 2023 GMC for accommodation, flights, meals, and other incidental travel expenses. More detail about specific costs will be provided to students in the coming weeks.

    The Faculty of Business and Economics will provide a $1,000 grant to all students participating in the January 2023 GMC to assist with travel costs.