Global Management Consulting

Introduction

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

Intakes are in Summer (January), June and November.

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.

Sarah Tarrant Kuang (pictured with her teammates) took part in Global Management Consulting in Berlin

“Global Management Consulting is the kind of experience university should be about: exciting, challenging and rewarding. For students looking for hands-on experience in management consulting and cross-cultural work, it provides an invaluable experience.”

Sarah Tarrant Kuang, Global Management Consulting in Berlin

Read more about Sarah's experience

Key dates

Students offered a place in the 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.

November 2021
Activity Key dates
Applications open Monday 2 August 2021
Live Q&A session Thursday 12 August 2021
Applications close Sunday 29 August 2021
Selection outcomes Wednesday 8 September 2021
Online training due date (self-paced) Wednesday 17 November 2021
Pre-project workshop (Attendance mandatory)Thursday 18 November 2021
Business project Monday 22 November -  Friday 10 December 2021
Final presentation Friday 10 December 2021 (to be confirmed)

Note: Applicants may also be asked to attend an interview as part of the selection process.

January 2022
Activity Key dates
Applications open Monday 13 September 2021
Applications close Sunday 3 October 2021
Selection outcomes Thursday 7 October 2021
Online training due date (self-paced) Wednesday 5 January 2022
Pre-project workshop (Attendance mandatory)Thursday 6 January 2022
Business project Monday 10 January -  Friday 28 January 2022
Final presentation Friday 28 January 2022 (to be confirmed)

Note: Applicants may also be asked to attend an interview as part of the selection process.

June 2022
Activity Key dates
Applications open Monday 14 March 2022
Live Q&A session Thursday 31 March 2022
Applications close Sunday 17 April 2022
Selection outcomes Friday 22 April 2022
Online training due date (self-paced) Wednesday 29 June 2022
Pre-project workshop (Attendance mandatory)Thursday 30 June 2022
Business project Monday  4 July - Friday 22 July
Final presentation Friday 22 July 2022 (to be confirmed)

Selection criteria

Global Management Consulting is available as an elective to all 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:

  • Your Weighted Average Mark (WAM) is 70% or higher. Due to limited spaces, entry into Global Management Consulting is competitive. The minimum average grade requirement is 70% and the Selection Committee considers the following when allocating places:
    • academic performance and overall WAM
    • personal statement
    • an overall match of skills, experience and interests to one of the available projects.

  • You have completed:
    • a minimum of 175 points total accumulated at the commencement of the subject
    • MGMT20001 Organisational Behaviour.

  • You have not previously taken MGMT30012 Management Consulting or MGMT30017 Global Management Consulting.
  • Note that Actuarial Students seeking to apply for Global Management Consulting must seek course advice from Stop 1 prior to applying.

Information sessions

Want to find out more about Global Management Consulting?

Information Slides

Watch the video below by Academic Subject Coordinator, Dr Franz Wohlgezogen. You can also view the accompanying slides here.

Q&A Session

Missed the live Q&A? Watch the below recording of the session by Academic Subject Coordinator Dr Franz Wohlgezogen, and previous GMC student Kei Hirasedo, who shares what you can expect.

Preparing your application

The University offers a range resources, workshops and information sessions to assist you with preparing a quality CV, strengthening your interview skills and much more. Places are limited and sessions fill quickly so book early.

Student Services workshops and information sessions.

Apply now

The Faculty of Business and Economics uses SONIA to manage the application and selection process for MGMT30017 Global Management Consulting. Please follow the below steps to apply. Applications for January 2022 will be available on SONIA from Monday 13 September 2021 and will close on Sunday 3 October.

  • Step 1

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

    Click into 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 the subject and offering you’re interested in applying for.

    Please note that the 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

    Next, 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, when ready, click submit. Please ensure you take note of the application due date as we do not accept late submissions.

  • Step 5

    After the subject application closing date, applications will then go through a shortlisting process and students will be emailed an outcome within 5 working days.

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

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 what your goals are. The 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 the 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 the specific company 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 if you have indicated a specific area 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.