Global Management Consulting - June 2021

Spend two weeks working with fellow students overseas to solve an existing business challenge and gain global experience. This subject is available to students who have completed at least 175 credit points at commencement of the subject and runs in January, June and November.

MGMT30017 Global Management Consulting is a third year subject that gives you the opportunity to gain industry experience in an international setting. Global Management Consulting is held in a range of global locations including cities in Europe and the UK, Asia and North and South America.

Please note the June 2020 intake of Global Management Consulting intake has been cancelled.

Destinations for Global Management Consulting June 2021 will be confirmed in late 2020.

  • About Global Management Consulting

    Global Management Consulting allows Bachelor of Commerce students to:

    • 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.

    View this subject in the handbook

    Read about previous Global Management Consulting student experiences here.

  • Key Dates

    MGMT30017 Global Management Consulting June 2020 has been cancelled

  • 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. Actuarial students seeking to apply for Global Management Consulting must seek course advice from Stop1 prior to applying.

    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. The below criteria should help you determine whether you would be a strong candidate for Global Management Consulting:

    • Your Weighted Average Mark (WAM) is 65% or higher. Due to limited spaces, entry into Global Management Consulting is competitive. The minimum average grade requirement is 65% and the Selection Committee considers the following when allocating places
      • Academic Performance and overall WAM
      • Quality of personal statement
      • Interview performance
      • An overall match of skills, experience and interests to the available project

      Note: Students who are offered a place in the GMC will be required to provide a quality CV when accepting their offer.

    • You have completed the following by the commencement of the subject:
      • A minimum of 175 points total
      • MGMT20001 Organisational Behaviour
    • You have not previously taken MGMT30012 Management Consulting or MGMT30017 Global Management Consulting.
  • How much will it cost?

    Costs & Payments

    In addition to the standard University subject fee, there will be an additional GMC fee between $2100 and $3000 to be confirmed.

    What is included?

    • 16 nights bed and breakfast accommodation (in min. 3* equivalent accommodation based on a twin share, air-conditioned, ensuite room.)
    • Sightseeing/cultural tour
    • the University of Melbourne also offers a complimentary standard travel insurance.

    What is not included?

    • International airfare
    • Lunches, dinners (including arrival dinner) and spending money
    • Local transportation
    • Visa (if required)
    • Additional personal insurance
  • Grants, Scholarships and Funding

    The following funding options are available to eligible students.

    Faculty of Business and Economics Travel Grant

    All students who receive a place and successfully enrol in the GMC June will be eligible for the $1,000 Global Management Consulting Travel Grant to assist with costs. Students do not need to apply separately for this grant.

    Balmford Travel Grant

    Available through the generosity of John D. and Dagnija Balmford, we have 4 grants to the value of $3,450 each available to 2nd or 3rd year Bachelor of Commerce students who would benefit from additional financial support to undertake Global Management Consulting in June 2020.

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

    1. have successfully completed at least 175 points of the Bachelor of Commerce; and
    2. are enrolled in the 2nd year or 3rd year of the Bachelor of Commerce;
    3. are intending on taking MGMT30017 Global Management Consulting in June 2020 and have submitted an application; and
    4. 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 “Apply now” section below.
    2. Apply for the Balmford Travel Grant via the online form in the “Apply now” section below. 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 June 2020 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 an Academic Head of Department and the Scholarships Manager.
    4. Recipients of the Balmford Travel Grant will be notified via their student email.
    5. Payment will take place in May 2020

    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

    Which is better, the GMC or an internship?
    It depends what your goals are.  The GMC will offer you the chance to gain real work experience while working on traditionally a higher-level project than what an internship usually offers.


    How many applicants usually apply for the GMC?
    There are usually at least double the number of applicants to available places. There are 20 places per city per intake.

    I will be on exchange during the semester prior to the commencement of GMC. Am I still eligible to apply?
    No. Students who are on exchange in the semester immediately prior are often unable to attend the compulsory pre-departure seminar. In addition, credit for the exchange subject would not usually be finalised prior to commencement of GMC, resulting in students potentially undertaking GMC without having met the pre-requisites.

    You shortlist students for interview based on their academic average, what is the minimum academic average required?
    The minimum average that we require from all students taking part in the consulting subjects is 65%.  However, as we have a fixed number of students that we interview for each program, the academic average cut off changes every time (depending on who applies) and is often higher than 65%.  We encourage you to apply for the program if you have a 65% or higher academic average.

    What are you looking for in the interview?  How is it structured?
    Small groups of 6 students will be interviewed together, facilitated by a panel of Academics and the Industry Programs Consultant.  The panel will be looking for communication and team skills as well as strategic and analytical thinking.


    Can I choose my team mates?  Can I choose the company or project?
    No, you will be allocated to your team and the 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 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 need to be timely and relevant to the organisations, we can’t tell you which team and project you are allocated to until just prior to travel.


    I have family that live in the GMC city. Can I stay with them during the GMC or do I have to stay at the organised accommodation?
    No, due to the intensive nature of the subject and because a lot of the teamwork happens during the evenings or late into the night, students must stay at the organised accommodation.

    Can I pay an additional cost and have my own single room?
    No, package costs have been worked out based on twin share rooms with accommodation secured up to six months in advance. Single rooms are not practical for the remaining students who may not wish to pay extra for a single room, nor can the availability of additional rooms be guaranteed.

    I have a friend of a different gender, can we request to share a room?
    No, whilst we understand there are close friendships between students, accommodation bookings and package costs are based on twin share rooms. Mixed gender twin share rooms are not practical for the remaining students who may not wish to share with a student of a different gender.

    Can my partner/friend accompany me while I am taking part in GMC?
    No, this is an intensive two week for-credit subject which requires you to be available to work with your team for the duration of the program.  You can travel with your partner/friend prior to or after the completion of the program.

  • Information Session

    The Global Managment Consulting Information session that was scheduled for Tuesday 10 March 2020 has been cancelled.

  • 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
    Online resources, CV preparation, workshops/seminars, individual advice:
    Visit the website here

    Smart Resume
    Preparing your resume can take time. Great feedback helps improve your confidence and your success. Use Smart Resume to create/update your CV. 
    Visit the website here

    Job application tools, personality and skills test, employability skills and more:
    Visit the website here

  • 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.

    Step 1:
    Login to Sonia Live using your University of Melbourne student credentials:

    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 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.

  • Contact Us

    If you have any questions about Global Management Consulting please send an email to: