Social Entrepreneurship Practicum (COMM5030) Bali

Social Entrepreneurship Practicum (COMM5030) Bali is an exciting off-shore intensive Work Integrated Learning (WIL) course (6 UoC) offered by the UNSW Business School’s Centre for Social Impact for Master of Commerce students.

This practicum is designed to enable students to apply their business skills to assist social enterprises in Bali. The theme of the program is environmental sustainability, which has become a social and economic priority in Bali and for which social enterprises are playing an increasingly important role.

COMM5030 Bali provides an exceptional opportunity to apply theory and knowledge learned in the classroom to the practice of work within the social sector ecosystem of Bali. The course aims to develop entrepreneurial, critical thinking, creative leadership, and cross-cultural skills.

The course provides a unique opportunity to work directly with highly innovative social enterprises that draw upon business processes and market mechanisms to address environmental needs within the Balinese economy.

Students will work with the social enterprises at a highly successful co-working space to support the co-design of tangible solutions for the sustainability and scalability of the enterprises.

Throughout the program, students will also visit important local sites and learn about Balinese culture, social structures, economic systems and the politics of Indonesia (and Bali) more broadly.

COVID-19 Update

Due to travel restrictions this course has been postponed until 2022.

The UNSW Business School is closely monitoring the current global COVID-19 pandemic and following the university’s approach to maintain a considered, evidence-based position guided at all times by public health experts and government advice.

The course is the capstone course for the Master of Commerce Global Sustainability and Social Enterprise specialisation.

This course may also be taken as a free elective in other Master of Commerce and Master of Commerce (Extension) specialisations. Please refer to specialisation UNSW Handbook entries

In addition to the COMM5030 course fee, students will incur an additional in-country program cost of approximately $1,500. This will include all accommodation in Bali, local transport (including airport transfers and group transfers), breakfasts and lunches, special group dinners, master classes and group admission costs to local experiences and heritage sites.

What is not included in the in-country program cost: international flights, additional insurance beyond what is covered by UNSW, visa costs, and immunisations are not included in this amount. Other costs not included, for which you should ensure that you have sufficient funds to cover, include: individual phone calls, sim cards, laundry, incidentals and entertainment and personal travel and dinners. You should allow $25-40 per day to spend on these items.

New Colombo Plan mobility grants of between $2,000 and $3,000 may be available to students by way of a merit-based application process. Selection will be based on your ability to demonstrate academic achievement, leadership skills and/or community service.

UNSW Business School travel awards up to $2,000 are also available to eligible students.

Students may apply for an OS-HELP loan for this course (subject to meeting eligibility criteria). This financial assistance initiative by the Australian government assists with expenses incurred in overseas study. Application forms can be collected from the Global Education Office (Ground Floor, East Wing of the Red Centre Building). For further information, including eligibility, go to OS-HELP.

UNSW’s travel insurance policy covers students taking this course. You’re obliged to read and understand all details of the policy. While UNSW aims to assist you with cost effective insurance, the coverage may not meet the requirements of all students going on this course. In such cases, we strongly recommend you arrange your own travel coverage through a private insurance provider.

Each student is responsible for their own health before and during the program. You should consult your doctor to get advice about vaccinations or other health issues. You should also consult the Australian Government website for travellers.

Students will visit and work in small cross-disciplinary teams with social businesses aimed at environmental sustainability, by assisting the organisations with issues in relation to their sustainability and/or scalability. Students will also have the opportunity to work closely with other local key stakeholders, thereby broadening the scope of their organisational and cultural understanding. The team projects and related deliverables will be confirmed prior to the pre-departure session.

As enrolment is restricted you're unable to enrol yourself into this course. The UNSW Business School will enrol eligible students who have been notified of their acceptance into this course.

Please note: Special consideration will not be given for any potential clashes due to undertaking this course.