Suitable for global organisations
UNSW Business School’s Global Business Practicum (GBP) is an opportunity for companies to connect and engage with high calibre students from Australia’s leading business school. The GBP runs annually in Bangkok, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Mumbai and Tel Aviv with undergraduate students and in Ho Chi Minh City with postgraduate students. The program is also expanding to cover more locations in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.
The GBP provides host companies with access to students from multiple disciplines and backgrounds who can bring different insights to business problems. The program also enhances the brand awareness of host companies among students in the program as well as the wider UNSW cohort. The GBP aims to strengthen the work readiness of students and to equip them with professional skills that are adaptable to future changes in the professions.
The GBP places small groups of 3 to 5 students at host companies for a period of 10 working days to work on a genuine issue of importance to the host company. Students have the option to collaborate and conduct discussions with host companies virtually. The students combine their strengths, insights and fresh perspectives to provide a written report (1000 words) to your company and conduct a presentation of 30 to 60 minutes to summarise their findings.
The participating students have been selected among high calibre candidates currently studying at the UNSW Business School. The program provides students with an opportunity to build up their professional networks and engage with organisations overseas, to enhance their global business knowledge and explore potential career paths.
The students are chosen from a competitive application process that ensures their academic capacity. They come from a varied background including accounting, banking & finance, information systems, actuarial studies, marketing and economics. UNSW ensures adequate training on professional workplace behaviour and communication prior to commencement with the host company.
Host companies are asked to provide a genuine business project for each student consulting group, a designated supervisor and a suitable workplace for the placement duration (for in-country placements only). Logistics, including accommodation and insurance, are organised by the UNSW Business School. There is no financial cost to the host company.
The UNSW Global Business School Practicum is something I look forward to each and every year, having now supported it for 4 consecutive years. I am always impressed by the organisation of the program, and most importantly the calibre and output from the students that participate. Our business has benefited greatly from the projects undertaken, and even in the condensed form of the program, you can see the development and confidence of the students grow, which makes it even more rewarding.
- Benjamin Krieg, Cluster General Manager, Novotel Bangkok