Summer Term Course

Living and working overseas can be a life-changing experience. It allows you to experience another culture, expand your global network, and gives you a competitive advantage when it comes to securing a job after you graduate.

But did you know that you may be able to gain credit toward your degree if you choose to travel overseas?

Designed to provide you with a global understanding of the world of work, the Global Business Practicum (COMM5020) is a unique opportunity to work on real business issues in an international organisation.

As part of this course, you will be placed in organisations spanning international finance, marketing, global sustainability and technology, and work in small teams as consultants on genuine business challenges. You will also have the opportunity to network with industry leaders and UNSW alumni, learn about local customs through immersive cultural experiences, and connect with new friends at our partner university.


As part of COMM5020 you are expected to attend 4 pre-departure workshops in person. These workshops will include your team allocation, an introduction to your host company, guest speakers from industry and an introduction to consulting methodologies to help you succeed. 

Upon returning to Australia, you will attend a debrief session to reflect on your time overseas, provide feedback, and discuss how to articulate your experience for future career success.

In-country placement

During this course you are required to spend two weeks overseas in Jakarta from Monday 15th January - Wednesday 31st January 2024.

Please note to be considered for COMM5020:

  • You must have a valid passport and visa (as required).  

  • You must be able to cover the cost of the GBP program fee and your own airfare.

  • You must be able to attend the 4 pre-departure workshops in person and the post-practicum debrief session.

  • You must be able to travel overseas during the in-country placement dates.  

Special consideration will be given for any potential clashes due to undertaking this course. 

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.

  • Program cost is $2300 which includes all program costs, orientation activities and accommodation. 

    Course fees, airfare and living costs are separate and must be covered by you.

  • Assessment is satisfactory (SY)/unsatisfactory (FL) according to the standard UNSW scale.

    • Team Presentation (20%)

    • Client Report (10%)

    • Peer Review (10%) 

    • Practicum Report (40%)

    • Reflective Video Diary (10%)

    • Reflection Essay (10%)

  • It’s likely you are! To be eligible you’ll need to: 

    • Be a current Postgraduate student 
    • Have completed a minimum of 24 UoC by the commencement of this course 
    • Be in good academic standing  
    • Have completed Career Accelerator: Essentials (Login using Student-enrolment key: Career_Accelerator) 
    • Have room in your degree for this course  



Please consult the most up to date UNSW Handbook for full course details.

For further enquiries, please email Career Accelerator.