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.

Apply now for Summer 2025!


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 in the last two weeks of January.

Your accommodation will be booked by the Career Accelerator team once you have paid your deposit and been enrolled in the course. Students are not permitted to organise their own accommodation for this course.

Rooms will be shared, with 2 students of the same gender being allocated per room. Students who wish to have their own room will be charged an additional fee.

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.

Industry hosts

You will receive detailed information about the industry hosts during the first in person pre-departure workshop.

  • This course has an additional fee of $2500 which includes accommodation, orientation activities, tours and other program events.

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

  • Assessment details and more can be viewed in the most recent Course Outline for COMM5020 Global Business Practicum here.

  • 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.