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 give 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 the program, you will be placed in organisations such as international financial, marketing and technology corporations, 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 an immersive cultural experience and connect with new friends at our partner university. 

Applications for Summer 2023 are now closed.

Virtual Workshops

As part of COMM5020 you are expected to attend pre departure workshops delivered online prior to the Christmas break in December 2022. 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. 

Virtual workshops will take place on:

Wednesday 7th December 2022 from 3pm – 5pm 

Friday 9th December 2022 from 3pm – 5pm

Wednesday 14th December 2022 from 3pm – 5pm

Friday 16th December 2022 from 3pm - 5pm 

In country placement:

We are excited to travel overseas to provide an in-country experience and as part of this course, you are required to travel to Ho Chi Minh City during the Summer 2023 term. 

You are required to arrive in country from no later than Tuesday January 3rd 2023 and departing no earlier than Thursday 19th January 2023. 

Please note to be considered for COMM5020: 

  • You must have a valid passport 

  • You must be able to cover the cost of your own air fare

  • You must be able to attend the 4 pre departure workshops

  • You must be able to travel to Ho Chi Minh City during the placement dates  

Special consideration will not 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.

  • 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  


  • Applications for Summer 2023 are now closed.

  • We are excited to announce that we are planning a return to the international travel component of the Global Business Practicum (GBP) from Summer 2023!

    You will work with a host company to address a real business problem, attend cultural activities and networking opportunities, and complete an in-company practicum. 

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

    Should the situation change, and we are unable to travel to a specific GBP location due to restrictions or public health risk, we will deliver a 100% virtual experience in Sydney. Program fees, course fees and census dates will still apply.    


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

For further enquiries, please email Career Accelerator.