Global Business Practicum (COMM5020) Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City

4 January 2022-26 January 2022

The COMM5020 Global Business Practicum is an experiential and intensive for-credit course. It provides students the unique opportunity to gain international understanding, exposure and workplace skills through studying and working in a specified location overseas, usually in Asia.

The central component of the course is the opportunity to work in a small cross-disciplinary student consulting team on a genuine business issue of a client organisation, such as local branches of international financial, marketing and technology corporations. In addition, students will also attend master classes by local industry leaders, government officials and academic experts and learn about the local culture through fieldtrips to important cultural landmarks.

COVID-19 Update

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.


As border restrictions remain in place due to COVID-19, the travel component for Global Business Practicum Ho Chi Minh will not go ahead for Summer 2022. However, a virtual experience will be delivered in Sydney. This virtual experience will offer remote engagement with your host company to complete projects, cultural activities, networking opportunities and most importantly your progression won’t be impacted.


You’ll work with a real client on a real business problem and be expected to work in teams, utilising the appropriate tools necessary to ensure your success. You’ll be supported throughout by an industry mentor, your lecturer and the Career Accelerator team.

Applications for Summer, 2022 have now closed. 

Enrolment is restricted and only students who meet the requirements of the selection process will be able to enrol. Submitting an application does not guarantee entry into the course. Eligible students must:

  • have completed a minimum of 24 UoC by the commencement of this course
  • be in good academic standing
  • have completed Career Accelerator: Essentials (Student-enrolment key: Career_Accelerator)
  • have an up-to-date LinkedIn profile with professional photo
  • have space in your degree

Ensure there is space in your degree for this course. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that this course will count within your program requirements. It’s recommended you refer to your program handbook and the progression plans to understand your current progression and program.  

Expressions of interest for GBP Ho Chi Minh City (Summer 2022) are now closed. 

Covid-19 Update 

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. 

As border restrictions remain in place due to COVID-19, the travel component for Global Business Practicum Ho Chi Minh will not go ahead for Summer 2022. However, a virtual experience will be delivered in Sydney. This virtual experience will offer remote engagement with your host company to complete projects, cultural activities, networking opportunities, and most importantly your progression won't be impacted.

You'll work with a real client on a real business problem and be expected to work in teams, utilising the appropriate tools necessary to ensure your success. You'll be supported throughout by an industry mentor, your lecturer and the Career Accelerator team. 

In addition to normal course fees, student will incur additional program fees for the GBP which are dependent on the type of delivery – either virtual or in-country. 

Australian students enrolled as Commonwealth Supported students will be charged the Student Contribution Charge for the course (HECS). Full Fee-Paying International students will be charged normal tuition fees for the course. Go to Student Fees and Payment for more information.

Scholarships may be available for students facing financial hardship. Documentation will be required. Documentation will be required. Please email Career Accelerator for more information.