The inaugural Global Business Practicum Shanghai program will commence in January 2016 where eighteen Chinese international students will work and learn in the Shanghai offices of heavyweight names such as ANZ, Juwai, King & Wood Mallesons, Deloitte and Westpac.

"It would be a good chance to know Shanghai's working environment - it could help us decide whether or not to work back in China in future," says student Dorothy Zhou.

Before departure, the excited participants were given a workshop on consulting basics from Bain & Company and briefed on necessary skills such as professional behaviour, careers and employment.

"This kind of practicum program with intensive communication and learning opportunities in the workplace will make our students unique from others in the world," says lecturer in charge, Associate Professor of International Business, Junfang Xi.

The students will be arriving in Shanghai on the 7th January to attend master classes taught by guest lecturers from the industry and government agencies before starting their practicum, where they will be working in small teams. To successfully pass the course, students are expected to conduct a team presentation to their client, submit a practicum report, a reflection essay and a peer review after their working experience.

The Global Business Practicum Shanghai is an intensive course designed especially for Chinese business undergraduates at UNSW, worth six units of credit and lasts three to four weeks. Applications are open August, with a maximum capacity of twenty-five students.