Australia’s Ambassador to Thailand, Mr. Paul Robilliard, hosted UNSW Business School students at his Bangkok residence to mark the end of the second Global Business Practicum. The programme helps students to understand the importance of Asian business and culture.

The Practicum places student teams with a host company for a three-week period to work on real projects. In Bangkok, each group consisted of three students from the Business School and one student from Chulalongkorn University.

Shaun Wong, Partner at Baker Tilly Corporate Advisory Services, one of the companies involved in the programme, praised the work of his student team. “We challenged the students with a difficult task and they delivered value not only to our firm, but to our clients. The students came with enthusiasm, a willingness to learn and worked extremely hard during the three week period. It was a pleasure to have them and we look forward to next year.”

“Having students from Chulalongkorn University really adds to our students’ experience while they’re in Bangkok, both through the workplace learning and the cross-cultural dimension of interacting with a Thai peer on a daily basis,” said Brian Burfitt, lecturer at the School of Accounting.

UNSW Business School student Kate Goodwin was impressed with her learning experience. “The chance to develop my understanding of cross-cultural business practices was invaluable. The opportunity for self-development and professional growth exceeded my expectations and I would recommend this course to all business students.”

The host companies for the course were aCommerce, Baker Tilly, Blackmores, Bluescope,, Mitr Pohl, Novotel, Orami and Weber Shandwick.

Current students seeking to participate in future Global Business Practicums can find out about summer courses and upcoming Information Sessions on the Global Opportunities website.​​