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Future of Business (US Study Tour) - BUSS2342

Year - 2020

This unit is a study tour where students develop a startup idea that has been developed prior to the in-country experience. Students work on real-world problems faced by organisations, governments and markets in the US. Students apply their business knowledge to understand, recommend and reflect on issues and challenges cognisant of the US business culture. Students are expected to apply their cultural competence, research and collaborative skills as well as their critical thinking in completing projects of strategic importance to the startup design project that they have chosen.

Classes will vary by country and itinerary but will generally include pre-departure classes, in-country classes as well as field visits.

A LinkedIn profile (pre-departure)(25%); reflective critical report (in-country)(25%); group presentation (re-entry)(50%)

Additional information
Permission is required to enrol in this unit. Further information and application process is outlined at or contact the Careers and Employability Office for details:

Assumed knowledge
A sound understanding of business and strong written and oral communication skills. A flexible adaptability to international environments.


Completion of at least 48 credit points (including BUSS1000 or BUSS1001).


Faculty: Business (Business School)

Intensive July

22 Jun 2020

Department/School: Work Integrated Learning Hub
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 10 Jul 2020
Unit of study level: Intermediate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
Courses that offer this unit

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