This study tour is preceded by two compulsory pre-departure sessions.
During this study tour, you will engage in industry visits and lectures in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur (business capital of Malaysia). The themes that you will be exposed to include corporate social responsibility, manufacturing, and international trade in South East Asia. You will also experience a ‘macro’ tour of Singapore and KL, linking various aspects of the economic development of each nation.
With each site visit/lecture, there is the opportunity for you to network with local industry leaders, expatriates, and students at our partner institutions in Singapore and Malaysia. This presents an opportunity for you to develop your cross-cultural communication skills, build-up your international network, and enhance your readiness for working in industry with an increasing focus in the Indo-Pacific region.
Places on this study tour are strictly limited (maximum cohort of 20 students). Places on this study tour are awarded on a competitive basis, taking into consideration your academic performance to date and your responses to the selection criteria on an online application.
Examples of activities from the winter 2019 program:
- Overview of trade relations between Singapore and Australia from the Australia High Commission, presented by representatives from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and Austrade
- Visit to the Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix Marketing and Communications
- Tour of Westport Malaysia
Please note that in-country activities on this study tour will vary from year to year, and subject to change while the study tour is active.
This subject provides students an opportunity to undertake a broad study of the commercial operating environment of Singapore and Malaysia through participation in a study tour which incorporates a study of relevant academic literature along with attending presentations delivered by various business/government representatives.
Program involves two compulsory pre-departure sessions in the week leading up to departure. Each session is approximately 3-4 hours.
In addition to participating in the study tour, completion of COMM335 will involve a number of assessment tasks.