BUSS 5421


Course Level


Offered Externally


Course ID


Unit Value


University-wide elective course


Second Semester
(Study Period 5)

Summer Term
(Study Period 7)
Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Business

Course aim

To provide students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the contemporary environment of business in an international region, and explore its impact on organisational management and leadership, business strategy, and business conduct for firms seeking to undertake business in that region.

Students completing the course develop a body of knowledge that contributes to a comprehensive and integrated application of knowledge of the business environment in the region under study.

Course content

The course will be in the form of an international tour where students will gain first-hand knowledge of the business environment in the region under study, develop the ability to identify the opportunities and challenges of conducting successful business in the region, and craft effective strategies that could be implemented to capture opportunities and overcoming the obstacles for a successful venture in that region.

NOTE: Additional fees apply for the study tour component of this course.




Successful completion of at least 9 units at postgraduate level at UniSA and satisfying a minimum GPA requirement with no more than 2 fails in the current program.


Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
BUSS 5422 International Study Tour Project

Students undertaking this course as part of their capstone option in DMMA Master of Business Administration will take this course as an elective.

Teaching method

Component Duration
Preparatory 1 x 1 week
Field Placement (Intensive residential stay including seminars, group work, simulation, local guest speeches, visits to local business, and government) 2 weeks x N/A
Seminar (Pre-departure seminar (on campus)) 2 hours x 2 sessions
Seminar (Return briefing seminar (on campus)) 2 hours x 1 session

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Presentation, Reflection, Report


EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 4C)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note: all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation.

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