MBA551 International Placement and Study Tour (8)

This subject offers the opportunity for students to participate in an international study tour of 2 to 4 weeks duration. The study tour may include visits to businesses, governments and non-government agencies together with workshops delivered in-country. The subject provides an opportunity for students to develop their personal and problem-solving skills in a cross cultural environment. Students will be required to complete assessments linking theory to practice on some aspect of the international business environment. Study tour locations for each calendar year will be listed on the CSU Global site.


Session 2 (60)
Bathurst Campus
Session 3 (90)
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: MBA551. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Management and Marketing

Enrolment Restrictions

Postgraduate students only.



Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to analyse and evaluate different aspects of international projects in culturally diversified environments;
  • be able to synthesise and evaluate the impact of cultural, legal, economic, political and technological forces affecting business in that environment;
  • be able to independently and critically examine and reflect on the impact of their experience in an international context; and
  • be able to make strategic recommendations that are appropriate for the relevant international context.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Cultural diversity and awareness;
  • Macroeconomic environment;
  • Issues in global business practices.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of MBA551 in Session 3 2018. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Pre-travel research
Travel journal
Reflection on the influences of the experience

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.