• Offered by ANU College of Business and Economics
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject College of Business and Economics Administration
  • Areas of interest Gender Studies, Medical Science
  • Work Integrated Learning Fieldwork
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

This course aims to expose students to the distinctive industry environments of selected regions in Australia through site visits to local government agencies, businesses, and communities. It will also allow students to explore the unique context of First Nations businesses and communities, examining their roles, challenges, and strengths within these industry environments. For example, students could consider how the traditional owners could balance economic independence with industry requirements, government legislation and cultural obligations. The over-arching goal of the course is to showcase the importance of using local resources and expertise to sustain local economies and promote equity for businesses and communities.

This course will also emphasise personal and professional development in key areas such as leadership, management, marketing, entrepreneurship and business. The course will typically involve a visit of up to 5 days in the selected regions in Australia. Students will be selected to enrol in the course following a competitive application process.

Specific details for each immersion program will be published on the College of Business and Economics website.

Students will only be permitted to travel upon completion of ANU required documentation, including, where required, the travel to a high risk destination form and the approval of all documentation by the relevant delegate. 

Disclaimer: Applicants are advised that due to circumstances beyond the University's control (for example, specific security concerns and health crises), it may not be possible for students to commence or complete this course as advertised. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Conduct independent academic research to successfully support and present their own perspectives of key business and cultural issues in unique Australian industry and First Nations context;
  2. Demonstrate analytical skills to conduct comprehensive analyses of Australian and Indigenous business environments;
  3. Recognise and explain key challenges affecting Australian and Indigenous business decisions and practices;
  4. Demonstrate effective verbal communication skills within teams as well as with business leaders and other stakeholders in a cross-cultural environment, demonstrating cultural sensitivity and appropriateness;
  5. Identify personal leadership qualities necessary for success in diverse business and community environments; and
  6. Successfully navigate a new and unfamiliar business, cultural, political, economic and social environment.

Work Integrated Learning


Students will be involved in learning activities that occur off-campus and in person.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Pre-departure research paper proposal (20) [LO 1,2,3]
  2. Final research paper (40) [LO 1,2,3,6]
  3. Reflective Learning Report (30) [LO 5,6]
  4. Participation (10) [LO 4]

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Students taking this course are expected to commit 130 hours to complete the work. This will include:

1.  6 pre-departure seminars (3 hours each) on the business and economic topics related to unique industry environments of the selected regions; and the First Nations businesses and communities in the region;

2. A visit of up to 5 days to local government agencies, businesses, and communities, including First Nations businesses and communities, in the selected regions in Australia; and

3. The time required for course preparation and completion of assessment tasks. 

Inherent Requirements

Ability to travel interstate, and sometimes to rural/remote area of Australia with limited support infrastructure.

Requisite and Incompatibility

This course is open to all ANU undergraduate students who are currently enrolled in an ANU College of Business and Economics program. Students will be selected to enrol in the course following a competitive application process. Preference will be given to CBE students who have completed at least 96 units of their program at the time of applying. In addition to course tuition fees, a participation fee is required for the industry and community immersion component of the course. The course will be incompatible with CBE Global Business Immersion (CBEA3066).

You will need to contact the ANU College of Business and Economics to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

Information about the prescribed textbook (if any) will be made available via the Class Summary.


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $4680
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $6000
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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