Location: Sydney, Australia. University of New South Wales
Trip Dates: December 31, 2012 - January 13, 2013
*2013-14 dates will be available late-spring. Dates will be similar to those posted for 2012-13 program.
Orientation Dates: December 7 & 14; See Dr. Casario for futher details.
This 3 week program for MBA students includes an introduction to international trade and finance in Australia. Lectures will be given by faculty from the University of New South Wales and the University of Melbourne. Through site visits to manufacturing facilities, financial service firms, and government agencies in the three capital cities of Sydney, Melbourne, and Canberra, students are introduced to macroeconomics, international trade policy and strategy, and finance in Australia.
Additional Academic Requirements
Open to students enrolled in the Villanova University MBA program only.
Housing and Meals
In Sydney, students will reside in 2 bedroom apartments with their own bedroom and shared facilities such as kitchen and bathroom. All breakfasts are included along with a few select lunches and dinners. All other meals are the responsibility of the student.
Planned site meetings and visits include the U.S. Embassy, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Reserve Bank of Australia, Export Finance and Insurance Corporation of Australia, Bluescope Steel, Australia Technology Park, one of the 4 big banks (Westpac, ANZ, Commonwealth, NAB) and a global investment bank. Additional activities planned for the students include Sydney Walking Tour, Ferry Trip to Manly Beach, Performance at the Sydney Opera House, Trip to the State Capital of Canberra, Tour of the Australian Parliament, Visit to the Australian War Memorial, and a Hiking Trip in the Blue Mountains with an Educational Aboriginal Tour.
By signing the Villanova University Release Form, you agree that you have health insurance coverage while in Australia. If your current policy does not cover you in Australia, please follow this link to the student handbook and scroll to page 10 for insurance provider suggestions:
International Studies Student Handbook