The Faculty of Business and Economics has recently signed a number of new partnerships, which mean that there are more exchange destinations than ever to choose from! Our new partnerships include the following:
Open for applications for Semester 1 2013:
HEC Montreal, Canada – A second exchange destination in popular Montreal!
HEC Montreal is an independent business school affiliated to the University of Montreal. Located in downtown Montreal, HEC is one of only three business schools in North America to currently hold triple accreditation (AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA). HEC has an extremely multicultural student body with 30% of students and 40% of staff coming from overseas and they have a trilingual campus with classes offered in English, French and Spanish, making this an ideal destination for students with an interest in languages (also suitable for English-only students!). Two staff members from their International Student Affairs Office came to visit us in Melbourne recently and gave a presentation about HEC and their dedicated student group who welcome and run activities for incoming exchange students. Helping exchange students to fully integrate into their campus life is a major focus at HEC and they offer students a lot of assistance with finding accommodation (including the option of guaranteed accommodation pre-arrival). Montreal is an increasingly popular exchange destination for commerce students and we have had continuously great feedback on this city from students attending our other Montreal-based partner, McGill University. Unlike McGill, HEC is a commerce-only agreement, which will guarantee places for students from our faculty.
For further information please see: http://www.hec.ca/en/international_student/international_exchange/
Tilburg University, The Netherlands – Entrepreneurship exchange program!
Tilburg University is located in the town of Tilburg, about 90km from Amsterdam. The School of Economics and Management is the largest faculty in the University and classes are offered in both Dutch and English. Fluent English is spoken very widely in the Netherlands, making this an ideal destination for a student wanting a European experience without the language barrier. More specifically, the Tilburg exchange program is aimed at commerce students with a particular interest in entrepreneurship as students at Tilburg participate in Tilburg’s unique International Entrepreneurship Exchange Program. Aimed at students with an entrepreneurial mindset this exciting program provides students the opportunity to develop their entrepreneurial skills, put theory into practice and gain valuable insight into the importance of an entrepreneurial mindset. The entrepreneurship program has three components: academic subjects, skills training and an entrepreneurship challenge. It would be taken alongside three other commerce together count for one semester’s worth of credit (50 points) to the BCom. Upon successful completion, students are also be awarded the Certificate in International Entrepreneurship from Tilburg School of Economics and Management.
Cornell ILR School, USA – expanded agreement with Ivy League partner!
This is a new agreement with an existing partner, Cornell University. The existing agreement has been expanded to cover the School of Industrial and Labor Relations which offers a range of commerce subjects in the economics and management disciplines. Located in Ithaca, upstate New York, Cornell is a highly prestigious Ivy League university consistently ranked in the top 20 world universities. The School of Industrial and Labor Relations are particularly strong in the area of Human Resource Management, making this an ideal destination for a management major with an interest in HR. Students must take two subjects from ILR; remaining subjects can be taken as breadth in other faculties.
For further information please see: http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/
Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina, Buenos Aires – our first Exchange partnership in Argentina!
The Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina (Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina or UCA) is one of the best private universities in Latin America. The agreement with UCA is a general agreement, meaning it is open to students from all faculties at Melbourne, but UCA offer a range of subjects in Economics, Business and Marketing as well as subjects that would be suitable as breadth for the BCom. UCA is located in Puerto Madero, a modern riverfront area in Buenos Aires which is a business and shopping district by day and popular for its many bars and restaurants in the evening. Classes at UCA are taught in Spanish and students applying here would need to have a high-intermediate to advanced level of the language (minimum three semesters of Spanish studies are recommended). Spanish as a foreign language classes are available to exchange students who wish to brush up further on their Spanish when they arrive. As they are also in the southern hemisphere, the academic year in Argentina is the same as Australia’s, starting in January, which would make things easy for students wishing to go for a year-long exchange.
For further information please see: http://www.uca.edu.ar/index.php/site/index/es/universidad/Uca-internacional/estudiar-en-la-uca/
Open for applications for Semester 2 2013:
INSPER, Sao Paulo, Brazil
INSPER is an independent business school located in Sao Paulo, Brazil’s biggest city. Situated in Vila Olimpia, the city’s “high tech” neighbourhood and home to several multinationals, a semester at INSPER would be the ideal first step into one of the world’s biggest and fastest emerging economies. INSPER teach in English as well as Portuguese and, while no Portuguese is needed prior to arrival, the school offers Portuguese classes for exchange students so that you can quickly get up to speed with the local language. Their English language subject offering includes elective subjects in economics, finance, management and political science (breadth).
For further information please see: http://www.insper.edu.br/en/institutional