Available in 2021
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


Making a meaningful contribution to the productivity of a professional organisation is crucial to building ‘work-readiness’ in students. To this end, students will undertake an internship/placement at a host organization that has a global orientation and/or which is affected by global trends. Students will be matched, as closely as possible, with placement opportunities that reflect their career interests and disciplinary specialty(ies). Host organisations may be in the for-profit, not-for-profit, government or non-government sectors. in their internship, students may be expected to apply their knowledge and skills to specific work-related tasks in the organization. Students will also reflect on their own knowledge and skills, and the contribution they could make in an organisation, in order to position themselves for a career upon graduation.

Availability2021 Course Timetables

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Trimester 2 - 2021

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Apply knowledge, skills and competencies attained through MBA (Global) courses in a work environment

2. Define the new skills and knowledge acquired to improve employability

3. Develop professional networks for future career development

4. Engage in reflective practices during a work placement to improve personal and business outcomes

5. Identify and critique socially responsible and ethical behaviour in organisations


This course requires students to undertake 80 hours of supervised work placement with a host organisation. During this placement, students will have a chance to apply their knowledge and skills in a specific work context.  Students will attend compulsory seminars before and after the placement. Seminar content at the commencement of the course is will provide content designed to maximize the impact of the experiential learning during placement. Seminar topcis will include

  • Developing a professional identity
  • Career development planning and reporting
  • Reflective practice
  • Conducting a personal professional skills audit
  • Developing internship learning outcomes
  • corporate social responsibility
  • business and organizational ethics
  • triple bottom line reporting.

A seminar/s will also be scheduled at the end of the teaching term. The seminars will provide an opportunity for students to reflect on and communicate about what they have learned.  Students will present an evaluation of their internship to an audience of academics, industry stakeholders, and peers.


To enrol in this course students must have successfully completed 30 units of GMBA courses including GMBA6001 and be active in the Master of Business Administration (Global) program (40160).

Successful completion of 30 units of GMBA courses (GMBA6001 and 20 units of other GMBA courses).

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Career Planning Document *

Presentation: Presentation on Placement Experience

Portfolio: Individual Portfolio

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Seminar: There is a compulsory attendance requirement in this course. - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions. - In order to participate in this course, students must complete compulsory seminars prior to and at the conclusion of their placement.
  • Field Study: Induction Requirement - Students must attend and pass the induction requirements before attending these sessions. - Students must attend and pass the induction requirements before undertaking the field study.

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Written Assignment: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course. - Students must submit a document developed by student and supervisor with regard to placement objectives prior to placement.

Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct

Field Study

Face to Face Off Campus 80 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Students must complete a minimum of 80 hours spent at the host organization.


Face to Face On Campus 6 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Students will complete a minimum of 6 hours of seminars/workshops on campus with additional student support being provided individually/on-line, as required.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.