Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The MBA Study Tour is an elective subject that provides MBA students with an opportunity to participate in an international or domestic study tour. Adopting an experiential learning approach, you will have an opportunity to visit and observe a number of sites relevant to the business context of the specific tour, which may include events, businesses, cultural sites, organisations and authorities. The learning experience is augmented through active engagement with professionals, investigation of the economic and social challenges fasting the organisations visited and personal reflection of your experiences on tour. The study tour will enable you to apply your theoretical knowledge in a real-life business environment. This learning is supported by online and/or face-to-face learning activities and specific assessment tasks tailored to the nature of the study tour activities.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGeraldine Kennett

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesSite visits and guest presentations at location; research and application of theory and skills; reflective journal

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites BUA5PSD and must be enrolled in LMMBA or HZMBHA or LMMBAH or LMMBAA or LZFABA and approval from MBA Program Director


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyMerit based quota management

Quota-conditions or rulesBy the order of application to subject coordinator.

Special conditionsStudents must have achieved a WAM of 70 or more.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Analyse and investigate the economic and social challenges facing the organisations.
02. Assess the cultural factors that influence business and management practices.
03. Critically evaluate one's own experiential learning experience

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Off Campus


Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment size5

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeraldine Kennett

Class requirements

Field TripWeek: 31 - 43
One 60.00 hours field trip other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Individual Report 2000 words

N/AReportIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2

Individual Essay 1500 words

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2

Reflective Journal and Presentation 1500 words

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO3