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  • Locations: Melbourne, Australia
  • Program Terms: Intersession
  • Restrictions: USD applicants only
  • PROGRAM COST: Intersession
  • To open an application, contact Study Abroad Program Advisor (see box below for contact information)
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Intersession 2025 03/13/2024
Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Professor(s): Dr. Colin Campbell Disciplines and Core Offered: Master of Business Administration (GSBA)
Program Advisor: Ahlers Center - Program Type: Graduate Business - Ahlers Center
Program Description:

MacquarieICMS Campus 2Student and Kangaroo- Baugher
Location Course Professor Dates Mandatory Pre-Departure Meeting with Consulting Skills Workshop
Melbourne, Australia GSBA 593: International Consulting Project (3 units) Colin Campbell, PhD Participants should arrive to Melbourne on Sunday, January 14, 2023.

Official program activities run January 15-24, 2023.

Participants will be free to depart Melbourne on Thursday, January 25, 2023.



Course Description


Students work in multicultural teams to provide solutions to a business problem or strategic project for a company abroad. The overseas professional project delivers hands-on experience of the markets, economic policies and business practices of the country in which the company operates. The consulting project will require students to apply creativity and analytical tools to complete the project and communicate the results to clients. Faculty members will serve as supervisors for student teams.

  • Prerequisites: GSBA 504 with a minimum grade of C- and GSBA 505 with a minimum grade of C-
  • Concentrations: International Business

Estimated Program Costs

Tuition  $3,521.25 (25% discount on tuition)
Program Fee $650
Accommodations on your own
Round-trip airfare $2,100
Visa Fees Tourist visa required for US citizens; non-US citizens see information below

Notes about estimated program costs:

  1. TUITION for the Ahlers Center's short-term study abroad programs is reduced from $1,565/unit to $1,173.75/unit so that students may use the tuition savings toward airfare, accommodations, and other costs incurred while abroad.
  2. PROGRAM FEE is NON-REFUNDABLE once you apply and are accepted to a program. This fee is not a deposit towards tuition, but rather a separate payment toward on-site logistical fees such as classroom rentals, speakers, overhead, group activities, some meals, and international health insurance.
  3. AIRFARE is estimated as of October 17, 2023 using Google Flights ( Please note that the airfare estimated above is for a round trip flight between Los Angeles and Melbourne. If you are planning to travel elsewhere (for tourism) prior to or following your program abroad, you will need to determine airfare estimates separately. Please make sure to check current airfare using your departure and return cities for a more accurate estimate.  Flights from San Diego are significantly more expensive than using LAX as your departure city.
  4. ACCOMMODATION is to be obtained on your own. Post the application deadline and once faculty hotel is secured, the faculty hotel location will be shared with you so that you may book accommodations either at the same hotel, or close by (Airbnb, other hotel, etc.) as you so choose. It is strongly recommended that you wait to book until after the application has been closed, and you have received notice that you have been accepted to the program. 
  5. In addition to the tuition, round-trip flight ticket, accommodations, and program fee, participants will be responsible for paying for ground transportation to/from airports and accommodations, daily ground transportation commuting to/from the consulting client site, meals not on the group itinerary, and personal spending money.


Applications for Intersession 2024 programs will open on Friday, September 1, 2023. The application deadline for MBA Intersession 2024 courses abroad is Wednesday, September 28, 2023. To be considered for acceptance, your online application must be complete and successfully submitted by this date. Once you apply for a program, you commit to paying the non-refundable program fee. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by .  Further information on post-acceptance requirements will be provided to accepted students.

If you already have opened an application and wish to continue working on it, do not click on "Apply Now" but rather visit the direct login page here.

Pre-departure Meeting

Traveling students are required to attend the pre-departure meeting Date and Time TBD

Host Country Entry Requirements & Visa Information

Melbourne, Australia

Australia requires travelers to carry a valid passport for entry into the country. It is the responsibility of students to ensure that their passport is valid for the necessary duration of time.

U.S. citizens are required to obtain a tourist visa for entry into Australia through the Electronic Travel Authority, this process costs $20.00 in additional fees. Tourist visas are  If you are not a U.S. citizen, click here to see if you will need a visa.

Accepted students should apply immediately for any necessary tourist visas. Students are solely responsible for obtaining their own visas. 

Additional Questions 

Ahlers Center for International Business
University of San Diego
340 Olin Hall
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

To open an application, contact Study Abroad Program Advisor (see box below for contact information)