Murdoch University's strong partnerships with government, industry and community groups give students countless opportunities to gain practical experience both internationally and domestically.
Murdoch is a truly global university and we believe international experiences are an important part of a university education.
By studying business at Murdoch you'll have the opportunity to undertake internships at multinational corporations, local businesses, government departments and not for profit organisations around the world.
Murdoch is proud to be part of ACICIS
The Australian Consortium for 'In-Country' Indonesian Studies (ACICIS) is a non-profit group of universities aimed at developing and coordinating high quality, in-country study options in Indonesia.
For Georgia Gillies, a Murdoch student currently completing Honours in Global Politics and Policy, participating in the ACICIS Business Professional Practicum program gave her the opportunity to gain real world experience on an international level.
Developed with support from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s New Colombo Plan, the BPP runs for six weeks in Indonesia, and includes a two-week intensive Indonesian language study and industry-led seminars at Atma Jaya University, followed by a four-week supervised industry placement.
In the summer break of 2016, Georgia was lucky enough to spend her placement in the Western Australian Trade and Investment Office in Jakarta, where she was able to put her new skills to the test.
"My placement gave me the opportunity to apply the language skills I had acquired throughout my course into practice and be exposed to international business in Jakarta."
Murdoch supports Common Purpose Study Abroad Programmes
After being selected to participate in the Parliament of Western Australia Parliamentary Research Program in Semester 2 2016, an experience which allowed Georgia to learn more about specific public policy issues and build on the political theories she learned during her degree, she was invited to attend the four-day Common Purpose Study Abroad Programme in Singapore.
A not-for-profit organisation, Common Purpose takes students abroad, immersing them in one of 70 major cities to tackle a global challenge. Common Purpose develops leaders who can cross boundaries, enabling alumni to solve complex problems both in organisations and in cities.
"Common Purpose provided me with the opportunity to develop my leadership skills, learn more about cultural intelligence and work with different people to create a practical policy solution to a challenge faced by a city."
Where could a Business degree from Murdoch take you?
From Jakarta to Singapore to right here in WA, choosing Murdoch gave Georgia the opportunity to gain real world experience both domestically and internationally.
"All of my placements allowed me to build on the theories I studied throughout my course and apply them to a real-world situation.”
"During my Bachelor degree, I most enjoyed being able to pursue my interest in politics, languages and cultural studies concurrently, and meeting like-minded individuals who share my passions."