Great Ocean Road

Please note this program will proceed subject to the government's COVID-19 health and travel restrictions, current at the time of travel.

Great Ocean Road, Victoria

20 November – 27 November 2023

BEX3722/BEX5722 Engaging with International Business

This unit may count as a capstone or an elective unit in your undergraduate or postgraduate degree.

In this program, you will draw on the knowledge you have gained throughout your studies to understand business successes and failures along the Great Ocean Road coastline, an iconic stretch of land that has served a wide range of human purposes over the years. We will look at cases of environmental, social and commercial sustainability as a way of helping you plan the construction of your own future careers with a particular focus on the role of critical thinking in decision-making and planning. Monash graduate attributes include critical thinking because this broad and complex skill is important in both professional and personal contexts. You will find out about the struggles of businesses and industries that failed to critically analyse the environment and also gain insights into how others understood what was possible, and what was not, and how they built successful businesses from their superior understanding. You will also see how changes in the business and social environment allowed dramatic transformation. For example, the Great Ocean Road itself was first proposed as a source of employment for ex-soldiers who survived the First World War; it remains the world’s biggest war memorial, but now of course is barely used as the access route to remote farming communities that its first customers were happy to pay tolls for. There will also be an opportunity to learn from ancient Indigenous knowledge in the region, as well as emerging business opportunities.

Key dates

  • Applications close: 6 August 2023
  • Decision date: 25 August 2023
  • Start date: 20 November 2023
  • End date: 27 November 2023