MBA Immersion Program

MBA Immersion Program

The rise of emerging markets has been one of the biggest forces shaping the global economy this century. As the world order changes, emerging economies are becoming increasingly important as a source of both new business opportunities and of competition.

The MBA International Immersion Tours are open to all MBA students and recent MBA alumni. Our 2017 tours include:

• India Immersion Tour - Saturday 29 July to Sunday 6 August 2017
• China Immersion Tour - Saturday 18 to Sunday 26 November 2017

Register today for our MBA India or China Immersion Tour.

Develo​ping Insight into Emerging Economies

By joining us in India or China, you will gain a unique business and cultural experience that cannot be matched in the classroom.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about the country’s economy and what is driving growth
  • Understand the culture and political system and their impacts on business
  • Meet local representatives from industry, government and the not-for-profit sector
  • Develop your own networks within the country and identify study and career opportunities

Meeting Industrialists in In​dia

India Immersion Tour - Saturday 29 July to Sunday 6 August 2017

Australian test cricketer, Michael Kasprowicz, leads the India immersion. Since the inaugural tour in 2013, immersion participants have:

  • Taken part in industry panels at the High Commission in Delhi
  • Attended lectures at The Indian School of Business in Hyderabad and The Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
  • Met business leaders from a wide range of sectors, including the microfinance charity, Opportunity International Australia

Students have all agreed that the India immersion has provided opportunities for self-development and an appreciation for the complexity of international management.

The tour fee is $5,900 and includes all accommodation, visas, international flights, company and educational visits and most meals. View a sample itinerary for this tour.

“India will forever leave an imprint on our minds. The hope and optimism of its people, offered inspiring lessons for us all.” Mohit Rao, MBA Alumni.

 “The India MBA Immersion Tour provided us with an insightful and unique overview to the business environment and culture in India. We were fortunate to be exposed to a very thoughtful and diverse set of experiences with ISB lectures, company tours and industry panel discussions. It was a truly exhilarating and energising experience.” Laetitia St Baker, MBA student.

Secrets of China's Success

China Immersion Tour - Saturday 18 to Sunday 26 November 2017

On previous immersion trips to China, MBA students learned first-hand how a country relatively new to global business could so quickly lead the way in many new and established industries, from digital innovation to specialised manufacturing.

MBA Alumni Chris Henderson leads the tour to China, and previous tours have included:

  • Lectures at Fudan University School of Business
  • A factory visit to see manufacturing operations for Brisbane based Super Retail Group
  • Visits to GE’s research and development lab

Comprehensive feedback from students has shown that the China immersion has broadened their knowledge of China and improved their global perspective whilst also expanding their international networks.

The tour fee is $5,900 and includes all accommodation, visas, international flights, company and educational visits and most meals. View a sample itinerary for this tour.

“The immersion program is one of the most rewarding experiences of my life and certainly provides a great context for my MBA studies. I now have an improved understanding of the international and local challenges for working with China thanks to the well-structured relevant lectures and company visits. The cohort group and staff made the trip a very enjoyable experience and helped motivate each other to learn and to share ideas.” Dylan Bull, MBA student.

What you need to know

MBA Immersion Tour terms and conditions:

  • MBA Students and MBA Alumni can participate in more than one Immersion Tour
  • Places for each tour are limited, and filled on a first-in, first-served basis
  • A non-refundable deposit of AUD $750.00 is required upon registration to secure a place on each Immersion Tour
  • Deposits will only be refunded if the Immersion Tour registered for is cancelled by the School
  • Immersion Tour participants must travel as a group and cannot book their own flights, accommodation or the like for a reduced fee
  • The final payment of the outstanding balance for an Immersion Tour is payable in full, two months from the tour departure date
  • During participation in an Immersion Tour currently enrolled MBA students are covered by UQ’s standard global business insurance. Click here for terms and conditions, and policy details
  • MBA Alumni, while not currently enrolled students, may receive the same coverage as currently enrolled MBA students, Click here for terms and conditions, and policy details
  • Any coverage provided by UQ Insurance is arranged through the MBA Coordinator, Caron Crossan, at the time of final payment for your selected tour
  • By registering and paying a deposit you agree to these terms and conditions

Additional information:


Register today for our MBA India or China Immersion Tour. Please contact the MBA Team, mba@business.uq.edu.au, if you have additional questions about the MBA Immersion Tours or the MBA Program