Business Innovation in Asia Pacific

Location: Tokyo, Japan and Beijing and Shanghai, China
Dates: 2 July - 14 July 2019
Eligible students: All undergraduate and postgraduate students
Application close date: 5 April 2019


Experience the culture and society of global economic powerhouses in this two-week program. Our exploratory study tour provides a fascinating insight into business innovation, cultural, political and regulatory environments across Asia. At the same time, awards you credit points towards your degree.  Visit prominent institutions across two Asian countries, Japan and China, to learn about business models and processes in foreign environments. At the same time listen and visit a few successful Australian business that have adapted into these markets. You will be given the opportunity to acquire knowledge, network and build competency related to working with Asian organisations.

Why go on this study tour?

To see, learn and experience the two largest business trading partners of Australia. Listen to the corporate leaders from these countries how they innovate, reengineered their business to remain competitive, and to expand into other foreign markets. Each city there will be opportunity to visit and interact with a Swinburne sister university and their students in their classroom. This is also a good opportunity for students who are considering do complete internship, work or continue their study to experience these countries before making the final decision.


  • Visit to the local Australia Chamber of Commerce representative office
  • Online business platforms
  • Traditional family business, which are going through the process of reengineering their business model and business process
  • Cultural events

Academic information

Unit Code: Elective:
Can this unit be taken as an elective by students in any Swinburne degree?
INB30022 (undergraduate) Yes
INB70005 (postgraduate) Please check with relevant PG course director


Program cost to be announced at the information sessions.

Program cost includes: Additional expenses to consider (not included in program cost):

Visits to business
Social visits
Travel insurance

International airfares
Personal expenses
Tuition fee

The following types of fee help and funding are available to help eligible students with the costs towards this program:

  • OS Help Loan of up to $8,149 (as at 2019)

Information sessions

To learn more about this program, please attend one of the following information sessions:

Tuesday 12 March 2019 10:30am - 11:30am ATC327
Thursday 14 March 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm TD333
Tuesday 19 March 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm TD220


Chee Jin Yap
Academic Tour Leader
t: 03 9214  5464
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