Business Innovation in America Study Tour

BUS70014 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • Approximately 6 weeks (including approximately 2 weeks on tour)

Contact hours

  • Pre and post departure seminars and tour

2020 teaching periods



22 Jun 20 - 2 Aug 20

18 Aug 20

Last self enrolment:
22 Jun 20

3 Jul 20


50 credit points

Aims and objectives

 pre 2020 unit code INB70004
This unit provides a concrete appreciation and understanding of America and the approaches towards doing business and innovation in America. The aim of the tour is to familiarise students with the actual issues, debates touch points of business in America, along with the tolerance for risk and failure and the role of social impact in the US. The tour visits Silicon Beach and Silicon Valley and exposes students to innovation through start-ups, entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs and addresses the challenges faced in getting funding and scaling up in business in America.
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Demonstrate advanced and coherent knowledge of the contemporary issues discussed and debated between America and Australia
2. Apply problem solving, design and decision-making methodologies to identify and provide innovative solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence
3. Critically analyse the commercial and political relationships between Australia and America
4. Reflect on and take responsibility for their own learning and self-management processes
5. Communicate proficiently and in a professional manner to a variety of audiences and operate as a member or leader of a diverse team
Further Information
To learn more about the America Study Tour and how to apply, please visit the Faculty Lead Tours page here