University of Melbourne

Melbourne, Australia

“The Australian people are 100 times happier than any other people I have ever met. The “no worries” attitude is a great way to live life. It was an amazing time, and Melbourne is an incredible city. Experience it, adopt it, keep it.”

Brian Clark, Melbourne, Spring 2002

Established in 1853, the University of Melbourne was Australia’s second university. The university is located 1.5 km from the central business district in Victoria. The university houses over 1700 international students from 40 countries. The University of Melbourne defines itself as an international research-based university that maintains the highest quality of education. It is one of the top Universities in the world, and has been ranked in the top-25 institutions in the world for the past 15 years.

The University of Melbourne is one of the top research institutions in the world. Its Faculty (school) of Commerce is held in the highest regard. They offer a full compliment of business courses, including courses in Management, Marketing, Finance, Business Law and Information Systems. They are known for strong programs in Marketing, Management and Finance. Students are expected to enroll in 4 12.5-unit courses during the semester (equivalent to 16 USC units).

Other: Students are encouraged to participate in orientation. Orientation is seven nights and the cost includes all meals, hosts and some entertainment.

All students are provided with on-campus housing.

Sample Schedule:
Spring Semester:
Managing Strategic Change
Managing People and Organizations
Management Practicum
Principles of Business Law
Derivative Securities
International Finance
Entrepreneurial Ventures

Semester Dates:
Fall Semester: Late July – Late November
Spring Semester: Late February – Late June

Time Difference: 18 hours ahead of Pacific Time

* Please note, Australia’s seasons are opposite of those in the United States. For example, the winter recess falls in June and July.

Additional Resources

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Finance Course Information


Exchange Program Info and Assistance

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