Key information

  • Locations: Sri Lanka
  • Eligible students: Undergraduate Business
  • Cost: TBC
  • Unit code: BUS30009


This is a rare opportunity to work on a real-life industry-based project- you’ll be immersed in the local culture and business environment for a two-week period over the Winter Term. This program will have you interacting with senior executives from a large business conglomerate, other key stakeholders and, together with your team, providing consulting solutions and recommendations of value to the client. You will be guided and accompanied by academic coaches and mentors with extensive experience in the region and local culture before and during the fieldwork in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Sigiriya Fortress, known by locals as "Lion's Rock"


Earn academic credit towards your Industry Consulting Project with this unique experience. This study tour will be a great opportunity not only to work collaboratively with a culturally diverse group but also to participate in cultural immersion activities.

You will apply and develop management consulting, intercultural communication, creative, problem solving, critical thinking, teamwork and networking skills in a culturally diverse environment which can be beneficial for extending your future career beyond the Australian job market.

The networks that you build in the host location may be leveraged for conducting future business in the region.

Highlights/tentative itinerary

  • Working on a real-life consulting project for an industry client under the guidance of academic coaches and local mentors and supported by local students

  • Regular interactions with client’s senior executives and industry experts

  • Presenting project outcomes to a panel of client representatives

  • Networking with relevant groups including in-country Swinburne alumni and local students

  • Team building activities

  • Cultural tour to the UNESCO World Heritage site Sigiriya or “Lion’s Rock”, referred by locals as the Eighth Wonder of the World.

Program cost includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Cultural visits
  • Insurance (eligibility criteria applies)

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

  • Academic unit fee
  • International airfares
  • Passport and visa costs
  • Personal expenses

*Program cost is approximate at the time of being listed online and is subject to change.

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

  • New Colombo Plan mobility grants of up to A$3,000 each available

  • OS HELP Loan of up to A$8,295 (as at 2020)

Eligibility/selection criteria

You must have completed BUS30024 or BUS30010 by the end of Semester 1 2021 to be eligible for this program. You will need to submit an online application, including a personal statement.

Information sessions

Register your interest to learn more about this study tour and to be kept updated on upcoming information sessions.

Still not sure?

For further details on this program please contact:

Dr Asanka Gunasekara

Register your interest

Register your interest to join us on the Business Immersion Project study tour in Sri Lanka.