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  • Locations: Moscow, Russia; Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Program Terms: Winter
  • Restrictions: ANU applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Description:

CBEA3066 - Winter 2019

"Doing Business in Russia"

Moscow & St. Petersburg,
1st  – 13th July 2019
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The College of Business and Economics is offering an in-country intensive course, CBEA3066, featuring a faculty-led 11 days study tour to Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia during the winter break in July 2019 (summer in Russia).

The Russian study tour, facilitated by our academic partner Study Support Company in partnership with Moscow State University and St. Petersburg State University, will include prominent lectures from academics on past and present Russian economy, politics and business; guest lectures from Russian business leaders and innovative start-up business owners; and cultural  visits to the heart of Russia – The Red Square and the Kremlin in Moscow; to the world treasures such as the Hermitage, Peterhof Palace and Mikhailovsky Theatre in St.Petersburg that will enrich student’s understanding of the fundamentals of Russian values. The tour will also feature field-trips to family-based, state-owned, and joint-venture companies, including both “Soviet” and modern Russian corporate environments. Participants will gain insights into the question of ‘What is Russia?’ from panel discussions and debates with Russian business people and academics.

This study tour will provide an opportunity for up to 26 undergraduate students to travel to Moscow and St. Petersburg from 1-13 July, 2019 (in-country days) under the guidance of course convenors Dr. Andrew Bradly, Senior Lecturer in Global Mobility and in International Business at Research School of Management and Dr. Marina Iskhakova, Lecturer in the Research School of Economics.

This course is open to all undergraduate students of the ANU College of Business and Economics (CBE), with preference given to CBE students who have completed at least 96 units of their program at the time of applying. The course counts towards an elective in any CBE undergraduate program and towards the International Business, Management and Marketing majors. Students from other ANU Colleges will need to seek enrolment approval and program advice from their respective Colleges.

In-country component

The in-country study tour program will feature 5 days of scheduled activities in Moscow, 5 days of scheduled activities in St. Petersburg plus half day of a day of a transfer and a half-a day of a free time. The in-country partner will be St. Petersburg State University and Moscow State University and Study Support Company.  Students will meet the course convenors in Moscow on Monday 1st  July 2019, with the course starting in Moscow on Monday, 2nd  July 2019,  and then a transfer from Moscow to St. Petersburg. A final day  in St. Petersburg will be on 12th July and departure from St. Petersburg on 13th July 2019.

Participants will experience the treasures and heritage of Russia from the past to the modern. The study tour will expose students to Russia’s very diverse and modern business environment, with opportunities to interact with business leaders and academic staff while developing an appreciation for its culture and history. Students will be encouraged to develop their own views on the “new” Russia, to break old powerful stereotypes, to understand why Russia is so hidden and unknown to many, and requires special effort to be understood. The program aims to develop open-minded future professionals and provide an extended global network in Russia with the potential for future business/academic/cultural collaboration.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

This opportunity is open to all ANU undergraduate students who are currently enrolled in an ANU College of Business and Economics program. Students will be selected to enrol in the course and the associated study tour following a competitive application process and will be required to participate in two pre-departure sessions at ANU in May 2019 to prepare you for the in-country study tour that begins on 1 July 2019.

Travel and Other Costs

In addition to course tuition fees, a participation fee is required for the in-country immersion component of the course. The study tour participation fee will be AUD$3,900. (The payment deadline for the non-refundable full participation fee is early April 2019.)

What is included:

Hotel accommodation (twin-share), most meals, ground transport, airport transfers, entry fees, field trips, academic, business and cultural events and program materials. ANU travel insurance cover is provided for the study tour dates, plus any private travel of four days total duration immediately before and/or after the study tour dates.

What is not included:

Airfares, travel from Canberra to Sydney and return, visa costs (depending on student passport), vaccinations and activities undertaken during free time. Students will be required to purchase additional insurance cover for specific personal and medical items not covered by the ANU travel insurance.

Funding Opportunities

1. Eligible CBE students will be considered for one of the 10 Endeavour Leadership Program Short-Term Grants, funded by the Department of Education. Each grant is valued at $2,500. 

2. Students that are Australian citizens and permanent residents with evidence of current financial disadvantage may be eligible for the CBE Global Business Immersion Travel Grant ($1,500 grants) when they apply for the course and study tour.

3. OS-HELP, an Australian Government loan scheme designed to assist with overseas study costs, is also available to eligible students. Further information can be found at:

Application Details

Applications open on 1 March 2019 and close on 24 March 2019.

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Disclaimer: Applicants are advised that due to circumstances beyond the University's control (for example, specific international security concerns and international health crises) it may not be possible for students to commence or complete this course as advertised.

This program is currently not accepting applications.