Law and Business

MBA Executive International Study Tour 2017

MBAe International Study Tour 2017

The two week international study tour to London and Rome will immerse you in the key issues for effective organisational leadership in a complex global environment.

The study tour provides insights into the key strategic issues facing organisations in an increasingly complex global environment. Bringing together an array of experts who combine practical experience with world leading research, we address some of the most pressing leadership issues facing organisations and society.

The tour has an interactive, practical emphasis, applying learning from your MBA Executive program. With a focus on developing a strategic mindset, we consider issues of corporate social responsibility, sustainable work practices, and organising for the common good.

Featuring special cultural visits and activities, we engage with leaders of commercial, public sector and not-for-profit organisations in our host cities.

During the tour, our team will take you through a journey of personal leadership development and discovery, addressing your own leadership challenges in a supportive, action learning peer group.

By integrating leading business school thinking with practical insights for your own leadership journey, we develop lasting insights you can immediately apply in your own organisation and career.

Unit overview


Credit points: 10

Prerequisites: Completion of 20 credit points from MBA Executive or equivalent.

This unit counts as one elective unit or in place of BUSN600 in ACU’s MBA Executive program and may count as an elective in other Postgraduate programs. Where students have already completed BUSN600 or another elective, it may be possible to substitute another MBA unit with approval from the MBA Executive Course Coordinator.

Study tour dates

London: 10 – 16 September, 2017

Rome: 17 – 22 September, 2017

The Rome Centre

Located on Rome’s historic Janiculum Hill, ACU’s Rome Centre is a 10-minute drive from Vatican City. The Centre’s facilities include well equipped teaching spaces, a library, chapel, and external terraces.


Participants will be required to pay the program fee estimated to be AUD $4,500* as well as the tuition fee for BUSN606.

The program fee covers:

  • single room accommodation in London and Rome (may include breakfast)
  • scheduled group excursions and site visits.

The program fee does not include the return airfare to Europe or most meals.

To confirm your place in this exciting program, a non-refundable deposit of $500 must be made. Payment details will be provided to students once enrolled in the unit.

* Prices are subject to international exchange rates and may fluctuate.

Tour Directors

Professor Michael Fischer

Professor Michael Fischer is a world-renowned expert in senior leadership development, specialising in the personal and group dimensions of leading complex organisational change. He is Visiting Scholar at the University of Oxford, Saïd Business School, and previously worked as senior faculty at University of Oxford, King’s College London, and the University of Melbourne. His international career focuses mainly in the healthcare sector where he has held senior clinical, managerial and policy adviser roles. He was a lead consultant psychotherapist in the UK’s leading teaching hospitals. His research and teaching have a strong focus on public services engagement and impact, and he is widely published in the Financial Times ‘Top 50’ list of management journals. He holds a PhD in Organisational Behaviour from Imperial College London, University of London.

Professor Susan Dann

Professor Dann is National Head and Professor of Marketing of the Peter Faber Business School (PFBS). Prior to joining ACU, Professor Dann held a number of academic roles at universities including QUT, Griffith University and James Cook University (Brisbane). She is widely published in the field of marketing and has authored eight books. Professor Dann has also served on a variety of boards and tribunals including the Social Security Appeals Tribunal, AFL Queensland Commission, Quality Improvement Council and General Practice Queensland. Currently Professor Dann is a director of Ozcare and St Rita's College and a member of the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal.


Professor Michael D. Fischer
P: +61 3 9230 8314

We look forward to welcoming you on this unique study tour to London and Rome as you undertake your postgraduate studies with ACU.