Law and Business

MBA Executive International Study Tour 2017

MBAe International Study Tour 2017

This one 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.

Open to Alumni of the MBAe program

Continue your management development and refresh your studies by participating in the 2017 International Study Tour. Open to Alumni of the MBAE program, the tour is an opportunity to reconnect and experience the University’s new Rome Campus.

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.

By integrating leading business school thinking with practical applications this program will develop lasting insights you can immediately apply in your own organisation and career.

Unit overview

BUSN606: INTERNATIONAL STUDY TOUR - Contemporary Approaches to Business and Leadership: A European Perspective

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: 12–16 September, 2017

Rome: 17–22 September, 2017

The Rome Campus

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


MBAE students will pay their usual unit fees.
Alumni and other participants will pay a course fee of $1,800.
All participants will pay a program fee of $2,500.

The program fee covers:

  • scheduled group excursions and site visits
  • group dinners and some lunches
  • optional 2 day community engagement experience in Rome.

The fee does not include flights, accommodation and most meals. All participating students will receive an itemised account of costs for tax purposes.

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.

Tour Leader

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 Susan Dann
P: +61 7 3623 7244

Guest Presenter

Professor Michael Fischer

Professor 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 and advises governments and think tanks in Australia and the UK. 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 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.

For more information and to register your interest, please email us at

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