Student Experience

 Your Adelaide Business School experience stretches far beyond the classroom, through our range of industry connections, global opportunities, student clubs and facilities.

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  • Internships and practical experience

    Employers actively seek to hire well-rounded graduates who are not only proficient in their area of study but have developed a set of professional skills through involvement in corporate environments prior to graduating.

    We coordinate a range of professionally focused programs that provide our students with a pathway into the business world, including traditional industry placements and online project-based internships. These provide industry placements opportunities for students interested in sectors such as agribusiness, wine business, banking, defence, healthcare, technology, asset management, government, not-for-profit, sport, and financial services.

    For more information, please visit Professions Internship Program.

  • Global opportunities

    Develop your cultural awareness and build global networks through our international study and exchange agreements with a range of high profile international univiersities. In addition to the general University Global Learning opportunities, we also offer a number of business specific international study programs, including Aalto University, Kedge Business School, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and more.

    Alternatively, we also offer short-term study tour opportunities for students interested in international study who may be unable to commit to a full-length exchange program.

  • Careers and employability

    We provide extensive opportunities to ensure you are career ready by the time you graduate; so you are well prepared for the business world of tomorrow.

    Our career readiness courses such as the Adelaide Graduate Award program are designed to assist students in developing an understanding of the corporate world, allowing you to make the most of the co-curricular opportunities offered by the University.

  • Industry prizes

    The Adelaide Business School recognises its high achieving undergraduate and postgraduate students through an annual Student Awards event, with prizes awarded to high achieving students. With many awards sponsored by industry partners, it is a great opportunity for students to mix with high profile employers while also rewarding our student talent.

  • Network and student bodies

    We have a range of student-led opportunities promoting collaboration between students, industry and academia.

    The Adelaide Business Students’ Society (ABSS) is  a key contributor to business student culture and academic development at the University of Adelaide. The ABSS is the representative body for all business students and provides a wide range of services to its members, including a variety of social, networking, and career focussed events. 

    The Adelaide Business School also hosts a series of research seminars that are attended by staff and postgraduate and honours degree students as part of our commitment to research, scholarship development and exchange.

  • Business competitions

    The Australian eChallenge run by the Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre is an entrepreneurship program where students are able to create, develop, assess and commercialise their ideas. It provides the tools, interaction and mentorship opportunities needed to begin your entrepreneurial story.

  • Financial Markets Trading Lab

    The Financial Markets Trading Lab is a state of the art teaching space that simulates a stock exchange trading room, powered by global Stock Experts Thomson Reuters. This brand new facility has been built for students and is the newest and most up to date of its kind in Australia. The Lab has floor to ceiling glass walls overlooking busy Pulteney street in the heart of the city.