USA Study Program Overview

The study program offers students a valuable opportunity to learn how business operates in the USA, and students build strong business networks. This experience is a distinct advantage for business students as the effects of globalisation necessitate being able to operate in a range of cultural environments.

The itinerary will include*:

  • A series of classes provided by academic staff from Deakin University, Columbia University, and the University of California Los Angeles.
  • Guest lectures and seminars delivered by senior multi national corporation managers.
  • Site visits to a range of specially selected Fortune 500 business organisations, and to the world's outstanding business schools in a trip which takes in New York, Chicago & Los Angeles.
  • Time to explore the famous locations in these cities and tourist sites.

New York

New York City, with a population of over 8 million people, is the most populous city in the USA. NYC is the leading centre of banking, finance and communication in the USA and the location of the New York Stock Exchange, the largest stock exchange in the world by dollar volume. Many of the world's largest corporations are based in the city. New York is also home to many universities including the Ivy League universities of Columbia University in New York City and Cornell University in Ithaca.


Chicago is the most populous city in the Midwestern USA and the third most populous in the USA, after New York City and Los Angeles. The city is a centre for services, business and finance. The city and its surrounding metropolitan area are home to the second largest labour pool in the United States with approximately 4.25 million workers. Chicago is also home to many fortune 500 companies.

Los Angeles

Los Angeles is a world centre of business, international trade, entertainment, culture, media, fashion, science, technology, and education. It is home to renowned institutions covering a broad range of professional and cultural fields, and is one of the most substantial economic engines within the United States.

*Note: All site visits are subject to change

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