Modelled on ACICIS’ highly-successful Journalism and Development Studies Professional Practica, ACICIS launched its Business Professional Practicum (BPP) program with support from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s New Colomb...
Modelled on ACICIS’ highly-successful Journalism and Development Studies Professional Practica, ACICIS launched its Business Professional Practicum (BPP) program with support from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s New Colombo Plan. The BPP runs for six weeks in Indonesia, including a two-week intensive Indonesian language study and industry-led seminars, followed by a four-week supervised industry placement. The program runs from early January to mid-February.
The BPP provides an opportunity for students of business, management and marketing, or early career business professionals, to gain valuable experience working in the field of business and commerce in Indonesia. Host Organisations are drawn from a wide range of Jakarta’s business and commerce sectors including: banking/finance, infrastructure and mining, small-medium enterprises (SMEs), creative industries, the Indonesian Stock Exchange and Indonesian Ministries of Finance, Trade and Chambers of Commerce. Placements will give students the chance to engage in the Indonesian business community and apply business theory and scholarly analysis in professional practice. All industry placements provide an English-language working environment.
The broad aim of the BPP is to enhance bilateral understanding through the creation of new partnerships between Australian and other international students and Indonesian counterparts, and to serve as a medium for the exchange of ideas and experiences in the field of business and commerce. The guiding principle of the BPP is to have students working together with local Host Organisations as part of a practical learning process.