Business students offered new study abroad options to expand global focus April 13, 2018 Global business: new dual degree program offers international experience From 2019 Murdoch University business and commerce students will have the opportunity to split their studies between Perth and the University of Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom. Dual degree undergraduate programs will allow domestic and international students to complete 18 months study in each location and to graduate with a degree from each University. Murdoch University Deputy Vice Chancellor International Lyn Karstadt said the partnership recognised the increasingly global focus of business for which international mobility and networks were important preparations. “This international experience will expose students to diverse economic, political and cultural perspectives and help develop the global mindset they will require to become successful future business leaders,” Professor Karstadt said. “This program will further broaden opportunities for international students who will be able to experience two overseas campuses and countries during their studies.” Julie Newlan, the University of Hertfordshire’s Pro-Vice Chancellor (Business and International Development) said: “We are delighted to announce our partnership with Murdoch University. As a leading business-facing University we are particularly proud of our strong international partnerships and we look forward to giving students the opportunity to experience both business and education in the UK and in Australia. “The launch of this new dual degree program allows students to access high quality teaching from two corners of the world, developing the knowledge, skills and attributes fundamental to succeeding in the global business environment today.” School of Business and Governance Dean at Murdoch University, Grant O’Neill, said dual degree students would be able to study for a Bachelor of Commerce degree with Murdoch and a Bachelor of Business degree from the University of Hertfordshire incorporating units such as international management and marketing, entrepreneurship and innovation. “Study in both Australia and the United Kingdom offers students valuable personal and professional development opportunities including the chance to build the global capabilities and skills that are fundamental to successfully competing in current business environments,” Professor O’Neill said. “Access to work placements and workplace projects in both locations will provide real-world experience to complement and reinforce their studies and enhance their career prospects.” The new initiative will commence in 2019. Professor Karstadt said dual degree programs in other disciplines would be considered as the partnership between Murdoch University and the University of Hertfordshire developed. Print This Post Media contact: Pepita Smyth Tel: (08) 9360 1289 | Mobile: 0417 171 551 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Categories: General, Teaching and Learning, Future Students, International students, Schools, International, School of Business and Governance Tags: business degree, grant o'neill, julie newlan, lyn karstadt, school of business and governance, university of hertfordshire Leave a comment Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website You can use these tags : <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> We read every comment and will make every effort to approve each new comment within one working day. To ensure speedy posting, please keep your comments relevant to the topic of discussion, free of inappropriate language and in-line with the editorial integrity of this newsroom. If not, your comments may not be published. Thanks for commenting!