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Australia – Entrepreneurship

Due to continued safety concerns related to COVID-19, in-country summer programs will not run during Summer 2021. The Poole College of Management is excited to offer the Global Summer Institute, an alternative 4-week, internationally-focused program.

This exciting program explores entrepreneurship opportunities in Australia and how entrepreneurs in the U.S. and Australia have similar or differing ideas, perspectives, and outcomes. Students will learn about Australian culture and business through corporate visits, lectures with local professors, and exploration of Adelaide and other Australian cities. See photos from last year’s programs showcasing the amazing places visited by the students during the program – click here to view student photos.

Program Dates

May – June, 6 weeks


Adelaide, Australia

Estimated Cost



MIE 310 | Introduction to Entrepreneurship

Introduction to planning, formation, and management of entrepreneurial ventures. Fundamental business concepts and managerial skills applied to entrepreneurial ventures. Course projects support experiential learning of critical skills.

MIE 410 | Business Opportunity Analysis

Issues and management processes related to the identification of new business opportunities with emphasis on commercializing new technologies. Students will analyze and develop individual plans for commercialization of a new technology or other innovation. New venture formation is the primary focus, but the processes and skills students develop are relevant to new product introductions by existing firms.

M 380 | Doing Business Globally – Australia

This experiential course combines in-class learning with out-of-classroom experiences to learn how business is done in Australia from multiple perspectives. *The M 380 course fulfills 3 credits of the interdisciplinary degree requirements for all NC State students. In addition, it counts as an elective for the business administration minor.


Program has no pre-requisites.

Although there are no pre-requisites to be completed before the start of the Australia study abroad program, MIE 310, which is taught in the first half of the program, is a pre-requisite to MIE 410, which is taught in the second half of the program. All students must successfully pass MIE 310 while in-country in order to continue in the Australia program.  

Academic Considerations

  • All courses are NC State courses and the grade earned in the course will count toward NC State GPA.
  • Review your degree audit to determine how courses will count for your major or minor. This program is designed for Poole majors and minors but all NC State students are welcome to apply.

Calendar & Excursions

Local excursions around Adelaide and in other cities will examine both the culture and business aspects of Australia. From a day through to Barossa, the wine region of Australia, to overnight excursions to Kangaroo Island and Melbourne, students explore the rich diversity of Australia.

Click here to view a sample calendar.