Still here!

I am sorry I have been neglecting you all but with only one month to go until the end of classes, a looming Masters project deadline and my thesis haunting my dreams I have been a little busy of late. There have been a lot of reflections posted here lately so I have decided to jump on the bandwagon and share my list of useful things to know before you arrive in France. Read more

Info Sheet: Denmark – Aarhus Uni

Aarhus University:

Eligibility: UG & PG / All Faculties

Location: Aarhus is a city of growth and with a population of more than 300,000, Aarhus is Denmark’s second largest city.  Aarhus is Denmark’s youngest city when you consider the average age of its inhabitants which is far lower than anywhere else in the country. At Aarhus University alone there are nearly 35,000 students. This gives the city a young and exciting vibrancy of its very own. Read more

Info Sheet: Austria – WU

Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU):

Eligibility: UG & PG / Business School

Location: Vienna

Accreditation: EQUIS, AMBA

Discipline Areas of Interest:

  • Marketing
  • Finance, Accounting and Statistics
  • Management
  • Strategic Management and Innovations
  • World Trade
  • Information Systems and Process Management
  • Economics
  • Social Economics
  • Foreign Business Communication


  • With about 26,800 students from Austria and abroad, WU is the EU’s largest educational institution for business and economics, business law, and social sciences.


“What we covered in the course has given me a lot to think about in terms of what field of work I would like to go into and places I would like to travel to. It gave me a much broader understanding of other countries and how they are run.” – Alice Sharpe

“The academic program was interesting, challenging and rewarding. The course content was very relevant and practical to the international business environment, and it was taught by world-class lecturers and tutors from both Austria and other universities worldwide…The best thing about Austria is the relative ease to travel on the weekends. Having never travelled out of Australia before, it seemed absurd to me that we could jump on a bus and go to Prague or Budapest and spend a few nights exploring another city and country.” – Patrick Caldwell

Info Sheet: Macau – Uni of Macau

University of Macau:

Eligibility: UG & PG / All Faculties

Location: The university’s campus is in Taipa; the smaller of the two islands in the Chinese special administrative region of Macao (formerly a Portuguese colony), 2.5 km from Macau Peninsula and east of the Lesser Hengqin Island of Zhuhai, Guangdong Province.  Taipa Island has expanded dramatically in recent years as a result of the region’s rapid economic development and Macau’s 1999 return to China.

The University of Macau (UM) overlooks the Pearl River’s estuary, and commands a panoramic view of Macao Peninsula, mainland China, and the South China Sea.

Discipline Area of Interest for Business Students:

  • Accounting
  • Information Management
  • Finance
  • Business Economics
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Hospitality and Gaming Management



  • Business Administration
  • Education
  • Law
  • Science and Technology
  • Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Health Sciences
  • Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences
  • Honours College


  • University of Macau was the first and currently the largest university in Macau, a former Portuguese colony
  • The university offers Doctoral, Master’s and Bachelor’s degree programs. English is the main medium of instruction, although certain programs are taught in Chinese, Portuguese and Japanese.
  • The Faculty of Business Administration is the largest faculty in the university enrolling about one-third of the undergraduate.

Useful Links:

University of Macau Wesbite:


Info Sheet: Japan – NUCB

Nagoya University of Commerce and Business (NUCB):

Eligibility: UG & PB / Business Faculty

Location: Nagoya is conveniently located in central Japan, within easy reach of the country’s many places of interest, including Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, and Nagano.

Accreditation: AACSB, AMBA

Discipline Areas of Interest:

  • Economics
  • Management
  • Commerce
  • Communication
  • Japanese Studies


  • NUCB is the first and only institution in Japan accredited by AACSB and AMBA.
  • Four of the graduate school programs have been highly ranked in Eduniversal’s “Best Masters Ranking 2011”, the global graduate education evaluation system. NUCB’s Taxation Program has been ranked 1st in Asia and 10th worldwide.
  • PG programs are offered at the heart of the vibrant city of Nagoya’s central business district; UG programs are offered at the beautiful Nisshin countryside.
  • Higher purchasing power, with living costs around 25% lower than Tokyo
  • All courses offered in Exchange Program are taught entirely in English


“Undertaking the Exchange Program to Nagoya, Japan in Semester 2 2010 was the best experience of my life thus far. I really enjoyed myself. It was an invaluable life experience that no amount of time spent in the class room can be comparable. When I arrived I had no working knowledge of Japanese culture, language or society. However, the Japanese reception, in general, made me feel so welcome and I was able to adapt and appreciate my new surroundings in no time.” – Felicity Mashuro

Please see Xiunan Yue’s testimonial here:

Info Sheet: HK – City U

City University of Hong Kong:

Eligibility: UG & PG / All Faculties

Location: City University of Hong Kong is located in Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, near the MTR Kowloon Tong Station (East Rail Line / Kwun Tong Line) and Festival Walk.

Accreditation: Triple Crown Accreditation – AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA

Discipline areas of interest:

  • Accountancy
  • Economics and Finance
  • Information Systems
  • Management
  • Management Sciences
  • Marketing


  • City University of HK is a comprehensive research university, founded in 1984 as City Polytechnic of Hong Kong and became a fully accredited university in 1994.
  • Ranked 95th among the world’s top universities, according to the QS World University Rankings 2012, with subjects such as Linguistics and Statistics ranked top 50 worldwide.  The 2012 QS Asian University Rankings rated CityU as 12th among the top Asian universities
  • CityU is “One of the Best Universities in Sports” among 11 member tertiary institutions in Hong Kong; CityU now has over 400 athletes in 16 sports events.
  • Hu Fa Kuang Sports Centre is a five-storey sports center which houses a multi-purpose hall and four practice gymnasiums for badminton, basketball, volleyball, martial arts and dance, etc. There is a table-tennis room, six squash courts, an indoor sport-climbing wall, two physical fitness rooms and two golf driving rooms plus a golf simulation room.  CityU has a 50-metre, Olympic-size swimming pool and a full-size outdoor basketball court. The off-campus Joint Sports Centre provides a variety of outdoor sports facilities, including an international standard 8-lane all-weather running track and field facilities, an 11-a-side natural grass football pitch, four tennis courts with a 200-seat spectator stand, a multi-purpose court and two-bay golf practice area.  It is jointly owned by CityU, HKBU and PolyU.



Info Sheet: China – GDUFS

Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (GDUFS):

Eligibility: UG & PG / All Faculties

Location: South of China, Guangdong Province; situated in Guangzhou, a city with a long history and rich cultural legacy and the economic hub in South China.

Discipline areas of Interest:

  • Literature
  • Economics
  • Management
  • Law
  • Engineering
  • Science
  • Education

About GDUFS:

  • GDUFS was established in June 1995 through the merger of Guangzhou Institute of Foreign Languages and Guangzhou Institute of Foreign Trade.

Unique facts about Guangdon:

  • Guangdong officially became the most populous province with a population of more than 110 million!  The massive influx of migrants from other provinces is due to Guangdong’s booming economy and high demand for labour.
  • Guangdong is also the ancestral home of large numbers of overseas Chinese.  Most of the railroad labourers in Canada, Western United States and Panama in the 19th century came from Guangdong.   Many people from the region also travelled to the US / California during the gold rush of 1849, and also to Australia during its gold rush a decade or so later.
  • Guangdong has a highly unbalanced gender ratio that is among the highest of all provinces in China.  According to a 2009 study published in the British Medical Journal, in the 1-4 age groups, there are over 130 boys for every 100 girls.


Info Sheet: China – BFSU

Beijing Foreign Studies University

Eligibility: UG & PG / All Faculties

Location: Haidian District in Beijing

Discipline Areas of Interest:

  • International Economy and Trade
  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • E-commerce
  • Information Management and Information System
  • International Relations and Diplomacy


  • Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) is under the direct management of the State Ministry of Education.
  • The first foreign language university that offers most language programs in the country.
  • Among 7,000 registered students at the BFSU, 5,000 are full-time undergraduates, 1,000 are graduate students, and 1,000 are overseas students.


Info Sheet: Canada – Queen’s Uni

Queen’s University – Queen’s School of Business

Eligibility: UG & PG / Business School

Location: Kingston, Ontario, close to Toronto, Montreal, on Lake Ontario; 40 minute drive to the US border of New York State.  Kingston is a university town (25,000 students; town population of 140,000)

Accreditation: AACSB, EQUIS

Discipline Areas of Interest:

  • Bachelor of Commerce – set units required for Commerce courses
  • Faculty of Arts and Science – electives to specialise in area of interest


  • The first business degree in Canada; in 1919 Queen’s launched the first commerce degree program
  • Queen’s has long enjoyed the reputation of Canada’s “Ivy League” university
  • The only Canadian business school to be consistently ranked among the world’s top 30 business schools by Bloomberg BusinessWeek: Queen’s Executive MBA is currently ranked #1 in Canada, Queen’s full-time MBA is ranked #1 in the world from 2002 to 2010 in their ranking of non-U.S business schools
  • Small class sizes with a maximum of 80 students for all Commerce courses; allow you to get to know your classmates and professors, creating a friendly environment

Useful Links:

‘Exchange Student Guide 2012 – 2013’:

Website for Exchange Program at Queen’s Uni:

Curriculum for Commerce Students:

Talk to us now about your exchange options

Would you like to study and travel at the same time?   Want to include something extra in your resume to help you stand out from the crowd? 

During the week of 4 to 8 March 2013 staff from the QUT Business School Student Centre will be available to discuss your exchange and overseas study options. 

Date:      4 to 8 March 2013

Where:  Foyer (Level 4) Z Block, Gardens Point Campus

Time:     12-1pm each day

Find out how you can fit an overseas study program into your QUT studies.