LA Placement Program (BUSS2501)


This unit will be taken by students accepted into the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Winter Program while they undertake a professional placement with a business, government, non-government or media organisation. It will include preparatory coursework in reflective, professional practice and concurrent coursework on research methods, report and other professional writing skills. Assessment will include a reflective journal, research essay, and oral presentations all based on the placement and study abroad experience. Further information and application process is outlined at

Further unit of study information


1 day pre-departure seminar (Sydney), 5x 2hr lectures (Los Angeles), 4 day a week internship placement (Los Angeles)


learning contract (0%), work learning journal (20%), placement presentation (15%), and research report (65%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

8 units with a credit average.

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.