Back in June 2017, RMIT (a Titanium Sponsor of AusCham) was seeking interested companies to serve as Consulting Project Sites for its MBA students.

Robert Joseph of Hobart Saigon Trading (an AusCham member) was one such company.

Rob has just forwarded an update to AusCham detailing just how positive the experience was for all parties – see below. 

My company is looking to open a wholesale/retail business in Saigon, specializing in Tasmanian produce.

I submitted a base business plan to the coordinator, Victor Kane who then invited students to have a look at the proposal and, if interested, to get in touch with me.

We were approached by a group of five and together, we set about developing a Due Diligence profile. This was exciting for them as it was grassroots, a totally new business and had to be fully researched from ground up.

The end result was, as a group, the students scored 90 per cent for the presentation and an overall score of 97.5 per cent. And, this has set a new record at RMIT.

I have attached a summary of the project and the CVs of the 2 lead students (see below).

It may be of interest to some of your members and indeed the students themselves may be of interest for employment opportunities.

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