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BUSN13-300: Silicon Valley Study Tour


The Silicon Valley Study Tour enables students to explore the field of entrepreneurship and innovation through a highly experiential educational experience combining the in-depth study of creativity and innovation with site visits, and discussions with representatives from some of the world's most innovative companies. Focusing on the cultural and systemic enablers of innovation, students will see first-hand the way in which companies drive creativity and entrepreneurial outcomes. The subject centres around an international tour visiting a range of business entities, including small start-ups, accelerators and co-working spaces, and large multinational firms. The highly collaborative learning environment allows an intense, work-integrated educational experience that may be a highlight of students’ Bond experience.

Subject details

Type: Undergraduate Subject
Code: BUSN13-300
Faculty: Bond Business School
Credit: 10
Study areas:
  • Business, Commerce, and Entrepreneurship

Learning outcomes

  1. Experience a region that has been a major driver of innovation for the past 40 years, gaining an understanding of the ecosystem enablers of innovation and entrepreneurship
  2. Gain insight into the cultural and systemic enablers of innovation within firms at different stages of the corporate life cycle
  3. Develop an awareness of the challenges experienced by startup firms, and how successful startups navigate these challenges
  4. Appreciate the opportunities available to and difficulties faced by Australian firms attempting to innovate globally

Enrolment requirements



Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Restrictions: This subject is not available to
  • Study Abroad Students

Enrolment into this subject requires approval by the Program Director + Additional Costs.