LA Trobe University Master of Business Administration students visited Bendigo on Friday for a four-day intensive study course.
Thirty-seven students from campuses across Victoria spent the past three days partaking in group study sessions for the "Business in Society" subject.
Tomorrow is the last day of the course, which will finish with a meet-and-greet with Bendigo business and community leaders.
Bendigo student James Shaddick said the course was about corporate social responsibility.
He said partaking in four, eight-hour study sessions was "full-on" but an enjoyable way to learn.
"You get a nice interaction between participants," he said.
La Trobe associate lecturer Swati Nagpol said the event provided an important networking opportunity.
"The intensive allows them to build relationships," she said.
"A lot of the MBA is about building networks."