- Join a club or society to get involved, learn from your peers, and gain industry connections
- Share your insights and experiences with commencing students by joining the Student Ambassador Program
- Participate in a global dialogue whilst building your professional networks and attend a global economic forum with the Global Voices Scholarship
- Join the Insights lecture series to hear from a diverse range of leading academics to engage more deeply with the world beyond the classroom
- If you are volunteering on campus, developing your professional skills, or wanting your extracurricular activities added to your transcript, sign up for the Leaders in Communities Award
Clubs and Societies
Faculty affiliated clubs and societies are one of the easiest ways to get involved, learn from your peers and gain industry connections.
Actuarial Students' Society
Bridges the gap between Actuarial students and industry through networking events, annual publications and professional development workshops.
AIESEC provides leadership opportunities through international volunteering and internships.
Accounting Students' Association
Provides opportunities for Accounting students to engage with respected industry and professional service sponsors.
Banking on Women
Premier investment banking club dedicated to female students which aims to empower young women by providing them with industry specific-education and developing their professional skills.
CAINZ is a commerce-centric, not-for-profit student organisation, established at the University of Melbourne in 2011 with the purpose of bridging classroom theory and industry practice.
Commerce Students' Society
The CSS aims to provide students with an environment to socialise among their peers and potential employers, to learn about and be exposed to industries interested in Commerce graduates, and to voice communications to the Faculty and Dean.
Economics Student Society of Australia
Engages like-minded students to join in the conversation to explore the unique appeal and relevance of Economics through their regular articles, debates and professional development events.
Non-profit student run organisation that drives social change through the power of sustainable business models.
Financial Management Association of Australia
Promotes career awareness and connects members with potential employers through events, workshops and competitions.
Global Consulting Group
Connects students to experienced professionals through pro-bono management consulting services for not-for-profit organisations.
Melbourne Business School Student Association
The MBS Student Association (MBSSA) is the leading provider of social, professional development and volunteering events to all students at Melbourne Business School.
Membership is free for all MBS Students.
Melbourne Microfinance Initiative
Provides pro-bono consulting services to microfinance institutions and empower students to make a difference.
Student Association of Management and Marketing
Provides its members with opportunities to gain valuable industry insight, polished professional skills as well as build a network of connections.
Resources for Clubs
Resources for Faculty of Business and Economics affiliated Clubs & Societies.
Student Ambassador Program
The Student Ambassador Program aims to put senior student ambassadors in touch with commencing and early degree students through fun coffee catch-ups on campus in weeks 0 and 2 of Semester. By joining this program you will be able to make new friends and learn more about opportunities available to you as a student.
There are two ways to get involved: you can register to attend a coffee catch-up hosted by a student ambassador or if you are half-way through your degree, you can apply to become a Student Ambassador!
The 2017 Student Ambassador Program has now concluded. Please keep an eye on this page for more information about the 2018 Student Ambassador Program.
Please see below for more information about becoming a Student Ambassador.
Applications for the program are now open for MBS (does not include dual-Faculty and MBA programs) and Bachelor of Commerce students who meet the following criteria:
- Have completed at least 100 points of study as a BCom or MBS student
- Have been actively involved in the student community through Faculty programs and events, clubs and societies and the like
- Have a genuine interest in giving back - as a student ambassador you will be guiding new students through their first few weeks at University
- Are able to commit to facilitating two coffee catch-ups in weeks 0 and 2 of semester
- Don't mind helping out at key University events such as Orientation Day and recruitment events
- Don't mind taking part in marketing photoshoots
- Coffee catch-ups in Week 0 and 2 – (dates for 2018 Student Ambassador Program TBC)
- Attend MBS Welcome Event – (MBS Ambassadors only -dates for 2018 Student Ambassador Program TBC)
- Devote approximately 12 hours of their time to the Program across a period of one academic semester and contribute to the marketing and communication strategy of the Program; and
- Participate in photo and video shoots as well as recruitment events as required
Submit your application
If you are able to fully participate in the Student Ambassador Program and are interested in applying, please follow these steps:
- Read the relevant Student Ambassador Handbook:
- Formulate a response to the following (200 words or less) to include in the online application form:
- Please tell us why you would like to be part of the Student Ambassador Program.
- Please tell us what you think you can contribute to the Student Ambassador Program.
- Complete the Student Ambassador Program online application form by 30 April 2017.
Sorry, applications for the 2017 Student Ambassador Program have now closed.
Applications for the 2017 Student Ambassador Program have now closed.
Applications for the 2018 Student Ambassador Program will open in early 2018. Please keep an eye on this page for more information.
For more information on the Student Ambassador Program please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Global Voices Scholarship
Attend the The OECD Forum in Paris on a full scholarship from 5-9 June 2017.
All expenses paid; unmatched professional networking opportunity; participate in a global diaglogue; gain practical industry experience; meet like minded young people.
Open to undergraduate and postgraduate students enrolled in the Faculty of Business and Economics.
Applications for the 2017 Global Voices Scholarship have now closed. Please keep an eye on this page for more information about the 2018 Global Voices Scholarship.
Benefits of participating
The program includes:
- Attendance at the Canberra Pre-Departure Briefings;
- Participation in the Global Voices Research Fellowship; and
- Attendance at the OECD Forum in Paris.
A dedicated Delegation Manager is responsible for coordinating and planning all meetings and providing feedback and guidance to delegates during the preparation stages. They will also join the delegates in Canberra and in Paris.
Who can apply?
To be eligible you must be:
- Currently enrolled in an approved degree at the University of Melbourne's Faculty of Business and Economics (undergraduate and postgraduate students are eligible);
- An Australian citizen or permanent resident aged between 18-30;
- Able to attend the entire Canberra Pre-Departure Briefings (2018 dates TBC) and the dates of the Annual Meetings; and
- Willing to contribute a minimum of 5 hours per week to Global Voices for the program period (this includes time attending meetings, conference calls and working on your research paper).
How do I apply?
Applications for the 2017 Global Voices Scholarship are now closed. Please keep an eye on this page for more information about the 2018 Global Voices Scholarship.
Apply by completing the form at the bottom of the following webpage
You are required to submit a research proposal and a personal statement. If successful, your research proposal will become the basis for your final policy paper. Applications without all three pieces of supporting documentation will not be considered. See the Global Voices website for more details on the Statement of Intent and Research Proposal.
Global Voices are looking for applicants who can think analytically and are passionate about their chosen discipline. Applicants must also have a positive approach and be open to different opinions and ways of thinking. Delegates will be expected to work in a team and communicate effectively. The criteria include:
- Demonstrated ability through academic and/or extra-curricular achievement;
- Demonstrated interest in issues related to the summit;
- Capacity to gain personally and professionally from the experience;
- Desire to use this experience to make contributions to the community upon returning Australia; and
- Quality and relevance of the research proposal submitted with the application.
Hear from 2016 Scholarship Recipient – Sabina Lim
"Attending the 2016 OECD Forum was a front row seat to important policy discussions, and the opportunity to engage with experts at the top of their field. Over the course of the forum I learned an incredible amount from the intellectually challenging and stimulating discussions I was a part of – ranging from panels on closing the gender gap, the role of the OECD & G20, and the economic outlook for 2016. A personal highlight for me was getting pulled aside by the Australian ambassador to the OECD into a conversation with Karen Wilson, OECD Development Directorate, and whose impact investing reports I had spent the past months reading for my own research paper! The experience has also helped me explore my interest in economic policy as a possible career path, and opened doors to talented people already established in the field. The program is truly an unrivalled opportunity, and has been a defining part of my Melbourne University experience to date!"
The Insights series is an initiative dedicated to inspiring students enrolled in the BCom to engage more deeply with the world beyond the classrooms and lecture theatres of the University.
Through an informal series of interactive lectures and seminars led by a diverse range of leading academics, thought leaders, entrepreneurs and policymakers, the Insights lecture series seeks to enhance the B.Com experience by providing opportunities for students to view their academic experience and learning outcomes within a broader context and to connect the learning content delivered in the classroom with interesting and compelling real world issues.
The Insights series for 2017 have now concluded. Please keep an eye on this page for more details about the 2018 Insights series.
Please see below for more information and resources from the 2017 Insights series.
2017 Insights Series
Brad Potter, Associate Professor in Accounting and a Director of the Centre for Accounting and Industry Partnerships, shared his valuable insights into the world beyond the classroom in the first session of the BCom Insights Series in 2017.
Brad was able to share his career journey and discuss his latest research at Melbourne's Royal Botanic Gardens. With colleagues from Botany, Brad is developing a new way to channel the carbon accumulation of trees into financial reports, with implications for urban planners and corporations alike.
Brad's research and consulting experience encompasses financial accounting and disclosure for both private sector and public sector entities. Accounting and reporting choices made by small and medium size entities and the application of accounting and reporting approaches in understanding corporate social investment and sustainability are examples of current projects. In addition, a key focus of his efforts has been to build research capacity across different disciplines and involving industry partners. In this area, Brad has successfully managed and coordinated different research projects involving a range of industry partners, including the Australian Accounting Standards Board, National Water Commission, CPA Australia, the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Australia, Royal Botanic Gardens and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). These projects have attracted over $800,000 in funding from the Australia Research Council and from the National Water Commission (NWC) and have resulted in the development of major research reports and a range of publications in research journals and in the professional journals of the professional accounting bodies. Find out more about Brad's work here.
Leaders in Communities Award (LiCA)
The Leaders in Communities Award is designed to help you:
- Make the most of your volunteering activities
- Develop your professional skills
- Get your extracurricular experiences recognised on your transcript
You can start the LiCA at any time during your degree. You can also include activities that you’ve undertaken in the 24 months prior to formally starting the Award (provided it is post-secondary school).