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Published: 07 May 2019 under Accounting

The Magic of Muesli

When you think about the role of accountants, you’re much more likely to think calculators and spreadsheets than muesli. However, the applications of accounting extend to tables beyond Excel, like breakfast, and the boardroom. The ERPSim Asia Pacific Japan Cup simulates a real-world working experience for accounting students. This year, teams from the University of Melbourne took out the top two spots in the regional challenge, before going on to become international champions!

Sunset in New Delhi

Published: 08 Apr 2019 under Student Enrichment

The Scenic Route

It’s a well-used metaphor, but there’s no doubt that higher education is a journey. For some it’s a fast track, high school, university and on to a career. For others, there’s something to be gained by taking the scenic route. For Nick Johnson, the scenic route offered an alternate entry pathway into the University of Melbourne, and on to international experience in New Colombo Plan funded International Business Experience study tour of India.

Barry Story Build

Published: 02 Apr 2019 under Student Enrichment; Finance

The Number Narrative

When we think of Finance and Economics, there’s often a very formulaic response – we imagine data and spreadsheets – but to be successful you have to think outside the Excel box. It’s not just about the numbers. For BCom Student Barry Zhang the narrative is just as important. His experience in the Management Consulting subject, working with HASSELL Architecture and Design firm gave him the chance to build a new narrative, and understand the full scope of management consulting.

James Chan THUMB

Published: 24 Oct 2018 under International Opportunities

The Meeting Point

There is an interesting intersection between the worlds of business and government. Often, it’s the innovation of private industry that impacts public policy and offers solutions to problems in the public sphere. Bachelor of Commerce student James Chan spent a week exploring this meeting point when he travelled to the International Monetary Fund and World Bank meeting in Bali, as the University of Melbourne’s newest Global Voices scholar.

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