Top stories of 2017

Read a selection of our favorite stories of 2017.

Humans of Melbourne Business School

What do you love about Melbourne? In this new series, we invite you to see our city through the eyes of some of our Humans of Melbourne Business School.

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5 ways the future of work could change for women

The last generation saw a significant shift towards equality for women in the Australian workplace, but they remain under-represented in senior roles, earn less and don’t have as much superannuation. So, what could the future of work look like for women?

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Why we need 1,000 Indigenous business leaders

Reflecting on his first trip to the Garma Festival, Deputy Dean (Faculty) Paul Jensen explains the Faculty of Business and Economics’ 1,000 Indigenous Business Leaders Program, and why it is crucial to the future of the University and the wider community. Professor Jensen was one of 10 senior University staff members to attend the 2017 Garma Festival, including the Provost and the Deputy Vice Chancellor. The University of Melbourne is a Gold Sponsor of the event.

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Australia's generational wealth divide is biting

The 2017 HILDA Survey of Australians’ economic and social well-being shows that many young homeowners are struggling to pay down debt, if they can get into the market at all, putting in doubt the sustainability of the retirement system.

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Five in Five with Madeleine Grummet

Self-confessed serial entrepreneur, former journalist and communications strategist Madeleine Grummet was part of the first cohort to take on the Master of Entrepreneurship at the University of Melbourne’s Wade Institute. During her Masters, she co-founded GirledWorld – an education tech company building the next generation of women leaders, entrepreneurs and STEMM champions.

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Outlook 2017 - What we Learned

The Economic and Social Outlook Conference 2017 featured some of Australia’s leading policy minds; our academics report on key sessions.

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Sharing a drink with the Champagne Dame

From regional Victoria to the ch√Ęteaus of France... How one BCom alumna turned her passion for the bubbly beverage into a successful global business.

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Umps Health will help Australians care for their loved ones

How will your life change when you have to care for an ageing parent living at home alone? How long will it take you realise if something goes wrong? What if there was a way to use technology to not just detect a problem, but to predict it before it happens in the first place?

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Five in Five with Ross Garnaut

Prominent Australian economist Professor Ross Garnaut has had an incredible career spanning more than four decades. In that time, he has been the principal economic advisor to Prime Minister Bob Hawke, acted as Australia’s Ambassador to China and led two reviews into Climate Change for the Australian Government.

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Who better to teach young entrepreneurs than a young entrepreneur!

Bachelor of Commerce and Master of International Business alumna Livia Benedict is leading the way in educating school-aged children in Indonesia to be young entrepreneurs. This is her passion and one she further developed when studying at the Melbourne Business School (MBS).

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