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Inside the Melbourne Microfinance Initiative

Student Enrichment

Inside the Melbourne Microfinance Initiative

The University of Melbourne’s student clubs are one of the community’s most fundamental building blocks. They offer students a breadth of opportunities to add to their university experience, to make friends, develop skills, and begin building a professional network that will stay with them into their careers. The Melbourne Microfinance Initiative (MMI) offers its members a unique experience: the chance to have a real-world, social impact, both locally and internationally. We spoke with MMI President Jeanette Chan and GMCC Director Nina Lo to find out more.

Published 23 Sep 2019

The Magic of Muesli

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!

Published 07 May 2019

The Scenic Route

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.

Published 08 Apr 2019

The Number Narrative

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.

Published 02 Apr 2019

The Meeting Point

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.

Published 24 Oct 2018

Choose Melbourne: Jenna Oh

Student

Choose Melbourne: Jenna Oh

For many international students, choosing where to study can be a challenge. It means comparing rankings, finding out about the culture and educational system of a country, speaking to their family and friends, and in some cases visiting. The choice is often split between the United States, the United Kingdom, and studying here, in Australia. Jenna Oh did her undergraduate studies in the United States, now, she’s come to Melbourne, where she’s currently studying the Master of Management (Accounting).

Published 13 Sep 2018

Jack Dalrymple - on taking his voice to the OECD

Student

Jack Dalrymple - on taking his voice to the OECD

For most of us, institutions like the United Nations and the OECD exist in a sphere far removed from our day-to-day lives. In some ways, they seem impenetrable, and surreal, and for students chasing a future with one of these organisations, the path to their doors is far from clear. The Global Voices Scholarship gives students, like Jack Dalrymple, a chance to visit and connect with these organisations, fostering practical, hands-on experience for our future leaders.

Published 31 Jul 2018

Entrepreneurial influences with Simone James

Student Enrichment

Entrepreneurial influences with Simone James

When entering university, many students are advised over and over to network. It doesn’t come easy to some, and this was definitely the case for Bachelor of Commerce student Simone James. Now, on the brink of her graduation, Simone has a wealth of experiences under her belt, both in Australia and abroad, most recently at Stanford University. We sat down to talk start-ups and how networking and a growth mindset has opened up a myriad of opportunities and experiences.

Published 25 Jul 2018

Fresh Faces All Around: Meet the New MBSSA Exec

Student Enrichment

Fresh Faces All Around: Meet the New MBSSA Exec

For many students at Melbourne Business School, the Melbourne Business School Student Association (MBSSA) is a hub of activity, with their events a highlight of the year. The connections they make through the association are relationships that will stay with them long after graduation. At the heart of it all is the MBSSA Executive team, and with a new semester comes a new council. We took a few minutes to meet them and find out about their plans for the rest of the year.

Published 18 Jun 2018

Levelling the playing field, from Kilimanjaro to the Dead Sea

Entrepreneurship; International Opportunities

Levelling the playing field, from Kilimanjaro to the Dead Sea

We often speak of sport as being one of the world’s great equalisers. It’s used to cross cultural and language barriers, build communities, and of course, celebrate the underdog. Where sport around the world fails is in its handling of gender inequality. It’s a desire to rectify this and create an equal playing field that has taken an MBS alumna around the world.

Published 15 May 2018

Inside the Melbourne Business Practicum: working with the National Heart Foundation

Student Enrichment

Inside the Melbourne Business Practicum: working with the National Heart Foundation

For the past three years, the National Heart Foundation has partnered with the Faculty of Business and Economics to host the Melbourne Business Practicum. It’s been an opportunity for the students and the foundation alike; for students to get hands-on experience managing unique projects, and for the foundation to tap into a rich and energetic resource. We caught up with Sarah McPherson and Lyn Davies from the National Heart Foundation; and Master of Management (Marketing) student Kim Chetty, to find out more about the program.

Published 01 May 2018

Disruption: An opportunity for growth

Student Enrichment; Entrepreneurship

Disruption: An opportunity for growth

In a world that is constantly changing, megatrends such as technology, globalisation, demographics and psychological changes, are having a significant influence on the business models of many industries. As a Strategy and Innovation Consultant with EY, Master of Entrepreneurship alumna, Rosie Downie, helps her clients navigate disruption and understand how they can position their business to benefit from the evolving environment.

Published 01 Feb 2018

My time in Hong Kong and Singapore: a conversation with Ewe Jin Tan

Student Enrichment

My time in Hong Kong and Singapore: a conversation with Ewe Jin Tan

The future of business and economics lies in our students, who demonstrate the value of the Faculty’s teaching, industry engagement and scholarship programs when they successfully navigate into careers of their choice. Commerce Opportunity Bursary recipient Ewe Jin Tan shares his recent internship story with us, and tells us about his experiences in Hong Kong and Singapore with Deutsche Bank.

Published 10 Mar 2016

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