- Develop your employability skills by participating in Skills Workshops
- Join a student club or society to get involved, learn from your peers, and gain industry connections
- Learn from inspiring leaders at the Future Leaders Forum
- Apply your university learning in a real business environment with the for-credit Management Consulting subject. This is a Melbourne-based project and is offered in Semester 1 and 2
- Solve a real business problem and gain global experience with the for-credit Global Management Consulting subject. This subject is available in January, July and November each year in various cities around the globe
- Gain valuable industry insights and career guidance from an experienced professional with the Career Mentoring Program
- The most enriching experiences are often gained on the job. Find out more about undertaking an internship while you study.
- Access resources to help you prepare for employment, and find internships, graduate roles, and other employment opportunities in Careers Resources.
- Did you know that Stop 1 offers a range of events, workshops and drop-in sessions? Find out what’s on at Stop 1 to help you get the most out of your University experience.
A professional development program for workplace readiness.
FBE Skills Workshops aim to develop your employability skills – those non-technical skills, knowledge and understandings that you need to participate effectively in the workplace.
Delivered by industry experts and based around the Australian Government’s Core Skills for Work Developmental Framework, these workshops will enable you to develop the skills and knowledge that employers want.
"I have found the sessions incredibly insightful and useful - grade wise they are H1s. When I undertook my studies, I wanted to expand my knowledge pool which these programs have done". Kate Masters, Master of International Business (2017)
- Gain local industry experience that will count towards your degree with the Management Consulting subject
- Solve an existing business challenge and gain global experience with the Global Management Consulting subject
- The most enriching experiences are often gained on the job. Find out more about undertaking an internship while you study
- Find current internship, graduate role, and other employment opportunities with our Job Search Platforms
- Check out our selection of stories from previous students!
Clubs and Societies
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.
Finance Students' Association
The Finance Students' Association is a student-led group dedicated to providing our members with a holistic university experience and connecting them with Australia's finest investment managers, hedge funds and financial services firms.
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.
Students' 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.
University Network for Investing and Trading
Focuses on educating students about all things investing and trading. Runs events aimed at equipping students with the necessary knowledge and skills that bridge the gap between a university education and industry requirements.
180 Degrees Consulting
Provides fundamental consulting skills and mentoring from top tier consulting firms to passionate students that seek an opportunity to make a difference in charities, not-for-profits and social enterprises.
Resources for Clubs
Resources for Faculty of Business and Economics affiliated Clubs & Societies.
Careers Online is the University of Melbourne’s online careers portal. Through Careers Online you can search advertised internship and employment opportunities, as well as other events, programs and activities that you can get involved with to build your professional development skills.
EFMD - HigherED
EFMD’s online careers portal, HigherED (pronounced ‘hired’), gives students the opportunity to see graduate employment opportunities from leading companies across the world. The HigherED online platform also grants students access to free career assessment tools.
Going Global is an international employment and internship platform made available to all University of Melbourne students. Students can search for employment or internship opportunities from across the globe, as well as having access to Going Global’s excellent online resources such as Country Career Guides.
Your University's Careers Service
Career preparation is a journey and one you will need to commence in your first semester to ensure you are in a competitive position. The University offers career advice, and uses platforms such as EmployMe, SMART Resume and Careers Online. These platforms provide valuable information on programs and opportunities designed to complement your degree study and add to your employability and the value you derive from your degree at the University of Melbourne.
Seminar in Economics and Commerce
ECON10002 Seminar in Economics and Commerce A - offered in Semester 2 - is a subject coordinated and taught by Professor Nilss Olekalns from the Department of Economics and focuses on the methodological, philosophical, political and historical underpinnings of some of the key ideas in the history of economics. The emphasis will be on the intellectual contributions of economists who had a transformative effect on the discipline, such as Adam Smith, Thomas Malthus, David Ricardo, Alfred Marshall and John Maynard Keynes. The works of some significant post-war economists will also be studied including Robert Solow, Milton Friedman, and Robert Lucas.
Key ideas about the economy will be discussed and assessed for their relevance for the modern world. The relation between the methods, concepts, and conclusions of these eminent economists to those of modern mainstream economic theory is a theme of the subject. Students will be expected to read original works, as well as secondary literature.
The subject is designed for students who are curious and interested in the history of economics, political economy and politics.
Classes will take the form of two 1.5 hour seminars per week (instead of two lectures plus a tutorial). The subject will be taught in a similar fashion to a fourth-year honours subject, with each class being a mix of straight lecture, in-class activities, and lengthy class discussion.
Who can Apply?
This subject is available to first year high achieving students that have:
- Completed no more than one semester of study at the University of Melbourne and no more than 50 points of level-1.
- Completed ECON10004 Introductory Microeconomics AND enrolled in ECON10003 Introductory Macroeconomics in Semester 2, 2020.
- Successful applicants will have achieved excellent results in the first semester of their Bachelor of Commerce. (A WAM of 75 or above.)
It is important to note that a quota of 25 students has been applied for 2020. Applications open on Wednesday 15 July 2020 and close Tuesday 28 July 2020. Applications submitted after this date or do not meet the above criteria will not be considered.
Student services workshops and sessions
All University of Melbourne students can access a range of online tools and services to help you develop and deepen your employability skills, explore career pathways and prepare for employment and other opportunities.
Browse upcoming workshops and sessions.