Business and Economics at Melbourne

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06/06/2024

We're thrilled to announce that The University of Melbourne is the first to become an Accredited Data Service Provider, thanks to the Melbourne Institute Data Lab (MIDL) at the Faculty of Business and Economics.

This accreditation allows researchers to access complex and secure datasets through the University.

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05/06/2024

We've moved up yet again to rank 13th in the world in the latest QS Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings released today! 🎉

We're proud to be positioned as the highest-ranked Australian institution across three major global rankings – QS (13), Times Higher Education (37) and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (35).

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04/06/2024

"Investing in your career sets you apart from other candidates and makes you more attractive to potential employers."

Faculty of Business and Economics alum and career coach Renata Bernarde, shares why continuous investment in your career is crucial through her practical tips.

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03/06/2024

We're proud to share our 2023 Sustainability Report: Partnering for Progress 💙

The report, which is set against ambitious targets announced in our Sustainability Plan 2030, details progress made towards achieving institutional targets of carbon neutrality by 2025 and climate-positive status by 2030.

Tap through to read more → unimelb.me/4bEXTdN

Photos from Business and Economics at Melbourne's post 31/05/2024

That's a wrap on Stress Busters week 😊

Over two weeks, we welcomed FBE students to a series of events from 🧘🏼 yoga, 🍪 truffle making, 🎧 silent discos, 🎥 movie nights,🚶🏼‍♀wellness walks and 😴 meditation classes to help students destress and relax after a busy semester.

We hope you enjoyed yourselves 💙

Photos from Business and Economics at Melbourne's post 30/05/2024

BCom student Sam Shattock recently embarked on the adventure of a lifetime to Germany, where he completed the Global Management Consulting subject.

Sam and his team were appointed to TNG Technology Consulting and was tasked with developing business proposals.

He reflects on his experience:

"The program gives students a unique opportunity to work in a professional environment in an unfamiliar culture, which has fast-tracked my preparation for employment."

Tap through to read about Sam's experience abroad → unimelb.me/4bCTCXZ

Photos from Business and Economics at Melbourne's post 29/05/2024

The first volume of Dhoombak Goobgoowana: A History of Indigenous Australia and has been released. This independent scholarly work examines the history of our troubled and complex relationship with Indigenous people, which the University commissioned as part of its commitment to truth-telling.

The book's title, Dhoombak Goobgoowana, means 'truth-telling' in the Woi Wurrung language of the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people on whose unceded lands our campuses are located.

Edited by Dr Ross Jones, Dr James Waghorne and Distinguished Professor Marcia Langton AO, the book aims to articulate our institutional history transparently and formally. Tap through to read more → unimelb.me/4bDrLaa

It's available to access for free as an ebook, along with other resources and commentary about the project → unimelb.me/DhoombakGoobgoowana

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National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements 🖤💛❤️

Now more than ever, the work continues – in treaty-making, truth-telling, understanding our history, education, and tackling racism.

Tap the link to participate in the NRW 2024 event program, which aims to promote understanding and learning across five critical aspects of meaningful reconciliation: historical acceptance, race relations, equality and equity, institutional integrity, and unity → unimelb.me/3GnQSip

23/05/2024

👏🏼 Congratulations to our winning teams, Two Conversations and Seven Stars, for taking out the top prize at this year’s Business Innovation Challenge 💡

🗓️ Across four days, 18 teams comprising of 136 students participated in the challenge where clients Arts for Kids Culture and Carringbush Adult Education briefed our teams on a business issue they’re currently facing and tasked students to develop practical business solutions.

🤝 Teams were mentored by industry professionals throughout the process, from ideation, development and refinement to the final presentation, giving participants an understanding of today’s business landscape and challenges within these sectors.

🏆 Two teams came out victorious for their business solutions and were awarded a cash tip of $2000AUD for their efforts 💸

🎖️ The winning solution for Arts for Kids Culture was developed by team Two Conversations, who proposed hosting immersive art experiences over four weekends.

🎖️ The winning solution for Carringbush Adult Education was developed by team Seven Stars, who proposed a detailed communications plan focusing on utilising social media to increase awareness and attract new partners.

Congratulations to everyone involved and a special thank you to our mentors and industry partners for guiding our students 💙

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Earlier this month, we had the privilege of welcoming Professor Betsey Stevenson from the University of Michigan to deliver the 2024 Public Downing Lecture.

Professor Betsey Stevenson discussed how economics can help us understand the evolving motivations and behaviours within families over the past several decades. She also explored how our jobs and work life have changed and the interactions between these changes in the family and the workplace.

Tap through to view the recording → unimelb.me/44Qoq50

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👏🏼 Congratulations to team Solstråle, winners of this year's Startup Pitch Competition!

🚀 Last night was an evening of innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, with the conclusion of the eight-week competition. The top eight teams took to centre stage to present their creative and innovative business ideas to a room full of their peers, industry representatives and our esteemed judges.

📈 From solutions to managing Australia's food waste problem, to AI driven platform simplifying the renovation process, to posture correcting technology, last night we saw The University of Melbourne's brightest entrepreneurs pitch their solutions to real world business problems.

🏆 Ultimately, Charlotte Westaway and Lily Ivey from team Solstråle took out the top honours with their business solution to scalp care and won a cash tip of $6,500 AUD to bring their business idea to fruition.

🥈 Buzzies was awarded second place with their idea for an AI-driven platform that simplifies and integrates the store renovation process for SME owners, enabling users to efficiently enhance their store design on a tight budget.

🥉 Team Pawsitive placed third with their comprehensive pet health monitoring solution, giving pet owners piece of mind of their pets health status.

🎉 Congratulations to our final top eight teams and to everyone who participated, each team did an outstanding job and we hope you're proud of everything you've accomplished ⭐

🤝 We'd also like to give a special mention to CloudTech Group and Telstra for your ongoing support and contribution.

How can we measure the size of Australia’s illegal cannabis market – and the billions in taxes that might flow from legalising it? 14/05/2024

A senate inquiry is due to hand down its report on a bill to legalise cannabis.

So how do we know how big the cannabis market is, and how much revenue it could deliver?

Tap through to read more → unimelb.me/4bBCba1.

How can we measure the size of Australia’s illegal cannabis market – and the billions in taxes that might flow from legalising it? Policymakers will have to think carefully about pricing, taxation and providing discounts for buying in bulk. Else legalisation may not deliver a substantial tax windfall after all.

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Thanks to everyone who came to our last student brunch event for the semester! We hope you enjoyed the free food, activities and opportunities to connect with your peers 💙 ❤️

07/05/2024

Are you looking to up skill or considering a career change?

Our Graduate Study Expo has something for you.

💬 Chat one-on-one with our experts about graduate study options.
🔍 Learn about entry requirements, career outcomes, and financial support.
👥 Hear from current students about their experiences in our panel.
🥤 Plus, enjoy a free drink on us!

Join us on campus to learn all about graduate study options and find a course that’s the right fit for you → unimelb.me/44yAmZ3

30/04/2024

Join us on Monday 27 May for the 2024 Corden Public Lecture with Dr Mary Amiti from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Dr Amiti will discuss the impact of the US-China trade war on the US economy, revealing significant losses for American consumers and firms, contrary to the objectives of the Trump administration.

Tap through to register → unimelb.me/3Wl8fKR

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BCom student Shreyashri Pradhan, alongside three other students recently travelled to Ireland where they completed the Global Business Practicum subject at Grant Thornton.

Shreyashri reflects on her time abroad and says the experience left an indelible mark on her professional journey, offering insights into stakeholder engagement, teamwork dynamics, and the nuances of organisational culture.

"My experience of taking the Global Business Practicum subject has significantly enhanced my employability skills and career aspirations. It sharpened my research, analysis, and communication skills, which are crucial in any professional setting."

Tap through to read more about Shreyashri's experience abroad → unimelb.me/4aQQAPy

23/04/2024

Congratulations to our very own Professor Danny Samson and Professor William Ho on making the top 100 World's Best Business and Management Scientists in Australia.

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Today's FBE Student Brunch consisted of bagels with a side of health promotion 🏃🏼‍♀️ 🥗 🍃

Students enjoyed delicious bagels while also having the opportunity to talk about how they can improve their health and wellbeing.

Thank you to our amazing FBE Student Ambassadors and The University of Melbourne's Health Promotion Team for hosting 💙

22/04/2024

👏🏼 Congratulations to our very own BCom students, winners of CUBE 2024 🏆

Last week, a group of BCom students took home the trophy for CUBE 2024, an undergraduate case competition hosted by the Corvinus University of Budapest.

After standout presentations in both their 7-hour and 24-hour cases, the team advanced to the finals and were named winners of both the short case and the overall competition.

Congratulations to team members Tim Le, Anna Nguyen, Jamie Wu and Idy Zhao, who not only excelled in the competition but were also recognised for their collegiality and sportsmanship 🤝

Tap through to read more about International Case Competitions → unimelb.me/4aZDsqS

Applications for the 2025 cohort will open in September.

18/04/2024

🔥 New research from the Dilin Duwa at The University of Melbourne explores Indigenous businesses and corporations contribution into the Australian economy and identifies potential avenues for further growth.

Key findings show that 13,693 Indigenous businesses and corporations:

⚫ Generated $16.1 billion dollars in revenue
🔴 Contributed to $4.2 billion in wages
⚫ Employed over 116,795 individuals

Tap through to read more → unimelb.me/3VZ66o5

📷 Image credit: Southern Cultural Immersion

17/04/2024

Indigenous businesses and corporations in Australia generated $16 billion dollars in revenue according to the latest research from the Dilin Duwa Centre for Indigenous Business Leadership at The University of Melbourne.

Snapshot 3.0 analyses 13,693 Indigenous businesses and corporations, offering the most comprehensive view to date of the Indigenous business ecosystem.

Tap through to read more → unimelb.me/43Zhpi3

Image credits: Southern Cultural Immersion (Images 1, 4 and 5), Frames by Hari (Image 2), Yiliyapinya Indigenous Corporation (Image 6).

15/04/2024

On Australia's path to net zero, experts from The Faculty of Business and Economics at The University of Melbourne discuss the risks of the Government's 'climate-first' approach.

They explain why social and environmental issues should be tied together to make sustainable finance reforms.

Tap through to read more → unimelb.me/3Q1KnrO

Photos from Business and Economics at Melbourne's post 11/04/2024

Today's Student Brunch saw FBE students enjoy delicious boas with a choice of a warm beverage, face painting and the opportunity to catch-up with their peers and the Wellbeing team 😊

Thank you to the MBS Student Association for hosting 🙌🏼

Looking forward to the next Student Brunch on Tuesday 23 April? Check it out here → unimelb.me/42Xhpym

It’s getting even harder to find full-time work. So more people are taking second part-time jobs 09/04/2024

Are you struggling to get full time work? Well, you're not alone...

Professor Mark Wooden writes in The Conversation Australia + NZ that Australians are finding it harder to find full-time work. So more people are taking second part-time jobs.

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It’s getting even harder to find full-time work. So more people are taking second part-time jobs Rising costs and the change in the nature of work has led to more people holding more than one job.

08/04/2024

We're proud to share our 2023 PRME report, a demonstration of our joint commitment to improving sustainability performance and reporting as global leaders in business education.

As co-signatories since 2019, we're dedicated to embedding sustainability principles across our curriculum, research, and engagement activities. From supporting student clubs to pioneering research on gender bias and poverty alleviation, we're progressing forward to a more sustainable future.

Tap through to read more here → unimelb.me/3VMQcx2

05/04/2024

📸 A picturesque photo of The Spot! Home to The Faculty of Business and Economics The University of Melbourne 💙 💙

02/04/2024

Meet BCom and MBS alum, Abhishek Kansaka 👋🏼

Scholarship support gave Abhishek the chance to study at The University of Melbourne and now he’s giving back by generating positive change in Australia through his start-up, Electrify Infinite - a company that aims to enable sustainable transportation one charge at a time.

Tap through to read more about Abhishek's journey → unimelb.me/4bHciGr

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Our student ambassadors hosted an 🐰 Easter extravaganza for our FBE students! They indulged in delicious hot cross buns 😋 , a Lindt chocolate fountain 🍫 , and joined in on fun activities like Jenga, egg-painting competition and an Easter egg hunt.

We wish everyone a safe and joyful Easter 💙

Photos from Business and Economics at Melbourne's post 26/03/2024

🛫 BCom student Millie Beccia traveled to Vietnam to participate in the International Business Experience subject at The University of Melbourne.

Millie says the reason for her applying for this program was to build her commercial acumen by deepening her knowledge of global business and the role that culture plays in 📈 business and economics.

"Personally, I gained a deeper understanding of myself and others, in terms of culture, values and beliefs, as well as communication styles. These experiences are invaluable in professional and social contexts, such as awareness and adaptability to diverse needs as a means to facilitate effective communication."

The study tour program comprises of academic and cultural activities while providing students with an overview of business and economics in an international context 🌎

'If you are a student who would like to experience studying abroad, or perhaps may not be willing to commit to long-term study abroad programs, I would recommend the International Business Experience program."

👉🏼 Tap through to read more about Millie's experience in Vietnam, and how you can apply for a $3000 NCP grant to participate in a two-week study tour in Jakarta to explore Indonesia's dynamic business and economics scene → unimelb.me/3TOfWYe

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Our Faculty of Business and Economics students took a sustainable step forward as they dove into a no-waste cooking class, whipping up mouthwatering Shakshuka and a fresh Pazanella Salad 🥗

Thanks to Open Table and VicHealth for partnering up and providing our students with the tools to cook up a storm while reducing waste.

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