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Business School Alumni Magazine
July 2013 (Issue 21)

Welcome to Issue 21 of Sydney Business Connect.

Topics covered in this issue are:

Co-Dean's Message - Professor Tyrone Carlin and Professor David Grant provide an update to alumni about the successes of 2013 so far, and the progress being made on the Abercrombie Precinct Project.

Opinion Editorial - Professor Tyrone Carlin outlines the Business School's reaction to the proposed budgetary measures that are due to be imposed by the federal government over the next three years.

Getting Stuff Done - profile of alumni Richard Freudenstein (BEc '86, LLB '88), Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Foxtel.

Keeping our Research Relevant - Following a review of the Business School's research activities, we are delighted to announce the formation of five new research networks.

Student Profile - Described by The Hon. Barry O'Farrell, Premier of New South Wales as an "inspirational role model", Master of Commerce student Fernando Andres Vega Colmenares has reached the finals of the Premier's International Student of the Year Awards.

Your Opportunity to Engage with Student Entrepreneurs - Sydney Genesis Entrepreneurship Challenge is the largest and longest-running entrepreneurship program at the University of Sydney and is an excellent chance for alumni to get involved.

Business Intelligence - updates from across the school include: The Business School has sponsored the Sydney University Football Club for the 2013 season; Business School alumna Whitney Komor has closed a $1 million funding deal to launch her start-up, TheBestDay; The Business School's new MBA program continues to revolutionise management education, by offering a China module to its students, who will advise Chinese enterprises wishing to do business with Australia; Corey Payne's Future Directions Network scholarships have been given a $500,000 boost by the federal government; The Business School scholarships ceremony has been held in the Great Hall; and two off-shore alumni events have been held, one in Jakarta and the other in London.

Alumni Events- The Annual Alumni Dinner has been announced, and will be held on 10 October, 2013 in the Great Hall. The evening will feature guest speaker, Chief of the Australian Army, Lieutenant General David Morrison AO.

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Many thanks,

Kim Pryor and Alex Middleton Alumni Relations - University of Sydney Business School