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2009 Business School News

  • The Cost of Life? 15 Dec 2009

    How much would you pay to save a life on the road? David Hensher and his team at the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies re-evaluate the way we estimate the cost of saving human lives lost in car accidents. More

  • CARE Factor 09 Dec 2009

    A highlight of the 2009 Distinguished Speaker Program, run by the Discipline of International Business in the Faculty of Economics and Business, was the presentation to students by Dr Julia Newtown-Howes, CEO of international aid agency CARE Australia. Julia spoke about the challenges facing Not-For-Profit agencies in today's economic climate. More

  • ITLS Post Graduation Work Experience Program - Applications close Monday 23 November 17 Nov 2009

    ITLS offers our students the opportunity to undertake a 12-week full time (minimum 35 hours per week) post graduation work experience placement with one of our industry partners in a transport or logistics and supply chain management related field. More

  • Sweet Business Success 10 Nov 2009

    The Discipline of International Business in the Faculty of Economics and Business recently welcomed Stuart Smith, CEO of Darrell Lea to the campus as the inaugural speaker in its distinguished speaker series. Stuart presented his thoughts on managing the iconic Australian chocolate brand, Darrell Lea on the eve of the company's international expansion. More

  • NSW Auditor-General - Auditing For The Public Sector 02 Nov 2009

    In his role as NSW Auditor-General Peter Acherstraat holds close to 500 public sector organisations, including the University of Sydney, to account. The volume and variety of the organisations under his watchful eye, surprised many in the audience. More

  • Annual Faculty of Economics & Business Alumni Dinner 23 Oct 2009

    Director of Access Economics*, Chris Richardson, presented his thoughts on the reasons behind the Global Economic Crisis and the long term implications for Australia at the annual Faculty of Economics and Business alumni dinner. More

  • First Global Executive MBA interviews begin in October 19 Oct 2009

    Interviews for the first group of participants commencing in February 2010 began during the week of October 12. More

  • A slow and unfinished revolution for working women 19 Oct 2009

    Associate Professor in Work and Organisational Studies at The Faculty of Economics and Business, Marian Baird will analyse changes in Australia's attitudes to working women and what remains "unfinished business" in a national educational tour this month. More

  • Master of Management Wins Top Award 14 Oct 2009

    The University of Sydney's Master of Management has been recognised by international business newspaper, The Financial Times, as part of an elite group of institutions providing the best management program in the world. More

  • The Adventure Business 14 Oct 2009

    Faculty Alumni, James Castrission (BCom '04) and his best mate, Justin Jones, achieved a world first in January 2008 after paddling 3318km, unsupported, in their kayak across the Tasman Sea from the NSW coast to New Zealand. They recently shared tales from their amazing adventures with current student, staff and corporate partners at an event on the University of Sydney campus. More

  • David Hensher Honoured With Top Transport Award 07 Oct 2009

    Professor David Hensher, Director of the Faculty's Institute of Transport and Logisitics Studies (ITLS) has been honoured with an award for his Outstanding Contribution to the NSW Bus and Coach Industry. More

  • Strengthening our French Connection 07 Oct 2009

    A new deal struck between two University of Sydney faculties and the French Embassy in Canberra will create opportunities for students to work in France for six months. More

  • Students learn implications of Global Financial Crisis 23 Sep 2009

    200 enthusiastic current university students attended a lecture on The Global Financial Crisis and Australian Housing Markets presented by Rory Robertson, Macquarie Bank's Interest Rate Strategist, at The University on Wednesday 23 September, 2009. More

  • Sydney Uni Live 29 Aug 2009

    The University of Sydney threw open its doors and offered thousands of students the chance to discover more about study opportunities and student life. From courses and career prospects, to clubs and societies, accommodation and student services - this public open day ensured all prospective student questions were answered. More

  • The Leadership Masterclass 03 Aug 2009

    A reinvention of the traditional MBA, the Faculty's first Global Executive MBA aims to provide gifted executives with the leadership skills they need to scale the heights of success in business. More

  • Corporate Disclosure: A benefit or burden? 29 Jul 2009

    Professor Alex Frino from the Finance Discipline presents his latest research on the controversial issue of corporate disclosure and looks at why there is heightened pressure on companies to disclose more information than ever before. More

  • Focus on Economics 24 Jun 2009

    200 enthusiastic Year 12 students hoping to follow in the footsteps of leading Australian economists such as Ross Gittins, Glenn Stevens and Heather Ridout converged on the University in June to attend the inaugural Faculty of Economics and Business 'Focus on Economics' Lecture. More

  • Are consumers spending or saving in uncertain times? 15 May 2009

    The popular belief is that in a downturn, consumers are more likely to think carefully before spending, and that a dent in sentiment is shared by both those facing job losses or cut backs in working hours and pay, as well as the majority that will end up retaining their jobs. More

  • Master of Marketing welcomes new students and their employers to a Business Briefing: The role of marketing during the Global Financial Crisis 28 Apr 2009

    Students of the new Master of Marketing program, along with their employers, were recently involved in a Business Briefing with some of Sydney's top marketers as part of their introduction to the program. More

  • Hong Kong Government official presents Asian perspectives on economic crisis 06 Mar 2009

    Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, Professor K C Chan, will present his thoughts on tackling the Global Financial Crisis from an Asian perspective when he visits the University of Sydney today, Friday 6 March. More

  • Faculty of Economics and Business Sponsors First NSWRA Youth Day Championships 06 Feb 2009

    The Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Sydney will be the major sponsor of the inaugural 2009 NSW Rowing Association (NSWRA) YOUTH DAY Regatta to be held on Saturday 7th February. More

  • Budding business leaders come to campus 21 Jan 2009

    A group of high achieving Year 12 students from across Sydney will cut short their summer holidays today to immerse themselves in university life and become business consultants for the day. More