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2010 Business School News

  • New five-year commitment to elite sports 16 Dec 2010

    The Dean of the University of Sydney Business School, Professor Peter Wolnizer, and the Executive Director of Sydney University Sport and Fitness, Mr Robert Smithies, signed a joint agreement ensuring 10 postgraduate and four undergraduate scholarships per year for the next five years valued between $5000-$10,000 per annum. More

  • Australians could be charged for site attacks 14 Dec 2010

    Australians who took part in attacks that brought down the websites of firms refusing to transfer payments to WikiLeaks may find themselves in breach of the law, a University of Sydney cyber-security expert says. More

  • Economics and Business Graduates Have A Ball! 09 Dec 2010

    Our Economics and Business students marked the end of their time at university with the recently held Graduation Ball. More

  • Scholarships awarded for US-bound Economics and Business students 06 Dec 2010

    Nineteen undergraduate students from the University of Sydney's Faculty of Economics and Business have been presented with travel scholarships enabling them to undertake a once-in-a-lifetime summer internship program at the University of California Washington Centre in the United States. More

  • Acknowledging our Clubs and Societies 02 Dec 2010

    A 'Thank you' event was held by the Faculty of Economics and Business to acknowledge the achievements of the faculty's clubs and societies in 2010. More

  • 50 years of Accounting celebrated 22 Nov 2010

    The Discipline of Accounting in the Faculty of Economics and Business at The University of Sydney celebrated their 50th anniversary Jubilee. More

  • Experts gather for Learning and Teaching Forum 19 Nov 2010

    More than 50 staff and students attended the two-day Learning and Teaching in Business Forum presented by the Faculty of Economics and Business was opened by the Vice-Chancellor Michael Spence and attended by senior faculty leaders. More

  • $50,000 scholarship to promote leadership excellence in not-for-profit sector 16 Nov 2010

    A $50,000 scholarship promoting excellence in Not-for-Profit sector leadership is again being offered as part of the University of Sydney's Global Executive MBA program. More

  • Finance Team Get On Their Bikes For Charity 15 Nov 2010

    Representatives from the Faculty's Finance Discipline and a colleague from the Faculty of Engineering recently joined 10,000 participants in the 2010 MS Australia Sydney to Wollongong annual charity bike ride. More

  • The Big Brother Age? New research explores how governments manage user identities online 12 Nov 2010

    Dr Philip Seltsikas, Chair in the Discipline of Business Information Systems at the University of Sydney, presented his latest research this week as part of the Powered By Research Breakfast Series. More

  • Dr John Laker receives Alumni Award for Professional Achievement 12 Nov 2010

    With an alumni community boasting two governor-generals, five Australian prime ministers, four chief justices of the High Court, the third president of the UN General Assembly and three Nobel Laureates it would be easy to lose track of the significant contributions made by graduates of Australia's oldest university. More

  • USYD Students Impress in Accounting Competitions 29 Oct 2010

    The University of Sydney has been well represented in the accounting world over recent months, with a number of students from the Faculty of Economics and Business rising to challenges set by Australia's two top accounting bodies CPA Australia and The Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia. More

  • NSW Rhodes Scholarship announced 28 Oct 2010

    Nathaniel Ware, a University of Sydney Bachelor of Economics (Hons) student with a determination to help non-profit organisations impact on world poverty and hunger, is the winner of the 2011 NSW Rhodes Scholarship. More

  • E&B student beats out young lawyers to claim prestigious McCallum medal 27 Oct 2010

    Third year Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws, student, Oliver Pase, has won the prestigious 2010 McCallum medal for his analysis on the evolution of policy affecting the work/life balance. More

  • Our latest 'Lucy' graduates 21 Oct 2010

    The University of Sydney and the University of Western Sydney recently held a function in Sydney for the 70 graduates from the Lucy Mentoring Program hosted by Sparke Helmore. More

  • Strong Interest in Postgraduate Programs at Info Night 15 Oct 2010

    200+ guests attended the Faculty of Economics and Business postgraduate information evening last night at the Hilton Hotel, Sydney. More

  • Gain Global Experience with Washington Internship 13 Oct 2010

    The Faculty of Economics and Business and the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney have teamed up with the University of California Washington Centre (UCDC), to offer economics and business undergraduate students an exclusive internship opportunity to gain some invaluable global experience. More

  • Rewarding Teaching Excellence 13 Oct 2010

    A number of the faculty's most outstanding academic staff have been recognised with a Dean's Citations for their Teaching contributions in Summer School and Semester 1, 2010. More

  • Conference examines Australia's superannuation risk 07 Oct 2010

    The aftermath of the global financial crisis saw sharp reductions in the retirement savings of millions of Australians. How we restore the promise of retirement security has been the subject of several recent reports. More

  • Goodbye 9 to 5 06 Oct 2010

    Casual, part-time and contract work is gradually overtaking permanent full-time employment as the standard type of job for the majority of working Australians, according to a major report by the University of Sydney's Workplace Research Centre in the Faculty of Economics and Business. More

  • 2010 recipient of the Economic Society of Australia Distinguished Fellow Award 06 Oct 2010

    Emeritus Professor of Economics and former University of Sydney lecturer Peter Groenewegen, is the 2010 recipient of the Economic Society of Australia Distinguished Fellow Award. More

  • Gambling deal is meaningless tokenism 01 Oct 2010

    There is no more token, meaningless deal forged between the Gillard government and the independents as they carve the spoils of power than the one on problem gambling. More

  • University of Sydney management program ranked 2nd globally by Financial Times 30 Sep 2010

    Leading international publication, The Financial Times, has again rated the CEMS Master's in International Management (MIM) - offered exclusively in Australia by the University of Sydney - as one of the top management programs in the world in its 2010 rankings. More

  • Power in Coalition 20 Sep 2010

    Power in Coalition: A new book about building strong coalitions between labor unions and community organisations from Amanda Tattersall, University of Sydney alumni and honorary associate from the Discipline of Work & Organisational Studies. More

  • Accounting Master Class 2010 02 Sep 2010

    Professors Jayne Godfrey and Allan  Barton are set to share their accounting expertise at the Accounting  Discipline's annual Master Class next month for a group of approximately 50  Sydney University students and colleagues. More

  • Is it a bird, is it a plane? No, it's parkour! 26 Aug 2010

    Students at the University of Sydney were encouraged to look skyward during a recent lunchtime BBQ to see a jaw-dropping display by a group demonstrating the emerging sport of parkour. More

  • G08 Fellowship Winner to visit University of Sydney 16 Aug 2010

    GO8 fellowship winner, Anna Sankowska from the Warsaw School of Economics, will be visiting the university to work with Kristine Dery from the Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies on a project looking at trust in virtual teams. More

  • A Warm Welcome 04 Aug 2010

    Faculty of Economics and Business students commencing their undergraduate studies were welcomed to the faculty by Associate Dean (Undergraduate), Tyrone Carlin, at a briefing session at the University’s Merewether Lecture Theatre.

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  • Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) 04 Aug 2010

    Ten students from the University of Sydney (eight of who study in the Faculty of Economics and Business) joined hundreds of participants from 28 other Australian tertiary institutions at the annual SIFE Conference to present projects they have been working on over the past 12 months. More

  • Talented Leadership 30 Jul 2010

    The development of business talent in Australia and China was one of the key themes of the Shanghai World Expo Symposium organised by the Faculty of Economics and Business, writes Thomas Wong. More

  • Research Forum Debates the Need to Improve Australia's Corporate Reporting Networks 14 Jul 2010

    The need for more thoughtful structuring and auditing processes of Australian corporate groups and why so many companies get it wrong will be the theme of a research forum sponsored by the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Sydney on Thursday 15 July. More

  • Adventurous ideas at the Expo 13 Jul 2010

    Business experts from Australia and China made their way through the crowds at the Shanghai Expo on Monday to share their ideas on reform and innovation at the second University of Sydney symposium. More

  • University of Sydney hosts sixth triennial APIRA Conference 12 Jul 2010

    With a reputation for academic rigour and the participation of world-leading researchers, the Sixth Asia Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting (APIRA) Conference runs from 11 - 13 July. This triennial conference promises three days of intensive discussions, debates and networking with leading and emerging scholars in accounting. More

  • Taking the lead in professional development 09 Jul 2010

    Associate Professor John Shields from the faculty's Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies, presented at the inaugural Take the Lead seminar series - a professional learning and development seminar which provides opportunity for human resources (HR) professionals to hear from leading University of Sydney experts about the latest trends in HR and people management. More

  • Reform tops the agenda at business symposium 09 Jul 2010

    The need to reform business practices to promote innovation and enterprise will dominate the agenda at the second University of Sydney symposium at the Shanghai Expo on Monday 12 July. More

  • ICT gets image conscious 05 Jul 2010

    The Faculty of Economics and Business with the Australian Computer Society Foundation jointly ran a forum led by a panel of leading ICT industry speakers, who met to discuss strategies to interest young people in careers in technology-enabled business innovation and all agreed that something had to be done. More

  • Faculty alumna appointed new QBE Chairman 01 Jul 2010

    Faculty of Economics and Business alumna, Ms Belinda Hutchinson (BEc '76), will this week officially commence her position as Chair of QBE Insurance. More

  • Bus and train use up as car numbers rise but trips fall 29 Jun 2010

    The Sydney Morning Herald reports that a study by the Faculty's Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies has revealed New South Wales is the "most pessemistic state ... in terms of sentiment towards transport in Australia in the next five years". More

  • Transport studies agreement for Sydney (ITLS) and Abu Dhabi 23 Jun 2010

    The Abu Dhabi Department of Transport (DoT) and The University of Sydney, Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS) in the Faculty of Economics and Business signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Tuesday 22nd June, aimed at providing Masters courses in transport management to targeted UAE students and executive courses for DoT employees.

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  • Jane Spring Awarded for a Lifetime of Service to Rowing 18 Jun 2010

    Faculty of Economics and Business alumna and President of Rowing at Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness, Jane Spring, (BEc Hons '86, LLB '89, MPAdmin '07, Hon Fellow '08) has been awarded the Rusty Robertson MBE Award at the Rowing NSW Annual Presentation Dinner.

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  • Expert shares secrets to stock market success 08 Jun 2010

    Leading Equities Analyst, Portfolio Manager and self-made entrepreneur, Roger Montgomery recently visited the campus to bring to life the complex subject of stock market investing. More

  • Corporate Misadventures - Justice Neville Owen Presents at Accounting 50th Anniversary Event 25 May 2010

    The Hon. Justice Neville Owen, will highlight the peculiar problems that long and complex legal cases present at a 50th anniversary event for the Accounting Discipline in the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Sydney. More

  • Australia needs 'Green Collar' workers 17 May 2010

    A new report from Dr Mike Rafferty and Serena Yu from the Workplace Research Centre (WRC), has found more 'Green Collar' jobs are needed if key climate change challenges facing the Australian economy are to be met.
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  • Federal Budget 2010: Academics Available for Media Comment 11 May 2010

    The Faculty of Economics and Business has a number of experts available this week to discuss various aspects of tomorrow's federal budget. The numbers listed below are the best way to contact these spokespeople on Tuesday 11, Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 May. More

  • Ross Gittins shares thoughts about Immigration and Population with Political Economy students 10 May 2010

    Leading Australian economist and Economics Editor of the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper, Ross Gittins, shared his thoughts on immigration and population to students in the Arts and Economics and Business faculties last week in an event organised by the student union's Political Economy Society (ECOPSOC). More

  • Multi-million dollar grant allows investigation into Rapid Bus Transport 29 Apr 2010

    The Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies in the Faculty of Economics and Business is a partner in a consortium that has been awarded a US$3.5 million dollar, five-year grant from the Volvo Research and Education Foundation (VREF) to establish a Center of Excellence (CoE) on Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). More

  • Risky Business: the Psychology of Strategy in Uncertain Times 23 Apr 2010

    New research about why normally, clear headed, rational managers with a wealth of information at their fingertips make bad business decisions will be presented by Professor Dan Lovallo from the University of Sydney at a corporate breakfast this Friday 23 April. More

  • Forum Investigates E-Publishing Boom 20 Apr 2010

    The growth of the e-publishing industry, the business challenges and opportunities facing booksellers and publishers was the focus of an international student forum at the University of Sydney in April. More

  • Addressing Australia's future workforce challenges at the Australian Workplace Conference 16 Apr 2010

    The Faculty of Economics and Business - Workplace Research Centre hosted the 2010 Australian Workplace Conference which was dedicated to addressing Australia's future workforce challenges, and discussing current issues affecting the working lives of Australian people. More

  • University of Sydney Masters project to attract students from Sydney's South West 13 Apr 2010

    The Master of Management program run through the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Sydney sees their students working on 'real-life' projects which aims to encourage students from South West Sydney to attend university in greater numbers. More

  • E&B student chosen to represent Australia at World Economic Forum 13 Apr 2010

    The World Economic Forum* has chosen Economics and Business PhD graduate from 2009, James Gifford, as one of its Young Global Leaders (YGLs) for 2010. More

  • For love or Money? Why more business women are needed in the Not for Profit Sector 13 Apr 2010

    The challenges facing women working in the Australian not-for-profit sector and why more female business executives are needed in this field were among the issues discussed at a forum hosted by the Faculty of Economics and Business. More

  • Improving the Government's Social Inclusion Agenda Policy 25 Mar 2010

    A new report produced by The University of Sydney, The University of Western Sydney and the Illawarra Forum proposes that the NSW Government's objectives in the recently launched 'Social Inclusion Agenda' has missed the mark in achieving their social inclusion goals.
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  • Transport confidence survey highlights national concern 23 Mar 2010

    The Faculty's Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies launched their inaugural Interfleet Transport Opinion Survey (TOPS) which clearly highlights that Australians want to see more public transport improvements.   More

  • Awards for Teaching Excellence 22 Mar 2010

    Professor Wolnizer praises the Faculty's 2009 Teaching and Tutoring Award recipients for their individual outstanding contributions in both teaching and tutoring. More

  • Talking Employment Relations with Professor Russell Lansbury AM 18 Mar 2010

    Emeritus Professor Russell Lansbury AM shares his views on employment relations with Cara Spence (original interview source: Industrial Relations Society Quarterly newsletter). More

  • New report shatters myths about public sector employees in South Australia 23 Feb 2010

    A state-wide survey conducted by Dr Mike Rafferty, Hanna Schultz and Serena Yu, from the Workplace Research Centre, dispels the "slack public servant" myth in South Australia.   More

  • Exploring cooperative movements in Italy and Australia 23 Feb 2010

    The University of Sydney hosted the inaugural international symposium on the Cooperative Movements in Italy and Australia last week.

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  • Taking the measure of marketing 17 Feb 2010

    The Master of Marketing reception allowed inaugural graduands and prominent industry partners to welcome the enthusiastic 2010 student cohort... More

  • Smooth Sailing 17 Feb 2010

    The 35th annual Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants Regatta saw three crews from The faculty of Economics and Business, Accounting Discipline sail away triumphantly with more than just a sun tan… More

  • "Hands-on, Not Hands-up" - New Global EMBA Program Begins at the University of Sydney 15 Feb 2010

    An outstanding diverse group of high performing managers form the inaugural Global Executive MBA cohort will get their hands on real life projects over the next 18 months and develop their skills as future leaders. More

  • Nigel Finch invited to join the Business Council of Mongolia 08 Feb 2010

    Following a successful visit to Mongolia, Nigel Finch, was admitted as a member of the Business Council of Mongolia (BCM). More

  • Record Entries for 2010 NSWRA Youth Day Rowing Regatta 04 Feb 2010

    The Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Sydney will again support the YOUTH DAY Regatta by continuing as the major sponsor of the event which forms part of the two-day NSW Rowing Championships Regatta. More

  • Vale Warren Hogan 22 Jan 2010

    Emeritus Professor Warren Hogan, a professor of economics at the University of Sydney for 30 years, has died aged 80. More