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In Session: Classes begin for 2011

02 Mar 2011

The University of Sydney Business School

More than 1600 new undergraduate and postgraduate students have commenced classes this week - the first new students to be enrolled in the newly re-named University of Sydney Business School.

Students enthusiastically began lectures and tutorials in a variety of disciplines following their first taste of university life last week during a number of orientation events held across the University of Sydney campus.

Among other activities, students gathered at a series of welcome events in the Seymour Centre to hear from academic staff, peer mentors, graduate recruiters and careers advisors about what the coming years have in store.

Associate Dean (Postgraduate), John Shields, addressed students at the official postgraduate session while Associate Dean (Undergraduate) Philip Seltsikas took the stage at the undergraduate welcome. Both Associate Deans spoke animatedly about the diversity and character of the group and encouraged students to embrace the chance to make new connections at every opportunity.

The Orientation events also provided occasion to launch an inspiring new video produced for the Business School which gives a taste of the experience new students can expect. It showcases some of the talented academic staff, students and sports people working in the Business School.

Master of Management

40 new Master of Management students and 25 CEMS exchange students from 25 different countries were also welcomed to campus this week at a number of orientation events. Students participated in group activities and were set a number of challenges as a warm up to this very hands-on Masters program.

This is the fifth cohort of students to commence the one year Master of Management program and fifteen month Masters of Management CEMS MIM (Master of International Management). It is the only Australian degree offered by the prestigious Community of European Management Schools (CEMS) Master of International Management program.

Mastering Marketing

The Importance of effective talent management in organisations and their commitment to innovation were some of the themes discussed at the Master of Marketing welcome reception held during O week.

Keynote speaker at the event, Mark Veryt, from professional services firm PWC made the comments as part of a special presentation to commencing Master of Marketing students. Mark got students thinking immediately as he identified key marketing challenges for 2011. Many of the Master of Marketing program lecturers also spoke at the event including Catherine Sutton-Brady who spoke about the challenges of working in emerging markets during uncertain times. She said teaching on the program allows her to immerse herself in the real world of marketing and the global economy. The event was also an opportunity to congratulate the students who completed the program in 2010 and are about to graduate.