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Aspiring Business Leaders Come to Campus

12 Apr 2012

Aspiring Business Leaders 2012 A group of 70 high achieving senior high school students from across Sydney have given up a valuable school holiday sleep-in today to attend the University of Sydney Business School Aspiring Business Leaders Program.

Now in its fifth year, the Aspiring Business Leaders Program allows talented students from Sydney high schools to experience a day-in-the-life of a university student. The program continues to grow in demand as students vie for a place to participate.

This year the focal topic for the program was strategies to help the broader community to deal with the rising cost of fuels. After receiving an overview from academic experts about business law, finance and business information systems, the participants worked in groups to create strategies that function within the regulatory and legal frameworks. The students then developed an online PR campaign, utilising social media.

Lecturers who participated in the event include Eva Huang (Business Law), Anthony Webber (Finance), and Corina Raduescu (Business Information Systems). The students attending will also be given the opportunity to explore the University during a campus tour, as well as talk with student ambassadors about their experiences at the Business School.

The winning team will be announced at the end of the day after group presentations to a judging panel consisting of Business School and corporate representatives. This year the Business School is delighted that the program's guest corporate judge is Ben King, Head of Strategic Investments, Enterprise Services at CBA, and an alumnus of the Business School.