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The Business School is proud of both the depth and breadth of our community. Our students, academics, alumni and industry partners are all integral in helping to shape the principles we believe in, and the successes we achieve.

That is why the Business School encourages our entire community to make their voices heard. Whether it is students taking part in our Exchange or Industry Placement programs, or a member of staff with something to say in their area of expertise, we believe that every opinion counts.

The Sydney Business blogs exist to give all of members of the Business School community the opportunity and space to voice those opinions, report their experiences and share their thoughts on what's happening at the Business School, and beyond.

We are always looking for bloggers to write for us. Whether you are a student, an academic, alumni or a representative of the industry, if you would like to blog for the Business School, please contact us for more information.

The Big Opportunity Blog

The Big Opportunity Blog explores current conversations and ideas from the world of business. These are insights into the thoughts of tomorrow's agents of change - our leading academics, business leaders and students. Shape your opinion on what matters.

Latest Posts

  • The importance of finding your own lane 16 May 2018

    It’s second year. You’re a penultimate year student in a Bachelor of Commerce program hoping to score an internship with the hope of gaining some sort of graduate role. Or… like me, a second year student in a Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies/Advanced Studies) program who is keen on getting early industry experience. Whilst I knew that early experience would be ideal for my career More

  • Jay Singh's Career Journey 9 May 2018

    Hi, my name is Jay Singh and I am a penultimate year Commerce student. My one and a half years at university has been enjoyable, challenging and most importantly, filled with learning opportunities. I would love to share my career journey with you and hopefully do some reflecting of my own. I was constantly told during my first weeks of university that my three years here would really feel like More

  • CEO on the Road: Citi Australia 23 Apr 2018

    Two of our students, Alex Shu and Beixi Peng, recently got an exclusive tour of Citi Australia's Sydney head office as part of CEO on the Road. Alex and Beixi share their experiences as they gained invaluable insight into the banking and finance industry at one of the world's largest banks. CEO Career Consultant - Sam, Citi Australia CEO - David Livingstone and students - Beixi and Alex at More

  • How to get the most out of employer networking events 17 Apr 2018

    We recently spoke to Vivian Fan, a graduate analyst at the University of Sydney, about her experience as a student searching for employment opportunities. Vivian learnt about her role through a University of Sydney’s employer networking event, which she got notified of by signing up to regular updates from the CEO (Careers and Employability Office). She shares advice on how to make the most out More

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MBA Blog

Latest Posts

  • MBAs and the not-for-profit sector 15 Jun 2018

    What exactly is the relevance of an MBA education, which has traditionally been considered the exclusive purview of the corporate sector, for not-for-profit leaders? For me, there are two clear, immediate benefits.

  • Insider tips on how to make the most of your MBA 07 Jun 2018

    I used to sit in meetings that were going around in circles, facing problems that required innovative solutions, and worked with teams who didn’t understand the value of their diversity. I’d think to myself, “why won’t someone step up and lead?” I came to the MBA when I realised that person would be me.

  • My decision as a journalist to study an MBA 31 May 2018

    After working for some years as a news digital editor in Mexico and journalist in Australia, I decided to take a step forward in my education so as to be better prepared as an inclusive leader who is able to lead with humility, pride and honour.

  • Part-time vs full-time MBA: choosing the right degree 10 Apr 2018

    We have designed two very different MBAs to cater to the demands of individuals at different stages of their career.

  • Life lessons from finishing an MBA 29 Mar 2018

    Just over three weeks ago, I submitted the last of my assignments for my MBA with the University of Sydney Business School. As I tell people I’m finished, the congratulations start rolling in. It’s true that I did my MBA while working full-time and having young children, but in a part-time MBA program, I was not an exception.

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Marketing Matters

Latest Posts

  • Coca-Cola has launched its first alcoholic drink 7 Jun 2018

    Coca-Cola is the most iconic non-alcoholic beverages brand, which included refreshing cola, energy drink and tea, etc. It stayed away from alcoholic for 132 years, and it broken the tradition on 28 May. The company’s first alcoholic drink is Lemon Do, a lemon-flavoured Chu-Hi drink released in Kyushu Japan.  Chu-Hi is a local drink which contains 3% to 8% alcohol. Chu-Hi contains vodka or ... Read More

  • How brands are getting involved in the Royal Wedding 24 May 2018

    The Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has been the hot topic around the world. Even marketers are getting involved in the wedding of the year.  Marketing Matters have you covered. Here are some brands that have seized the royal wedding trend. IKEA IKEA understands those single ladies’ are feeling heartbroken of the royal wedding. The brand posted a witty social media post with ... Read More

  • The Sleep Revolution by Somnium Lab 17 May 2018

    University of Sydney Business School students make a revolution to pillow business with the solution to neck pain and optimise sleep. Somnium Lab with the title of champion of the 2017 Student Challenge at Innovation Week has launched a Kickstarter for MuTu Pillow. A former Bachelor of Commerce and Liberal Studies student Tycho Hugh and biomedical engineering PhD candidate Suri Susilo founded ... Read More

  • In the Age of Digital Content is King 10 May 2018

    In the digital age, there’s a saying that goes, ‘Content is King.’ And you know what? It’s not wrong. Besides from social and and online ads, which have both grown by around 70% in the last year, content has also seen a increase in use of 62% and is predicted to only grow in the future. So besides being a key aspect of digital marketing, having the skills to write content or a blog will ... Read More

  • What the Cambridge Analytica scandal teaches marketers about data privacy 3 May 2018

    What do customers’ needs mean for marketers? Marketers rely on data to target users with ads. Does that mean your customers want targeted advertising rather than their privacy? The Cambridge Analytica scandal reveals that data leakage has become a marketing practice. Mark Zuckerberg appears before the committees of the US Congress (Image source: The Guardian) Professor Mark Ritson reminds ... Read More

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ITLS Thinking outside the box

These short pieces focus on transport and logistics topics of currency that are likely to be challenging and controversial – hence the titling of the series Thinking outside the box. It has all the elements of critical thinking and the challenge of change.

Professor David Hensher, Director, ITLS

Latest Posts

  • The final race for WestConnex 19 Jun 2018

    Martin Locke

    Recent press reports have indicated that the shortlisted bidders for the 51% equity stake in Sydney Motorway Corporation (“SMC”) being sold by the NSW Government, are now in the process of preparing final binding bids scheduled for the second half of July. Read more

  • Abuse of private financing 15 May 2018

    Martin Locke

    Does the demise of the UK Private Finance Initiative (PFI) suggest where the Australian PPP market is headed? How applicable are the findings of the recently published UK National Audit Office report on PFI for Australian PPPs? Read more

  • The Data Driven Supply Chain: A Retail Perspective 24 Apr 2018

    Gareth Jude, Behnam Fahimnia

    Supply chains have existed since the earliest days of human civilisation, but the idea of supply chain management is a relatively recent concept. At the core of supply chain management is the idea that more value is created by collaboration than by competition. Read more

  • On bias, bollocks and better practice 12 Apr 2018

    Adjunct Professor John Stanley

    ITLS researchers have played a leading role over the last decade in building understanding of links between mobility, social exclusion and well-being, working with colleagues from Monash and Melbourne Universities. This is the only international research, to our knowledge, that has produced values of trip making as a contributor to reducing risks of social exclusion.  Read more

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