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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

  • Personal Branding: The 8 elements and why you need to know them 26 Feb 2015

    According to an infographic from Interviewsuccessformula.com, on average, 118 people apply for every job. And only 20% of those who apply will get an interview. Those are not great numbers. How do you stand out from the pack and get noticed so that you can get the job you want? Read on to learn the eight elements of Personal Branding and why you need to know them. What is Personal Branding? More

  • Farewell my beloved Jakarta 20 Feb 2015

    Juan Tjiong is a current student at the University of Sydney Business School and participant in the 2015 New Combo Plan (Jakarta), an Australian Government initiative which aims to expand knowledge of the Indo-Pacific in Australia and strengthen institutional relationships through study and internships undertaken by Australian undergraduates in the region.   The second week of our field More

  • Beauty in Jakarta 19 Feb 2015

    Miles Tycho Hugh is a current student at the University of Sydney Business School and participant in the 2015 New Combo Plan (Jakarta), an Australian Government initiative which aims to expand knowledge of the Indo-Pacific in Australia and strengthen institutional relationships through study and internships undertaken by Australian undergraduates in the region.   In 2002 Dove attempted to More

  • Terima Kasih - thank you Jakarta! 17 Feb 2015

    Isabella Dabaja is a current student at the University of Sydney Business School and participant in the 2015 New Combo Plan (Jakarta), an Australian Government initiative which aims to expand knowledge of the Indo-Pacific in Australia and strengthen institutional relationships through study and internships undertaken by Australian undergraduates in the region.  The second week of our field More

  • A difficult balancing act 14 Feb 2015

    Thomas Cleary is a current student at the University of Sydney Business School and participant in the 2015 New Combo Plan (Jakarta), an Australian Government initiative which aims to expand knowledge of the Indo-Pacific in Australia and strengthen institutional relationships through study and internships undertaken by Australian undergraduates in the region.  Students from the University More

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MBA Blog

Latest Posts

  • Global Executive MBA: Managing Growth (Stanford University, USA) 26 Feb 2015

    By Jonathan Wu, current student in the Global Executive MBA Recently I have returned from the United States where took part in the Global Executive MBA module, Managing Growth, at Stanford University. While being nervous about what learnings the US … Continue reading

  • Data Analytics and Modelling 19 Feb 2015

    By Associate Professor Tony Webber, Data Analytics and Modelling Unit Coordinator, The University of Sydney Business School MBA program It’s interesting teaching a subject like Data Analytics and Modelling (DA&M) within the University of Sydney Business School MBA program, knowing … Continue reading

  • It takes a village 16 Feb 2015

    By Carla Harris, current student of the University of Sydney Business School MBA program It was Saturday morning, 8:45 am to be exact. This is actually one of my favourite times – just before a weekend class commences. It’s a … Continue reading

  • Are you in the moment? 4 Feb 2015

    The vices of modern society, trying to be present and making the most of your MBA – HELP! By Natalie Cope, current student of the University of Sydney Business School MBA program and BOSS Emerging Leaders MBA Scholarship Recipient I … Continue reading

  • The 3 dirty words in business: Power, Politics and Feminism 19 Jan 2015

    My Reflections from Managing People and Organisations (MPO) By Jenni Taylor, current student of the University of Sydney Business School MBA program The concept of ‘dirty words’ was first introduced to me on 24th September, our 3rd MPO lecture. According … Continue reading

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Marketing Matters

Latest Posts

  • Virtual Reality hits New York Fashion Week 25 Feb 2015

    It’s that time of the year again when the fashion pack jet off for a month of Fall/Winter shows across the world’s most fashionable cities. With the first stop being New York Fashion Week, I was hoping to have some innovative branding efforts to report on, and was not disappointed when I came across the news that designer Rebecca Minkoff had filmed her Fall 2015 collection in preparation for ... Read More

  • The Oscars 2015 – The Superbowl of Product Placement 23 Feb 2015

    There’s been a lot of talk in the media recently about the goodie bags that this year’s Oscar nominees are taking away. The estimated worth of each individual bag has ranged at around US$125,000, and allegedly include a range of absurdly expensive luxury personal products, accessories, pre-paid holidays and even a year’s worth of Audi car rental. Although the bags are not officially endorsed by ... Read More

  • Time for new students! 20 Feb 2015

    Congratulations and a warm welcome to all of our 2015 commencing students in the Master of Marketing program. We are so excited to have you, and have a lot in store for you. With a whirlwind of a year-long course a head of you, we suggest that you take in all the social events and networking now, because pretty soon you’ll have to get down to business.First, Program Coordinator, Pennie Frow, sets ... Read More

  • Fifty Shades of …. From Hallmark holiday to the Hallmark of something slightly more naughty 18 Feb 2015

    Often ridiculed yet adored as the classic Hallmark holiday, Valentine's Day has long had a spotlight shone upon it as the commercial entity of “what true love stands for”.(Ehmm…)However, with red helium balloons, tacky-themed restaurant menus and copious bouquets of roses having always led the way, 2015 has seen this marketing- induced essence of romance take a slight shift in direction… ( ... Read More

  • Breaking the Internet with Kim Kardashian West 13 Feb 2015

    Kim Kardashian West – GQ Women of the Year 2014 (Source: Huffington Post) This post has been a long time coming, and I could have chosen to write it back when Kim Kardashian West first ‘broke the Internet’ with her now infamous Paper magazine cover, but I wanted to wait until some of the stats rolled in, and to collect my thoughts on what I dub the era of ‘Kardashian Kulture’. Kimberley Noel ... Read More

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US Placement Program Blogs

During their stay in the United States, participants in the Washington DC and Los Angeles Placement Programs share their experiences of work, study and all else that is life.

Washington DC Placement Program

Los Angeles Placement Program

  • Los Angeles Series: Theme Parks 6 Feb 2014

    It's almost halfway through the LA program and I've been lucky enough to visit 4 theme parks! Here's my breakdown:... More

  • Los Angeles Series: The Holiday 6 Feb 2014

    Hey guys, Ben here attempting my first ever blog post. I know it’s been almost 4 weeks into the LA program, but it has been crazy since day one!... More

  • I'm An Intern! And More Cycling... 25 Jan 2014

    I got an internship! Woohoo- no longer an intern-orphan! This week was the start of my internship at M&C Saatchi. I’m placed with Apple-extraordinaire Lee on the program who’s from WA and so far it’s been an amazing experience! M&C... More