Sydney Business Blog
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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.
Adventures in India 24 Aug 2015
This past July I have had the opportunity to work with the social enterprise, Pollinate Energy, through the Business School's Community Placement Program. Pollinate Energy aims to improve the lives of India’s Urban poor. Every year, thousands of Indians are migrating from their rural villages to these urban slums. These people are seeking employment and these harsh living conditions, often More
A trip to China is not complete without visiting the impressive factories and facilities the country has to offer. On our recent trip to the south-east provinces of China, twenty Master of Management students and I had the privilege of being hosted by the China Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection (CECEP) Group. CECEP is China’s largest state-owned renewable energy enterprise and is More
Master of Management students visit China 10 Aug 2015
After many delays due to monsoons in Southern China, our group of students in the University of Sydney Business School's Master of Management program finally made it to the Habour View Resort and Training centre in Jurong, a town not far from Nanjing in the Jiangsu province. We were the guests of CECEP - the China Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection Group - a Chinese state-owned More
Think Big Data 7 Aug 2015
In Semester 1, Woolworths teamed up with the Discipline of Business Analytics at the Business School to run a competition using real time data about the sales of some of their most popular product lines. At the end of the six week challenge, top students were giving the opportunity to interview for an internship with Woolworths. John Brann shares his experience on our blog this week. The More
By Stevie-Ann Dovico, current student of the University of Sydney Business School MBA program China’s development over the last 30 years has been amazing. The speed in which things can happen in this country, the paper thin margins, global focus … Continue reading
The road to effective leadership 11 Aug 2015
By Emily Hensby, current student of the University of Sydney Business School MBA program When friends and colleagues ask me why I am undertaking an MBA at the University of Sydney Business School, I respond with humble yet lofty aspirational … Continue reading
By Timothy Castle, current student of the University of Sydney Business School MBA program The single biggest insight I have learned from the MBA so far is this – it’s all about mindset. If I go into a day, situation … Continue reading
Taking a step back to become a better leader 16 Jul 2015
By Emily Hensby, current student of the University of Sydney Business School MBA program Can the public sector and the private sector work together more effectively? Can we as leaders go beyond our own perceptions and biases to make truly … Continue reading
Sassing up the Sums 1 Jul 2015
By Belinda Coniglio, current student of the University of Sydney Business School MBA program I will be honest – I failed microeconomics in my first year of university and swiftly transferred from a Bachelor of Arts/Economics to straight Arts. Even … Continue reading
Marketing to Generation Z 27 Aug 2015
Who exactly is Generation Z you ask? Up until a few weeks ago I didn’t know they existed either! The world has just got to grips with the term “Millennial” when along came Generation Y to supersede them. Now we have an even younger category of consumers with a new buzzword to define them.Although loosely defined, Generation Z are generally considered to have been born between mid-1990s to the ... Read More
A few years ago the job of social media was primarily given to the intern or dedicated to a single person in a business with very few resources supporting its functions. Today the Concept of social has matured and exponentially grown into an integral and utmost fundamental part of a brands marketing mix. http://www.rubenlicera.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/social-media-marketing.png The ... Read More
My journey to the Master of Marketing 17 Aug 2015
Having just begun my second semester at the University of Sydney Business School, I have started to reflect on my time spent enrolled in the Master of Marketing. Taking my very first class a little over six months ago, I already feel like I have acquired lifetime of learning!But to really tell this story, I need to start at the beginning. My journey actually began whilst backpacking in Australia ... Read More
Au Revoir Paid Media - Hello Modern Marketing 14 Aug 2015
The Glitz and glam of television commercials represent the advertising of yesterday, however we all know times are rapidly changing and with this being said, so should the medium in which marketers choose to advertise. As consumer behavior continues to evolve, the value a great campaign holds becomes more challenging. All us marketers and advertisers can continue to debate the meanings and terms ... Read More
Droga5 Sydney, a New York city based global advertising agency, has taken the reins on the most recent take of Coke's “Share a coke” campaign. Launching in Vietnam and then aimed at running across Asia’s southeast, Droga5 has cleverly implemented the use of emoticons instead of names on the side of bottles. Before we move forward, it is important to understand the impact emoticons and emojis ... Read More
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.
Three snow days and three days left 5 Mar 2014
With three days left in this program, I have decided to do a blog updating the work I have done, events we have attended and the places we have travelled.... More
Hello again! I'm finally here in DC and well, have been here for a few weeks! The first time I set foot on DC soil, I knew it was time to start work to start the program that I had... More
New York - Part 2 Now, I’ve left Times Square to a separate part - reason being was that we came here again with a larger group of friends on the Weekend once we were in DC so I decided... More
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