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Sydney Business Blog

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

  • 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

  • Sarah's Exchange Experience in the U.K. 16 Apr 2018

    Why did you choose your exchange location? The UK has a world-renowned reputation for the quality of its education system. Hence, it is a hub for students from all over the world to travel to and study. This would allow me to get the best-possible cultural immersion, as I would benefit from the UK's ties with Europe, and the cultural influence from the thousands of foreign students who have made More

  • Summer, sun, and social impact 12 Apr 2018

    Serene harbours, expansive coastlines, and a rich outback full of unique flora and fauna. This is Australia in all its beauty. Often forgotten however, is that whilst Australia’s landscape is full of stark contrasts, society in Sydney also exists in extremes. Enactus is a global, student-led organisation that harnesses the power of entrepreneurship to address these issues and create positive More

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MBA Blog

Latest Posts

  • 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.

  • The value of perspective 14 Mar 2018

    In December 2017, four MBA students represented the University of Sydney Business School in the AGSM case competition, competing against 11 international teams. They reflect on their experience and what they learnt along the way.

  • We are one, but we are many 12 Mar 2018

    I was fortunate to attend UN Women National Committee Australia’s International Women’s Day (IWD) breakfast, celebrating the theme Leave No Woman Behind with an agenda of highlighting the humanitarian and crisis initiatives of UN Women.

  • Closing the gap – a commitment to gender equality 27 Feb 2018

    Our partnership with UN Women National Committee Australia has made it possible for ten inspiring women to undertake the MBA through a full scholarship since we launched the collaboration in 2014. Meet our previous recipients.

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Marketing Matters

Latest Posts

  • 10 Key Insights from the 2018 Senior Marketer Monitor Report 11 Apr 2018

    In March, Colmar Brunton, in collaboration with the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI), presented their findings from their annual study of Australia's senior marketing professionals. Since 2009, this study has provided insights into the minds of marketers; enabling a deeper understanding of the sentiments, priorities, challenges and channels used today. The University of Sydney does its best ... Read More

  • Christmas Shopping Frenzy 13 Dec 2017

    While confidence about the Christmas shopping season has fallen among many Australian retailers, for online consumers, Monday was the busiest online shopping day of the year. The orders rained in during the hour following lunch; as the peak time to find gifts via a computer screen, according to new eBay research. I’ve been putting off my Christmas shopping this year, not because I’m selfish, ... Read More

  • The Meghan Effect 4 Dec 2017

    Move over Kate Middleton. There’s a new royal fashion icon on the block. Since the announcement of Prince Harry’s engagement to American actress, Meghan Markle, fans and royalists have become obsessed with the soon-to-be royal’s wardrobe.  Prince Harry, who is currently fifth in line to the throne, will marry Meghan next spring, making her a duchess. Meghan and Harry had their first public ... Read More

  • Is Online Privacy Beyond Our Control? 28 Nov 2017

    A report conducted by the Digital Rights and Governance Project from the University of Sydney has revealed that Australians are very concerned about their digital privacy, especially when it comes to government and corporate violations. The findings showed that 67 per cent of Australians attempt to protect their privacy online and 61 per cent change settings on social media, but only 38 per cent ... Read More

  • Do You Have Soft Skills To Be In The Workplace Of The Future? 21 Nov 2017

    As the workforce moves deeper into a the age of automation, why is it so hard to find the right candidates with the right skills? While many graduates have adequate technical skills, a large percentage lack soft skills like innovative and critical thinking, change and stakeholder management, and a drive for results.  As graduation approaches for Master of Marketing students at the University ... 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

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