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Business School Orientation

Orientation is your chance to find your bearings on campus and meet other students before lectures start.

Orientation welcomes you to the University of Sydney community, making sure your experience here is the best possible. You'll be given lots of advice and useful contacts to help you thrive and succeed in your personal and academic endeavours.

Missed Orientation?

If you were unable to attend Orientation on Wednesday 26 July, so we'd like to extend an invitation for late-arriving students. This event is focused on full-time workers and late-arriving international students, however all are most welcome to attend.

Please note: the content of this event is the same as the Orientation held on Wednesday 26 July, so if you attended please disregard this invitation.

Date: Thursday 3 August 2017
Time: 5.00pm - 7.00pm
Location: Auditorium
Abercrombie Building H70 
Cnr Abercrombie St & Codrington St
The University of Sydney


4.45pm Registration opens
5.15pm Welcome by Associate Dean (Graduate Business), Associate Professor Geoff Frost and Student  Panel
6.00pm Meet senior mentors and find out the answers to your questions about starting at the Business School

Join the mentoring program

The Business School Peer Mentoring Program runs between Week 1 and Week 8 of semester. You’ll attend events during Orientation Week, and meet with your group two or three more times during your first weeks at university.

You can register for a mentor during the Business School’s Orientation Day. We will email you once you enrol with details of when and where you need to register.

  • Undergraduate students – Tuesday 25 July 2017
  • Postgraduate students – Wednesday 26 July 2017

If you don’t register for a mentor during Orientation Week, you will have the opportunity to register in Week 1 of semester. We will email you at your University student email account with information on late registration.

If you need more information, contact us at

If you are a current student and interested in becoming a mentor, find out more and register.

Compulsory Excel Diagnostic Test

The diagnostic test is compulsory for all commencing Business School undergraduate students and postgraduate Master of Commerce and Master of Professional Accounting students

The purpose of this test is to provide students with an understanding of their existing Excel skills. Based on individual results additional support may be recommended and extra help will be on offer in the form of Excel workshops throughout the semester.

  1. It is a 15-minute online test
  2. It is not a memory or knowledge-based test
  3. No study is required
  4. Only one attempt is allowed
  5. Available on Learning Management System from 9am Monday 24th July to 5pm Friday 28th July.

Business School Student Services

The University of Sydney Business School takes pride in the levels of support that we offer all of our students. On this page, you will find a link to many of the service outlets we provide to ensure that your time with the Business School is as productive as possible.

Peer-Assisted Study Sessions (PASS)

PASS stands for Peer-Assisted Study Sessions. PASS is a peer facilitated, cooperative student support scheme for all students operating in most core units of study. PASS attendance is voluntary but highly recommended. It is not a remedial program for "struggling" students, but rather, a program for all students who want to improve their academic performance. More information

Maths in Business

Maths in Business is a free program available to all students at the University of Sydney Business School. The program includes workshops in intermediate-level maths and Excel; both fundamental skills for any aspiring business student. More information