Orientation

Welcome to Melbourne Business School

Get a head start on your degree.

Attending Orientation is the best way to get to know your new campus, your student community and the wide range of services and programs available to you.

At Melbourne Business School (MBS), we’ve got an array of engaging activities and workshops on offer. We encourage you to register below and come prepared.

You'll get the opportunity to:

  • Connect with your classmates and faculty staff
  • Understand your degree structure and subject options
  • Explore the university campus
  • Enjoy the exclusive MBS Welcome Function at the iconic Melbourne Museum
  • Develop your skills at MBS workshops

We look forward to seeing you at Orientation and hope you have a great start to the semester.

    MBS Orientation Day

    You won’t want to miss Orientation Day on Monday 24 February 2020. There will be a full day of activities including lunch and opportunities to make friends.

    • Welcome from the MBS Deputy Dean and your Academic Program Director
    • Receive course planning advice and details on your course requirements
    • Student-led campus tour
    • Connect with your peers and faculty staff over refreshments at the exclusive MBS Welcome Function at the Melbourne Museum

    Please note that there are different start times depending on the degree you are enrolling into. Please view the Orientation Day Schedule for information about which group your degree falls under.

    Group 1: Master of Management (Accounting); Master of Management (Accounting & Finance); Master of Management (Finance); Master of Actuarial; Master of Actuarial (Extended); Master of Actuarial (Enhanced); Graduate Diploma in Actuarial; Master of Commerce (Actuarial)

    View schedule Group 1 Register here

    Group 2: Master of Management; Master of Management (Marketing); Master of Management (Human Resources); Master of Econometrics; Graduate Diploma in Economics; Master of Finance; Master of Finance (Enhanced); Master of International Business

    View schedule Group 2 Register here

    MBS Workshops Overview

    Take advantage of our workshops that will focus on developing your core skills for graduate study.

    DateWorkshopTime

    Tuesday 25 February

    Graduate Business Research: Advanced Skills and Premium Resources

    12-1.45pm

    Tuesday 25 February

    Clear and Effective Spoken English

    3.00-4.45pm

    Thursday 27 February

    Maths Refresher: Business Mathematics Part 1

    10.00am-12.15pm

    Thursday 27 February

    Research to Writing: Skills to Produce Evidence-Based Analysis

    2.00-3.45pm

    Friday 28 February

    Maths Refresher: Business Statistics

    10.00am-12.15pm

    Tuesday 3 March

    Graduate Business Research: Advanced Skills and Premium Resources

    12.00-1.45pm

    Thursday 5 March

    Maths Refresher: Business Mathematics Part 2

    2.15pm-4.30pm

    Tuesday 10 March

    Research to Writing: Skills to Produce Evidence-Based Analysis (Repeat)

    12.00-1.45pm

    Graduate Business Research: Advanced Skills and Premium Resources

    Date: Tuesday 25 February 2020
    Time: 12.00-1.45pm
    Location: Copland Theatre, The Spot

    If you’re new to the University of Melbourne or the field of business and economics, this session is designed for you. It introduces you to the range of premium business and economics library resources available to graduate students and focuses on advancing your research skills to comprehensively search for information.

    Note: This session will be repeated on 3 March.

    Register here

    Clear and Effective Spoken English

    Date: Tuesday 25 February 2020
    Time: 3.00-4.45pm
    Location: The Prest Theatre, Ground Floor, FBE Building

    Is English your second language? Join this workshop for practice, tips and tools to improve your English pronunciation and spoken English skills. Speech Pathologist Georgie Taylor will help you understand what you should improve and how to do it. Learn about speaking clearer, confident English for job interview performance, workplace communication and day-to-day life.

    Register here

    Maths Refresher: Business Mathematics Part 1

    Date: Thursday 27 February 2020
    Time: 10.00am-12.15pm
    Location: The Prest Theatre, Ground Floor, FBE Building
    Presenter: Andre Gygax, Senior Lecturer, Department of Finance

    Prerequisites: Australian Year 10 mathematics or equivalent

    Suitable for: Students with a minimal mathematical background or who think they would benefit from a refresher course.

    Topics include:

    • Numeric operators including exponents, fraction and decimal form, percentages, and logarithms
    • Terminology and notation, relations and functions
    • Functions in Microsoft Excel, tables and graph
    • Exponential functions, applications of exponential functions, inverse functions, and the logarithm function.
    • Examples from Business disciplines

    Important: This workshop will include problem solving as well as theory so please bring a calculator to the session. Session notes and any additional supporting materials will be supplied online. Understanding this content is a pre-requisite for the Business Mathematics Part 2 workshop on 5 March.

    Register here

    Research to Writing: Skills to Produce Evidence-Based Analysis

    Date: Thursday 27 February 2020
    Time: 2.00-3.45pm
    Location: Theatre 3, Level 2, FBE Building

    A practical, hands-on workshop that covers the research to writing processes for graduate business students. Based on an assignment topic, this workshop steps you through the process of integrating research evidence into your writing. This workshop requires your active participation in writing a sample paragraph, reviewing other participants’ writing, and gaining feedback on your writing.

    Note: This session will be repeated on 10 March.

    Register here

    Maths Refresher: Business Statistics

    Date: Friday 28 February 2020
    Time: 10.00am-12.15pm
    Location: The Prest Theatre, FBE Building
    Presenter: Andre Gygax, Senior Lecturer, Department of Finance

    Prerequisites: Quantitative skills equivalent to that required of a Bachelor of Commerce graduate. No background in business statistics will be assumed.

    Suitable for: Students whose academic background is in a discipline other than finance, or require a 'refresher' in statistics and/or financial mathematics, particularly those students new to the Graduate Diploma in Finance, Master of Finance or the Master of Management (Finance).

    Overview: Graduate finance subjects have a strong emphasis on quantitative techniques in financial analysis. If your academic background is in a discipline other than finance, you may not be familiar with business statistics. The focus of this program is to develop skills in elementary business statistics.

    Register here

    Graduate Business Research: Advanced Skills and Premium Resources (Repeat)

    Date: Tuesday 3 March 2020
    Time: 12.00-1.45pm
    Location: Theatre 3, Level 2, FBE Building

    If you’re new to the University of Melbourne or the field of business and economics, this session is designed for you. It introduces you to the range of premium business and economics library resources available to graduate students and focuses on advancing your research skills to comprehensively search for information.

    Register here

    Maths Refresher: Business Mathematics Part 2

    Date: Thursday 5 March 2020
    Time: 2.15pm-4.30pm
    Location: Theatre 2, Level 2, FBE Building
    Presenter: Andre Gygax, Senior Lecturer, Department of Finance

    Prerequisite: Introduction to Business Mathematics unit.

    Suitable for: Students whose academic background is in a discipline other than finance. Students requiring a 'refresher' in statistics and/or financial mathematics, particularly those students new to the Graduate Diploma in Finance, Master of Finance or the Master of Management (Finance).

    Overview: The focus of this program is to develop your skills in applying mathematics to elementary financial problems. Four fundamental concepts used in financial mathematics will be explained: cash flows, rate of return, interest rates, and time value of money.

    Important: This workshop will include problem solving as well as theory so please bring a calculator to the session. Session notes and any additional supporting materials will be supplied online.

    Register here

    Research to Writing: Skills to Produce Evidence-Based Analysis (Repeat)

    Date: Tuesday 10 March 2020
    Time: 12.00-1.45pm
    Location: Theatre 3, Level 2, FBE Building

    A practical, hands-on workshop that covers the research to writing process for graduate business students. Based on an assignment topic, this workshop steps you through the process of integrating research evidence into your writing. This workshop requires your active participation in writing a sample paragraph, reviewing other participants’ writing, and gaining feedback on your writing.

    Register here

    Melbourne Orientation

    The University’s Melbourne Orientation program will run from 24-28 February. There will be a range of activities held on campus. You’ll be able to join Student Clubs & Societies – this is a great way to build your social and professional networks.

    Plan your degree

    View your recommended course plan for your degree here.

    You can also find a list of elective subjects here.

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