Orientation

Welcome to Melbourne Business School

Get a head start on your degree.

Congratulations on getting an offer to study at Melbourne Business School in Semester 2, 2020.

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.

Register for Melbourne Orientation

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

    MBS sessions and workshops

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

    Register for Melbourne Orientation

    DateWorkshop Time (AEST)
    Monday 27 July Welcome to MBS 3.30 - 5.00pm
    Monday 27 July Clear & Effective Spoken English Workshop 5.30 - 7.30pm
    Tuesday 28 July MBS Essentials 3.30 - 4.00pm
    Tuesday 28 July
    Academic Welcome
    - Master of Management/Master of Management (Marketing/Human Resource)
    - Master of Management (Accounting)
    - Master of Management (Accounting & Finance)
    - Master of Management (Finance)
    - Master of Finance/Master of Finance (Enhanced) 
    - Master of International Business
    4.00 - 5.00pm
    Tuesday 28 July Graduate Business Research: Advanced Skills & Premium Resources Workshop 5.30 - 7.00pm
    Wednesday 29 July Research to Writing 5.30 - 7.30pm
    Thursday 30 July My Global Community: China 1.00 - 2.00pm
    Thursday 30 July My Global Community: SE Asia 3.00 - 4.00pm
    Thursday 30 July My Global Community: India 4.30 - 5.30pm
    Thursday 30 July Critical Thinking Workshop 6.00 - 8.00pm
    Friday 31 July Making the Most of MBS 3.00 - 4.30pm

    Monday 27 July

    Workshop: Welcome to MBS
    Time (AEST): 3.30 - 5.00pm

    Your official welcome to Melbourne Business School! Meet our Deputy Dean and the group of students you will be starting your journey with. There will be an official welcome followed by a fun social activity.

    Clear & Effective Spoken English Workshop
    Time (AEST): 5.30 - 7.30pm

    Is English your second language? Join this session 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.

    Tuesday 28 July

    MBS Essentials
    Time (AEST): 3.30 - 4.00pm

    Not sure if you've got the right subjects? Unsure what to expect in class? This is your MBS 101 - hear about opportunities to enhance your degree and ensure you're set up for success.

    Academic Welcome
    Time (AEST): 4.00 - 5.00pm

    Receive program-specific advice from your Academic Program Director, learn about your course structure and take the opportunity to ask your Academic Program Director and student ambassadors questions. You'll only need to attend the session for your enrolled program.

    Graduate Business Research: Advanced Skills & Premium Resources Workshop
    Time (AEST): 5.30 - 7.00pm

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

    Wednesday 29 July

    Research to Writing
    Time (AEST): 5.30 - 7.30pm

    This workshop covers the research to writing process for graduate business students. Based on an assignment topic, this workshop aims to give you a headstart to your studies here at MBS by stepping you through the process of integrating research evidence into your writing.

    Thursday 30 July

    My Global Community: China
    Time (AEST): 1.00 - 2.00pm

    A networking opportunity to meet students and alumni from your region. Learn what to do and what not to do when starting your degree. This session will focus on students in China.

    My Global Community: SE Asia
    Time (AEST): 3.00 - 4.00pm

    A networking opportunity to meet students and alumni from your region. Learn what to do and what not to do when starting your degree. This session will focus on students in Southeast Asia.

    My Global Community: India
    Time (AEST): 4.30 - 5.30pm

    A networking opportunity to meet students and alumni from your region. Learn what to do and what not to do when starting your degree. This session will focus on students in India.

    Critical Thinking Workshop
    Time (AEST): 6.00 - 8.00pm 
    Critical thinking is one of the most highly valued skills in business. This workshop will help you understand better what critical thinking is, and provide some useful tips and techniques for improving your critical thinking.

    Friday 31 July

    Making the Most of MBS
    Time (AEST): 3.00 - 4.30pm

    This session will help you plan your own unique journey through Melbourne Business School. The session will cover your student experience, career planning and key study tips. There will also be a live Q&A with current students and recently graduated students.

    Follow us on social

    Once you’ve accepted your offer to study at MBS, you can request to join the Faculty of Business and Economics’ Current Students Facebook Group. Simply enter your student ID and degree to gain access to the group. You’ll receive information on industry opportunities and what’s happening in the faculty, in student clubs and around campus.

    Stop 1 Facebook and Twitter will keep you up to date with important enrolment information.

    Connect with the wider University community on social media to find groups and communities who share similar interests to you.

    Have a question?

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