Orientation

Welcome to Melbourne Business School

Get a head start on your degree.

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

The University’s Melbourne Orientation program will begin on Monday 22 February.

Your dedicated Melbourne Business School (MBS) Orientation will take place on Thursday 25 February. You won't want to miss our MBS Clubs and Societies Expo or Kickstarter Bootcamp. View the full schedule below and register for the sessions below via the Melbourne Orientation page.

You will need to log into my.uniLife to register.  To view your Orientation events, select Business and Economics under 'Area of interest', and Graduate - by Coursework under 'Level of Study'.

    MBS Orientation Program

    Take advantage of our MBS Orientation Sessions and MBS Kickstarter Bootcamp to help you get started with graduate study.

    On 25 February, all students will join the Your MBS session, before having Program Briefings with their Academic Program Director. Students will regroup at the MBS Hangout session. Please ensure that you register for all three sessions via the Melbourne Orientation page.

    To register, log into my.uniLife and select Business and Economics under 'Area of interest', and Graduate - by Coursework under 'Level of Study'.

    DateEventTime (AEDT)
    Thursday 25 February Your MBS2.30pm - 4pm
    Thursday 25 FebruaryProgram Briefing: Master of Actuarial Science
    Master of Actuarial Science (Extended)
    Master of Actuarial Science (Enhanced)
    4pm - 5pm
    Thursday 25 FebruaryProgram Briefing: Master of Applied Econometrics
    Master of Economics
    4pm - 5pm
    Thursday 25 FebruaryProgram Briefing: Master of Commerce (Actuarial Science)4pm - 5pm
    Thursday 25 FebruaryProgram Briefing: Master of Management (Accounting & Finance)4pm - 5pm
    Thursday 25 FebruaryProgram Briefing: Master of Management (Accounting)4pm - 5pm
    Thursday 25 FebruaryProgram Briefing: Master of Management 
    Mater of Management (Human Resources)
    Master of Management (Marketing) 
    4pm - 5pm
    Thursday 25 FebruaryProgram Briefing: Master of Management (Finance)4pm - 5pm
    Thursday 25 FebruaryProgram Briefing: Master of Finance
    Master of Finance (Extended)
    4pm - 5pm
    Thursday 25 FebruaryProgram Briefing: Master of International Business4pm - 5pm
    Thursday 25 FebruaryMBS Hangout5pm - 6.30pm
    Friday 26 FebruaryMBS Clubs and Societies Expo3pm - 5.20pm
    Monday 1 March - 
    Friday 12 March
    MBS Kickstarter Bootcamp 
    Day 1: Clear and Effective Spoken English Workshop (1 March)
    Day 2: Research to Writing Workshop (2 March)
    Day 3: Critical Thinking Workshop (3 March)
    Day 4: Graduate Business Research Workshop (4 March)
    Day 5: Meet your MBS Community* (5 March)
    Day 6: Excel Workshop 1 - Using Formulas (8 March) 
    Day 7: Excel Workshop 2 - Charts and Graphs (10 March)
    Day 8: Excel Workshop 3 - Pivot Tables (12 March)
    12.30pm - 2.30pm



     
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    MBS Orientation Sessions

    Please register for three sessions on Thursday 25 February: Your MBS; Program Briefing (choose your program); and MBS Hangout. To register, log into my.uniLife and select Business and Economics under 'Area of interest', and Graduate - by Coursework under 'Level of Study'.

    • Your MBS (for all students)

      Your official welcome to Melbourne Business School! Meet our Deputy Dean, learn about opportunities to enhance your degree, and receive program-specific course advice from your Program Director. There will be opportunities to ask questions and connect with the group of students you will be starting your journey with.

    • Program Briefing: Master of Actuarial Science/Extended/Enhanced

      This session is for Master of Actuarial Science, Master of Actuarial Science (Extended) and Master of Actuarial Science (Enhanced) students.

      Receive program-specific course advice from your Program Director, learn about your course structure and have the opportunity to ask your Program Director and ambassadors any questions.

      Program Director: Dr Enrique Calderin

    • Program Briefing: Master of Applied Econometrics, Master of Economics

      This session is for Master of Applied Econometrics and Master of Economics students.

      You will receive program-specific course advice from your Program Director, learn about your course structure and have the opportunity to ask your Program Director and student ambassadors any questions you may have.

      Program Director: Dr Andrew Clarke

    • Program Briefing: Master of Commerce (Actuarial Science)

      This session is for Master of Commerce (Actuarial Science) students.

      You will receive program-specific course advice from your Program Director, learn about your course structure and have the opportunity to ask your Program Director and student ambassadors any questions you may have.

      Program Director: Dr Zhou Jin

    • Program Briefing: Master of Management (Accounting & Finance)

      This session is for Master of Management (Accounting and Finance) students.

      You will receive program-specific course advice from your Program Director, learn about your course structure and have the opportunity to ask your Program Director and student ambassadors any questions you may have.

      Program Director: Mr Warren McKeown

    • Program Briefing: Master of Management (Accounting)

      This session is for Master of Management (Accounting) students.

      You will receive program-specific course advice from your Program Director, learn about your course structure and have the opportunity to ask your Program Director and student ambassadors any questions you may have.

      Program Director: Ms Jane Hronsky

    • Program Briefing: Master of Management, Mater of Management (Human Resources), Master of Management (Marketing) 

      This session is for Master of Management, Master of Management (Human Resources) and Master of Management (Marketing) students.

      Receive program-specific course advice from your Program Director, learn about your course structure and have the opportunity to ask your Program Director and ambassadors any questions.

      Program Director: Dr Erica Coslor

    • Program Briefing: Master of Management (Finance)

      This session is for Master of Management (Finance) students.

      You will receive program-specific course advice from your Program Director, learn about your course structure and have the opportunity to ask your Program Director and student ambassadors any questions you may have.

      Program Director: Dr Andrea Lu

    • Program Briefing: Master of Finance/Extended

      This session is for Master of Finance and Master of Finance (Extended) students.

      You will receive program-specific course advice from your Program Director, learn about your course structure and have the opportunity to ask your Program Director and student ambassadors any questions you may have.

      Program Director: Dr André Gygax

    • Program Briefing: Master of International Business

      This session is for Master of International Business students.

      You will receive program-specific course advice from your Program Director, learn about your course structure and have the opportunity to ask your Program Director and student ambassadors any questions you may have.

      Program Director: Dr Liang Chen

    • MBS Hangout (for all students)

      Hangout with your MBS Community and get to know your peers and student ambassadors through a series of fun social activities.

    • MBS Clubs & Societies Expo - Friday 26 February

      Explore MBS's range of Clubs and Societies! Find your fit at the MBS Clubs Expo where you can see what clubs and societies have to offer, meet current members and find out about upcoming activities and ways to get involved.

    MBS Kickstarter Bootcamp

    Sign-up for this bootcamp to kickstart your studies at MBS. These lunchtime workshops are designed to give you the tools you need to speak confidently, turn your research to A-grade assignments and navigate Excel like a pro! You'll also get to meet alumni and make friends via our Community sessions. To register, log into my.uniLife and select Business and Economics under 'Area of interest', and Graduate - by Coursework under 'Level of Study'.

    • Day 1: Clear and Effective Spoken English Workshop

      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.

      Date: Monday 1 March
      Time: 12.30pm - 2.30pm (AEDT)

    • Day 2: Research to Writing Workshop

      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.

      Date: Tuesday 2 March
      Time: 12.45pm - 2.15pm (AEDT)

    • Day 3: Critical Thinking Workshop

      Critical thinking is one of the most highly valued skills in business as it helps uncover insights and solutions to problems that are not immediately obvious. This workshop will help you understand better what critical thinking is, and provide useful tips, techniques and tools to improve your application of critical thinking skills.

      Date: Wednesday 3 March
      Time: 12.30pm - 2.30pm (AEDT)

    • Day 4: Graduate Business Research Workshop

      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.

      Day: Thursday 4 March
      Time: 12.30pm - 2.00pm (AEDT)

    • Day 5: Meet your MBS Community

      A networking opportunity to meet students and alumni from your region. This is a great opportunity to meet colleagues you will be studying with and also learn handy tips and tricks to best navigate the start of your studies at MBS. Click on the links below to join your MBS Community session on the day.

      Date: Friday 5 March
      Time: (AEDT)

      • 12.00pm - 1.00pm: MBS Community – Australia
      • 1.30pm - 2.30pm: MBS Community – South East Asia
      • 1.30pm - 2.30pm: MBS Community – China
      • 1.30pm - 2.30pm: MBS Community – India
    • Day 6: Excel Workshop 1 - Using Formulas

      This session is part of a series of Excel Workshops designed to give you the foundational skills of Excel. This session will have a focus on using formulas. During the session, you will get practical experience and follow along as the instructor guides you through a practice case study.

      Date: Monday 8 March
      Time: 12.30pm - 2.30pm (AEDT)

    • Day 7: Excel Workshop 2 - Charts and Graphs

      This session is part of a series of Excel Workshops designed to give you the foundational skills of Excel. This session will have a focus on using charts and graphs. During the session, you will get practical experience and follow along as the instructor guides you through a practice case study.

      Date: Wednesday 10 March
      Time: 12.30pm - 2.30pm (AEDT)

    • Day 8: Excel Workshop 3 - Pivot Tables

      This session is part of a series of Excel Workshops designed to give you the foundational skills of Excel. This session will have a focus on using pivot tables. During the session, you will get practical experience and follow along as the instructor guides you through a practice case study.

      Date: Friday 12 March
      Time: 12.30pm - 2.30pm (AEDT)

    Plan your degree

    View your recommended course plan for your degree here.

    You can also find a list of elective subjects here.

    Connect with us

    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.

    You can also join the Faculty of Business and Economics' Student Clubs and Societies – this is a great way to build your social and professional networks.

    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.

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