At MBS, we offer a comprehensive program to support your learning, develop your skills and enrich your degree. We encourage you to be involved both on and off campus, and to make the most of your time outside the classroom.
Injecting industry into your experience
Careers Skills Development Program: Our Student Experience and Experiential Learning team have developed a business specific program to prepare you for your career which includes our Career Mentoring Program and MBS Skills Workshops which aim to develop your employability skills – those non-technical skills and knowledge that you need to participate effectively in the workplace, such as networking or a great CV.
Case competitions and entrepreneurship: Every year we run our very popular MBS Case Competition, this is a great opportunity to put theory into practice by delivering a solution to a real-life business problem in a tight time frame or if pitching a winning business is more your style, you can take part in our annual UniMelb StartUp Pitch Competition for a chance to win some amazing prizes and receive feedback that could help turn your idea into reality!
Student clubs: MBS students are encouraged to take part in a range of Faculty and University clubs, including the MBS Student Association. All Faculty clubs offer opportunities for professional development for their members and offer leadership and project management opportunities. Many also give back to the community such as Melbourne Microfinance Initiative and Global Consulting Group, which use their business skills to offer pro-bono consulting for charities and NFPs in Australia and overseas.
Top-Tier Research & High-Quality Teaching
Dr Andrew Clarke
Dr Andrew Clarke is the Program Director for the Master of Applied Econometrics. He has a strong international publication record in the areas of applied Econometrics and Labour Economics, with a focus on the labour market outcomes and health outcomes for international migrants. His research has appeared in several journals including the Canadian Journal of Economics, Health Economics, Journal of Labor Economics. Journal of Population Economics, and the International Migration Review. In addition, he has extensive experience teaching Econometrics at both the undergraduate level as well as the graduate level. Most recently he has been teaching applied Econometrics to second-year Ph.D. students as well as a core 3rd year subject in Econometrics. He also has considerable expertise in supervising the research of PhD students.
Dr Victoria Baranov
Dr Victoria Baranov teaches the core subject Applied Microeconometric Modelling and the honours subject in Development Economics. As a development economist, Dr Baranov focuses on issues relating to healthy, psychology, and poverty. You can read more here about the importance of her work.
Dr Yong Song
Dr Yong Song teaches Econometric Techniques. His research includes financial econometrics and Bayesian nonparametric modelling. His work has been applied to financial market on bull and bear detection, heterogeneous consumer demand estimation as well as inflation forecasting.
Melbourne Business School graduates are in high demand. Our alumni sit on the boards of all eight of Australia’s Global 500 companies, and the school has representation in 14 of the top 20 global companies. Local and international opportunities are endless for Melbourne Business School graduates – so whatever your career goals, we can help you reach them sooner.