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
Consulting Subjects: MBS offers the Business Practicum and Global Business Practicum subjects, which sees groups of students undertake a real business consulting project over 10 days for an organisation within Australia or overseas. In this video, you will find out what being an in-company consultant at CUB (AB InBev) was like for Maria Cruz (MIB, 2018). You will hear more about the project and what her host and mentor, Isaac Lowrie, Strategy Director (APAC South), thought about the team's contributions during their time in the office.
Internships: Our internship subject offers you the opportunity to complete a placement in an area related to your studies, whilst earning credit towards your Master’s degree. It is also an opportunity for you to apply business knowledge in an industry setting with the support of an industry and academic mentor. You can also complete your internship over the Summer or Winter semester.
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.
Australia´s No.1 Accounting Department
The University of Melbourne has taught Accounting since 1925 and has built a strong reputation as a premier educator in the field. Today, the Department of Accounting proudly maintains and enhances that reputation, attracting high calibre academic staff and students.
Top-Tier Research & High-Quality Teaching
Warren McKeown, Program Director
Warren McKeown is a Teaching Fellow and Program Director of the Master of Management (Accounting & Finance). He has over twenty-years of experience in financial planning as a Chartered Accountant (Financial Planning Specialist) and as a Certified Financial Planner. Warren continues to present workshops on financial planning for the CPA Program also provides consulting services to a small number of clients.
Mario Schabus, Senior Accounting Lecturer
Senior Accounting Lecturer Mario Schabus teaches Strategic Cost Management. Mario's interests span several research streams at the intersection between financial and managerial accounting. His main research interest is corporate governance. You can read more about Mario, and what his students can expect to learn about strategic cost management.
"The Faculty also cares a lot about teaching, and they want to give the students a rich and great learning experience to prepare them well for their future jobs. They want to train them well in accounting, and that’s something I want to be part of."
Professor Anne Lillis
Anne's research focuses on performance measurement and cost management practice, particularly through field studies. She has taught across a range of subjects in the undergraduate, Masters level, honours and PhD programs in Accounting. Her teaching approach focuses on the use of case studies to explore the links between the theory and practice of management accounting.
Professor Paul Kofman, Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics
Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics Professor Paul Kofman teaches Ethics in Finance. Professor Kofman commenced his career as a lecturer in Finance at Erasmus University in 1991, before migrating to Australia in 1994 where he has held a number of senior University roles at Monash University, University of New South Wales, and the University of Technology, Sydney, prior to joining The University of Melbourne as Professor of Finance in 2001. Professor Kofman was appointed as Dean of the Faculty and Sidney Myer Chair of Commerce in 2012. His main research and teaching interests are in quantitative finance, and ethics in finance. With co-author Clare Payne, he recently published “A Matter of Trust: the practice of ethics in finance”.