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The experience

Overview

Studying with MBS: Whether from home or later on campus, we’ve got you covered

Until it is safe to return to campus, our students are learning at home through our virtual campus and using platforms like our learning management system Canvas and Zoom for lectures and tutorials with breakout rooms to encourage interaction and discussion.

Our Virtual Campus Community, including all of our University Services for students, is fully up and running. We are providing many ways to stay positive and connected online including workouts with MU Sport, course planning appointments, ways to enhance your academic skills and appointments for counselling and wellbeing.

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.

Top-Tier Research & High-Quality Teaching

Finance programs at MBS are developed and taught by academics from the Department of Finance, one of the few Australian university departments exclusively committed to this discipline. The Department is internationally recognised for its world standard research, research training, and undergraduate and postgraduate education in the discipline.

Andrea Lu
Dr Andrea Lu

Dr Andrea Lu

Dr Andrea Lu is the Program Director of the the Master of Management (Finance) program at the University of Melbourne. She is a senior lecturer in the Department of Finance, where she teaches derivatives, financial markets and instruments. Her research interests include empirical asset pricing, financial market frictions and international asset pricing. Her articles have been published in leading finance academic journals and won numerous awards. She graduated first class honours in Economics and Masters of Art from Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand). She has obtained a MS and a PhD in Finance from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University (USA).

Professor Paul Kofman
Professor Paul Kofman

Professor Paul Kofman

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”.

Meet our Academics

Student experience

Omar Akbik
Omar Akbik
Master of Management (Finance), 2013

Omar Akbik

"I would absolutely recommend the University of Melbourne to students from the United States. The university provides a level of prestige that is comparable to many of the top schools in the US, and what better way to build a global network than breaking out of your comfort zone and jumping into one of the hubs between the East and West?"

Omar is a Master of Management (Finance) graduate from the United States. He now works as a Senior Analyst at Technomics, Inc. in Washington, D.C.