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Welcome to the inaugural ANU College of Business and Economics Alumni update.

Engaging with our alumni is a core priority of the College of Business and Economics (CBE). Through our new quarterly update, we want to ensure our alumni have access to leading business and economic research, and are across the latest CBE news and upcoming face-to-face networking events.

I recently attended our July 2019 CBE Graduation Ceremonies where more than 800 students graduated and joined our global alumni network. As Dean of the College, speaking with graduates, hearing their career plans and academic achievements, is always a moment of pride and reflection. As an ANU alumnus myself, it is important to me that CBE continues to play a valued role in your professional life.

Over the past three years CBE has increased our engagement with local and international industry leaders in business and economics. Through engagement with alumni, we have been able to provide our current students with mentorship, internship, and other industry-linked learning opportunities. Earlier this year we launched our Careers Advisory Services which, in addition to being available to current students, is also extended to our recent graduates. The enthusiasm from our alumni to support our current students has been impressive. I would like to thank everyone who has been involved to date and encourage those interested in engaging to reach out to our alumni team.

Following our successful alumni events in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, and Singapore, I am happy to announce that we are planning more alumni events within Australian and overseas. These events are opportunities to learn from and interact with industry experts on current business and economic challenges. We have also launched a new LinkedIn page where we will be posting articles on relevant research and business and economic insights.

Professor Steven Roberts

Dean, ANU College of Business and Economics


New York Networking Event

New York »

From one generation to the next
Panel discussion and networking event

6 September 2019, 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Consulate General of Australia

Jakarta Networking Event

Jakarta »

The New Indonesia: Vision for the Future Panel discussion and networking event

25 September 2019, 7:00pm – 9:30pm
The Westin Jakarta

Stories from recent alumni events

Tips to running a successful business

Tips to running a successful business

Four young Malaysian entrepreneurs share untold and “uncool” aspects of running successful businesses.

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Moving up the echelons of Finance

Moving up the echelons of Finance

“One must climb the corporate ladder keeping in mind your partner’s career and family as equal priority”

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Investing in the Future

Investing in the Future

“Beijing's entrepreneurial spirit sets it apart from the world”

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What can happiness buy you?

“In a candid interview, ANU Alumnus Arun Abey AM shares his passion and insights on the intersections between happiness and wealth.”

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Health of the Global
Economy? TBD.

“The ongoing China-US trade war was inevitable and its solution is still uncertain”

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Banks are using ineffective tools

There is no trustworthy evidence that manages the “risk culture”: new ANU report

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Funding the education architecture

“Australia has begun a revolution that will go far beyond the funding of higher education students”

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Working with the Government to transform records

The aim of the project is to improve public sector organisations’ understanding of the information that they hold

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