Who's your Master? Find out at La Trobe

The Regional School of Business at La Trobe University is bringing professionals to Mildura.

The Regional School of Business is about to hold its first lecture in its Inaugural Master Class Lecture Series. This exciting and innovative lecture series will enable students to hear exceptional speakers, gain an understanding of and have an opportunity to discuss some key issues facing business today.  

The first lecture on 25th March will be delivered by Cheryl Rix, General Manager for Western Murray Irrigation. Cheryl’s experiences include her work on the Wentworth Community Bank. Her involvement in this area has lead to her appointment on the National Strategic Advisory Board for Community Bank which represents over 220 banks. Her work at Western Murray Irrigation includes critical water planning on the Murray and she is also an executive member of the Bondi Group of concerned private irrigation entities. She has also been recognised for her leadership qualities through the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation.

Rebecca Wells, Promotions Officer, Regional School of Business says, ‘this is a fantastic opportunity for students to come, listen and interact with high calibre professionals from the world of commerce. Our first speaker, Cheryl Rix, is very dynamic and has had experience operating in a diverse set of arenas.’

Future speakers will include CEO of the North Central Catchment Management Authority, Damian Wells, and a Professor from the University of Hong Kong’s School of Business, Neale O’Connor. 

Excellence and expertise are universally found in the speakers of the Master Class series. Lecturers have been chosen for their diverse backgrounds and business experiences in the local, national and international world of commerce. This is an ideal opportunity for students to connect and network in an informal setting.

Quality Education
‘This is an example of the strong commitment that La Trobe University have to their students in providing them with a level of education second to none,’ says Kent Farrell  Campus Director of La Trobe.

One of the aims at the Regional School of Business is to assist students in their endeavours to enter into a range of professional careers. This is an opportunity for students to gain exposure and understanding of some of the professions they will become associated with in future years.  Larry O’Connor, Lecturer at the Regional School of Business says, ‘La Trobe values such opportunities, where it can link the practical back to the theory. This is an example of the opportunities that students have if they study here in Mildura.’

The Master Class series comprises up to ten early evening lectures, which will be delivered by industry leaders. The lecture series is open exclusively to all present La Trobe University Regional School of Business students, post graduate students and alumni. The series will run from March through to October.

For further information about the series, please contact Rebecca Wells 5051 4020 or r.wells@latrobe.edu.au