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MBA Alumni Mixers

An informal networking event for Alumni, students and UniSA staff associated with the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of International Business (MIB). Designed to give the participants the opportunity to bounce business ideas or new research/thinking in the topics covered within the MBA progam. It is also an opportunity to network with government peers as well as private and not-for-profit organisations.

The dates for 2018 have been set and are currently: 15 February, 17 May, 16 August and 15 November. 

2018 Events

Networking Evening

Please join us for an evening of canapes, wine and networking as we 'kick off' this year's program of MBA Mixer events to be held on Thursday, 15 February from 5:30pm until 7:30pm in the Yungondi Building, City West Campus, 70 North Terrace Adelaide.

Develop and strengthen connections with your Alumni network, an incredibly valuable resource no matter where you are in your career.

This event is now closed for registrations.


Past Events

Coopetition; Intra-Industry partnerships

23rd November 2017   :  5:30pm - 7:30pm   :   Yungondi Building

Industries are learning that a key strategy to winning sustainability and growth in a competitive market is to team up with competitors to innovate and grow the industry as a whole.  The term coined for this practice is ‘Coopetition’, used to describe competitive businesses co-operating within an industry to achieve overall growth that, as opposed to the classic zero-sum game, benefits all market participants.

We have pulled together an expert panel featuring Dr Nathan H Gray, Annabel Mugford and Rachel Barratt who can provide insights that illustrate these partnerships and their outcomes. Learn more about our panel here.

Economics breakfast lecture by US Ambassador Mr James Carouso

26th September 2017   :   7:30am - 9:00am   :   Yungondi Building

As Australia's most important economic partner, speculation on the United State's international trade agenda has naturally occupied the public interest throughout 2017. But while the U.S. has stepped back from the Trans Pacific Partnership, it has not stepped back from high-standard international trade. Asia-Pacific, in particular, is home to the world's three largest economies, and in this lecture, Chargé d’Affaires James Carouso will discuss the region's continued importance to the U.S. and explore the wide-reaching value of American foreign investment.

Join us for this stimulating breakfast seminar and connect with industry experts in the new Yungondi Building at the City West Campus - new home to the 5-star MBA program.

Collaboration: Public and Private Partnerships

26th July 2017     :     5:15pm - 7:30pm     :     Kerry Packer Civic Gallery

Governments often need to implement large-scale projects that contribute to society's needs, yet may lack the expertise to deliver these projects successfully. Four special guests will share their backgrounds and experiences in public and private partnerships in the beautiful Kerry Packer Civic Gallery, while you enjoy drinks and canapes. Comprehensive Q&A and networking sessions will follow the formal presentation.

The Mixer is open to all alumni and current students of the MBA and MIB program, as well as professional and academic staff. Partners and also welcome.

Special guests:

David Paterson
Professor and Program Director of Innovation & Enterprise at UniSA; Managing Director of Cornerstone Strategy; Co-Founder of Social Capital

Professor Jana Mathews
Director: Centre for Business Growth, UniSA Business School

Jim Reddin
Director: Trade and Economic Development at University of Adelaide

Carmen Garcia
Managing Director for Community Corporate Pty Ltd

Please join us for what will be a fantastic and informative networking opportunity, with plenty of food and drinks.

Special Guest: Hon Steven Marshall MP
Leader, State Liberal Party of South Australia

29 March 2017     :     5:00pm - 7:00pm

The Old Chamber, Parliament House, Cnr North Terrace & King William Street, Adelaide SA 5000

Innovation & Collaboration

1 April 2016   :   5:00pm - 8:30pm

Innovation & Collaboration Centre, Catherine Helen Spence Building, City West Campus, UniSA

Innovation & Sustainability

17 June 2016   :   5:00pm - 8:30pm

Samstag Museum, Hawke Building, City West Campus, UniSA

Strengthening Connections

Speaker - Deborah Heithersay, Director of Advancement, UniSA

9 September 2016   :   5:00pm - 8:30pm

Innovation & Collaboration Centre, Catherine Helen Spence Building, City West Campus, UniSA

Christmas Celebration

9 December 2016   :   5:00pm - 8:30pm

Australian Institute of Company Directors, Westpace House, Currie Street, Adelaide