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MURRA Indigenous Business Program

Deepen your business skills with a course designed for Indigenous entrepreneurs and professionals.

MURRA is named after the word for "fish net" in the Woi Wurrung language of the Wurundjeri people of Melbourne.

It represents a gathering of Indigenous entrepreneurs and professionals who are joined by a common purpose to develop business opportunities for the benefit of their communities.

If you are an Indigenous entrepreneur or professional and would like the tools to grow your business and develop economic opportunities for your community, this is the program for you.

Who Should Attend?

Indigenous professionals

  • Who are small business owners, entrepreneurs or professionals, wanting to develop their business knowledge and confidence

Indigenous managers

  • Who work in corporations, government, not-for-profit, prescribed bodies corporate, land councils and other traditional owner entities

Key Takeaways

Practical business frameworks

  • Grow and consolidate your business, organisation and career
  • Understand key areas that are vital to success: strategy, finance, marketing, people and talent, negotiations and leadership

Networking and relationships

  • Experience the power of informal relationships that continue beyond the program
  • Collaborate with a diverse cohort that provides joint venture and other opportunities

Post-program support

  • Draw on our faculty and the MURRA alumni for mentoring and consulting support

Topics Covered

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Strategy and finance

Develop growth-oriented business strategies and the financial skills to put your organisation on a solid footing
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Marketing

Position your business or organisation to effectively engage and drive demand and awareness
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People and talent

Develop an effective workforce and retain top talent to achieve your organisation's goals
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Negotiations

Negotiate deals, contracts and manage disputes to deliver positive outcomes
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Leadership

Develop your unique skills to lead in the Indigenous business sector and beyond

Success Story

I absolutely loved MURRA. My cohort had some amazing people from all around the country, who inspired the idea behind Indigenous Business Month, to share our business success stories and breakdown negative stereotypes.

MAYRAH SONTER
Co-founder, 33 Creative and Indigenous Business Month

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Facilitators

Michelle Evans

Michelle Evans

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Michelle is an Associate Professor of Leadership as well as the Director of the MURRA Indigenous Business Program. Her area of research focus in Indigenous leadership and entrepreneurship.

Ian Williamson

Ian Williamson

VISITING PROFESSOR

Ian is the Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Commerce at Victoria Business School in New Zealand. His area of focus is how organisations recruit, select and retain knowledge workers.

Don O'Sullivan

Don OSullivan

PROFESSOR OF MARKETING

Don is a marketing and brand expert who studies the impact that marketing activities have on company performance. He has worked with brands including Johnson & Johnson, NAB and Nestle.

Geoff Martin

Geoff Martin

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF STRATEGY

Geoff worked at the highest levels of international finance before becoming an academic focusing on risk-taking by executives. He has received several research excellence awards from the University of Melbourne.

Jen Overbeck

Jen Overbeck

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF MANAGEMENT

With a PhD in social psychology, Jennifer specialises in organisational behaviour, negotiation and people management, and conducts research into the ways in which power is used in the workplace.

Michal Carrington

Michal Carrington

SENIOR LECTURER IN MARKETING

Michal is an expert on ethical consumption, shopper behaviour and strategy. She is a former Research and Engagement Manager at Target and MBA Director of Programs at La Trobe University.

Anne Lytle

Anne Lytle

VISITING PROFESSOR

Anne is a Professor of Leadership at Monash Business School who has served as a consultant to the United Nations as well as a principal investigator for the Hong Kong government.

Sam Wylie

Sam Wylie

 PRINCIPAL FELLOW

Sam's research is focused on banking, wealth management, corporate finance and the GFC. He has consulted for a number of global and Australian firms, including Merrill Lynch, NAB, ANZ and CSR.

This is a residential program in which participants stay on campus and engage in workshop activities after hours. The program fee covers tuition, meals and accommodation.

Enrolment in MURRA is subsidised to enable participation of Indigenous entrepreneurs and managers from across Australia. This is made possible thanks to generous sponsorship by:

Indigenous Business Australia, First Australians Capital, Supply Nation, BP, Global Forwarding and Ian O. Williamson.

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Ian O. Williamson

Upcoming Sessions

 

Intake 1 - 2020

Module 1: 20 - 23 March

Module 2: 30 April - 3 May

Module 3: 6 - 9 June

$2,200 AUD
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Intake 2 - 2020

Module 1: 7 - 10 August 

Module 2: 7 - 10 September

Module 3: 24 - 27 October

$2,200 AUD
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