Cameron School of Business at UNCW

A Veteran Student Reflects On His Professional MBA Journey

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Mar 3, 2021 8:37:24 AM

Guest Blogger: Contributed by Matt Mylott, Assistant Director of Client Management at UNCW’s Swain Center (this post originally appeared on on March 1, 2021).

20 years ago, I wouldn’t have guessed I’d be where I’m at today. Representing UNCW’s Swain Center for Executive Education in our regional marketplace hardly aligns with the bulk of my professional experience. Had you asked me then, I would’ve guessed I’d still be in the Marine Corps in 2020. But life happens, and in 2008 I permanently separated from the Corps. Over the subsequent 8 years, I worked as a Sheriff’s Deputy and spent several years in healthcare sales. Having siblings with master’s degrees and quite successful careers, I had an ever-present interest in pursuing a graduate degree that would equip and position me as a more desirable workforce candidate. What I was NOT interested in was preparing for and sitting through a GMAT exam. As I investigated the MBA programs at my alma mater, I was pleasantly surprised to learn the Cameron School of Business (CSB) waived the GMAT requirement. A short time later, I applied to CSB’s Professional MBA program. I was later accepted and was set to begin coursework in Fall of 2016.

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Topics: entrepreneurship, graduate programs, MBA, professional development, student stories, Swain Center, Professional MBA, veterans, Insights, graduate school, PMBA

MBA Student Highlight - Brittany Collins

Posted by UNCW on Feb 26, 2021 9:37:24 AM

Today’s student highlight goes to Brittany Collins. Brittany is in the graduating class of 2021 for our Masters of Business Administration program. Our MBA program is part-time and allows individuals to keep working, while also continuing their education. Prior to enrolling in the MBA program, Brittany was employed full-time but felt that she didn’t have a meaningful connection to her work. With aspirations of joining an executive leadership team one day, she felt that the best way to remain competitive in the evolving job market was to go back to school for a graduate degree in business.

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Topics: graduate programs, MBA, professional development, project management, student stories, graduate school

Developing Global Competencies For Today’s Business Students

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Feb 16, 2021 11:43:31 AM

Guest Blogger: Contributed by Dr. Jessica Magnus, Professor of Management at the UNCW Cameron School of Business (this post originally appeared on on February 15, 2021).

The COVID-19 pandemic has had widespread implications for all aspects of business world-wide, from bottlenecks in the global supply chain to the necessity of revising business strategies in order to stay afloat, and from marketing efforts around new product and service modalities to struggles with financial and human capital management. The breadth of the pandemic has underscored how intertwined communities and their businesses are around the world. More than ever before, today’s business students must be prepared to interface with customers and competitors not only domestically, but on a global scale. The best preparation for success in a global workplace is to experience the world firsthand.

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Topics: international, international business, International MBA, study abroad, Insights, graduate school, covid

Cameron’s Marketing Department to Establish Center for Sales Excellence & Customer Delight

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Feb 10, 2021 12:29:21 PM


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Topics: Cameron faculty, community, marketing, career, Cameron School News

Why Now Is The Best Time To Start A Business

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Feb 2, 2021 9:34:24 AM

Guest Blogger: This Insights article was contributed by Heather McWhorter, Regional Director of the Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC). Heather believes that everyone has entrepreneurial superpowers that can be developed and that everyone should have equal access to starting a business because, after all, it is the American dream (this post originally appeared on on February 1, 2021). This photo was taken before COVID-19.

2020 has been a year full of unexpected events and has made many of us step back and look at life a little differently. While those of us who are on the frontline of helping businesses are witnessing business closures at alarming rates, we are also seeing something else: a surge in new business creation. This surge is giving us hope for an even stronger economy and region in the future.

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Topics: entrepreneurship, professional development, mentoring, business tips, Insights

Masters Of Science In Finance 4+1 Program At The Cameron School Of Business

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Jan 20, 2021 11:29:34 AM

Guest Blogger: Contributed by Nicole Carabelli, Administrative Associate for Economics & Finance at the UNCW Cameron School of Business; Lee Iapalucci, Web & Social Media Director for UNCW Cameron School of Business Graduate Programs; Dr. Bill Sackley, Professor of Finance Director for UNCW Cameron School of Business. (this post originally appeared on on January 14, 2021).

Starting in the spring of 2020, the Cameron School of Business expanded its graduate program listings to include 4+1 programs in economics, finance and business analytics. The benefit of these programs is that they allow students to begin their master’s degrees while simultaneously completing their bachelor’s degrees. This enables students to save time and enter the workforce with two degrees more quickly than if they complete the two degrees separately. Following this accelerated educational path raises the skill level so graduates can succeed in postgraduate positions.

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Topics: economics, graduate programs, professional development, student stories, business analytics, MS Finance, Insights, graduate school, 4+1

The Inaugural Virtual Rocket Pitch Competition Deemed a Success

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Jan 13, 2021 11:27:50 AM

Contributed by Dr. Xaver Neumeyer, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Cameron School of Business.

In the inaugural Virtual Rocket Pitch Competition, organized by Dr. Xaver Neumeyer, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, students presented early-stage business ideas, ranging from the use of smart technologies to decrease hand gun incidents to the purchase and expunging of medical debt. The presentations were judged by serial entrepreneur (e.g. WebTel Marketing, The Wall Printer) and EBD advisory board member Paul Baron, as well as Girard Newkirk, founder and CEO of KWHCoin and co-founder of Genesis Block, a new collaborative space for local entrepreneurs in Wilmington, NC.

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Topics: business development, entrepreneurship, management, networking, professional development, mentoring, business tips, Cameron School News, covid

2021, The Year Of Possibilities

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Jan 5, 2021 11:00:49 AM

Guest Blogger: Contributed by Emma F. Maynard, Student Success Advisor in the Office of Graduate Programs at the Cameron School of Business (this post originally appeared on on January 1, 2021).

It’s here! It is finally here. Welcome to 2021- yes, the beacon of hope we all desperately kept our eye on as we trudged through the murky and unpredictable waters of the year, 2020. As we gear up for what we hope is a year of possibilities, I encourage you to reflect on the shadows that remain with us from our perseverance through one of the most historic times in our lives. If you’re a believer in silver linings, then perhaps you can recognize the strengths, dreams and aspirations ignited by the frustrations of a year that has tried to take so much.

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Topics: professional development, mentoring, business tips, Insights, graduate school, covid

How Has The Pandemic Impacted Supply Chains And Our Every Day Lives?

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Jan 4, 2021 10:58:15 AM

Guest Blogger: This piece was contributed by Lizzette Perez Lespier, PhD & Saba Pourreza, PhD of the Congdon School of Supply Chain, Business Analytics, and Information Systems at The University of North Carolina, Wilmington (this post originally appeared on on December 15, 2020). (This photo was taken before COVID).

The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced unexpected stresses on many systems, creating immediate challenges, and specially having a major impact on the exchange of goods throughout the world. It is a common practice for people to either visit their local stores or to order products online every day, but most don’t think about what happens behind the scenes to get that product ordered, manufactured, and delivered right to your local store or to your doorstep. The explanation behind this “magic”, that allows consumers to be able to get what we want and when we want it, is a very efficient supply chain.

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Topics: supply chain management, Insights, covid

New Research Alert: Barnes and colleagues publish new manuscript on the impact of after-service gifts on customer delight.

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Dec 2, 2020 9:49:22 AM

Story notes contributed by Dr. Donald Barnes, Associate Professor of Marketing at the UNCW Cameron School of Business.

Donald Barnes, Ph.D. associate professor of marketing at UNCW Cameron School of Business, along with his co-authors Tobias Kraemer, Matthias H. J. Gouthier, Nadine Ludwig, and Andreas Giese from the University of Koblenz, recently published a paper titled “After-service gifts: evaluating how presence, context and value impact customer satisfaction and customer delight” in the Journal of Marketing Theory and Practice.

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Topics: marketing, customer delight, research, advertising psychology

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Cameron School of Business at UNCW

UNCW was established as Wilmington College in 1947. The Department of Business and Economics became the Cameron School of Business in 1979. Focused on the transformation of today’s business world from the industrial age into the information age, business education at the Cameron School of Business is focused on the technical, analytical and interpersonal skills students will need to lead this fundamental change in the business world through the 21st century.

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