Cameron School of Business at UNCW

Economic Recovery As COVID Wanes

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Jul 12, 2021 2:33:05 PM

Guest Blogger: This Insights article was contributed by Dr. Adam Jones, Cameron's Regional Economist. (this post originally appeared on WilmingtonBiz.com on July 12, 2021). (This photo was taken before COVID).

“What goes up, must come down,” “For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction,” choose your cliché, and you’ll have an idea of where we are economically. The Covid pandemic’s economic effects varied during the shutdown and are, consequently, varied during the recovery. For example, leisure and hospitality employment dropped by over 50% in the early stages of the pandemic and, consequently, approximately half the jobs created since the April 2020 bottom have been in leisure and hospitality. If you are sympathetic to the idea of “reversion to the mean” then Southeastern NC has a busy few months in front of us.

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Topics: analytics, Cameron faculty, community, economics, finance, stock market, business analytics, investments, economy, Insights, covid, research

Research Announcement: "Managerial Social Capital and Dividend Smoothing" Published

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Apr 20, 2021 1:31:08 PM

Story notes contributed by Dr. Miran Hossain, Professor of Economics and Finance at the UNCW Cameron School of Business.

Miran Hossain, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Finance at UNCW Cameron School of Business recently published a paper called “Managerial Social Capital and Dividend Smoothing” in the Journal of Corporate Finance, which is an A* ranked journal in ABDC ranking. The journal “aims to publish high quality, original manuscripts or shorter format papers in both theoretical and empirical corporate finance”.

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Topics: accounting, Cameron faculty, community, management, finance, research

Why the M.S. Finance and Investment Management Program is the right program for you

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Apr 15, 2021 9:32:23 AM

Photo: This photo was taken pre COVID-19. It features a student working in a study lab.

The UNCW Master of Science in Finance and Investment Management offers students a 100% online program that is available both full- and part-time to accommodate work, home and school responsibilities. It allows students to become a part of a program that is the only degree of its kind in North Carolina and one of only a few nationwide. The M.S. Finance and Investment Management Program is designed to prepare students for high level and prestigious positions in investment and wealth management. Another benefit of this program is that it is closely aligned with the CFA Institute Candidate Body of Knowledge that will benefit those who pursue the CFA designation.

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Topics: community, graduate programs, finance, MS Finance, Cameron School News, graduate school

2021 CFA Challenge Team Succeeds

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Mar 29, 2021 12:01:04 PM

Guest Blogger: This piece was contributed by Clay Moffett, Associate Professor for the Department of Economics and Finance.

We salute this year’s UNCW CFA Investment Challenge team for its outstanding work and finish at the 2021 Chartered Financial Analyst Investment Challenge competition. This year’s team advanced to the NC State Finals for the 8th consecutive year, finishing 3rd runner up and ahead of most other state universities ( hey to UNC-Chapel Hill!). The team exhibited extremely strong analytical skilled embedded in their virtual presentation on North Carolina based Albemarle Inc.

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Topics: Cameron faculty, community, networking, professional development, finance

UNCW Professional MBA Learning Alliance Pivots For COVID-19

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Mar 18, 2021 10:13:16 AM

Guest Blogger: This piece was contributed by Lily Pezzullo-Frank, Coordinator of External Programs and Communications for the Cameron School of Business and program administrator for the Cameron Executive Network. (this post originally appeared on WilmingtonBiz.com on March 15, 2020). (This photo was taken before COVID).

In 2004, Cameron School of Business at the University of North Carolina Wilmington implemented the Learning Alliance (LA) Program in order to support MBA students in cross-functional decision making in a dynamic real-world environment. The program seeks to expose MBA Student Teams to the realities and complexities of business operations and to provide the Client Firm with MBA Team assistance in developing value-added analyses and decisions relevant to the firm’s industry and business processes.

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Topics: community, graduate programs, MBA, networking, professional development, Professional MBA, Insights, graduate school, PMBA

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 WilmingtonBiz.com 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 WilmingtonBiz.com 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 WilmingtonBiz.com 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

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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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