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UNCW Graduate Turned Entrepreneur with The Exit Games

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Mar 17, 2017 11:30:41 AM

March 2017 Editor's Note: This post was originally published in October 2016 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

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Guest Blogger: Josh Skidmore, UNCW CSB Class of 2016

I’ll start by saying that starting a business isn’t easy. I’ve practically lived off coffee and Redbull for the past three months. It’s literally building something from the ground up. But when it’s finished, and people are enjoying what you’ve created, it’s an awesome feeling.

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Topics: alumni, entrepreneurship, management

Socialism Or Capitalism? The Debate That Came To Campus

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Mar 17, 2017 11:30:16 AM

March 2017 Editor's Note: This post was originally published in October 2016 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

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Guest Blogger: Dean Robert T. Burrus, Ph.D., Cameron School of Business

While capitalism is still favored by the majority of Americans, a January 2016 poll suggested socialism’s popularity is on the rise.

As reported in The Washington Post, a poll asking respondents whether they had a favorable or unfavorable view of socialism and capitalism found capitalism to be the big winner overall. But respondents under 30 years of age decisively embraced socialism.

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Topics: BB&T Center, capitalism, debate, socialism

The Return On Investment Of Executive Education

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Mar 17, 2017 11:29:52 AM


March 2017 Editor's Note: This post was originally published in October 2016 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

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Guest Blogger: Laura Gail Lunsford, PhD, Director of the UNCW Swain Center

Is it true you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Or does the Harvard Business Review have it right in its recent article, "The Best Leaders are Constant Learners"?

It is harder to change as you advance in your profession, but as Jack Welch famously said, you need to “change before you have to.”

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Topics: professional development, Swain Center

Record-Low Interest Rates, Out-of-Control Budget

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Mar 17, 2017 11:27:29 AM

March 2017 Editor's Note: This post was originally published in September 2016 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

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This post was contributed by Dr. Thomas Simpson, Ph.D., Executive in Residence for the Department of Economics and Finance at Cameron School of Business, UNC-Wilmington. The piece is based on research found in the recently published Economic Barometer. Economic Barometer is a quarterly snapshot of local, regional and national economic trends produced by the UNCW Swain Center economic and financial team.

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Topics: economics, government, Outlook Conference, economy

Finding Your Sweet Spot: An Interview with David Mathisen

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Mar 17, 2017 11:26:48 AM

March 2017 Editor's Note: This post was originally published in September 2016.

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An interview with David Mathisen, Cameron School of Business Alumnus (B.S. Business Administration with a concentration in Accountancy, 2005; MBA 2011)

How do you feel about your educational experience at Cameron School of Business?

I enjoyed every part of my experience at UNCW and at CSB; the instructors at CSB were probably my favorite part...I felt instructors were informative, challenging, yet, “down to earth.” I could tell many of them had a passion for teaching and my learnings at CSB have transitioned well to the success in my professional career. P.S. -  I heard they made a mandatory “shoes, or at least flip flop and shirt” rule in recent years?  That was cool when they didn’t have that rule...but I understand.

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Topics: alumni, internships, MBA, student stories, Professional MBA

Cameron Forms Partnership with Fudan University

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Mar 17, 2017 11:25:39 AM

(Photo: (from left to right) – Lina Shi, Catherine Sun, George Schell, Jiangbo Wan, and Hongye Li.  Shi, Sun, Wan and Li are the first 4 faculty from Fudan University that taught Chinese foreign language courses for UNCW.)

March 2017 Editor's Note: This post was originally published in September 2016 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

Guest Blogger: Dr. George Schell, Professor of Management Information Systems

In the summer of 2016, UNCW was chosen to be the host university for the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Fudan University in Shanghai and the UNC university system. UNCW and the Cameron School of Business (CSB) have had an ongoing relationship with Fudan beginning in 2005. Since 2007, Fudan University has sent faculty to teach courses in the Chinese language at UNCW - this year, professor Zhang Bangyin from Fudan is teaching in the Department of World Languages and Cultures. CSB students have consistently accounted for a third to one-half of the students taking Chinese language courses at UNCW, and Dr. George Schell, Professor of Information Systems, has worked with all of the faculty from Fudan over the past eight years.

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Topics: china, international, study abroad

Do you know about CEN?

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Mar 17, 2017 11:25:07 AM

March 2017 Editor's Note: This post was originally published in September 2016.

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Guest Blogger: Esther Baldo Andres, CSB '17, Marketing Strategy & International Business

I am a TABSA student from Spain, and I am currently working to receive a dual degree from the Cameron School of Business at UNCW and my home university, Universidad de Valencia, in Marketing Strategy and International Business. Participating in the Cameron Executive Network (CEN) Program has been one of the best things I have done during my time at UNCW. My mentor has been extremely helpful in explaining the job search process in the US. She started by identifying my skills and capabilities as well as areas of improvement to better my position myself in the business world. She coached me in resume and cover letter writing as well as in internship search and interview skills. Due to her help I was able to get an internship in a tech company in Spain. We will continue to work this year to get an internship in the US.

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Topics: Cameron Executive Network, international, international business, marketing, student stories, TABSA, Spain

The Four M's

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Mar 17, 2017 11:24:48 AM

 

Guest Blogger: Mary Katherine Marr, Cameron School of Business, Marketing Concentration, '17

As I stepped into 890 Broadway for the first time, I was immediately enchanted by the classic elevator that carried me to the little office of one of the greatest ballet companies in the world. This little office, however, is also home to not just amazing artistic talent, but to a job that I had only dreamed of doing until this summer. The opportunity to combine my marketing degree with my lifelong passion for ballet has been incredible, and much like how marketing revolves around the four P’s (product, place, price, promotion), I have found that my internship could be summed up in a similar way, but with four M’s.

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Topics: internships, professional selling, student stories

Cameron School of Business in the Community

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Mar 17, 2017 11:24:21 AM

March 2017 Editor's Note: This post was originally published in September 2016 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

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Guest Blogger: Dr. Robert T. Burrus, Jr., Dean, Cameron School of Business

In support of UNC Wilmington’s responsibility to be engaged in the community, Cameron School of Business students devote hundreds of hours to working in the community through true volunteerism or experiential learning. Many paths lead our students out the doors of Cameron and to neighborhoods to represent Cameron and serve the community:

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Topics: community, internships, philanthropy

Bloom - This is What Professionals Do

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Mar 17, 2017 11:23:52 AM

March 2017 Editor's Note: This post was originally published in August 2016 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

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Guest Blogger: Dr. Robert T. Burrus, Jr., Dean, Cameron School of Business

Each year, springtime returns to Wilmington, and along with the flowers, you might be thinking it is time for your talent to bloom as well. If you are a business professional who is looking to experience some career growth, or perhaps even branch out in a new direction, there are plenty of ways for you to take advantage of opportunities locally to sharpen your skills and add new competencies to your resume. If you are an employer tasked with talent management strategies, you are definitely looking to investigate paths to greater success for your firm and your employees.

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Topics: professional development, Salesforce, Swain Center

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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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