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Swain Center Welcomes New Director Richard Walsh

Posted by Cameron School of Business on May 29, 2019 10:15:00 AM

 

Guest Blogger: Jenny Callison, writer for the Greater Wilmington Business Journal (this post originally appeared on WilmingtonBiz.com on April 11, 2019)

The Swain Center for Executive Education and Economic Development at University of North Carolina Wilmington has a new director. Following a national search, Richard Walsh has been named to that position. His appointment began April 15th.

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Topics: community, Swain Center

Business Analytics: Adding Value and Insight

Posted by Cameron School of Business on May 17, 2019 10:00:00 AM

By Dr. Stephen Hill, Associate Professor of Business Analytics and Director of the M.S. Business Analytics Program, Cameron School of Business (This post was originally shared on WilmingtonBiz.com on May 1, 2019)

Kevin Kelley, Head Coach of the Pulaski Academy (Little Rock, Arkansas) football team has turned conventional thinking in high school football on its head. How? His team never punts on fourth down. Why? Analytics. Universities across the country have seen increases in student retention. Fewer students are leaving school. Why? Analytics. A high-end retailer developed an email campaign that yielded dramatic increases in revenue per email over past campaigns. Why? Analytics.

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Topics: Swain Center, business analytics, MS Business Analytics, business tips

The Rise of Artificial Intelligence: What Does It Mean for Our Region?

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Apr 26, 2019 11:15:00 AM

By Dr. Adam Jones, Associate Professor of Economics at the UNCW Cameron School of Business (Note: this post was originally shared on WilmingtonBiz.com on April 1, 2019)

The emergence of artificial intelligence (AI) and technological expansion has both stirred imaginations, as well as stoked concerns of job loss and income inequality. Jean de La Fontaine’s aphorism, “Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire,” continues to ring true 300 years after his death. 
 
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Topics: technology, economy, artificial intelligence

Top Marketing Student Eva James Shares Her Student Experience

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Mar 20, 2019 11:30:00 AM

By Mel Beasley, CSB Marketing Assistant with Eva James, Cameron School of Business B.S. BA -  Marketing Strategy Concentration '19

With an expected graduation year of 2019, Eva James takes her education seriously at the young age of 21. She is majoring in marketing strategy and minoring in digital arts and has maintained her mention on the Top 10 List for marketing concentrations for the last couple years. Though she keeps her eyes laser-focused on academic success, she knows how to relax with friends during her free time. She describes herself as a “happy-go-lucky” person who knows how to roll with the punches. When the stresses of everyday life get too overwhelming, Eva falls on her love of art for support by drawing sketches. We recently interviewed Eva about her experience at the business school.

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Topics: marketing, student stories

Information Systems and Technology Professionals Continue to Be in High Demand

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Mar 15, 2019 10:30:00 AM

By Drs. Tom Janicki and Jeffrey Cummings, UNCW Cameron School of Business

Have you been weighing the benefits of potential degree paths recently, or perhaps pondering a career change? Technology may be the way to go! A recent survey by Information Systems professors Jeffrey Cummings and Thomas Janicki in the Cameron School of Business at UNCW report that Information Systems professionals continue to exceed the average growth rate of all business occupations. 

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Topics: management information systems, WITX, technology, MS Computer Science and Information Systems, economy

Top 10 Marketing Concentration Students Recognized for Outstanding Academic Achievement

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Mar 13, 2019 11:30:00 AM

(Photo: Kelsey Lee, Fall 2018 Outstanding Graduate in Marketing - Professional Selling)

By Mel Beasley, CSB Marketing Assistant

Academic work ethic doesn’t go unnoticed in the marketing department of UNCW's Cameron School of Business as a faculty member continues her efforts to recognize the Top 10 achievers in this concentration each year and picks their brains for new ideas to improve the curriculum and programs in the school’s marketing field of study. 

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Topics: marketing, student stories

How to Get a Work-Study Position in College

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Mar 8, 2019 11:40:00 AM

By Mel Beasley, CSB Marketing Assistant

Now that we’ve discussed how to apply for a federal work-study award in our previous blog post, it’s time to talk about how to actually find and land a work-study position at your university. It’s important to keep in mind that the application process might be competitive as there are only a limited number of open work-study positions available at any given school. Don’t expect to have a position handed to you simply because you have a work-study award. Just like any other job position, hiring managers treat work-study applicants as they would a permanent employee. They are looking for professionals who will take the position seriously and do a good job.

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Topics: interviewing, financial aid, work study

UNCW’s MSA Program: Not Just for Traditional Students

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Mar 6, 2019 11:30:00 AM

By Dr. Lorraine Lee, CPA, MSA Director and DHG Faculty Fellow for Cameron School of Business (this post originally appeared on WilmingtonBiz.com on March 1, 2019)
 
The UNCW Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) degree is one of the most popular graduate programs in the Cameron School of Business.

The MSA program not only prepares students for the CPA exam, but also instills students with a broad accounting knowledge base and solid technical abilities. The program boasts a 95-percent placement rate and cultivates a strong linkage between academic theory and the practical applications of accounting.

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Topics: accounting, student stories, MS Accountancy

How to Apply for Work-Study

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Mar 1, 2019 11:35:00 AM


by Mel Beasley, CSB Marketing Assistant | photo credit: Dorothy Joseph photography

Federal work-study is a type of financial aid granted to qualifying college students that allows them to work part-time during the semester. Many departments at the University of North Carolina love opening work-study positions because it allows students the opportunity to gain relevant experience and they are flexible with individual course schedules. Work-study positions are especially valuable for eligible positions off UNCW’s campus as many nonprofit organizations can fulfill needs without dipping into their personal budgets since work-study wages are paid out by the government.  

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Topics: internships, financial aid, work study

Grateful for Business Community Connections

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Feb 22, 2019 10:23:00 AM

By Robert Burrus, Dean of the Cameron School of Business (this post originally appeared on WilmingtonBiz.com on February 19, 2019).

The fall of 2018 was both devastating and challenging for the city of Wilmington and the surrounding areas. However, all sectors of the Cape Fear community proved resilient in getting our economy back up and running.  As well, our students, faculty and staff returned to campus and began to piece together the remainder of a semester marked by the loss of almost a month of class days and significant campus damage. I want to commend all of you in our community for your great ability to work together!

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Topics: alumni, community, philanthropy

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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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