Cameron School of Business at UNCW

All Good Things Must Come to an End

Posted by Swain Center on Jan 26, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Guest Blogger: Laura Lunsford, Ph.D., Director, Swain Center for Executive & Professional Development

We tend to spend a lot of time at the start of relationships but neglect paying attention to how we might end them well.

For example, would-be lovers woo us with promises of dinners, chocolates, flowers. Yet breakups are usually seen as unpleasant. We spend time orienting new employees to organizations and hopefully to their new colleagues.

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Topics: Swain Center, mentoring

Cameron School of Business’s Entrepreneurship Week Taps Wilmington’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Jan 19, 2018 11:07:00 AM

Guest Blogger: Dr. Stephen Harper, Duke Energy/Betty Cameron Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship, Cameron School of Business
 
The Cameron School of Business embraces the concept that organizations function best when they are without boundaries.
 
This is true for many Cameron School of Business events, such as: Business Week; sponsored trips to various places, including Wall Street; activities like the regional and national Sales Competition; and the academic programs throughout the year in numerous foreign countries, including China.

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Topics: entrepreneurship

Cameron to Offer Master’s in Finance and Investment Management

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Jan 17, 2018 11:08:00 AM

Guest Blogger: Dr. Nivine Richie, Chair of the Cameron School of Business’ Department of Economics and Finance
 
In 2017, on the first Saturday of June, over 150,000 people sat for CFA exams across the globe.

That’s a record - up about 10 percent from the year before and more than double the number of candidates who took the exam in June 2007. The   results are in: 43 percent passed level I; 47 percent passed level II; and 54 percent passed level III.
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Topics: graduate programs, finance

We Are UNCW: Matt Mylott

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Nov 17, 2017 8:00:00 AM

This employee profile is from UNCW’‘We Are UNCW’ series and was posted on November 6, 2017.

Although Matt Mylott ’07, ’18M is a native Californian, he’s very much at home on the East Coast. All it takes is a stroll down Chancellor’s Walk to remind him of what he loves most about life here.

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Topics: alumni, Swain Center, We Are UNCW, Professional MBA

Time for an Organizational Check-Up?

Posted by Swain Center on Nov 10, 2017 8:00:00 AM

This Insights article was contributed by Laura Gail Lunsford, PhD, Director of the UNCW Swain Center.

Flu season started early this year and looks to be a bad one[1]. My drug store is even paying me to get a flu shot!

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Topics: business development, professional development

PMBA Team Wins Value-Added Award for Wattles

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Oct 6, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Guest Blogger: Dr. Vince Howe, Associate Professor of Marketing, Cameron School of Business.

For the last 14 years, Cameron’s PMBA program has challenged MBA student teams with a “real-world” consulting project known as the Learning Alliance (LA). The LA project pairs regional businesses with teams of PMBA students that provide comprehensive analysis of the companies’ business processes and competitive environments, as well as strategic recommendations for growth and/or profit improvement. The SBTDC is instrumental in selecting LA clients and helping to manage the relationships between the clients and the student teams.

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Topics: graduate programs, Professional MBA

Featured Faculty: Dr. Stephen Harper

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Sep 22, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Editor's note: This faculty profile is from UNCW’s We Are UNCWseries and was posted on September 5, but has been updated for accuracy.

When Stephen Harper officially retired at the end of the spring 2018 semester, his career at UNCW spanned six chancellors, four deans and more than 40 years of teaching students the finer points of business and entrepreneurship. Coincidentally, Harper, the Duke Energy/Betty Cameron Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship in the Cameron School of Business, celebrated his 70th birthday just two months after UNCW observed the 70th anniversary of the date it first opened its doors, Sept. 4, 1947.

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Topics: Cameron faculty, entrepreneurship, We Are UNCW

Business Leaders: Establish Partners, Mentors for Long-Term Success

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Sep 15, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Guest Blogger: Heather McWhorter, Regional Director, Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC)

Depending on the size of your small to mid-sized business, you may be the CEO, CFO, COO, CHRO, CTO, and more. Managing a small to mid-sized business is difficult – but you don’t have to do it alone. Tap into passionate, experienced professionals and colleagues that can help you to address critical management issues, while enabling your business grow and thrive.

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Topics: entrepreneurship, business ownership, SBTDC

Innovation and Economic Outlook

Posted by Swain Center on Sep 8, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Guest Blogger: Dr. Adam Jones, Associate Professor of Economics, Cameron School of Business and Regional Economist for the Swain Center.

Let’s face it, forecasting long into the future with and degree of certainty is difficult to do. The Jetsons originally aired in the 60s and envisioned personal air travel and all kinds of other automated conveniences that are yet to appear.  We have certainly moved in the direction of more automation, and while we don’t have affordable robot housekeepers (yet), Rumba vacuum cleaners are beginning to clean our living rooms, and cars are driving themselves. This dramatic advance in technology raises questions about the future of employment and creates angst in labor markets.

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Topics: Outlook Conference, Swain Center, finance, economy

Where In The “World” Is Cameron School of Business?

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Aug 25, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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

This time last year, I took the opportunity to write about Cameron’s partnerships with - and impact - in the community. This year, I would like to explore Cameron’s partnerships and impact in the world.
 
A quick look through Cameron’s current Strategic Plan, as well as UNCW’s Strategic Plan, UNCW’s Vision Statement, Cameron’s Mission Statement and other planning documents, it is easy to find the strategic initiative of having a “global mindset.” 
 

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Topics: global, international, international business, International MBA, study abroad

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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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