Cameron School of Business at UNCW

Grad Student Spotlight: Emilee Draper, MSBA Class of 2019

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Jun 10, 2019 11:00:00 AM

The Cameron School of Business has a number of new graduate level programs aimed at helping working professionals advance their careers. Emilee Draper is a student in UNCW's new Masters of Business Analytics Online Accelerated Program. She is excited to be able to apply the tools she is learning in the program to her new career in Media Analytics.

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Topics: analytics, community, graduate programs, student stories, business analytics, MS Business Analytics

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

UNCW Receives $10M Gift, Largest in University History, to Establish New School

Posted by UNCW on Jan 11, 2019 9:35:00 AM

(Photo: Chancellor Sartarelli with David S. Congdon and his wife, Helen Congdon at the announcement reception)

This blog post was originally shared on WilmingtonBiz.com on January 4 and is adapted from the UNCW news story by Christina Schechtman, UNCW Office of University Relations.

On Dec. 6, the University of North Carolina Wilmington received a $10 million gift commitment from alumnus David Congdon, ’78, and his wife, Helen.

This represents the largest outright gift commitment in university history. With it, UNCW will establish the "David S. Congdon School of Supply Chain, Business Analytics and Information Systems," supporting these programs within the Cameron School of Business. The Computer Information Systems Building will also be rededicated as David S. Congdon Hall.

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Topics: alumni, management information systems, business analytics, supply chain management, philanthropy

Work Smarter, Not Harder

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Feb 16, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Guest Blogger: Dr. Stephen HillAssistant Professor of Business Analytics, Cameron School of Business

  • Detecting spam and malware.
  • Guiding autonomous vehicles.
  • Distinguishing between images of cats and dogs.
  • Predicting diabetes-related hospital patient readmissions.
  • Recommending the next show for you to “binge watch” on Netflix.
What do these seemingly unrelated things have to do with each other? Each of these tasks relies on analytics techniques and tools. These examples focus on the transformation of data into information, and then into insights and better business decisions.
 
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Topics: graduate programs, professional development, Swain Center, business analytics

UNCW To Offer Business Analytics Degrees

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Mar 17, 2017 11:33:24 AM

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

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Guest Blogger: Dr. Cen Canel, professor of Operations Management and department chair for Information Systems and Operations Management

Businesses in every sector are facing new challenges in managing and analyzing data, which requires a specific approach and unique set of quantitative skills.

The Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS) defines this specific approach as business analytics that facilitate the understanding of business objectives through reporting of data to analyze trends, creating predictive models for forecasting and optimizing business processes for enhanced performance.

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Topics: analytics, graduate programs, business analytics

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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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