Cameron School of Business at UNCW

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: PMBA, Graduate Programs, CSB

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: UNCW, Cameron Faculty, CSB, Cameron School of Business, Entrepreneurship

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: Cameron School of Business, CSB, 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, Burrus, business, Cameron School of Business, capitalism, CSB, debate, Insights, Rob Burrus, socialism

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: Cameron School of Business, china, CSB, International, schell

La Cocina del Sol Showdown

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Mar 17, 2017 11:23:20 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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When life gives you lemons, you…present to a team of celebrity judges?  This is what the incoming cohort of the MBA Program at the Cameron School of Business was tasked with on August 20th. On Saturday, 37 of the 43 Cameron School of Business Professional MBA candidates participated in their program orientation at UNCW.  This year’s orientation was unique, featuring celebrity judges Judy Girard, Co-founder of GLOW (Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington) and President Emeritus of Food Network, HGTV and Lifetime Network; Cynthia Ferich, TV Chef on WBTV News, Educator, and Author; Bo Perkins, Celebrity Chef and Founder of Addiction Hot Sauces; and Hoop Morgan, Founder and Chairman of the Forte Institute.

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Topics: CSB, GLOW, La Cocina del Sol, MBA, MBA Competition, Student Stories

Getting the Global Picture: Yeditepe University Graduate Students Study at UNCW

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Mar 17, 2017 11:22:40 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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“Joining the program broadens your global business vision - it will help us continue to work in an international society,” said Cagla Kardemir, an MBA candidate from Yeditepe University in Istanbul, Turkey.  2016 was the second year that the Swain Center at the Cameron School of Business, with the leadership of Dr. Cem Canel, has hosted a three-week program for students from Turkey.

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Topics: business, Cagla Kardemir, CSB, International, professional selling, Student Stories, SWAIN Center

Do Your Homework To Understand Educational Offerings

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Mar 17, 2017 11:21:58 AM

Guest Blogger: Dean Robert D. Burrus, Jr. This post was originally shared on WilmingtonBiz.com on August 1, 2016.

To most people, the word “university” suggests an education-based institution in which academic degrees are conferred to individuals completing the required curriculum. One might not realize that the term can be used by any entity, for example, Trump University, PwC Open University, and Google University. None of these examples are universities in the way most people use the term: These entities use the term liberally to suggest an enhanced education in a specific area. Satisfaction with the educational offering depends largely on what one expected to get out of the experience. The use of the word “university” has the potential to become a legal matter depending on individual state and consumer protection laws. Trademark law does not prohibit the use of the word “university” in a name. The point to this is that the use of the word “university” does not necessarily imply that an institution is offering a quality educational experience.

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Topics: AACSB, Credible Education, CSB, Higher Education, SACS, UNCW, We Are UNCW

Your Next Resource: A Cameron School of Business Intern

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Mar 17, 2017 11:21:27 AM

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

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Guest Blogger: Dean Robert Burrus (This post originally appeared on WilmingtonBiz.com on July 15)

Experiential learning is a crucial element of a college education. As defined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, “An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent.” Therefore, internships provide solutions for employers by assisting with workflow in an effective manner to accomplish immediate goals and through finding new team members to help grow the business and accomplish long-term goals.

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Topics: business, Cameron School of Business, CSB, internship, Internships, professional selling

Cameron School of Business Faculty Members Hermanson, Janicki Honored with Distinguished Professorships

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Mar 17, 2017 11:20:12 AM

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

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Susan Hermanson and Thomas Janicki, professors in the UNCW Cameron School of Business, are the recipients of distinguished professorships.

Hermanson has been appointed to a five-year term as the Cameron Distinguished Professor of Accountancy. Janicki has been reappointed for another five-year term as the Duke Energy/Gordon C. Hurlbert Distinguished Professor of Information Systems.

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Topics: Accounting, business, Cameron Faculty, Cameron School of Business, CSB, professional selling, wilmington, WITX

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