Cameron School of Business at UNCW

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

Imports, Exports and Global Trade: NASBITE Certified Global Business Professional

Posted by Swain Center on Jan 9, 2019 1:10:00 PM

By Mel Beasley, CSB Marketing Assistant

Considering that most of the United States’ business is conducted outside of the country, it makes sense that there are professionals in the world dedicated to effectively conducting international business to keep our economy running smoothly.  

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Topics: global, international business, Swain Center, exports

Project Management: The Next Step in Your Career

Posted by Swain Center on Dec 26, 2018 1:08:00 PM

By Mel Beasley, CSB Marketing Assistant

We all know projects are usually temporary; they have set beginnings and ends. Many company projects are unique from each other and team members from different departments or organizations come together to complete the project. It takes a special sort of leader to head up company special projects because she has to lead a team of people who have never worked together before. Project managers have to be planners, initiators and excellent communicators.  

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Topics: professional development, project management, Swain Center

Taking the Next Step in Nursing: Management

Posted by Swain Center on Dec 18, 2018 12:04:00 PM

by Mel Beasley, CSB Marketing Assistant

Are you currently in the nursing program or working as a nurse, but are thinking of ways to move to the next level of your career down the road? There’s a growing need in nursing management positions, and the promotion would likely bump up your nursing salary to anywhere from $83,000 to over $100,000. If you are a natural leader looking to advance your career in the nursing field, we highly recommend this position. 

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Topics: professional development, Swain Center, nursing

Six Things Wilmington Professionals Should Know

Posted by Swain Center on Aug 3, 2018 8:56:00 AM

Guest Blogger: Swain Center for Executive Education (This post originally appeared on WilmingtonBiz.com on August 1, 2018).

The Swain Center for Executive Education shares their top six trending themes to help you and your organizations grow.

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Topics: management, professional development, Swain Center, customer delight, intercultural conflict, nursing, custom programs

The Ultimate Professional Development Cheat Sheet for Organizations

Posted by Swain Center on Jun 22, 2018 8:01:00 AM

Blogger: Laura Gail Lunsford, PhD, Director of the UNCW Swain Center (this post originally appeared on WilmingtonBiz.com on June 15, 2018)

Investing in professional development can yield big dividends for the individual and the organization.
 
Skip to the front of the line on developing and investing in high-quality professional development by checking off the items on this cheat sheet to make sure you will have an engaged and talented workforce.

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Topics: professional development, Swain Center

The Value Of Project Management

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Apr 20, 2018 9:04:00 AM

Guest Blogger: Drew Rosen, Ph.D., professor of supply chain management at the Cameron School of Business, UNCW.  

(Editor's note: this was originally shared as an Insights Blog post in March 2016.)

Often I am asked about the value of project management education. Whether your organization is small or large, private or public, old or new, the answer is always the same. If you are looking for a way to stay ahead, forward-thinking organizations are turning to project management to consistently deliver superior business results.

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Topics: project management, Swain Center, supply chain management

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

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

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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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