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October 17: The Cameron School of Business continues to be an outstanding business school, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company profiles the school in the new 2017 edition of its annual book, “The Best 294 Business Schools” and on its site.
“It’s very meaningful to receive this type of recognition. It’s really a testament to the hard work of our faculty and staff, currently and in years past,” said Dean Robert Burrus.
The Princeton Review's survey asked students at the 294 business schools about their school's academics, student body and campus life as well as about themselves and their career plans. The student surveys that were used for this edition were completed online at http://survey.review.com and conducted in the 2015-16, 2014-15 and 2013-14 academic years. [Keep Reading]
The ISOM and CS departments continued a six-year tradition of firms in the Raleigh Research Triangle Park (RTP) recently. This year, 65 students visited well-known firms currently recruiting UNCW MIS, CIT, CS, and MS CSIS majors. The RTP bus trip allows students to see different facilities, and network with industry professionals in their own space. Students were able to visit one of the three participants including Fidelity, MetLife, and IBM. Each firm organized various information sessions and activities to expose students to everyday life in various open positions, as well as introduce them to current initiatives and projects relevant to their current coursework and interests. A highlight of the trip was that each firm had recent graduates from UNCW participate in panel discussions related to what they did their first year on the job with their firms.
The recent 11th annual ITOM Career Day was a tremendous success this year with 33 employers and over 270 students that met to discuss employment opportunities in the Information Technology and Operations Management fields. In addition to the evening networking period, breakout sessions were arranged where employers led “A Day in the Life” lectures for students to catch a glimpse into the everyday tasks of their prospective fields of interest. Students were able to preview the careers of these industry professionals including 20 recent UNCW alumni who had returned to share their journeys. [Keep Reading]
Dr. Pete Schuhmann, Professor of Economics, achieved his 50th career publication with the following article: Schuhmann, P., Bass, B., Casey, J. and Gill, D. “Visitor Preferences and Willingness to Pay for Coastal Attributes in Barbados" accepted for publication in Ocean and Coastal Management. His article will be listed as a "Featured Publication" with the journal.
His co-author, Brittany Bass, graduated in May 2012 (magna cum laude). She earned a masters in Economics from UC Santa Barbara and is now in the Economics PhD program at UC Irvine.
Provost Marilyn Sheerer and Dean Robert Burrus were featured in a Time Warner Cable News segment on September 18. The segment highlights UNCW's recent recognition as 6th among public universities and 16th overall on a new list of Best Regional Universities in the South, as well as CSB being ranked in the Top 200 Best Undergraduate Business Programs. Check out the full segment here!
CSB’s new Online Executive Master of Business Administration program is now taking applications for classes that begin in January 2017. The 48-credit-hour program will serve aspiring executives throughout North Carolina with five or more years of professional experience. “The online EMBA program fills a niche for aspiring executives and working business professionals who hope to advance in their organizations and their professions,” said CSB Dean Rob Burrus. “This new graduate program offers the convenience of online courses with invaluable face-to-face residencies on our beautiful campus and abroad at our international partner schools, all at an affordable price.” [Learn More]
CSB congratulates Marketing Department Chair, Dr. Tracy Meyer, on being awarded the Faculty Advisor of the Year for the Professional Fraternity Association after winning the 2016 Faculty Advisor Award of Excellence on behalf of Pi Sigma Epsilon. This is the first time a faculty member from the Cameron School of Business has received this recognition. Dr. Meyer will be recognized at the PFA Convention in Baton Rouge in September.
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. [Keep Reading]