UNCW/Cameron School of Business

Cameron School of Business Again Makes List of Best Business Schools

Princetone Review The University of North Carolina Wilmington has once again been recognized for its excellence in graduate business programs. The Cameron School of Business is profiled in The Best 295 Business Schools: 2016 Edition, published by The Princeton Review. This marks the ninth consecutive year the organization has included the university in its rankings of top business schools.

“Our strong academic programs, the real-world experiences we offer our students, our executive mentoring program and our commitment to meeting the needs of current and future businesses have helped us achieve recognition year after year,” CSB Dean Robert Burrus said.

With more than 200 graduate students, CSB provides several educational paths, including a Professional Master of Business Administration program that offers classes one night a week. The remaining coursework is online, allowing working professionals the flexibility needed to pursue an advanced degree. Among other assets, the editors noted as a key strength knowledgeable faculty who bring a wide range of practical business experience.

After collecting data and a performing a survey of 22,000 students, the editors chose 295 schools to feature. The book's two-page school profiles have sections on academics, student life, admissions information and graduates' employment data. The CSB profile includes statements from students regarding the expertise and diverse specialties of the faculty, as well as programs that provide hands-on experience. Students agreed that “the M.B.A. program is well-designed and well-run” and “the caliber of professors and course material has exceeded my expectations.”


Nov 19

Study Abroad: Valencia, Spain Info Session

5 p.m. in CH 210

Nov 25-27 Thanksgiving Break

No Classes

Dec 2 Last Day of Classes - Fall Term

Dec 3 Reading Day

Dec 4 Finals Begin

Dec 11 Finals End

Dec 12

UNCW/Cameron Graduation

9:30 a.m. - Trask
CSB reception following graduation on the lawn in front of Trask

Annual Economic Conference - Fall 2015

Swain Center The Wilmington Metropolitan Area will see economic growth over the next year that will keep pace with the state, according to UNCW regional economist Adam Jones.

Jones, assistant professor of economics and regional economist with the H. David and Diane Swain Center for Business and Economic Services at the UNCW Cameron School of Business, announced the local economic forecast during “OUTLOOK: New Faces, New Forecasts.” The event was held Oct. 13 at UNCW and was sponsored by the Swain Center. Thomas D. Simpson, the executive in residence at the Cameron School of Business, presented the national economic outlook.

The Wilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), which includes New Hanover and Pender counties, is expected to grow 3 percent during 2015, the same as the state. The national projected growth is 2.2 percent. This MSA economy is expected to grow 2.5 percent in 2016.

Jones described the local economy as a car being driven with both feet. "There are reasons for optimism as well as areas for concerns," he said. "The economy has been improving, even if slower than what we may wish at times. While increased employment, better retail sales numbers and an improved housing sector are fuel to the economic engine, we continue to have one foot on the brake."

Jones noted that output growth should be strong enough to cause a continued reduction in the area unemployment rate. The area’s unemployment rate for August 2015 was 5.7 percent and 5.1 percent for the nation in that same time period. [Read More]


Entreprenuership Week 2015 returned to UNCW and the Cameron School this November. The events were sponsored by the Cameron School of Business and the Beck Foundation. Highlights of the schedule included:

  • Hearty by Design: The Social Entrepreneur's Role in Building Better Communities
  • The Challenges of Starting and Growing a Business - A Profile of High Speed Welding
  • The Artist as Entrepreneur
  • UNCW Innovation Concept Pitch Competition
  • Entrepreneur Video Series
  • Entrepreneur's Roundtable Luncheon
  • The Lean Startup Approach to Entrepreneurship
  • For Entrepreneurs, the Only Constant is Change
  • 5 Simple Lessons you Learned as a 10 Year Old That Can Set You Up for Entrepreneurial Success
  • How to Start Your Own Business Seminar
  • Entrepreneurship Case Competition
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Study Abroad in 2016, Information Sessions

Study Abroad Every student in the Cameron School of Business has the option to internationalize his or her education by spending a semester or summer abroad. Possibilities include attending classes at a school in another country or participating in a group trip to visit businesses in several countries. Of course, students may pursue the study of another language (or two!) at UNCW. Information Sessions for six study abroad opportunities will be held in October and November. All students invited to attend to learn more about opportunities abroad.

  • Prague, Czech Republic
    • Spring Break 2016
  • Wollongong, Australia
    • May 13 to June 9, 2016
    • Info Session: Monday, November 9 at 6:30 in CH 111
  • Bremen, Germany
    • Summer 2, 2016
    • Info Sessions: Tuesday Oct 27 or Wednesday Nov 18 at 5 p.m. in CIS 1013
  • Hatfield, United Kingdom
    • Summer 2, 2016
    • Info Session: Wednesday November 11 at 5 p.m. in CH 101
  • Marseille, France
    • Summer 2, 2016
    • Info Sessions: Thursday, November 12 and Wednesday November 18 at 5 p.m. in CH 210
  • Valencia, Spain
    • May 13 to June 11, 2016
    • Info Session: Thursday, November 19 at 5 p.m. in CH 210
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