Ideas with Impact
UNB Faculty of Management

A Life in Service to Vulnerable Children

Kelly Anderson

Posted: Jan 7, 2020

Category: Alumni



James Gitau (’87,’89) has never been one to shy away from a challenge. In 1982, Kenya was embroiled in an attempted coup, which led to the indefinite closure of the sole University of Nairobi. James’ high school advised students who could afford it to seek further studies abroad. He was given a list of potential universities in Canada, the U.K and the U.S:  James and his...

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Two Alumni Receive Certificates of Achievement

Business Faculty

Posted: Nov 29, 2019

Category: Alumni Highlights , Alumni



The Faculty of Management held its annual Awards Dinner on November 21, 2019 to students and alumni who have done extraordinary work. In addition to celebrating over 150 students who earned scholarships, awards and Dean's List recognition, two alumni were given Certificates of Achievement for their contribution and achievements.  Anne-Marie Gammon (BBA'83) is the inaugural President &...

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UNB Fredericton signs accreditations with CPHR NB

UNB Faculty of Management and CPHRNB

Posted: Nov 4, 2019

Category: Programs



Business students focusing their study on human resources management at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have a more direct path to obtaining the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources designation. The University's faculty of management reached an agreement with CPHR New Brunswick to provide accreditation of its Bachelor of Business Administration with a Major in Human...

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Finding clients and keeping them: advice from an expert

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: Oct 8, 2019

Category: Alumni Highlights , Programs , Alumni



When they graduate with business degrees, students bring specialized knowledge and technical skills to the workplace. For those starting careers in the finance and investment industry, one of the biggest challenges they will face is finding new clients and keeping them. This week, finance students got advice from an expert on how to identify who their clients were and how to communicate...

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UNB Student Youngest Intern on the Private Equity Funds Team

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: Sep 6, 2019

Category: Alumni



Just a few years ago, Ruthfi Azzahra moved to Fredericton from Jakarta, Indonesia, with the goal of going to university and finding a career in investments. After this summer, she is pretty close to reaching that goal. For the past four months, she has been immersed in the industry through a Co-op placement with PSP Investments. Based in Montreal, Quebec, PSP Investments is one of...

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Industry Expert to Pass on Knowledge and Connections to SIF students

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: Sep 6, 2019

Category: Faculty , Programs , Student Investment Fund



Finance students in the faculty of management at the University of New Brunswick will have access to a wealth of industry experience and professional connections with the new director of the Centre for Financial Studies, Don Wishart. Wishart is president of Seamark Asset Management Ltd., a Halifax based investment management firm, and brings 25 years of investment management experience to the...

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New First-Year Business Planning and Entrepreneurship Course Brings Real-Life to the Classroom

Kelly Anderson

Posted: Aug 21, 2019

Category: Faculty , Students



It’s a year of firsts for the Faculty of Management and BBA students on the Fredericton campus. The Faculty is rolling out its first year of required courses in experiential learning for BBA students – who are in their first year in the program. It’s also the first time for some alumni of the Faculty to step up to become mentors to this new generation of students. Bright-eyed...

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Credits for sales: a win-win with experiential learning

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: Jul 15, 2019

Category: Programs , Students



Based in Moncton, NB, Malley Industries has been manufacturing ambulances, wheelchair accessible vehicles, plastic products and specialized commercial fleets for a wide range of clients since 1979. It is one of the largest adaptive mobility manufacturers in Canada, and this spring a group of BBA students in UNB’s Faculty of Management worked with Malley Industries on two consulting...

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Learning the benefits of quantitative investment methods first hand

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: Jul 3, 2019

Category: Students , Programs



A team of five students enrolled in UNB’s new Master in Quantitative Investment Management (MQIM) program learned the benefits of using quantitative and data rich methods first hand this year by competing in the global Chicago Quantitative Alliance (CQA) Investment Challenge. The team, which included Huang Xu, Jiaji (Justin) Feng, Justin Arsenault, Lowry Zhu and Joseph MacCallum, used the...

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Some unexpected benefits of experiential learning

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: Jun 26, 2019

Category: Faculty , Students



The benefits of experiential learning are well known at the University of New Brunswick. Students learn first-hand how theory applies to real world challenges and develop more confidence in themselves as a result. This year Dr. Martin Wielemaker had a pleasant surprise after integrating a real-world project into his International Business class through X-Culture.org. Out of 186 university...

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