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UNB Faculty of Management

From first co-op student to growing business development in New Brunswick

Faculty of Management

Posted: Mar 23, 2022

Category: Alumni



Erica Ward (BBA'06) was the first of two co-op students in the Faculty of Management's co-op program. She's now Culture Manager at Opportunities New Brunswick, and her story below was originally written and published by Co-Operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning (CEWIL) Canada.  Erica smiled as she told me the story about how she became one of the first two co-op students at the...

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Best practices for managing Open Innovation – around the world and here at UNB

Faculty of Management

Posted: Feb 24, 2022

Category: Alumni , Faculty



When we think successful innovative companies, one of the first that comes to mind is Tesla. What we don’t think of so readily are the number of small-tech companies that lack the resources Tesla has, but have been able to operate successfully because of Tesla selectively sharing its alternative energy innovations to the public. “Open innovation”, a term created in 2014 by...

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Market Predictability - New research to improve investment decision making

Faculty of Management

Posted: Feb 23, 2022

Category: Faculty



The next generation of investors coming from UNB’s faculty of management may have better decision-making skills thanks to the research of Dr. Azam Shamsi. Understanding how markets respond to economic conditions around the world to predict future stock prices is a question she addresses in her article, “Do Financial variables help predict the conditional distribution of the market...

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UNB SIF Team wins 2022 CFA Atlantic Ethics Challenge

Faculty of Management

Posted: Feb 9, 2022

Category: Student Highlights , Students , Student Investment Fund



A team of students completing UNB’s Student Investment Fund (SIF) class just won the top prize in the Atlantic Canadian CFA Ethics Challenge. Ethical decision-making and conduct establishes trust between investors and their clients. Investors cannot operate without trust, so as part of their yearlong training to become investment professionals, SIF students complete an online course in...

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Atlantic Promise Scholarships and Bursaries provide financial support to Black and Indigenous students studying business

Faculty of Management

Posted: Jan 20, 2022

Category: Students , Programs



UNB and the Faculty of Management is taking part in a new project to increase diversity and inclusion in its business programs. The Promise Scholars Initiative, an Atlantic Canadian business school project led by Dalhousie University, was created to help recruit, retain and support more Black and Indigenous students by offering financial aid and wraparound supports at the undergraduate and...

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Recent MBA grad wins Canada-wide financial futures challenge

Faculty of Management

Posted: Dec 31, 2021

Category: Alumni Highlights , Student Investment Fund , Alumni



Deji (Philip) Adetunji (MBA’21) graduated last Spring with an MBA from UNB Fredericton and Student Investment Fund experience in his portfolio. It landed him a management job even before graduation and recognition from the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada for one of the top research papers on financial literacy for Canadians. Deji grew up and completed his undergraduate degree in...

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UNB business prof sheds light on US Government-Business Relations in Carbon Black Industry

Faculty of Management

Posted: Dec 8, 2021

Category: Faculty , Alumni



Carbon black, a fine powder composed of elemental carbon, is used to manufacture a variety of common household products like tires, vinyl records, the soles of shoes and inks. As a reinforcing filler for tires, it increases resistance to wear and abrasion. Dr. David Foord recently published a study about the innovative carbon black industry that developed in the mid-twentieth century United...

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Creativity, Education and Entrepreneurship: new research traces a connection

Faculty of Management

Posted: Nov 24, 2021

Category: Faculty



Is there a link between your creativity and the likelihood of launching a venture? A team of researchers at UNB recently studied this very question in relation to students; as a result of their findings, they published an article that provides practical advice for educators on how to design and deliver programs on entrepreneurship. The research was led by Dr. Maha Tantawy as part of her...

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The dealings behind Canada’s most controversial bankruptcy: UNB prof wins award for new book

Faculty of Management

Posted: Nov 23, 2021

Category: Faculty



To many scholars, research is an adventure of discovery, a journey with often unpredictable endings. When he began writing about the evolution of Canadian business, Dr. Barry Boothman, a management professor at UNB, had no idea where his work would take him. His adventure has spanned more than thirty-five years and led him into unexpected territory. In 2020 his 645-page Corporate Cataclysm:...

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BBA Alum Joins Forces with Current Business Students to Increase Recruitment and Retention of Newcomers

Faculty of Management

Posted: Oct 19, 2021

Category: Alumni Highlights , Alumni



Young alum Nicole Andrade (BBA’20) has only just begun her career, but she’s already doing exciting and meaningful work as part of FLIP, the Fredericton Local Immigration Partnership. Not only is she using the skills she learned in the sales accelerator program in the Faculty of Management, she’s also drawing on her own experience of being a newcomer to New Brunswick. Nicole...

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