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UNB Faculty of Management

Class of 2020: welcome to UNB’s alumni family!

Devashis Mitra

Posted: May 29, 2020

Category: Faculty Highlights , Alumni , Students



Congratulations to the class of 2020 and welcome to UNB’s alumni family! While we were not able to watch you cross the stage in your cap and gowns, your friends and professors in the Faculty of Management are celebrating with you in spirit. Your graduation happened during a time when much of our lives have been disrupted because of COVID-19, but please know that my colleagues and I at UNB...

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COVID-19 didn’t postpone this student’s career

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: May 26, 2020

Category: Students , Student Highlights , Programs



Unlike many graduating students who have had to postpone their career plans because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dennis Effah, a student in UNB’s Master in Quantitative Investment Management (MQIM) program, has just landed a full-time position with Vestcor. In addition to having well-trained investors, successful investment firms like Vestcor require employees who also have a strong...

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Stay calm and pivot: MBA Project Management students surpass community project goal

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: May 26, 2020

Category: Students



An experiential learning project took an interesting turn for UNB’s MBA students taking Project Management this year. Taught by Dr. Alireza Tajbakhsh in the faculty of management, the course teaches students the basics of managing projects and has them work on a class project with a local organization to practice what they learn. Students had only just launched a fundraising project they...

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Stay calm and pivot: a lesson in project management

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: May 25, 2020

Category: Programs , Students , Student Highlights



An experiential learning project took an interesting turn for UNB’s MBA students taking Project Management this year. Taught by Dr. Alireza Tajbakhsh in the faculty of management, the course teaches students the basics of managing projects and has them work on a class project with a local organization to practice what they learn. Students had only just launched a fundraising project they...

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Risk and portfolio management: experiential learning in times of COVID-19

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: May 5, 2020

Category: Students , Faculty Highlights , Programs , Student Highlights



It may have been one of the strangest and most challenging semesters at UNB because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the winter 2020 term ended with some good news for students in the Master in Quantitative Investment Management (MQIM) program. Just as exams were ending, they learned two of their teams placed high in two global competitions. One team tied with another at Rutgers for third place...

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Grants Awarded to 2 Faculty of Management Researchers

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: May 4, 2020

Category: Faculty



During a time when so much has been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s refreshing to hear good from our own researchers who are working from home. Marketing prof Dr. Hsin-Chen Lin has been awarded $99,055 for five years (2020-2025) from a SSHRC Insight Grant as a Principal Investigator. Lin’s project, “An examination of consumer and managerial perspectives on...

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Putting knowledge into action: venture capitalists in the making with NBIF

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: Mar 3, 2020

Category: Students , Programs , Student Highlights



Since last fall a group of UNB students have been working side-by-side with staff at the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF) to master the tools of venture capitalism. In the next few days they will be putting their knowledge to the test as they join other students from across Canada to compete in the Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC) hosted by Saint Mary’s University...

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Results from the Largest Business Plan Competition in Canada

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: Feb 7, 2020

Category: Programs , Students , IBEC



What began over two decades ago as a small competition for the best business plan in an entrepreneurship course at UNB has become a national event for university students across Canada. In the early 2000's, the Faculty of Management moved the competition out of the classroom to create an Atlantic competition, and in the past ten years since BMO Financial Group began sponsoring, it has attracted...

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Ups and Downs in the Split-Second World of High-Frequency Finance

Luke Saunders

Posted: Feb 6, 2020

Category: Faculty



Life can be pretty exciting and stressful at the same time for big-time investors dealing with millions in assets. Even a 1% change in prices can be worth tens of thousands of dollars. Dr. Dinesh Gajurel, a finance professor with UNB’s faculty of management, has a good understanding of how even the smallest of events can have an impact on the market. As one of a very few academics in...

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Executive-in-Residence Program Brings Real-Life Challenges to the Classroom

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: Feb 5, 2020

Category: Students , Alumni , Programs



Business professors in UNB’s faculty of management often assign case studies in their courses to challenge students to think of how they would use their knowledge and skills to solve business problems. This year, students taking the Strategic Management and Student Investment Fund classes were assigned two Harvard Business Case Studies, OTE: Managing in Times of Crisis (Parts A and B),...

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