Ideas with Impact
UNB Faculty of Management

Prescience and Optimism – a winning combination in these times

Faculty of Management

Posted: Apr 16, 2021

Category: Student Investment Fund , Students , Alumni



Students enrolled in UNB’s Student Investment Fund are wearing big smiles on their faces. On their last day of classes, they learned that one of their teams placed first in the global Chicago Quantitative Alliance (CQA) Challenge, beating out teams from high-ranking universities like Carnegie Mellon, University of Michigan Ann Arbor and Chinese University of Hong Kong. A second SIF team...

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At UNB entrepreneurship is fun in more ways than one

Faculty of Management

Posted: Mar 30, 2021

Category: Programs , Students , Student Highlights



Remember what it was like trying to memorize the times table? This might be easy for some children, but for others it is a struggle that can lead to frustration. This year, a group of MBA students with UNB’s faculty of management used their business knowledge and skills to help a Fredericton based educational publishing company - threetwoone.fun - commercialize a multiplication story deck...

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One foot in the door for UNB’s student venture analysts in training

Faculty of Management

Posted: Feb 25, 2021

Category: Programs , Students , Student Highlights



Fazley Shabab Chowdhury is finishing his MBA degree program at UNB Fredericton with an experience he says he will never forget. As a student venture analyst completing the Venture Assessment course this year, he and his classmates were involved in an intense round of investment in TrojAI Inc., a Saint John, New Brunswick-based start-up that is developing solutions to protect AI platforms from...

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One foot in the door for UNB’s student venture analysts in training

Faculty of Management

Posted: Feb 25, 2021

Category: Programs , Student Highlights , Students



Fazley Shabab Chowdhury is finishing his MBA degree program at UNB Fredericton with an experience he says he will never forget. As a student venture analyst completing the Venture Assessment course this year, he and his classmates were involved in an intense round of investment in TrojAI Inc., a Saint John, New Brunswick-based start-up that is developing solutions to protect AI platforms from...

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2021 APEX: A global community of students and entrepreneurs

Faculty of Management

Posted: Feb 2, 2021

Category: Faculty Highlights , IBEC , Alumni



“International and transformative.” These two words are being used to sum up the 2021 APEX business plan competition hosted January 25-29, by the faculty of management's International Business and Entrepreneurship Centre (IBEC). This year APEX smashed all previous records by attracting 163 students in 70 teams, representing 45 universities from nine Canadian provinces and 15 other...

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Benefits and potential rivalry effects of sports sponsorship: practical insights from UNB researchers

Faculty of Management

Posted: Jan 27, 2021

Category: Faculty , Faculty Highlights



Billions of dollars are spent each year in sports sponsorships. According to Statista, in 2017 alone, $16 bn (US) was spent on sport sponsorships in North America, $11 bn (US) in Europe and another $11 bn (US) in Asia. Sponsorships help teams and leagues support their players, operations and facilities, while companies are able to raise brand awareness and boost their public relations among...

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Launching, growing and investing in businesses – this specialization has you covered

Faculty of Management

Posted: Jan 26, 2021

Category: Programs



UNB Fredericton’s MBA concentration in entrepreneurship has been renamed “Venture Commercialization, Scaling and Investment”. While this is certainly a mouthful, professors in the entrepreneurship area in the faculty of management agree the new name more accurately reflects the learning experience students have in this specialization. It also describes the well-rounded skill...

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Innovating the Restaurant of the Future

Faculty of Management

Posted: Nov 19, 2020

Category: Alumni



Everyone knows restaurants are a tough business in the best of times. These are not the best of times. The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on the restaurant industry globally, and New Brunswick is no exception. When the lockdown happened in March of 2020, the owners of Pomodori Pizzeria in Saint John worked quickly and innovatively to be able to not only stay afloat but turn out even more of...

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UNB hosts Canadian business school deans at a critical time: 2020 BSAC annual conference

Faculty of Management

Posted: Oct 30, 2020

Category: Faculty



“Has there ever been a more challenging time to be a leader in higher education, such as the dean of a business or management school?” UNB’s President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Paul Mazerolle, directed this question in his welcoming remarks to a recent gathering of business school deans from across Canada and other parts of the world. The gathering was the annual conference of...

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A year of challenges and opportunities: Student Investment Fund update

Faculty of Management

Posted: Oct 26, 2020

Category: Student Investment Fund



It’s been an unprecedented year for the University of New Brunswick’s Student Investment Fund (SIF), full of surprises, challenges and new opportunities. Things were going well for the 2019-20 year. Just before the March Break, the SIF and MQIM students journeyed to Toronto for their annual visit with alumni and senior executives in the finance district; then the Covid-19 pandemic...

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