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UNB Faculty of Business Administration

Top of his Class at Harvard

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: July 28, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Alumni Highlights


Alumni Around the World - Feiber Omana Not many students have gone through university maintaining a perfect 4.3 GPA. This is why, when Feiber Omana attended the University of New Brunswick from 2001-2005, he left a huge impression on everyone he met. One of his professors, Robert Maher, taught Feiber an Intro to Business course back in the Fall of 2001. To this day Professor Maher remembers...

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Ten years of matching students with the jobs they want

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: July 17, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Faculty Highlights


When a lot of the recent BBA alumni think back and remember their first real work experience, they think of their first Co-op placements. Co-op work terms gave them the opportunity to see what their future careers may look like and decide if they would actually enjoy the work they would be doing. The Faculty of Business Administration’s Co-op Program is celebrating its tenth anniversary this...

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23rd Annual Business Awards Dinner

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: July 16, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Alumni Highlights


Each year the faculty of business administration hosts the business awards dinner to celebrate the achievements of our student scholars and alumni, and to recognize our donors and supporters. The business awards dinner is our biggest event of the year and is one of the best vehicles we have to showcase our student talent. All students on the dean's list and those who have been awarded...

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A Teaching Career Worthy of Recognition

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: July 16, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Faculty Highlights


Tough and fair. That is the sentiment of most MBA students when asked about Professor Boothman’s teaching style. Being demanding and hard on students isn’t always fruitful with awards and “favourite professor” accolades, but it does drive students to perform better and to the best of their ability. That is what Dr. Barry Boothman sets out to accomplish in his classes. Students recognized Dr....

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Continued Success for UNB teams at the CIBC Business Plan Competition

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: July 16, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: IBEC


A UNB team impressed the crowd and judges alike to clinch top spot in the graduate track at the 7th annual CIBC Business Plan Competition, held November 25-27. Another UNB team also claimed second place in the undergraduate track. UNB BBA students, Robert Keleher and Simon Pearn took home the top prize for their business plan, ARC Technology. ARC Technology is a company in the process of...

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UNB Investment Program Continues Stellar Performance

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: July 16, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: CFS


Writing a six-hour exam knowing the global pass rate has never exceeded 50% can be quite unnerving for some, but students in UNB’s Student Investment Fund (SIF) program had no problem demonstrating their skills and knowledge. SIF students  completed the rigorous Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level I exam  in June 2010 and recorded an 83% pass rate,  almost double the global industry pass...

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Excellence in Teaching Award

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: July 15, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Faculty Highlights


What makes an excellent professor? In the eyes of students, their favourite professors are ones who go above and beyond the regular requirements to help students succeed. They make their classes interesting and are always willing to take time for their students. The Faculty of Business Administration has no shortage of excellent professors. Students nominate multiple professors each year for...

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Finance Professor Recognized for his Achievements

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: July 15, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Faculty Highlights


Some of the greatest moments in academia involve watching deserving professors get awarded for their hard work and dedication to their field. This year we are proud to bear witness to such a moment. Finance professor, Dr. Devashi Mitra has recently earned his Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI).  The fellowship is a rare and...

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UNB Professor Honoured for his Outstanding Contributions

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: July 15, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Faculty Highlights


The Faculty of Business Administration has many great professors, both in and out of the classroom. Dr. Santosh Kabadi is one such professor and his efforts over the past years have earned him a UNB Merit Award. The UNB Merit Award is awarded annually by the university to recognize and encourage individuals who make outstanding contributions in the course of their work for the university. It is...

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22nd Annual Business Awards Dinner

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: July 14, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Alumni Highlights


Over 250 people gathered at the Delta Fredericton last November 5th for the Faculty’s 22nd Annual Business Awards Dinner to celebrate the accomplishments of UNB Fredericton’s business students and alumni, and to recognize the companies and individuals who support our students with scholarships. Each year the Faculty recognizes the achievements of alumni who have distinguished careers and have...

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A Trek to Buffett s Omaha

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: July 14, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: CFS


Everyone in the finance world knows the name Warren Buffett. He is one of the world’s richest men and most competent investors, and each year he hosts a shareholders meeting for his company Berkshire Hathaway (BRK). With some of the biggest names in the industry and the massive crowds in attendance, the BRK Shareholders Meeting has been dubbed the “the Woodstock of Capitalism”. Shareholder...

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Buying vs Selling A New Understanding of the Investment Industry

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: July 14, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: CFS


Members of the Student Investment Fund (SIF) and the UNB Finance Group got to experience Toronto in a unique way this past January (12th-15th).  Most people go to Toronto to see the sites, but these students went for another purpose. The three day trip was arranged by the Centre for Financial Studies (CFS), as a learning experience. Finance students gathered information on interest rate...

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Changes in the FBA

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: July 14, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Faculty Highlights


The Faculty of Business Administration has gone through many changes this year, among them a new computer lab and a fresh new website. It has been quite a long time since any computer lab in Tilley Hall went through a major renovation. Most people don’t give computer labs a second thought, believing it’s merely another place to go and use a computer.  That’s not how Gordon Margison (BBA '07)...

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Dr Angeles Recognized as the Most Cited Researcher in her Field

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: July 14, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Faculty Highlights


Rebecca Angeles, a professor in the Management Information Systems area, is making a name for herself and the University of New Brunswick (UNB) through her research. Back in 2005, Dr. Angeles wrote an article on a fairly unknown topic—Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technology. Interest in RFID was just starting to pick up when her article, "RFID technologies: Supply-chain applications...

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Faculty of Business Administration celebrates UNB s 181st Encaenia

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: July 14, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Student Highlights


With the sun shining outside and the temperature in the upper teens the Faculty of Business Administration celebrated UNB’s 181st Encaenia with a reception and awards ceremony to honour the accomplishments of this year’s graduating class. Of the class of 2010, 131 students graduated with BBA degrees and 16 students graduated from the MBA program. On the international front 49 students...

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It is Just the Beginning for the UNB Finance Group

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: July 14, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: CFS


The economy is obviously a fragile entity, as seen by the recent recession. But now that the world is starting to come back from the economic down-turn, opportunity awaits for finance students that have the right skills. In an effort to learn more about investing, students got together in Sept. 2008, to create the UNB Finance Group. Students wanted get answers for all of the finance questions...

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Looking into the world of Human Resources

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: July 14, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Student Highlights


Students at UNB finally have the opportunity to get involved with the Human Resources (HR) community, while in University. The Human Resource Student Association (HRSA) began last year and has been steadily growing in size and popularity. The HRSA puts on numerous events throughout the year with the goal of showing students what they can expect from a career in HR. Since the society’s...

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MBA Professional Development Class Learns the Value of Community Spirit

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: July 14, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Student Highlights


Fredericton has always been a great city to live in. The people are friendly and everyone tries to work together for the good of the community, so it’s no wonder Fredericton has one of the highest volunteer rates per capita in the country. Current MBA students are learning just how valuable community spirit is, by getting involved with local charity organizations. As part of the Professional...

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Real Business Real Learning Real Growth

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: July 14, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Student Highlights


Did you ever have the chance to compete against students from other universities and win money in your classes? Not many people can say they have, but that is starting to change. Students were excited to take part in the new IT and Supply Chain Management course offered this year. It is the first time the fourth-year course has been offered in Fredericton. The course teaches students the ins...

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Students Gaining the Experience They Need

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: July 14, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Student Highlights


Students only have an idea of what working in the real world is like, we don’t know for sure until we try it. Like most students, Jarett Nickerson wanted to get real work experience in his chosen career path and make sure it is something he enjoys doing, before he graduates. Jarett, a third year business student, is looking to earn his BBA degree with a major in marketing. He is currently...

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UNB Business Students Have Success at the University of Waterloo Accounting Conference

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: July 14, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Student Highlights


It was a long journey, but well worth it as three students made a name for themselves and for the University of New Brunswick (UNB) at the recent University of Waterloo Accounting Conference (UWAC). Graduating student Jonathan Smith and second year accounting students Dino Bernard and Christopher Ross represented UNB at the conference. UWAC is a three day conference which brings together...

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