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UNB Faculty of Business Administration

Co-op Can Be A Pretty Sweet Deal

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Posted: December 16, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Students


UNB's business co-op program has helped hundreds of students get excellent job experience and be exposed to many employers over the years. Some students however have made such an impression on their employers that they have earned jobs post graduation. One of these lucky students, Matthew Rogers, landed a position with one of Canada's sweetest companies: Ganong Brothers. Hearing about all the...

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Co-op in the Wild West

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Posted: December 11, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Students


When third year BBA student Kelly Sheehan first accepted a co-op placement with Syncrude Canada Limited in Fort McMurray, Alberta, she was both excited and a little anxious. Working in the accounting department of such a huge company would be a great way to gain valuable experience, but the idea of moving across the country was a bit daunting – but only in the beginning. The experience...

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Desert Storm comes to UNB

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Posted: December 11, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Alumni


In August, 1990 Dr. Ng Pock Too was named CEO of Sembawang Engineering Group, a large Singapore Government owned offshore engineering company. He remembers his first day on the job well: it was the same day that Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait and seized their oil fields in the Persian Gulf which would disrupt the world supply lines for oil. Sembawang had 23 Singapore engineers working on an oil...

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Social Media Legend speaks to MBA Class

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Posted: December 11, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Programs


Dave Carroll never expected to change the nature of customer service, public relations and brand management when he sought compensation for a guitar destroyed by a careless airline baggage handler. But when Carroll fulfilled a promise to United to post a music video on his ordeal to YouTube, that’s exactly what happened. Carroll’s modern digital David and Goliath tale over a...

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Dollars Votes impact on the environment

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Posted: October 29, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Faculty


What can you buy with a dollar? Most people would respond to this question by saying, “not much!” According to Dr. Rebecca Angeles, a professor at UNB teaching courses in management of information systems, dollars add to up votes, which in turn can drive market forces towards more environmentally sustainable business practices, which can ultimately lead to a healthier, greener...

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A New Way to Read Financial Statements: impact on the environment

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Posted: October 28, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Faculty


By the time they finish their first year of a business degree, most students have learned how to read a company’s financial statements in order to determine how profitable the company is and judge how smart an investment might be. Dr. Glenn Leonard, a professor of accounting at the University of New Brunswick, is conducting research that could help people use a company’s financial...

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Mastering the Craft of Job Crafting

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Posted: October 22, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Faculty


Mastering the Craft of Job Crafting … impact on employee satisfaction Job crafting involves employees making changes to their job in an effort to improve the job for themselves and this practice stretches across industries and organizational levels. Jobs are crafted by mechanics, research scientists, sales people, and even IT directors. Though the implications of job crafting are...

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Teaching Beyond Borders

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Posted: October 22, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Faculty


Teaching Beyond Borders … impact on accounting professionals At least three or four times a year FedEx delivers multiple packages to UNB’s faculty of business administration, all addressed to Elin Maher, Professor of Accounting at UNB. Their contents are exams written by students of the Certified General Accountants program who live in Canada and the Caribbean, and as far away as...

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