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UNB Faculty of Business Administration

Harvesting Global Markets: business students lend their knowledge to Resson Aerospace

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Posted: May 26, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Students, Programs


This winter fourth year business students at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton had to apply just about everything they’ve learned in the BBA program by working with one of New Brunswick’s most innovative new companies, Resson Aerospace Corporation. Using advanced technologies such as drones, high-resolution cameras, cloud computing and their own proprietary algorithms,...

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What Exactly is HR Learning from practitioners?

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Posted: May 22, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Students, Programs


Designing jobs that align with a company’s strategic mission, recruiting the right people to fill them, and then training and retaining them are just a few critical aspects of the human resources management profession. Business students at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton who are interested in careers in HR management have the opportunity to learn from practitioners...

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A Visit to the Oracle: SIF Students join Berkshire Hatheway Shareholders for 50th Anniversary

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Posted: May 21, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Students, Programs


The school year ended with a bang for Student Investment Fund (SIF) students Jeff Mott, and Ryan Chan, when they traveled to Omaha, Nebraska, at the beginning of May to attend the Berkshire Hatheway 50th Anniversary shareholders annual general meeting.  There, they were able to join the tens of thousands of delegates who make the annual pilgrimage to this event to meet and listen to the...

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UNB BBA Student one of three in Canada to receive 7 K Award

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Posted: May 4, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Students


The school year ended on a high note for third year business student Tuan Anh Bui. In late March he received his Canadian citizenship and in April he got the news that he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Award for Study in a Second Official Language, an award worth $7,000. Tuan and his family moved from Vietnam to Fredericton, five years ago. He has been enrolled in the BBA...

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What have UNB's MBA Professional Development Students Been Up To?

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Posted: May 1, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Programs, Students


The University of New Brunswick Fredericton’s MBA Professional Development class meets every Friday. Students work with a different industry leader every week to learn about important business issues and to develop important professional skills. They also meet with community leaders and social innovators who are helping to solve some of the problems in our community. Every year the class...

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UNB Student Investment Fund Team Second in the World

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Posted: March 31, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Programs, Students


A team of UNB’s Student Investment Fund students placed second in the 2015 Argus University Challenge.  Argus is the industry leading software for real estate investment analysis and data-driven decision-making. The team members Daniel Slipp, Jeff Mott (both MBA candidates) and Josh Bubar (a BBA student) modelled various financial scenarios for a distressed real estate...

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Among the Best: SIF Team Nails Global Small Cap Competition

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Posted: March 26, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Students, Programs


A team made up of UNB Fredericton’s Student Investment Fund students finished top of the table at the Van Berkom Small Cap Case Competition hosted by the John Molson School of Business at Concordia in Montreal March 20-21. The prestigious two-day competition sponsored by Van Berkom Associates challenged students with a live case analyzing actual companies.  Universities participating...

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A Peek inside the World of Venture Capital

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Posted: March 25, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Students, Programs


Most startups are inherently risky, which is why ventures have such a hard time taking off. But what if you could look at them through the eyes of an investor, see beyond their risk and identify the real opportunities? UNB Fredericton's faculty of business administration MBA and BBA students are learning exactly how to do this through a new course called "Venture Assessment" offered this winter...

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APEX - Just Do It

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Posted: March 25, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Programs, Students


The BMO Financial Group APEX Business Plan Competition is a very special time of year at UNB Fredericton. When the event took place this year January 21 – 23, the air was filled with energy as the most entrepreneurial minds from universities across the country came together to compete head to head.  After completing a practice round with feedback from the judges and filming an...

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CEO for a Day

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Posted: March 25, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Programs, Students


Fourth year BBA students at UNB Fredericton got to experience a day in the life of a CEO this term. Competitive Strategy is the capstone course of the BBA program, which most students complete in their final year, and this term students participated in a half-day long assessment session that put them into leadership positions with a hypothetical organization where they had to make critical...

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Tooling Up with some Entrepreneurial Basics

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Posted: March 25, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Students, Programs


Twenty-five retiring or newly retired military personnel transitioning from military careers to civilian life took part in a day of workshops last November facilitated by students with UNB Fredericton’s International Business and Entrepreneurship Centre (IBEC). This kind of transition can be challenging, but gaining some business basics and learning about the current challenges and...

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From Community to Competitions: A Primer for Life

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Posted: February 3, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Programs, Students


While she was growing up in Hamburg Germany, Laura-Sophia Neunzig always dreamed of going abroad and experiencing life in another part of the world. That dream brought her to Fredericton, New Brunswick last fall to study business at UNB’s faculty of business administration. As a student at the European Media and Business Academy (EMBA) in Hamburg, Laura-Sophia was the first student to...

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Return on investment for UNB

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Posted: February 3, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Programs, Students


When UNB staff member David Shipley began his studies with the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at UNB Fredericton, he had no idea how much both he and the university would benefit. “I love it when I can tell friends, family and acquaintances that studying for my MBA helped save the University of New Brunswick nearly $500,000,” he says. That’s the amount UNB...

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Coming to Work for the Right Reasons: Leadership Styles and Job Satisfaction

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Posted: February 2, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Faculty


As any employer and human resource manager knows, high rates of absenteeism among employees is a serious problem. High rates of presenteeism - the practice coming to work when you’re not feeling well and even saving sick days for times when you want a day off – is also a serious problem for many organizations. It is common knowledge that some styles of leadership will result in high...

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Reviewing Customer Reviews: Improving Online Marketing

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Posted: February 2, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Faculty


When Dr. Hsin-Chen Lin, who is originally from Taiwan, went to the United States to pursue her PhD she immediately noticed cultural differences between the two countries. She found herself intrigued by the individualistic culture of North America where people seemed to talk more, share more, and compliment each other more. She noticed that people also tended to pay more attention to their...

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