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UNB Faculty of Business Administration

Data mash: it's the story that counts, not the numbers

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Posted: June 17, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Faculty


A growing number of IT experts across Canada and in New Brunswick believe that opening government data to third party scrutiny has the potential to help solve many of our economic and social problems. Open data represents a vast range of information and when made available for analysis to people in different disciplines and industries, their new perspectives open up a world of possibilities. A...

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Fighting Fears with Toastmasters International

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Posted: June 6, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Programs, Students


Do you suffer from glossophobia, the fear of public speaking? If you do, you're not alone. It's ranked among the top fears of people all over the world, along with the fear of spiders, snakes and even death. Though fear of public speaking is common, it’s something people aiming for leadership roles have to overcome. Thanks to a Toastmasters International program introduced into the MBA...

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UNB's Finance Club Making Stocks Simple

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Posted: June 2, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Students, Programs


Some viewers might feel a little lost when watching movies about the world of finance like the recent Wolf of Wall Street or The Big Short, but students in UNB’s student Finance Club don’t; even those who don’t have a background in finance or business. Those foreign sounding terms, the colours changing red to green to red, and the intricacies of the housing bubble are all...

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Future ready with real-world learning

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Posted: May 30, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Students, Programs


One of the biggest challenges students face when they graduate from university and start applying for work is lack of experience. To help them meet this challenge, many business professors at UNB Fredericton include experiential projects in their courses to help students gain relevant experience and understand how business theory plays out in the real world. This past winter Dr. Hsin-Chen Lin,...

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There and back again: An entrepreneur's tale of discovery

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Posted: May 30, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Students, Programs


Two UNB Fredericton MBA students headed to Los Angeles, California, last December to learn about drones and to find out if a business they’re trying to launch is practicable. Not only did they find answers to their questions about start-ups, they experienced first-hand what most students only read about in their textbooks. Starting point – a great idea Anne Marie Rolfe and...

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Official Thumbs Up for UNB Fredericton's BBA Co-op

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Posted: April 6, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Faculty, Programs, Students


UNB Fredericton’s BBA co-operative education program has been running for over 16 years, providing students with the opportunity to combine paid work experience with their coursework. The program has been highly regarded by both students and employers, and has just been accredited by the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE). CAFCE is the voice for...

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Split Second Training Services - Saving Lives in a Split Second

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Posted: February 26, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Alumni, Programs, Students


Ensuring that police officers have the right skills and competencies to deal with public threats and attacks is a critical aspect of training and officers need up-to-date training in this area now more than ever. But with the high price of advanced training and increased financial pressure on police departments across North America, the training that officers require is not always accessible or...

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A road trip down the Branding Highway

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Posted: February 24, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Students, Programs


No matter what type of business you’re in, the competition is never far. How to stand out in the market place is one of the biggest challenges businesses and marketers face, and one that often comes with a high price tag. Students and guests of UNB Fredericton’s MBA Professional Development class gained some valuable, if unconventional, knowledge on how to use branding to make their...

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Devashis Mitra Reappointed Dean for Five-year Term

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Posted: February 24, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Faculty


Dr. Devashis Mitra has been reappointed dean of the faculty of business administration for a five-year term, effective July 1, 2016. The University of New Brunswick announced his reappointment on February 15. Dr. Mitra brings a consultative approach to the faculty of business administration, focused on exploring new opportunities for growth despite challenges facing the University. In so...

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More than a Competition: APEX helps creativity thrive

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Posted: February 24, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Students, Programs


Year after year, aspiring entrepreneurs from all across Canada come together for the BMO Financial Group APEX Business Plan Competition. This year was no exception, with teams presenting innovative business ideas and forming valuable connections in an environment where creativity thrives.  The competition ran this year from January 20-22 at UNB’s Wu Conference Center. Teams competed...

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ReadyPass: Helping You Trust the Bus

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Posted: February 24, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Students, Programs


In many places, taking the bus can often seem harder than quantum physics. The maps are confusing, and it’s hard to tell if the bus has already gone by and you’ve missed it, or if it’s running late and you should wait a few minutes longer. Life can be hectic, and no one wants to wait around outside, especially during our frigid Canadian winters, waiting for the bus....

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