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Being good: how corporate social behaviour affects the bond market

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Posted: December 12, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Faculty


Corporate social responsibility is a trend that has been gaining much momentum over the past 25 years or so and while many people agree that “doing good” is the right thing to do, many wonder whether it actually does any good from a business perspective. University of New Brunswick business professor, Dr. Jeff Frooman, was interested in the answer to this question and collaborated...

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From newsstands to airlines: new applications for the newsvendor model

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Posted: December 12, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Faculty


To learn about managing inventories, business students are introduced to the “newsvendor model” in their operations management courses. The newsvendor model is a mathematical model used to manage inventories in as lean and efficient a manner as possible. While the model has been around for a long time, Dr. Donglei Du, professor of quantitative methods at the University of New...

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Personal job design: different ways of customizing the jobs we work

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Posted: December 12, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Faculty


After starting a new position, have you ever found yourself tweaking and refining aspects of your job in order to make it better? Perhaps you added an activity into your normal work routine that was quite fun, or found a way to avoid a task that is not? If you have, you are like most of us and you’ve been engaging in “job crafting.” Curiously, although job crafting is a very...

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UNB Fredericton's business researchers among the best

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Posted: December 12, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Faculty


In the world of business schools, being published in the Financial Times Top 50 list of research journals is a big deal. This is the list of journals that the Financial Times uses to rank the research productivity of business schools worldwide. The reviewers of these publications are considered to be the best among the best around the world. Their selection criteria are so rigorous, the...

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UNB research team confirms positive impact of executive education in Sub Saharan Africa

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Posted: December 12, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Faculty



A group of business professors with the University of New Brunswick Fredericton’s faculty of business administration recently collaborated with the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) to research the impact of executive education on the financial sector of Sub-Saharan Africa. With a growing middle class, reforms in policy and increased banking regulations, the...

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Top Texts: UNB business professors write best-sellers in their disciplines

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Posted: December 11, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Faculty


No matter what school they are attending, many business students across Canada are learning the fundamentals of business from professors with the University of New Brunswick’s faculty of business administration. Three of the top selling textbooks in business schools cross Canada are written by UNB business professors. Professor Dorothy DuPlessis teaches business law and her text book,...

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UNB launches Canada's only Master of Quantitative Investment Management program

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Posted: September 7, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Programs


What happens when you combine innovative finance courses with cutting-edge tools in applied mathematics, statistics and computer programming? You’re ready to launch a career in quantitative investing, one of the fastest-growing and most in-demand fields in the investment landscape today. Starting in August 2018, the faculty of business administration at the University of New...

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Planning real world export strategies

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Posted: June 6, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Programs, Students


A group of UNB business students on the Fredericton campus stepped into the roles of consultants last winter as they worked with local businesses and entrepreneurs interested in exporting. The students were members of the Export Market Entry course taught by marketing professor, Dr. Stephen Grant, and as they learned the theory of export marketing, they applied it directly to export plans for...

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A lasting legacy for all MBA students

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Posted: May 11, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Students, Programs


Starting next year, a new scholarship will be awarded annually to an MBA student on the University of New Brunswick Fredericton campus who embodies the values that the MBA program has come to represent: diversity, community involvement, social entrepreneurship and leadership. The “MBA Community Leadership Award” was established this year by students in the Professional Development...

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Location theory up close field trip to DP World

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Posted: May 11, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Students, Programs


In the location theory course taught by Dr. H. A. Eiselt in UNB’s Faculty of Business Administration students learn where to site such things as warehouses, gas stations, fast food restaurants, coast guard vessels, and other entities. As part of the logistics concentration in the BBA program, the course teaches students how to do this by learning optimal location theories and then...

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Predicting electoral outcomes with social media

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Posted: May 11, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Faculty


If you’re planning to run for office in the next election, you might want to consult with Dr. Hsin-Chen Lin about how to manage your social media accounts. Lin is a marketing professor at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton campus, and has just published a research paper on how political candidates’ use of Facebook has an impact on their campaign success. Social media such...

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A Life to Celebrate

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Posted: March 6, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Faculty


November 27, 2016, was a sad day for the University of New Brunswick community as people learned about the passing of friend and colleague Dr. Francisco Arcelus. His death came without warning and while he is greatly missed, his friends and family remember his zest for life and mischievous, infectious sense of humour. His passion for discovery and academic scholarship had a tremendous impact on...

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Mining the Data stories with real world impact

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Posted: March 1, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Programs, Students


People across the province experienced first hand a thrilling demonstration of what can happen when governments invite the participation of citizens through open data. They were part of the National Open Data Visualization Challenge that was hosted by UNB’s Faculty of Business Administration and the New Brunswick Social Policy Research Network as part of the 2016 Gov Maker Conference...

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Meeting the real Wolves of Wall Street field trip to NYC

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Posted: February 28, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Programs, Students


A group of University of New Brunswick students focusing their studies in finance, had the educational trip of a lifetime earlier this term, when they travelled to New York City and visited the trading floors on Wall Street.  The group included PHD.FOR student Saul Hernandez, fourth year BBA students Randy Crealock, Caitlyn Gallant and Brandon Perry, as well as second year MBA students...

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Celebrating entrepreneurship with stories from the trenches

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Posted: January 13, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Programs


Networking with experienced entrepreneurs is a great way for business students to understand how the entrepreneurial theories they’ve learned about play out in the real world. Many students admit to feeling shy and awkward about attending networking events, however; they’re not sure what to say sometimes and are afraid of looking unprofessional. This year, UNB’s International...

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Business student's hunch yields generous returns

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Posted: January 12, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Students, Programs


November is the time of year when university students start focusing on their final term papers and getting ready for final exams. This past November, BBA students at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton campus devoted a lot of their time and energy orchestrating a food drive for Greener Village Food bank, a collective that operates on the north side of Fredericton. The project was...

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A study adventure in Berlin

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Posted: January 4, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Programs, Students


September at the University of New Brunswick brings the arrival of new students and return of former students and one of the most common questions you hear around campus is, “What did you do for the summer?” This year, third BBA student Natasha Youssef has a very interesting reply to that question, because she started her summer off with an adventure in Berlin. She travelled there...

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Celebrating business professor's discovery journey

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Posted: January 4, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Faculty


When he was a child growing up in the Netherlands, Dr. Martin Wielemaker was always making things at home. He was intrigued by new technologies and products, he says, which probably explains why he studied Industrial Design Engineering when he grew up, and then later completed a PhD in Strategic  Initiatives. Wielemaker now teaches courses in strategy, entrepreneurship, managing innovation...

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Much depends on supply chains: two case studies involving the Internet-of-Things

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Posted: January 4, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Faculty


People and organizations all over the world are connected through the Internet. Now, increasingly, our things are connected to other things all over the world. The Internet-of-Things (IoT) is a hot topic among information technology experts because of the unlimited ways it can have an impact on every aspect of our lives. Dr. Rebecca Angeles, a business professor with UNB’s Faculty of...

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