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It’s a great story: UNB graduate comes home to business

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: June 7, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Student Investment Fund



A UNB business graduate has returned to UNB Fredericton to work with a program near and dear to his heart. Keagan Marcus (BBA ‘10, MBA ‘14) joined the faculty of business administration in May to fill the position of program officer for the Centre for Financial Studies (CFS). In addition to developing industry partnerships for the CFS he will be busy coordinating the experiential...

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Calm under pressure: UNB team wins top prize at Venture Capital Investment Competition

Katie Kim

Posted: June 4, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Students



What does the life of a venture capital investor look like? Students completing the Venture Assessment course with UNB Fredericton's faculty of business administration learn the answer to that question with their sleeves rolled up. Offered in partnership with the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF), the course puts students in the role of venture capitalists who have to do due diligence...

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Entrepreneurship student wins prestigious Sobey Award

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: June 4, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Students



In the age of text messages, Instagram and email, getting letters in the mail is becoming a rare event. Getting a letter from the Frank H. Sobey Foundation just before Christmas is an event Seth Barkhouse will always remember. The letter congratulated him on being chosen to receive the Frank H. Sobey Award for Excellence in Business Studies, an award worth $25,000. Barkhouse was one of eight...

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Student investors test their knowledge and build confidence

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: June 4, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Student Investment Fund



Finance specializations are popular among business students eager to launch careers in finance and investing, but the degree alone is often not enough to help them get their foot through the door. The faculty of business administration at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton campus understood this when they launched the Student Investment Fund (SIF) program in 1998, which has students...

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Study of how parents choose child care services suggests improvements to current NB childcare system

Katie Kim

Posted: June 4, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Faculty



With the increase of dual income families, child care services are more needed than ever. “These increases in demand, combined with the personal and societal benefits of children attending child care centers make the child care sector an area of critical interest within Canada,” said Dr.  Hsin-Chen Lin and Dr. Jane Dunnett, both marketing professors in the faculty of business...

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The best way to learn finance - UNB style

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: June 4, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Student Investment Fund



A lot can happen in an elevator: just ask Olivier Babin, fourth year BBA student and member of the 2018 Student Investment Fund (SIF) class. This past term, during a SIF field trip of Toronto’s finance district, a chance encounter in an elevator with Jean Desgagne, the President and CEO of TMX Group, resulted in his being offered a job with the TMX.A valuable feature to the SIF...

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UNB Fredericton business student wins top national sales prize

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: June 4, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Students



What’s the secret to a winning sales pitch? According to Herbert Bempah, it’s a combination of pinpointing what is unique about something, what makes it of value to others, and then communicating that value with passion. Bempah is a fourth year BBA student at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton campus who won the top prize in May at the Great Canadian Sales Competition,...

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