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UNB's Faculty of Management International Graduate Internship Program

Faculty of Management

Posted: September 22, 2021 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Programs , Faculty Highlights



New Brunswick employers in high-growth sectors looking to hire top talent may be eligible for up to 75 percent wage subsidy thanks to UNB's Faculty of Management International Graduate Internship Program being launched this term. International students pursuing graduate studies in business at UNB bring a wealth of experience with them and, in some cases, multiple degrees. Many would like to stay in the province after graduating but have to leave if they can’t find employment....

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2021 APEX: A global community of students and entrepreneurs

Faculty of Management

Posted: February 2, 2021 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Faculty Highlights , IBEC , Alumni



“International and transformative.” These two words are being used to sum up the 2021 APEX business plan competition hosted January 25-29, by the faculty of management's International Business and Entrepreneurship Centre (IBEC). This year APEX smashed all previous records by attracting 163 students in 70 teams, representing 45 universities from nine Canadian provinces and 15 other countries. While the COVID-19 pandemic forced the competition to go virtual, there turned out to be a...

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Benefits and potential rivalry effects of sports sponsorship: practical insights from UNB researchers

Faculty of Management

Posted: January 27, 2021 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Faculty , Faculty Highlights



Billions of dollars are spent each year in sports sponsorships. According to Statista, in 2017 alone, $16 bn (US) was spent on sport sponsorships in North America, $11 bn (US) in Europe and another $11 bn (US) in Asia. Sponsorships help teams and leagues support their players, operations and facilities, while companies are able to raise brand awareness and boost their public relations among targeted audiences. Yet, one might wonder whether there are negative impacts to companies who sponsor...

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Transitioning from conventional to organic farming: practical recommendations from UNB researcher

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: August 31, 2020 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Faculty Highlights , Faculty



The increasing desire and expectation for environmental and sustainable agricultural practices runs parallel to a rising demand for organic produce. It’s no surprise that many farmers are making the transition from conventional to organic farming, but this is not quick and easy process. In Canada and the United States, achieving organic certification for cropland requires a transition period of 3-5 years, during which the land must be managed according to organic standards before farm...

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Class of 2020: welcome to UNB’s alumni family!

Devashis Mitra

Posted: May 29, 2020 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Faculty Highlights , Alumni , Students



Congratulations to the class of 2020 and welcome to UNB’s alumni family! While we were not able to watch you cross the stage in your cap and gowns, your friends and professors in the Faculty of Management are celebrating with you in spirit. Your graduation happened during a time when much of our lives have been disrupted because of COVID-19, but please know that my colleagues and I at UNB have faith that, together with the knowledge and skills you have gained at UNB, your resilience,...

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Risk and portfolio management: experiential learning in times of COVID-19

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: May 5, 2020 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Students , Faculty Highlights , Programs , Student Highlights



It may have been one of the strangest and most challenging semesters at UNB because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the winter 2020 term ended with some good news for students in the Master in Quantitative Investment Management (MQIM) program. Just as exams were ending, they learned two of their teams placed high in two global competitions. One team tied with another at Rutgers for third place out of 58 universities in the MATLAB competition, hosted by the Professional Risk Managers’...

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Bob Maher Receives the Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: July 12, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Faculty Highlights


It is hard to find any student in the faculty who hasn't taken a class from Robert Maher and really enjoyed it. From such courses as introduction to business to advanced accounting, for most students entering the program, Professor Maher is the first business professor they meet. There were several professors nominated this year for the faculty's Excellence in Teaching Award, but in the end it was Robert Maher and his commitment to going above and beyond to help students, that received the...

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CMA Canada Accredits UNB Accounting Program

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: July 12, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Faculty Highlights


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is known internationally as an accredited school with rigorous standards, and now, UNB has one more accreditation to add to that list. Certified Management Accountants of Canada (CMA Canada), the world leader in shaping strategic management accounting® professionals to lead successful enterprises in the global marketplace, has awarded for a five-year period the accreditation of the Honours Bachelor of Business Administration Accounting Major Program at...

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Faculty of Business Administration celebrates UNB s 182nd Encaenia

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: July 12, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Faculty Highlights


The 182nd Encaenia was a bit different from other years. This was the first year that the graduation ceremony was held in the brand new Richard J. Currie Center. The Faculty of Business Administration celebrated UNB's 182nd Encaenia with a reception and awards ceremony to honour the accomplishments of this year's graduating class. Of the class of 2011, 137 students graduated with BBA degrees and 23 students graduated from the MBA program. On the international front, an additional 65 students...

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Faculty of Business Administration Gets a New Dean

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: July 12, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Faculty Highlights


It has been a long time since the faculty of business administration has changed Deans. After holding the position for 12 years, Dr. Dan Coleman is stepping down on July 1, 2011, before he goes on a six-month leave and returns to UNB as the Assistant Vice-President Academic. The question that was on everyone's mind is, who will be replacing him? The answer to that question is Dr. Robert Austin, who will begin a five-year term on July 1. While Dr. Austin is a new comer to the faculty, he is...

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The End of an Era - Dr Coleman Steps Down as Dean

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: July 12, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Faculty Highlights


Anyone who has graduated from the faculty of business administration this past decade knows the name Dr. Daniel Coleman. He has presided over more business graduations than almost anyone in his long time position as Dean. Holding the title for three consecutive terms (12 years), he is officially the faculty's longest serving Dean. It is a long time to serve in this role, and Dr. Coleman has decided it was long enough. His term ends on July 1, 2011, and he will be handing over the reins to the...

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Ten years of matching students with the jobs they want

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: July 17, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Faculty Highlights


When a lot of the recent BBA alumni think back and remember their first real work experience, they think of their first Co-op placements. Co-op work terms gave them the opportunity to see what their future careers may look like and decide if they would actually enjoy the work they would be doing. The Faculty of Business Administration’s Co-op Program is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year! The program has been a huge success since it began in Sept. 2000, placing well over 700 students...

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A Teaching Career Worthy of Recognition

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: July 16, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Faculty Highlights


Tough and fair. That is the sentiment of most MBA students when asked about Professor Boothman’s teaching style. Being demanding and hard on students isn’t always fruitful with awards and “favourite professor” accolades, but it does drive students to perform better and to the best of their ability. That is what Dr. Barry Boothman sets out to accomplish in his classes. Students recognized Dr. Boothman’s dedication this year. At the annual MBA Banquet on April 10th, Dr. Boothman was honoured...

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Excellence in Teaching Award

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: July 15, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Faculty Highlights


What makes an excellent professor? In the eyes of students, their favourite professors are ones who go above and beyond the regular requirements to help students succeed. They make their classes interesting and are always willing to take time for their students. The Faculty of Business Administration has no shortage of excellent professors. Students nominate multiple professors each year for the Excellence in Teaching Award, and this year, Jane Dunnett has received the honour. The award...

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Finance Professor Recognized for his Achievements

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: July 15, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Faculty Highlights


Some of the greatest moments in academia involve watching deserving professors get awarded for their hard work and dedication to their field. This year we are proud to bear witness to such a moment. Finance professor, Dr. Devashi Mitra has recently earned his Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI).  The fellowship is a rare and honored award from the ICAI and is intended to designate those who have achieved a higher level of...

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UNB Professor Honoured for his Outstanding Contributions

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: July 15, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Faculty Highlights


The Faculty of Business Administration has many great professors, both in and out of the classroom. Dr. Santosh Kabadi is one such professor and his efforts over the past years have earned him a UNB Merit Award. The UNB Merit Award is awarded annually by the university to recognize and encourage individuals who make outstanding contributions in the course of their work for the university. It is awarded to members of the faculty who have demonstrated exceptional research, scholarly or creative...

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Changes in the FBA

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: July 14, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Faculty Highlights


The Faculty of Business Administration has gone through many changes this year, among them a new computer lab and a fresh new website. It has been quite a long time since any computer lab in Tilley Hall went through a major renovation. Most people don’t give computer labs a second thought, believing it’s merely another place to go and use a computer.  That’s not how Gordon Margison (BBA '07) saw it though. A few years ago, while earning his BBA degree and working as the faculty’s Level 1...

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Dr Angeles Recognized as the Most Cited Researcher in her Field

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: July 14, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Faculty Highlights


Rebecca Angeles, a professor in the Management Information Systems area, is making a name for herself and the University of New Brunswick (UNB) through her research. Back in 2005, Dr. Angeles wrote an article on a fairly unknown topic—Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technology. Interest in RFID was just starting to pick up when her article, "RFID technologies: Supply-chain applications and implementation issues", was published. Radio frequency identification is a small tag that is...

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Business Administration Recognized for its Honours Program in HR

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: June 15, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Faculty Highlights


The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) recently announced that UNB's BBA with a major in Human Resource Management degree program offered on the Fredericton campus through the faculty of business administration fully aligns with the recommended requirements for HR degree programs, as outlined in the SHRM HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. The SHRM devised the curriculum guidebook and templates in 2005, as a way to provide universities and colleges a resource for tracking HR...

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Excellence in Teaching Awarded to Stephen Grant

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: June 2, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Faculty Highlights


Dr. E. Stephen Grant, Professor of Marketing, was recently awarded the 2009 Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award. The award was created by the faculty many years ago to support faculty excellence in teaching. Each year the faculty honours one professor for his or her outstanding teaching performance. The choice of the award recipient belongs to the students. At the end of each academic year students in the BBA and MBA programs nominate the professor who they feel is most deserving of the...

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FBA Celebrates UNB s 180th Encaenia

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: May 29, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Faculty Highlights


With the sun shining outside and the temperature in the upper teens the faculty of business administration celebrated UNB's 180th Encaenia with a reception and awards ceremony to honour the accomplishments of this year's graduating class. Of the class of 2009, 178 students graduated with BBA degrees including 71 students earning honours degrees, 114 earning concentrations, and 10 earning co-op designations. Thirty-five students graduated from the MBA program, including the first two ever to...

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Barbara A Trenholm named Professor Emeritus

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: May 22, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Faculty Highlights


Barbara A. Trenholm was honoured as Professor Emeritus of the University of New Brunswick at the 180th Encaenia Ceremony this past May. Trenholm retired from the faculty of business administration in 2009 after almost 30 years of excellent service including serving as acting dean from 1995-1996. She joined the faculty in 1980 as a member of the accounting area and taught accounting and financial statement analysis courses. For her years of service to the faculty, the university, and the...

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Two Business Professors Honoured by UNB

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: May 7, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Faculty Highlights


There have been so many beneficial changes in the business administration program over the past few years, and a lot of these changes can be accredited to two professors, Dr. Martin Wielemaker, and Dr. Abdur Rahim. Both Dr. Wielemaker and Dr. Rahim are recipients of the 2008-2009 University of New Brunswick Merit Award. They have both distinguished themselves in more than one area, and made notable contributions to the faculty. The UNB Merit Award is awarded annually by the university to...

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WestJet s Director of Product Development Speaking at UNB

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: January 15, 2009 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Faculty Highlights


UNB's Marketing Student Association, in partnership with the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce, invites students and the public to hear Jody Richards, Director of Product Development with WestJet, speak about the airline industry, the five secrets to WestJet's success, as well as WestJet's Guest Experience and Marketing Department. WestJet is Canada's leading high-value low-cost airline offering scheduled service throughout its 55-city North American and Caribbean network. Named one of Canada's...

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Marketing Student Association Presents Francis McGuire

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: November 10, 2008 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Faculty Highlights


The University of New Brunswick's Marketing Student Association, in partnership with the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce, invites students and the public to a discussion by Francis McGuire on the topic of Competitive Advantage. Francis McGuire is the current Chair of the Board for NB Power and has also served as vice president of business development for MITI Information Technology Inc., as well as deputy minister of the Department of Economic Development and Tourism of New Brunswick. The...

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21st Annual Business Awards Celebration

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: November 6, 2008 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Faculty Highlights


The Faculty of Business Administration at the University of New Brunswick held its 21st annual Business Awards Dinner on Wednesday, November 5, at the Delta Fredericton Hotel. Three hundred guests joined the faculty to celebrate the academic achievements of business students, the professional accomplishments of graduates, and to show appreciation to donors and friends. The audience was made up of students and their families, faculty members, university officials, donors and business...

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Faculty of Business Administration celebrates UNB s 179th Encaenia

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: June 9, 2008 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Faculty Highlights


With the sun shining outside and the temperature in the mid-20s the Faculty of Business Administration celebrated UNB's 179th Encaenia with a reception and awards ceremony to honour the accomplishments of this year's graduating class. Of the Class of 2008, 160 students graduated with BBA degrees including 60 students earning Honours degrees, 75 earning concentrations, and 14 earning Co-op designations. Twenty-eight students graduated from the MBA program, including three from the MBA/LLB...

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Business Administration professor wins American Marketing Association award

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: February 11, 2008 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Faculty Highlights


One of the Faculty of Business Administration's newest members, Assistant Professor Rachelle Dupuis, was one of four recipients of the $2,500 Direct Selling Education Sales Dissertation Research Grant from the American Marketing Association (AMA). This is the second straight year that a member of the Business Administration faculty has been honoured by the AMA as Assistant Professor Kirby Shannahan was awarded the AMA's Direct Selling Educational Foundation Grant. Dupuis received her award...

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