UNCW/Cameron School of Business


Annual Economic Conference - October 13


Swain Center Logo The annual OUTLOOK conference is our region's premier forum for economic activity and forecasts.

The focus for 2015 will be the status of a few of the most impactful industries in the Wilmington region, and their prospects and challenges for the upcoming year.

Panelists include: Jay Wileman, current Senior Vice President and COO and incoming CEO of GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, David Simmons, Chairman and CEO of PPD, and Dr. Jose Sartarelli, Chancellor of UNC Wilmington.

Economists Dr. Adam Jones and Dr. Tom Simpson will provide regional and national economic forecasts. Continental breakfast starts at 7:30am in the Burney Center. Program will run 8am-9:30am. [Read More and Registration]

Calendar

Sep 7

Labor Day Holiday
No Classes

Sep 10

International MBA Orientation
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Sep 16

Information Systems / Operations Management Career Day
3:30 to 7:00 p.m. - CIS Building

Sep 17

Retired Faculty Luncheon
Noon - CH 104

Sep 18

Cameron Executive Advisory Board
7:30 a.m. - New Hanover County Executive Development Center

Sep 25

UNCW Family Weekend


10th Annual Information Technology / Operations Management Career Day
September 16

ITOM Career Day The Information Systems / Operations Department and the Computer Science Department are sponsoring the 10th Annual ITOM Career Day (Information Technology / Operations Management on the afternoon of September 16th in the CIS Building). This year's ITOM Career Day is an event designed to:

  1. Help students determine if a technical degree (CS, IS, IT) or operations management is a great major or second major for them
  2. Assist juniors and seniors to achieve internships in IT/OM
  3. Assist seniors and recent graduates to achieve full time employment in CS, IS, IT, OPS
The event features brief sessions on 'what a day in the life of a .... IT/OM professional involves, will answer questions on what IT/OM majors do on a daily basis once they graduate.

Over 35 employers are anticipated. Students in IS, CS, IT, MSCSIS and other majors interested in working with technology are encouraged to register. Special thanks to GE and Credit Suisse for their underwriting of the event. [Read More]

Cameron New Faculty, Staff and Promotions

people UNCW and the Cameron School of Business welcomes the following faculty and staff to our team:

New faculty members include: Subrhra Chakrabarty (Marketing); Tom Dowen (Accountancy); Zhan Furner (Accountancy); Rebecca Scott (Operations Mangement); Alex Vestal (Management). New staff members are Daye Gore (Accounting and Business Law) and Lisa Williams (Economics and Finance).

Promotions to full professor include: Bill Compton (Finance); Douglas Kline (Information Systems); Jessica Magnus (Management). In addtion Bob Pious assumed additional responsibilites as the co-director of the Cameron Executive Network Program and Craig Galbraith (Management) was named the Director of Innovation and Commercialization.

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The Economic Barometer is a quarterly snapshot of local, regional and national economic trends that is produced by Dr. Woody Hall and Dr. Tom Simpson. This is the last economic barometer lead by Dr. Woody Hall, who retired on July 1st after a 40 year career at UNCW. Dr. Adam Jones will serve as the new regional economist for the Swain Center. Highlights from the 3rd Quarter Barometer:

U.S. Economy: Growth in real GDP in the second quarter of this year rebounded from the depressed first quarter, which had been held down by extreme winter weather and the west coast dock strike. The pickup brought output growth up to about a 2 % rate for the first half. This pace is close to the disappointing average growth of 2.3 % that has characterized the current expansion that began in mid-2009.

Local Economy: Revised data on real (inflation-adjusted) gross domestic product (GDP) show that with the exception of 2012, the Wilmington, NC MSA (New Hanover and Pender Counties) economy grew over 2010-13. Real GDP in the MSA is forecast to rise 3.5% over 2014 and 3.8% over both 2015 and 2016.

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