University of North Carolina

University of North Carolina Wilmington

UNC Wilmington, one of 16 constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina system, is a public comprehensive university offering 52 bachelors, 38 masters and 2 doctoral degrees.

Disciplines include arts and sciences, business, education, and nursing. The university community consists of approximately 12,000 students and 2,000 faculty and staff. For 12 consecutive years, UNCW has been ranked among the top 10 public master’s universities in the South by the U.S. News & World Report and has received the 2009 “Best in the Southeast” designation from The Princeton Review. For additional institutional information, please visit www.uncw.edu. The City of Wilmington is a historic seaport community of approximately 180,000 between the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean with active arts, cultural, and business environment.

About the Cameron School of Business

Mission Statement

Through excellence in teaching, scholarship, service and executive involvement, the Cameron School of Business provides students with the skills, knowledge and practice to think critically and act responsibly in meeting global business challenges

The business world is transforming itself from the industrial age into the information age. Business education at the Cameron School of Business (CSB) is focused on the technical, analytical and interpersonal skills students will need to lead this fundamental change in the business world through the 21st century.

Although UNCW was established in 1947, the first bachelor’s degrees were not awarded until the mid-1960s. In 1979, the Department of Business and Economics became the Cameron School of Business. The CSB is not steeped in traditions; rather, it is focused on the needs of today's students and the business world of tomorrow.

All degree programmes are fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). This recognition places the CSB in the top 30% of business education programmes.

The professors are full-time faculty holding doctorate degrees in their fields from a variety of leading American and international universities. Additionally, where appropriate, faculty hold professional designations including Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP). The CSB also hosts a number of Executives-In-Residence, business people with senior management experience who teach in their areas of expertise. The principal focus and dedication of the faculty is teaching students in a small class environment. Faculty use a multitude of teaching styles that emphasise student interaction. Lectures, case studies, computer-based simulation, team-based projects and field studies are utilized to challenge students and promote active learning.

There are approximately 1,800 undergraduate students in business degree programmes; and more than 207 graduate students.

A key component of business education for students is real world experience. The Cameron School of Business offers students several options to gain such experience. Many class projects are conducted with cooperating local or regional firms. Student business fraternities and clubs offer a variety of field visits to organisations and attract a variety of business leaders to campus to relate first-hand to students their experience. The annual "Business Week" programme each spring brings over 60 business leaders from the area, region and nation to campus to share insights. In addition, students may participate in local, regional and national internships with selected businesses and firms on a part-time or full-time basis for a semester and receive academic credit.

The Cameron School of Business provides a dynamic academic education with a focus on practice. The curriculum builds from skills, to knowledge, and perspective, based on multi-dimensional learning opportunities. This is demonstrated through feedback from both alumni and employers.