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Robert Burrus

Dean , Cameron School of Business - University of North Carolina Wilmington

Robert T. Burrus, Jr., Ph.D., is the dean of the Cameron School of Business at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, named in June 2015. Burrus joined the UNCW faculty in 1998. Prior to his current position, Burrus was inte  

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Education Aug 15, 2017

Where In The “World” Is Cameron School of Business?

This time last year, I took the opportunity to write about Cameron’s partnerships with - and impact - in the community.  This year, I would like to explore Cameron’s partnerships and ...

Education Aug 1, 2017

The ROI in Your Own Backyard

This Insights article was contributed by Teresa Walker, Director of Work Practice at the Cameron School of Business In a couple of weeks, the population of Wilmington will grow by thousands… ...

Education Jun 30, 2017

Customer Delight (Not Satisfaction) Is Key To Bottom Line

This Insights article was contributed by Dr. Donald Barnes, Associate Professor of Marketing, Cameron School of Business   Customer satisfaction is no longer enough to ensure profitable custom ...

Education Jun 15, 2017

The Message In The Stock Market For The Economic Future

This Insights article was contributed by Dr. Cetin Ciner, professor of finance at the Cameron School of Business Stock prices, if determined in rational and operationally efficient markets, should ...

Education Jun 1, 2017

The Economic Value Of The Natural Environment

This Insights article was contributed by Dr. Peter Schuhmann, Professor of Economics, Cameron School of Business What is clean air worth? Is clean water good for the economy? Do parks, wetlands, be ...

Education May 15, 2017

Communication In Tomorrow’s Workplace

This Insights article was contributed by JoAnn Toscano, visiting instructor at the Cameron School of Business, and Cameron Executive Network mentor. In the past, companies have had the luxury of mo ...

Education May 1, 2017

The Business Case For Mentoring

This Insights article was contributed by Laura Gail Lunsford, PhD, Director of the UNCW Swain Center.   Mentoring never hurt anyone.   People don't really need training to mentor s ...

Education Apr 14, 2017

A Powerful But Underutilized Tax Subsidy For U.S. Exporters

This Insights was contributed by Dr. Allison Evans, associate professor of accounting, Cameron School of Business U.S. exporters can potentially generate large tax savings - roughly 20 percent of t ...

Education Apr 3, 2017

The Value of Green Space: The 'Greenbelt'

This Insights article was contributed by Edward Graham, Professor of Finance, [email protected], and Adam Jones, Associate Professor of Economics, [email protected], Department of Economics and Finance ...

Education Mar 16, 2017

The Growing Demand Of Cybersecurity Professionals

This Insights article was contributed by Dr. Ulku Clark, Associate Professor of Management Information Systems, Cameron School of Business. According to a report by Juniper Research, the global cos ...

Education Mar 1, 2017

Tax Season Considerations

This Insights article was contributed by Dr. Victoria Hansen, Associate Professor of Accounting, Cameron School of Business. Tax season is upon us, so here are a few things to consider as you work ...

Education Feb 15, 2017

Developing Healthcare Leaders

This Insights article was contributed by Laura Gail Lunsford, PhD, Director of the UNCW Swain Center.   Healthcare is big business. The Center for Disease Control reports that the United States ...

Education Feb 1, 2017

Master of Science in Accountancy Opens Door To Exciting Careers

Benjamin Franklin once said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”   Even in our ever-changing political and financial climate, we expect ...

Education Jan 15, 2017

A Business School Without Walls

The Cameron School of Business recognized years ago that to provide an exceptional educational experience for its students, it would need to supplement the traditional approach to education that inclu ...

Education Jan 2, 2017

The Benefits of Long-Term Financial Planning

This Insights article was contributed by Dr. Adam Jones, Professor of Economics, and Dr. William Sackley, Professor of Finance. The start of the year always ushers in a new set of resolutions (or s ...

Education Dec 1, 2016

UNCW To Offer Business Analytics Degrees

This Insights was contributed by Dr. Cen Canel, professor of Operations Management and department chair for Information Systems and Operations Management. Businesses in every sector are facing new ...

Financial Nov 15, 2016

Understanding U.S. Incentives For Keeping Foreign Earnings Abroad

This Insights article was contributed by Zhan Furner, Ph.D., assistant professor of accounting. In August, the European Competition Commission determined that Ireland had given Apple’s Irish ...

Education Nov 1, 2016

What U.K.’s ‘Brexit’ Means For The U.S.

In June of this year, the United Kingdom (UK) voted to leave the European Union (EU), move that gave rise to the term, “Brexit.” This successful referendum vote gave rise to fears about th ...

Education Oct 13, 2016

How Executive MBA Programs Differ From the Norm

There is a lot of excitement these days around UNCW’s Cameron School of Business. So, what is the buzz all about?  Cameron is now proud to offer an online Executive MBA program. This is ...

Education Sep 30, 2016

The Return On Investment Of Executive Education

This Insights article was contributed by Laura Gail Lunsford, PhD, Director of the UNCW Swain Center. Is it true you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Or does the Harvard Business Review hav ...

Education Sep 15, 2016

Socialism Or Capitalism? The Debate Comes To Campus

While capitalism is still favored by the majority of Americans, a January poll suggests socialism’s popularity is on the rise.  As reported in The Washington Post, a poll asking responde ...

Financial Sep 1, 2016

Record-Low Interest Rates, Out-Of-Control Budget

This Insights was contributed by Dr. Thomas Simpson, Ph.D., Executive in Residence for the Department of Economics and Finance at UNC-Wilmington. The piece is based on research found in the recently p ...

Education Aug 15, 2016

Cameron School of Business In The Community

In support of UNC Wilmington’s responsibility to be engaged in the community, Cameron School of Business students devote hundreds of hours to working in the community through true volunteerism o ...

Education Aug 1, 2016

Do Your Homework To Understand Educational Offerings

To most people, the word “university” suggests an education-based institution in which academic degrees are conferred to individuals completing the required curriculum. One might not reali ...

Education Jul 15, 2016

Your Next Resource: A Cameron School Of Business Intern

Experiential learning is a crucial element of a college education. As defined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, “An internship is a form of experiential learning that integr ...

Education Jul 1, 2016

Laura Lunsford Joins Swain Center As New Director

“I can’t wait to meet local business leaders as well as Cameron and Swain alumni, students and friends,” says Laura Gail Lunsford, the incoming director of the Swain Center. “T ...

Education Jun 15, 2016

Global Perspectives Are Essential In Today’s Business World

Have you traveled out of the country yet? According to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ “Talent Mobility 2020” report, annual international assignments will increase by 50 percent between now ...

Education Jun 1, 2016

Youth Entrepreneurship Program Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary

This Insights was written in collaboration with Denis Carter, Ph.D., associate professor emeritus, Department of Economics and Finance at UNCW.    Did you hear the one about two economists ...

Human Resources May 15, 2016

How The Ban-the-Box Initiative May Change Your Hiring Practices

This article was contributed by Martha C. Andrews, Ph.D., professor of management and management department chair in the Cameron School of Business, and Jessica Mesmer-Magnus, Ph.D., professor of mana ...

Business Growth May 1, 2016

Bloom – This Is What Professionals Do

Springtime has returned to Wilmington, and along with the flowers, you might be thinking it is time for your talent to bloom as well. If you are a business professional who is looking to experience so ...

Education Apr 15, 2016

Bridging The Skill Gap With The SBTDC

The “skill gap” is not a unique phenomenon to our age, but it is a concern that we’re hearing about often these days, especially for new graduates. Their lack of real-world experienc ...

Education Apr 1, 2016

Wilmington Information Technology eXchange

Wilmington Information Technology eXchange (WITX) brings together the Wilmington area’s information technology professionals and UNCW students and faculty to exchange and share the latest techno ...

Education Mar 15, 2016

Cameron School Of Business To Offer Free Tax Preparation Assistance

The Cameron School of Business is proud to once again offer free tax assistance as part of an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) sponsored program known as Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA). VITA pro ...

Education Mar 1, 2016

The Value Of Project Management

This Insights was contributed by Drew Rosen, Ph.D., professor of operations management.  Often I am asked about the value of project management education. Whether your organization is small o ...

Education Feb 15, 2016

Studying Abroad: An Eye-Opening And Educational Experience

This piece was contributed by Corinne Conto, an International MBA student at UNCW.   During my undergraduate education, I had wanted to study abroad, but I did not have the opportunity. So in c ...

Education Feb 1, 2016

Making The Most Of Customer Feedback

In today’s customer-centric environment, there is no shortage of outlets for consumers to express their satisfaction with a company, employee, product or service. At some point, I am sure you ha ...

Education Jan 1, 2016

A Master’s Degree Is The New Bachelor’s

In a July 2011 article, the New York Times indicated that the master’s degree was the new bachelor’s degree. The article argued that this was due to phenomenon economists call “degre ...

Education Dec 15, 2015

Cameron Executive Network Links Students, Mentors

In the spring of 2002, Skip Jones and Dick Verrone, who are Cameron School of Business Executives in Residence and instructors, realized that CSB students were in need of professional council to bette ...

Education Dec 1, 2015

How To Succeed In International Business

Gaining insight to how business is conducted around the globe and how culture, language and politics impact day-to-day business operations are crucial to understanding globalization and its impact on ...

Education Nov 15, 2015

The Power Of Mentoring

Mentoring may be in danger of being an overused word today as it finds its way into business, education, community and family relationships. However, the concept is not out of date, and in fact is nee ...

Education Nov 1, 2015

Speed Bumps: Reduced Speeds And Lowered Housing Values

This Insights is contributed by Edward Graham, professor of finance, and Adam Jones, assistant professor of economics in the Department of Economics and Finance, the Cameron School of Business at UNCW ...

Education Oct 15, 2015

UNCW’s Entrepreneurship Week Will Begin Nov. 2

One of the most exciting things about the Cameron School of Business is that it offers so many events and activities that demonstrate our commitment to providing an exceptional educational experience ...

Education Oct 1, 2015

Post-Graduation Preparation In Cameron’s Classrooms And Wilmington’s Business Community

In April, NerdWallet, a San Francisco-based financial planning website, released a report of its findings on best places to start a business. Wilmington was ranked second on the list of 183 metropolit ...

Education Sep 15, 2015

Adam Jones To Take On The Role Of Regional Economist

William “Woody” Hall, Ph.D., was the senior economist and a professor of economics at UNCW for 41 years until his retirement in June. Following his departure we have asked  Adam Jones ...

Education Sep 1, 2015

Cameron Student Finds A Gem In Summer Internship

Internships present future career opportunities for students after graduation. Whether they lead to a position offer within the company, or experiences that boost a resume and open doors elsewhere, in ...

Education Aug 15, 2015

Partnerships With The Business Community

The traditional “silos” of higher education are being replaced with partnerships. Universities are partnering with both the public and private sectors for the good of the local, national a ...

Education Aug 1, 2015

Summer Study Abroad: Internationalizing The Student Educational Experience

  The Cameron School of Business recognizes the importance of exposing students to diverse, multicultural perspectives in a global business environment. Many CSB students take advantage of the o ...

Education Aug 1, 2015

Summer Study Abroad: Internationalizing The Student Educational Experience

The Cameron School of Business recognizes the importance of exposing students to diverse, multicultural perspectives in a global business environment. Many CSB students take advantage of the opportuni ...

Business Growth Jul 15, 2015

Business Analytics: Transforming Data To Insight

Data that was once difficult and expensive to obtain and maintain is quickly becoming commoditized in our modern, connected society. Consumers and firms have both reached a point where data is almost ...

Business Growth Jul 1, 2015

The Importance Of Sales Training

Growing a business requires more than just a good product offering. It requires good people to promote it in the market. Salespeople are the face of the organization; they represent the firm brand and ...

Education Jun 15, 2015

Entrepreneurship Education At UNCW: Preparing Students To Capitalize On Opportunities

This Insights comes from Dr. Stephen C. Harper. Dr. Harper is the Progress Energy/Betty Cameron Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship at UNCW. He is a best-selling author, award-winning professo ...

Education Jun 1, 2015

The 'Gold Standard' For Business Schools

I think most business schools across America and around the world would agree that accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) is the gold standard for business ...

Financial May 15, 2015

Should Investors Hold Gold?

This Insights features Dr. Cetin Ciner, the resident gold expert at UNC Wilmington’s Cameron School of Business and professor in the economics and finance department. Pricing gold is difficul ...

Education May 1, 2015

The End Of An Era

By the time you are reading this, Woody Hall will have taught his last economics class in the Cameron School of Business. This will end a 43-year career in academia, with 41 of those years occurring a ...

Education Apr 15, 2015

Lean But Not Mean

In recent years, businesses have come under intense competitive pressure for several reasons. These reasons include globalization, recent credit crises and other economic upheavals, and the continued ...

Education Apr 1, 2015

Information Technology Events Result In Jobs And Increased Relevancy In Courses

Over the past 10 years, the faculty of the Management Information Systems discipline have worked to increase their relationships with local and regional IT (Information Technology) professionals. As a ...

Education Mar 15, 2015

International MBA Opens Doors Around The Globe

They come from all over the globe – from small towns in the heartland of the United States to the largest metropolitan capitals in Europe and Asia – all to study international business wit ...

Education Mar 1, 2015

33rd Annual Business Week: Connecting Current And Future Business Leaders

For 32 consecutive years, the Cameron School of Business has hosted Business Week for students. Business Week is designed to provide an original and engaging experience for CSB students, while helping ...

Education Feb 15, 2015

Customer Delight: Inside and Outside the Classroom

The Cameron School is known for an outstanding faculty who, while extremely skilled in research, love to engage our students not only in the classroom but also in a host of applied learning activities ...

Education Feb 1, 2015

What Statistics Tell Us About The Local Economy

In this Insights, William W. "Woody" Hall, Jr., Ph.D., takes a look at the local economy. Hall is a professor of economics at UNCW's Cameron School of Business and a senior economist in ...

Education Jan 15, 2015

The Advantage Of Pursuing Your MBA At A Local University

For many years, a Master of Business Administration was viewed as the best degree for anyone seeking to advance in the corporate world. An MBA represented a way to differentiate oneself from other can ...

Education Jan 1, 2015

The Goodness Of Business

The holiday season brings with it a certain feeling of joy and happiness – an overall sense of “Life is good,” even if just for a short time. Stores are decked out in holiday decorat ...

Education Dec 15, 2014

Are Internships Essential?

What would you like to know about the history of the internship? We could start with the trade guilds of Europe in the 11th and 12th centuries, the practical experience of apprenticeships beginning in ...

Education Dec 1, 2014

Educational Opportunities – Both Overlooked And Available

I have the distinct privilege of serving as the interim dean in an excellent business school (Cameron School of Business) at an excellent university (University of North Carolina Wilmington) in a stat ...

Education Nov 15, 2014

The Business Of Thankfulness

During this time of reflection and gratitude, the Cameron School of Business reflects on our students who come from all over the world to study business and we give thanks for the key part they play i ...

Education Nov 1, 2014

The Gift That Keeps Giving

As soon as the trick-or-treaters leave the last candy wrapper on the doorstep, Thanksgiving, the holiday shopping season, New Year’s Eve and the College Football playoffs await us. In addition, ...

Education Oct 15, 2014

The Housing Bubble, The Cameron School And Real Estate

The Cameron School is known for an outstanding faculty who, while extremely skilled in research, love engaging our students not only in the classroom but also in a host of applied learning activities. ...

Education Oct 1, 2014

The Economy: Will This Expansion Be Showing Signs Of Life?

One of the hallmarks of the Cameron School of Business is our unique ability to bridge academic rigor with real-world practice. This endeavor is easy given that our proximity to the Atlantic Ocean dra ...

Education Sep 15, 2014

Show Me The Training

How many times have you heard the expression, “Employees are our most valuable asset”? While it is used so often it has become a cliché, most managers will agree that having highly ...

Education Sep 1, 2014

What’s Change Got To Do With It?

John F. Kennedy once said that “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” Change is inevitable. It presents itself in all a ...

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