What Makes Cameron School of Business Great?

Our Community

Wrightsville Beach, NC sunrise at the pierLocated on the Atlantic coast, the Wilmington area is a family oriented, progressive and fast growing community with a diversity of business, sports and cultural activities. In recent years, the area has witnessed substantial immigration of people and businesses, further contributing to its overall diversity. The City of Wilmington has been ranked 13th in Forbes Magazine's "Best Places for Business and Careers," as well as 14th in Fortune Small Business Magazine's "Best Places to Launch a Business."

The mild climate and coastal locale make the area a year round recreational haven, ideal for water and beach sports, biking, roller blading, golf, tennis and other outdoor activities. Several theaters in downtown Wilmington, as well as Kenan Auditorium on campus, offer a variety of cultural activities including plays, concerts, symphony orchestras and musicals featuring local, regional and nationally recognized talent.

AACSB Accredited

The Cameron School of Business is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). This accreditation places us in the top 30% of business education programs.

Consistent Rankings

The Princeton Review has repeatedly selected the MBA at Cameron School of Business for inclusion on its list of "Best Business Schools," most recently in 2019. In addition, the University of North Carolina Wilmington ranks as one of the top 20 regional universities in the South according to U.S.News & World Report 2017. U.S. News also placed UNC Wilmington as eleventh for Best Colleges for Veterans and sixth in Top Public Schools. See all of our rankings here.

Professional Centers

CSB established two new centers in 2018 - The Center for Sales Excellence and Customer Delight, an associate member of the University Sales Center Alliance, and the Center for Cyber Defense Education, currently applying to be a Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CD). These centers are designed to provide business students with additional training in their specialization as well as connections to the community.

Professional Science Master's Degrees

Our unique Master of Science in Computer Science and Information Systems and Online M.S. Business Analytics are professional science master's degrees which allows students to pursue advanced training in computer science, while simultaneously developing workplace skills highly valued by employers.

Young but Fully Accredited

Although UNCW was established in 1947, the first bachelor's degrees were not awarded until the mid 1960's.  In 1979, the Department of Business and Economics became the Cameron School of Business.  You will find that we are not steeped in traditions; rather, we are focused on the needs of today's students and the business world of tomorrow.

Diverse Students

Students cheering at graduationIn 2017, the Cameron School has more than 2,000 undergraduates and 230 graduate students enrolled in a business degree program. 

Undergraduates who have completed a broad foundation of basic studies courses, including prescribed business courses, and have attained an overall grade point average of at least 2.7 at UNCW may apply for admission to the Cameron School.

Typically, successful candidates for admission to Cameron will have achieved scores of 1100 or better on the math and reading portion of the SAT.

While the mix of students changes over time, the Cameron School of Business is approximately equally divided between male and female. About 20% of the students in the Cameron School come from out of state, with the remainder drawn principally from the Coastal Carolina, Triangle, Triad and Charlotte areas. Approximately 15% commute from home, 20% live on Campus, and the remainder live in nearby apartments or at the beach.

Dynamic Teaching Faculty

Your professors are full-time faculty holding doctorate degrees in their fields from a variety of leading American universities. Additionally, where appropriate, they also hold professional designations including Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP).

We also have 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 our students in a small class environment. They use a multitude of teaching styles that emphasize student interaction. Lectures, case studies, computer-based simulation, team-based projects and field studies are utilized to challenge students and promote active learning.

To your professors, you are much more than a face in the crowd. Students tell us the faculty is accessible, approachable and involved with the learning process. Every student will be assigned an advisor who will typically be involved with the student's major field of study. While dedicated to teaching, the faculty keeps pace with the rapidly changing business world by undertaking selected business research projects. Such activities are usually focused on industries or businesses which contribute to the recent rapid growth and development of the coastal North Carolina economy.


Twenty-four hour access to a personal computer is fundamental for Cameron students. The school has a local area network readily accessible by faculty, students and staff which provides access to a variety of up-to-date business software, databases and, most importantly, the Internet.

Technology is routinely used for classroom learning, homework assignments, research projects, ongoing communications between students working on project teams and interaction between faculty and students outside the classroom. All of the classrooms in the Cameron School, as well as the major regions of the campus, are part of the university's wireless network.

Day to day utilization of Cameron's computer and communications capabilities is considered a vital learning experience for students who aspire to be business leaders in the information age unfolding in the 21st century.

Real World Experience

CSB student talking to a local business professional after a 2018 Business Week lectureA 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 a cooperating local or regional firms, offering applied learning opportunities. Student business fraternities and clubs offer a variety of field visits to organizations and attract a variety of business leaders to campus to relate first-hand to students their experience. Our annual Business Week program each spring brings over 100 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.

State-of-the-Art Facilities

Cameron School of Business is housed in two academic buildings on the UNCW campus. Cameron Hall houses computer and communications facilities, multi-media facilities, computer labs, executive conference center, a 300 seat auditorium and modern classroom facilities which are all computer and communications equipped. This setting complements and completes the high quality instruction provided by our faculty. In addition, Cameron School of Business expanded to the new Computer Information Systems Building (CIS) in the spring of 2007. This building houses the Information Systems and Operations Management Department, as well as a Financial Trading Room and access to 24-hour computer labs for our students.

Global Programs

Students in Bremen, Germany, 2017Exposure to diverse, multicultural perspectives in a global business environment can enhance the education of students at the Cameron School of Business. Varied opportunities are available to students who wish to enrich their education with international experiences, including TABSA International Exchange Program, our International MBA, short and long-term study abroad experiences and international residency opportunities for our MBA programs.