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UNT has one of nation's top MBA programs
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The online program to earn a master's of business administration at the University of North Texas is one of the top online programs for the degree nationally. 

In new rankings released by the Princeton Review, UNT's program is 22nd after the company surveyed more than 4,700 online MBA students. They considered more than 75 schools for the national list.

Rankings are based on the academics, selectivity, faculty, technical platforms and career outcomes for students.

The school has consistently been in the rankings in recent years, and was ranked 21st last year.

Jonathon Fite: Momentum investing reigns (for now)
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Last month this column briefly referenced that today's tech boom companies, in comparison with traditional "value plays," are more expensive than they were during the peak of the dot-com boom. This is a pretty bold claim and warrants further discussion. 

Bank of America's investment management arm, Merrill Lynch, publishes a periodic review of U.S. growth stocks versus the universe of value stocks in the marketplace. 

Growth stocks tend to be characterized by companies with strong revenue growth, even if profits are thin or nonexistent. In today's market, investors have bid these companies up to nosebleed...

UNT reaching out to community to offer free help to local business owners
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The University of North Texas Department of Management is hoping a new initiative can better foster partnerships with local businesses.

Through its Family Business Initiative, the school’s business program will offer free services to help Denton-area businesses expand and, in turn, give UNT students hands-on learning opportunities. 

The upcoming Family Business Breakfast Oct. 27 will serve as a networking event bringing together local business owners and UNT faculty and MBA students, according to the university.

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UNT alum funding entrepreneurial competition for students
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Tue, Feb 7, 2017 - 2:07pm

By Jenna Duncan

Students can apply to take place in a "Shark Tank" style competition to get money to start their business concepts and earn up to $10,000. 

Jerome "Bruzzy" Westheimer, a UNT alumnus and philanthropist based in Oklahoma, is funding the Westheimer New Venture Competition, which is set for Friday, April 28. 

Teams of three can apply, and 12 will be chosen to pitch their plans at the event to a panel of judges in 15-minute presentations. First-place winners will get $10,000, second place gets $5,000 and third place gets $1,000.

To apply, students need to be at least...

Team places second in logistics contest
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Tue, Feb 21, 2017 - 9:15pm

A team of four UNT students placed second in a logistics case competition between university students from across the U.S. and Canada.

The student groups were all asked to solve a problem for a fictional company that makes blenders. Students had to figure out how to outsource components for the newest model while decreasing cost.

The competition, Operation Stimulus Student Case Competition, was held earlier this month in Denver.

Four UNT students were awarded: junior Ashleigh Allison, a biomedical engineering major; senior David Looney, an aviation logistics major; senior Sergio Garcia, a logistics and supply...