College of Business (COB)

New MBA program introduced at UNT

Tue, Jan 31, 2017 - 9:06pm

Students now can get a MBA in business management in 11 months, as opposed to the traditional two-year program.

The degree requires students to be enrolled full time, and the first cohort starts this summer.

It will be a cohort-style system, having all students in the program take the same classes for a year. It includes in-person classes, interactions with business executives and hands-on exercises.

To apply or learn more information, vist or email...

Student wins IBM mainframe contest

Tue, Jan 24, 2017 - 10:23pm

The IBM Master the Mainframe contest started with more than 4,000 students and ended with Brian Powers, a senior business computer information systems major, as the top winner.

The competition has three parts and students were eliminated based on their performance in each part.

Each simulates a real-life problem on a mainframe computer, which are used widely in banks and retailers but are rarely taught in school.

Forty students advanced to part three, where Powers was deemed the winner. His prize is a free trip to the SHARE conference in San Jose, California, in March to network with IBM executives, business...

Gender Pay Gap Explored

Fri, Oct 28, 2016 - 10:11pm

In about 170 years from now, women worldwide will be paid as much as men and account for half the world's bosses. They'll finally be equal in the workplace. That's according to the world economic forum's global gender gap report released this week. University of North Texas College of Business Professor Dr. Nancy Boyd Lillie explains. View the video here

Gift creates accounting chair at UNT

Thu, Sep 29, 2016 - 11:11am

By Betty Dillard

A $1.5 million commitment from University of North Texas alumnus Don Millican and his wife Donna Millican has established the Don and Donna Millican Endowed Chair in Accounting at the UNT College of Business.

Millican, chief financial officer at Kaiser-Francis Oil Co. in Tulsa, Okla., is a 1974 graduate of UNT.

“UNT gave me an outstanding foundation on which I have been blessed to build a successful career,” said Millican. “I attribute that foundation to the excellent teaching and the strong work ethic culture that continues to exist at UNT. I believe it is the mission of UNT, and...

Jonathon Fite: Invest where sentiment, catalysts collide

Wed, Aug 17, 2016 - 6:03am

As value investors, we are intently focused on the finances and operations of our portfolio companies. Sitting in on quarterly earnings calls is crucial to updating our report card for companies and their management, and making sure our investment idea is on track.

The second-quarter earnings season has been very fruitful. Each of our partnership’s portfolio categories has reaped benefits.

In the “world dominator” category, our cosmetics giant rose over 30 percent around earnings. Our IT services firm witnessed its stock rise more than 25 percent. Among our hard-asset holdings, our Powder River Basin coal company...