College of Business (COB)

Gift creates accounting chair at UNT
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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
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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...

Business Clients Put UNT Student Consultants to the Test
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Tue, Jun 14, 2016

The idea came to Michael Ingle at 3 a.m. as he lay on his bare mattress waiting for his sheets to dry after a late night of laundry.

Consumed with thoughts of invisible filth — mattresses can contain more than 100,000 dust mites and bed bugs can live for months without feeding — Ingle turned the problem with no solution into a 15-minute mattress sanitizing company dubbed Clean Sleep.

He eventually pitched his idea to investors on the reality TV show, Shark Tank. The business tycoons on the show liked the concept, but criticized the Flower Mound-based company for its...

Top 20 MBA Programs for Online Students
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By Briana Boyington

Explore the Best Online MBA Programs

Students who pursue an online MBA can get industry skills and connections to build their career.

For the second year, U.S. News has ranked master's programs in business administration separately from other business degrees in areas such as finance...

Internal Auditor Honors UNT Graduate as Emerging Leader
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Krystle Pond, a 2013 graduate from the University of North Texas College of Business, has been named as one of the top 2015 Emerging Leaders by Internal Auditor Magazine.

Pond shares the honor with fourteen other leaders in the field. These practitioners are “taking the internal auditing world by storm,” not just...