College of Business (COB)

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Mon, Feb 16, 2015 - 12:23pm

For many, a Friday night is the week’s first moment of relaxation. The end of the work week is greeted with television, sweatpants and, now, a restaurant meal delivered right to the doorstep.

The traditional concept of food delivery service is changing, as several local businesses are offering to pick up food from almost any restaurant in town and take it straight to the customer.

“You’re paying us to do the hard part for you,” said Dominique Bookman, co-founder of food delivery service Greedi.

In addition to creating a convenient dining experience, Bookman said delivery services aid those without...

UNT students from Plano, Rowlett earn cash awards in Northwestern Mutual competition
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Thu, Jan 8, 2015 - 11:06am

Timothy Oliver Day, of Plano, and Joshua Jahn, of Rowlett, won cash prizes as members of a first-place team of University of North Texas students competing in the the Fall 2014 Northwestern Mutual Integrated Business Case Competition.

Teams were asked to analyze a technology vendor for the hospitality industry.

The judging panel included: Chris Gray of Accenture Consulting, Grace Warden of Northwestern Mutual Corp, Randall Jamison of Ze-Net Technologies and Scott Jamison of Ze-Net Technologies.

“The experience was very beneficial to our organization, and the students were able to highlight and bring into...

New lab targets logistics
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Mon, Jan 5, 2015 - 10:19am

On a back wall far away from tables and chairs, two 70-inch touch-screen monitors are mounted, with a small desk between the two to place laptops and other materials.

While flashy, the set-up serves a purpose: providing a collaborative lab space for University of North Texas students to work on specific logistics projects for industry partners.

Called the Complex Logistics Systems Lab, students studying logistics — how a company stores and distributes its products and supplies — can now work with new software and technology to solve problems for companies such as Greyhound and Target.

“What universities can...

students earn cash awards in Northwestern Mutual competition
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Mon, Jan 5, 2015 - 10:14am

Three teams of University of North Texas students earned cash prizes for analyzing a technology vendor for the hospitality industry in the Fall 2014 Northwestern Mutual Integrated Business Case Competition.

Six teams of graduating seniors, selected by instructors from a representation of all College of Business departments, made presentations to a panel of judges in November. The judging panel included: Chris Gray of Accenture Consulting, Grace Warden of Northwestern Mutual Corp, Randall Jamison of Ze-Net Technologies and Scott Jamison of Ze-Net Technologies.

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Denton County focus: Small Business Saturdays
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Fri, Dec 5, 2014 - 11:32am

Small Business Saturday – an annual shopping event marked the Saturday after Thanksgiving – can be a tool to help smaller retailers compete with the major corporations. Charles Blankson, associate professor of marketing in the University of North Texas College of Business, discusses the impact and ways smaller stores can make the most of this retail shopping season. 

What competition will small stores face this holiday season?

“Small businesses, in this context are facing an uphill battle,” says Blankson. “The big...