College of Business (COB)

UNT Students Win at Portfolio Challenge

Tue, Nov 18, 2014 - 10:28am

A team of three UNT business undergraduates, called GoMeanGreen, won the TD Ameritrade’s First Collegiate Trading Competition, the thinkorswim Challenge. Their virtual stock portfolio grew 213.04 percent to $1,565,176 at the end of four weeks of trading. The winners were interviewed on CNBC's Closing Bell. A second UNT team finished fourth in the competition. Each of the 245 competing teams started with $500,000 in virtual money to invest using the paperMoney® program on the thinkorswim platform. TD Ameritrade gave each GoMeanGreen team member $3,500 to deposit into his own brokerage account. In addition, TD...

University of North Texas Students Win TD Ameritrade’s First Collegiate Trading Competition, the thinkorswim Challenge

Tue, Nov 18, 2014 - 10:10am

OMAHA, Neb., Nov 18, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Calling themselves “GoMeanGreen,” three students from the University of North Texas traded their way to a 213 percent total portfolio gain in four weeks and won the first-ever thinkorswim Challenge, a nationwide virtual trading competition for students sponsored by TD Ameritrade Services Company, Inc., an affiliate of TD Ameritrade, Inc. (“TD Ameritrade”), a broker-dealer subsidiary of TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation ...

Global studies: UNT students get experience in international coordination

Mon, Nov 17, 2014 - 1:14pm

For a case study in class, University of North Texas senior Megan Linfoot had two weeks to work with three other students to complete the assignment.

Her professor, Ted Farris, said this case study would take about 80 minutes as an assignment in class. The challenging part of the assignment isn’t the actual case study, though, it’s coordinating with students around the world to complete the work.

In addition to Linfoot, the group included students from China, Austria and Alabama. Each was given the email addresses of the other group members and had two weeks before presenting the projects together in a video...

UNT Professor Applies Economics to Soup Kitchens

Mon, Nov 17, 2014 - 1:13pm

DENTON (WBAP/KLIF 24/7 News) - University of North Texas economics professor Michael McPherson used to watch as the soup kitchen where he volunteered struggled to match its supply with demand.

"The executive chef has been doing this for many years," McPherson says. "She's just a whiz, and she can estimate the number of meals she needs to cook reasonably well, but this is a little complicated."

McPherson says the staff at Our Daily Bread would try to make enough food for everyone while not letting any go to waste. The budget, he says, was constantly strained.

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IT spend is growing, but CIOs 'just don't get it'

Tue, Nov 11, 2014 - 12:08pm

The role of IT and CIO continue to evolve as broad economic and cultural changes shift business expectations of technology in the enterprise. As a result, this is a tumultuous time for IT and many of the old rules defining CIO engagement no longer apply.

Technology disassociated from direct business consequence, decision-making, and action is not a viable strategy for today’s CIO. Modern IT must help departments across the organization make better and faster decisions. Although infrastructure and security remain fundamentally important considerations, business improvement is the core mission of IT.

A new study from...