College of Business (COB)

UNT alum funding entrepreneurial competition for students

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

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...

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