Monday, October 29, 2018
Risky business? How Gen Z, autonomous cars and disasters are impacting insurance/risk management
What: A special series of events Nov. 12 – 14 at the University of North Texas is exploring the ways in which changes in population, technology and disasters alter how companies and other organizations create protections and safeguards against risk.
The programs will detail how self-driving vehicles are changing the auto-insurance marketplace, job opportunities for Millennials and Generation Z, and disaster preparedness, management and recovery. Part of Risk Management and Insurance Week at UNT, the events are hosted by the UNT...
Monday, October 15, 2018
Class project allows UNT students to develop insurance for their grades
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- A special course at the University of North Texas College of Business is giving students the opportunity to underwrite and “sell” grade insurance in their classroom.
Yu-Luen Ma and Nat Pope, professors in the risk management and insurance program, developed the award-winning ...
Friday, September 28, 2018
Rare, STEM-designated MBA in business analytics at UNT gets green light for fall 2019
DENTON (UNT), Texas — One of the nation’s first Master of Business Administration degrees in business analytics designed around the STEM fields has been approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Starting August 2019, students can begin taking classes for the program through the University of North Texas College of Business.
“We are now one of the only M.B.A. degrees in the U.S. with a STEM-designation,” said Leon Kappelman...
Monday, September 24, 2018
What’s the shape of business education in Texas? State deans’ group brings 2018 conference to UNT.
Media: Journalists interested in covering the event should contact Monique.Bird@unt.edu or 940-369-7782.
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Higher ups from business schools across the state are headed to the University of North Texas College of Business for an annual event meant to bring together the top leadership from Texas’ business-education programs.
The Council of Texas Business Deans will hold its yearly conference and meeting on Sept...
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
UNT entrepreneurship center joins Denton’s new Angel Investment Group
DENTON (UNT), Texas — The Murphy Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of North Texas is partnering with the Denton community to launch a new investment group in North Texas.
The Denton Angel Investment Group – whose founders include several successful entrepreneurs, two CEOs, a seasoned corporate attorney and the leader of UNT’s Murphy Center – was recently created to provide investment and strategic advisory support to...
Friday, August 31, 2018
In the midst of peak hurricane season, UNT researchers continue study of storm’s impact
DENTON (UNT), Texas — The impact of a hurricane lingers long after the storm surge and winds have subsided. As hurricane season peaks, University of North Texas experts are available to comment on the lasting effects hurricanes have on a community. Research projects underway at UNT are examining how Hurricane Harvey has influenced housing, tourism-based economies and more.
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Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Like father, like son: UNT student balloon artist carries on deceased dad’s family legacy
DENTON (UNT), Texas — University of North Texas student Brandon Nowell says his future started in the past – with a box of poorly made balloons.
Three decades ago, Brandon’s dad, Wes, was working for UPS Inc., when a client from the Pioneer Balloon Company offered him some mis-manufactured product. Wes took the defective balloons home and soon discovered that he had a knack for creating new balloon designs. He and wife Joanie started a small balloon art and decorating business:...
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
UNT research provides new insights for real estate markets on the anniversary of Hurricane Harvey
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Three years ago in Hays County, Texas, a government initiative was introduced that would reclassify thousands of subdivisions known as “flash flood alley” as prone to flooding – despite the fact that those areas were in the midst of a multiyear drought. Residents protested the reclassification because it would increase insurance premiums and affect home values, but within months, a disastrous flood struck the county....
Monday, June 11, 2018
UNT student group receives prestigious award from world’s largest HR association
DENTON (UNT), Texas — UNT’s Society for Human Resource Management affiliate has been awarded the 2017-2018 Outstanding Student Chapter Award by their national society for their excellent initiatives to ensure their members thrive and become future professionals. The UNT chapter will be presented a plaque at the national organization’s annual conference in Chicago on June 17.
The society’s student chapter merit award program, was created in 1972 to encourage student...
Thursday, May 24, 2018
UNT’s risk management and insurance program named a Global Center of Insurance Excellence