Monday, May 4, 2015
2015 Northwestern Mutual Integrated Business Case Competition Winners
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Three teams of graduating seniors from the University of North Texas' College of Business won cash prizes April 25 (Saturday) for placing in the spring 2015 Northwestern Mutual Integrated Business Case Competition.
The competition began with 50 teams composed of seven or eight students on average. The teams had to solve a hypothetical business problem for IBM by conducting a business environment analysis. Then, the teams had to create two business proposals to solve the...
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
UNT Consumer Experience Symposium to focus on retailers placing technology in their stores
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- In recent years, shoppers have set records for retail sales via smartphones and tablets over what has been traditional shopping seasons and weekends, such as Thanksgiving weekend and Texas' tax-free holiday in August. A growing number of shoppers browse retailers' websites before they enter a store, and may not buy anything in the store, but go back online to make the final purchase, according to Shop.org, the digital retailing branch of the National Retail Federation.
During the 11th Consumer Experience Symposium at the...
Friday, February 20, 2015
Citigroup whistleblower talks ethics at UNT speaker series
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Container Store CEO to speak at UNT for Executive + Scholar Lecture Series
What: "Conscious Capitalism" -- A presentation at the University of North Texas by Kip Tindell, chairman and chief executive officer of The Container Store. Followed by Tindell signing copies of his book, Uncontainable: How Passion, Commitment and Conscious Capitalism Built a Business Where Everyone Thrives. The final Executive + Scholar Lecture Series for 2014-15, sponsored by the Global Digital...
Monday, December 22, 2014
UNT students earn cash awards in Northwestern Mutual competition
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- 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...
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
UNT students named finalists in National Retail Federation Student Challenge
Thursday, December 11, 2014
UNT student chosen to interview for National Retail Federation Scholarship
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Ashley Nudge, a sophomore merchandising and digital retailing major at the University of North Texas, is one of five college and university students in the U.S. to be chosen as a finalist for the National Retail Federation's Next Generation Scholarship. She is the daughter of Sans and Sue Ann Nudge of Grand Prairie and a 2013 graduate of South Grand Prairie High School.
Nudge is guaranteed at least a $10,000...
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Getting a head start on careers
First students set to graduate from UNT’s new Professional Selling Program
DENTON (UNT), Texas — As he prepared for graduation, University of North Texas College of Business student Michael Paddack wanted to open as many career doors as possible. He enrolled in the university’s new educational program for undergraduate students interested in business-to-business sales careers. And now he credits the rigor of that program for helping him land a full-time position as a key account representative at ...
Monday, November 24, 2014
UNT helps predict how many are hungry
For some University of North Texas economics students, their latest research project is not just a way to develop business-world skills and gain experience to put on their resumes. It’s a project that will help feed the hungry.
UNT economics students and faculty members are using their expertise to help Denton soup kitchen Our Daily Bread design a statistical model that can better forecast how many lunches the community soup kitchen will need to prepare each weekday. The model will take into consideration historical data and...
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
UNT students win TD Ameritrade's first collegiate trading competition, the thinkorswim Challenge
DENTON, Texas (UNT) -- Three University of North Texas students are the winners of a nationwide virtual stock trading competition sponsored by TD Ameritrade Inc., a broker-dealer subsidiary of TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NYSE: AMTD). The GoMeanGreen team outperformed teams from 96 colleges and universities, growing its portfolio by 213.04 percent and a final portfolio value of $1,565,175.83 at the end of four weeks of trading.
The team consisted of three undergraduates from UNT's Student Investment Group: sophomore Mason Hendrickson, 27, a finance major from Muskogee, Oklahoma...