Thursday, January 26, 2017
UNT expands MBA offerings with 11-month program
DENTON, Texas (UNT) — The University of North Texas has added a new option to its master of business administration degree programs. The new, full-time MBA in business management allows students to complete their degrees in 11 months, among the shortest offerings for MBA programs.
Students will learn through face-to-face lessons from expert faculty, industry visits with successful corporate executives, hands-on exercises and a cohort-style system, so that each group of students take all of their...
Monday, January 23, 2017
UNT student wins most difficult part of IBM's Master the Mainframe contest
DENTON, Texas (UNT) — University of North Texas student Brian Powers won first place in the most difficult portion of IBM’s Master the Mainframe contest for the North American region.
Students in nine regions worldwide competed against others in their region to come up with the most inventive solutions to unique challenges simulating real-life scenarios faced by skilled computer programmers. Powers won Part 3 – the final and most difficult section of the North American competition. In total, 4,174 students from more than 400 high schools and universities in the U.S. and Canada...
Thursday, January 19, 2017
UNT students in Costa Rica learn to offset tourism’s harm to planet
DENTON, Texas (UNT) — Sixteen University of North Texas students are using their know-how to ease tourism’s strain on the environment. The students, enrolled in a joint, two-year Master of Science in International Sustainable Tourism degree program, are researching ways to meet the needs of tourists and travel markets without compromising future resources.
“A lot of times when people travel, they don’t think about the impact,” said Kristi Ingram, a first-year student in the program who finished her...
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Pitch to retail execs puts UNT team in top three at retail industry’s biggest event
Thursday, December 15, 2016
UNT program for veterans gives former Air Force member chance at first four-year degree in family
DENTON, Texas (UNT) — University of North Texas senior Johnathan Igou says the military is in his blood. Part of a military family dating back three generations, Igou planned for a career in the Air Force and started taking distance learning classes in order to further his education. However, those hopes were dashed when he was medically discharged in 2008 following an injury in Afghanistan. Along with it went his plans to complete his bachelor’s degree – until his wife suggested he go back to school.
“I was hesitant because I knew I’d be doing something that no one in my family had...
Thursday, December 8, 2016
UNT researchers team up with ice hockey gurus to grow the game globally
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Denton coffee shop turns to UNT students to rebrand image
DENTON, Texas (UNT) — Last spring, local business owner Kim McKibben got a call she couldn’t resist. Eric Kennedy, a doctoral student and teaching fellow at the University of North Texas, had seen an article about her coffee shop in the North Texas Daily, UNT’s student-run newspaper. He wondered if McKibben was interested in collaborating with two marketing courses at UNT that give students hands-on experience helping to brand...
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Fair Labor Standards Act: UNT human resources expert shares Top 4 tips for businesses
Friday, November 4, 2016
True Fit CEO shapes conversation on apparel, shoe fit challenges at UNT retail industry talk
What: The Executive + Scholar Lecture Series at the University of North Texas.
When/Where: 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 16 (Wednesday) in the Ballroom (Room 314) of the UNT University Union at 1155 Union Circle in Denton.
Cost: $50 for the general public and $25 for non-UNT college students. Free for UNT faculty/staff/students with UNT ID. To purchase tickets, contact Lisa Wallace, director of development for the College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism, at 940-369-7051...
Friday, November 4, 2016
Veteran initiative to honor 70th anniversary of UNT insurance program
DENTON (UNT), Texas — The University of North Texas is celebrating the 70th anniversary of its risk management and insurance program with an initiative to drive veteran students to the field – thanks to a $20,000 grant from the Dallas-based Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation, Texas and Southeast Division.
The initiative, “70 Years, 70 Hours,” will be launched at a special event at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 8 (Tuesday) inside Room 394 of the University Union, located at 1155 Union...