What: The Northwestern Mutual Integrated Business Case Competition — Six teams of 8 students from the University of North Texas College of Business enrolled in the Business Capstone course will present business plans for the best course of action for the future of the Careington International Corporation. Teams will present plans to Careington executives and other experts in the field.
When: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 23 (Saturday)
Where: Room 290 in UNT’s Business Leadership Building, located at 1307 W. Highland St., Denton
Media: The presentations are not open to the public, but members of the media are welcome to attend.
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Careington International Corporation has turned to graduating University of North Texas College of Business students to help develop a plan for the best course of action for the future of the company. Six student teams composed of 8 students will present their solutions to a panel of judges Nov. 23 (Saturday) at UNT’s Business Leadership Building. Judges will include executives from Careington International; Finley Graves, dean of the UNT College of Business; and other experts in the field.
Team presentations will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Dean’s Conference Room, Room 290, of the Business Leadership Building.
The case competition gives students hands-on experience working for a real-world client. Students work to arrive at solutions that address complex problems in a collaborative environment.
UNT alumnus Tait Cruse, managing partner of Northwestern Mutual of Dallas, and Northwestern Mutual have pledged $100,000 over four years to organize the annual event and to fund student awards. This year, students will compete for a first place price of $700 for each of the 8 students, a second place prize of $150 for each student and a third place prize of $100 for each student.
The Southwestern Business Deans' Association named the UNT College of Business the winner of the 2011 Bobby G. Bizzell Innovative Achievement Award in recognition of the significant impact that the Business Capstone course and the Northwestern Mutual Integrated Business Case Competition have on graduates of the undergraduate program. The Bobby G. Bizzell Innovative Achievement Award was established to encourage innovation and continuous improvement in business education.
In the past, UNT business students have created business plan solutions for Target Corporation, the ReStore operations of the Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity, Service King Collision Repair, Denton Community Hospital and more.
About the UNT College of Business
With more than 5,600 students, the UNT College of Business is one of the largest business schools in the nation and has been continuously accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) since 1961.
The college has 112 full-time faculty members and offers 17 undergraduate degrees, 24 master’s degrees and 10 graduate certificate programs. Five centers and institutes in the college create synergy among scholarship, research and teaching. Classes take place in the180,000-square-foot Business Leadership Building, which opened in 2011.Students enhance their learning experience through student organizations, study abroad programs, internships, and the Professional Leadership Program, to develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in today's technological and global business environment.