About the University of North Texas

UNT was founded 130 years ago and has 75 years of experience in business education. The launch of this new program brings UNT’s total count to 113 bachelor’s degree programs, 94 master’s programs, and 37 doctoral degree programs—many of which are nationally and internationally recognized. UNT was recently named to Newsweek’s America's Best Online Learning Schools 2022 list.

About the G. Brint Ryan College of Business

The University of North Texas G. Brint Ryan College of Business is the choice of more than 7,000 students — making it one of the largest business schools in the nation. Since 1961, the college has been continuously accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) — a hallmark of the world’s best business schools. Nationally recognized and cutting-edge degrees, enable students to learn beyond the classroom so they can become leaders in their field.

Featured Faculty

Dennis Nasco

Dennis Nasco

Lecturer

Dr. Dennis G. Nasco, Jr. joined the University of North Texas, College of Business as a Lecturer in 2020. Previously, he was a Professor of Practice for the College of Business and Analytics at Southern Illinois University. He brings a variety of real-world corporate Human Resources experience and over 17 years of University online and on-campus experience teaching Organizational Behavior, Organizational Change, Organizational Design, Leadership, Business Ethics, Human Resources, Management & Professional Core courses to the Department of Management at UNT.

Dexter Purnell

Dexter Purnell

Lecturer

Dr. Dexter Purnell is an entrepreneur and educator with significant experience in the entertainment industry. He has worked with recording artists and record labels such as Sony, Disturbing Tha Peace Records, Def Jam Records, Asylum Records, and more. He is currently a full-time faculty member in G. Brint Ryan College of Business at the University of North Texas. Dr. Purnell enjoys conducting academic research on various topics in the areas of entrepreneurship, entertainment and consumer behavior.

Marilyn Wiley

Marilyn Wiley

Dean of the G. Brint Ryan College of Business and Professor of Finance

Marilyn K. Wiley is dean of the G. Brint Ryan College of Business and professor of finance at the University of North Texas (UNT). She joined UNT in 2009 as senior associate dean. Wiley is a Chartered Financial Analyst and has served on the boards of the CFA Society of Dallas-Fort Worth, the Fort Worth Chapter of Financial Executives International, the Eastern Finance Association, and the Southwestern Finance Association. She also currently serves on the board of The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Her research has appeared in numerous academic journals, including the Journal of Finance and the Journal of Futures Markets. D-CEO Magazine has named her one of Dallas’ 500 most influential business leaders annually since 2017.

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