Management

master's Degree Programs

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The complexities of the economic, social and scientific world today have led to an increasing demand for students with advanced business degrees. The Department of Management at the University of North Texas offers course work leading to Master of Business Administration degrees with four concentrations in management that can maximize your career potential.

If you are preparing to enter the business world, an M.B.A. with a management concentration provides an excellent educational foundation for career success. If you have an established career path, this degree program supplies the broad, more general understanding of all business aspects necessary for promotion to the highest positions in your industry.

We have based our specialized M.B.A. degree programs on guidelines offered by leading professional organizations such as the:

  • American Society for Quality
  • Association for Operations Management
  • Association of University Programs in Health Administration
  • Human Resource Certification Institute
  • Institute for Supply Management
  • Society for Human Resource Management

The Dallas-Fort Worth region is one of the nationís most dynamic business and economic areas. At UNT, you can make connections that lead to business opportunities locally, nationally or internationally.

You may complete all requirements for any of the M.B.A. programs through evening classes normally taught once a week. A number of courses are also offered online.

The College of Business is one of the nationís 20 largest business schools and is accredited by AACSB International Ė The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (777 South Harbour Island Blvd., Suite 750, Tampa, Fla. 33602-5730; telephone 813-769- 6500). This distinction means the college has passed strict academic standards for excellence in education.

The campus reflects our commitment to preparing future business leaders. Our new Business Leadership Building, which is seeking LEED Gold certification,provides you with the highest level of academic instruction possible using cutting-edge technology and interactive learning environments.


M.B.A. concentrations in management

Health Services Management

This program is a cooperative program between our department and the UNT Health Science Center at Fort Worthís School of Public Health. You learn the solid business management skills and the industry specific knowledge to effectively lead todayís health care organizations. The broad spectrum of health care services affords you employment opportunities in:

  • Ambulatory care centers
  • Consulting firms
  • Hospitals
  • Medical group practices
  • Pharmaceutical firms
  • Surgical care centers

Operations and Supply Chain Management

Our curriculum focuses on the issues involved in the design, operation and control of various production and service systems. You learn to successfully cope with the many dynamic problems facing executives today through application of scientific management principles, a systems approach to management and technical knowledge.

By providing a solid overview of the operating steps necessary to direct an organizationís processes, we prepare you for a career as a(n):

  • Facilities, operations or industrial distribution manager
  • Operations research analyst
  • Production consultant
  • Project engineer
  • Quality control manager
  • Supply chain manager or executive

Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

This program is recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management for being aligned with its suggested guides and templates.

You examine the business organization in terms of structure, process and behavior and obtain a comprehensive understanding of how human resources contribute to a firmís competitive advantage. Our course work includes seminars covering the practices and skills necessary for primary human resource and managerial functions such as:

  • Compensation
  • Labor relations
  • Leadership
  • Individual and organizational change
  • Selection and placement
  • Understanding work behavior

Studying this concentration prepares you for a career as a chief learning officer, compensation and benefits analyst, corporate labor relations executive, director of human resources, EEO/diversity manager or director, employee relations manager or director, or training and development specialist. Careers in all levels of management and leadership are also available.


Strategic Management

A unique specialization offered by only a select number of universities, we provide a broad exposure to the strategic skills you need to manage and position an organization for success. You learn how to define and establish business strategies, manage strategically and deal with change to accomplish company objectives in a global economy.

This concentration prepares you for a wide variety of career possibilities such as:

  • Business consultant
  • Business development director
  • Chief executive officer
  • Management analyst
  • Marketing manager
  • Market research analyst
  • Technology entrepreneur
  • Urban planner

All courses required for the strategic management concentration are online.


Attending UNT

Admission requirements

For admission to any of the M.B.A. programs, you must complete the admission requirements for the Toulouse Graduate School and provide the following materials to our College of Business:

  • Official GMAT scores
  • Réīsuméī with work and academic experience
  • 600- to 700-word essay about unique events, life experiences and qualifications you feel distinguish your candidacy
  • Two letters of recommendation (signed and dated on a letterhead or on a College of Business form)

You may start classes as a nondegree seeking student while you complete all necessary requirements for full admission.

For program details, call 940-369-8977 or email mbacob@unt.edu. International applicants should contact the international admissions office at 940-565- 2195 for assistance.


Degree requirements

Your programís exact content depends on your academic background. If your bachelorís degree is not in business administration, you may be required to take prerequisite courses. With a strong academic background in business administration, you can complete your M.B.A. in 36 semester hours. This includes 18 hours of M.B.A. core courses and 18 hours of specialization courses. Contact our Graduate Programs Office for an individual assessment.

Financial assistance

Many programs exist to help you with the expenses associated with pursuing an M.B.A. Scholarships are offered at the department, college and university level. Visit www.cob.unt.edu/students/scholarships for more information.

Full- and half-time M.B.A. students may also be eligible for federal assistance. Information about these programs is at financialaid.unt.edu or gradschool.unt.edu.

Graduate assistantships for masterís students are limited. For applications and information on availability, contact the department.