Decision Sciences


Your Future In Decision Sciences

Are you a team leader? Do you make good strategic decisions that contribute in positive ways to the end results? Do you enjoy collecting data or have strong computer skills? Then you should pursue a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Decision Sciences at the University of North Texas.

Businesses employ people with training in decision sciences for business intelligence; business analytics; data mining; marketing research; cost, investment or financial analysis; supply chain, manufacturing and logistics management; managerial accounting analysis; and management consulting.

Career possibilities include:

  • Business analyst
  • Business Intelligence (BI) Competency Center professional
  • Business Intelligence developer/modeler
  • Data mining professional
  • Data scientist
  • Distribution planner
  • Market research analyst
  • Operations research analyst
  • Production planner
  • Production scheduler
  • Quality control analyst

What we offer

In the Department of Information Technology and Decision Sciences, we will provide you with the background needed to make confident, successful decisions in today’s competitive marketplace. You will gain an understanding of accounting, manufacturing, finance, management, supply chain management, marketing and information technology through a comprehensive curriculum.

Our faculty members are outstanding teachers and renowned researchers. Their scholarly works have been published in respected journals such as Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, The American Statistician, and Communications in Statistics.

To ensure your academic success, our department offers regularly scheduled tutoring sessions during the fall and spring semesters.

Several scholarships are available to help you pursue your education.

You can make valuable industry contacts by participating in the Professional Leadership Program or any of our business-related student organizations. The PLP works with corporate partners throughout the region to get you the skills needed to be competitive in the work force. Our student organizations include the Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity, the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting, the Beta Alpha Psi honor society, the Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity and the Phi Chi Theta business fraternity.

A Residents Engaged in Academic Living Community (REAL Community) brings together business students who live on campus to enhance academic and social experiences.

The College of Business is accredited by AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (777 South Harbour Island Blvd., Suite 750; Tampa, Fla. 33602; telephone 813-769- 6500). This means the college meets or exceeds high academic standards for excellence in education.

The Business Leadership Building reflects our commitment to preparing future business leaders and promotes interaction among students, faculty and industry leaders. The facility — which has Gold-level Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification for sustainability — contains 24 classrooms, team study rooms and a state-of-the-art computer lab. This building distinguishes us as a leader in business education.

What to expect

Your course work will focus on decision modeling, data mining, data warehousing, process improvement, Six Sigma analyses, simulation, statistics and business intelligence. You also use Minitab and business process management tools for business analysis.

Our Career Center, Learning Center and professional academic advisors are among the many valuable resources that are available to you at UNT. The Career Center can provide advice about internships, future employment opportunities and getting hands-on experience in your major. The Learning Center offers workshops on speed reading, study skills and time management. Academic advisors will help you plan your class schedule each semester.

How to enroll at UNT

High school students

We encourage you to fulfill the graduation requirements for the distinguished level of achievement under the Texas Foundation, Recommended or Distinguished Achievement high school program or the equivalent.

In your junior year, take the SAT or the ACT and have your scores sent to UNT.

In your senior year, apply for admission at Apply Texas by March 1 and request that your high school transcript be sent to the UNT admissions office.

Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses can count toward college credit at UNT.

Transfer students

If you're attending a Texas community college, you should consult our online transfer guides, the UNT Undergraduate Catalog and an academic counselor or advisor to review your degree plan. Proper planning will allow you to receive the maximum amount of transfer credits.

Our Transfer Center will help you make a successful transition to college life at UNT by connecting you with a peer mentor and other campus resources. Each year, 3,900 students transfer to UNT. More information about the center is at transition.unt.edu.