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Master’s Degree Programs


Graduate opportunities

The College of Business at the University of North Texas combines its stature as one of the nation’s largest business schools with its prime location in the Dallas- Fort Worth region to provide Master of Business Administration, Master of Science and dual M.B.A./ M.S. degree programs.

Our curriculum emphasizes skills and values essential to successful leadership, including:

  • Communication
  • Ethics
  • A global viewpoint
  • Problem recognition and solving
  • Teamwork
  • Use of technology

Our faculty members understand the complex demands of global industry and provide you with the knowledge, tools and leadership skills to meet those challenges by using a variety of educational methods. You also gain access to:

  • The graduate student computer lab
  • Business networking opportunities
  • Educational internship programs
  • Professional leadership programs; student organizations
  • Career Center services including career guidance, interview preparation, job placement and résumé preparation

Flexible class schedules with afternoon, evening, weekend and online courses allow you to combine course work with full-time or part-time employment and pursue your degree while gaining practical experience.

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

Our college consists of five departments: accounting; finance, insurance, real estate and law; information technology and decision sciences; management; and marketing and logistics. We are 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 accreditation means we meet or exceed strict academic standards for excellence.

U.S. News and World Report ranks our online M.B.A. program as one of the nation’s best online education programs (20th nationally). BusinessMBA.org also lists it among the Top 25 best value online M.B.A. programs.

Get informed

Master’s program information sessions are held several times during the year by the College of Business. You can ask questions, learn what to expect in graduate course work, and find out about degree options, program costs, course requirements and admission standards at these sessions. Visit the College of Business website for dates and sign-up information.

Facilities

Our Business Leadership Building — which has Gold-level Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification for sustainability — reflects the university’s commitment to preparing you to be a future business leader. It contains 24 classrooms of various sizes and offices for faculty, staff and doctoral students. Student learning is enhanced with interior and exterior spaces such as tutor rooms, team study rooms, a state-of-the- art general access computer lab, a café and outdoor terraces.

Attending UNT

Admission requirements

You must meet the admission requirements of the Toulouse Graduate School® and the following College of Business requirements:

  • Satisfactory GMAT scores (Current average score is 520 to 550.)
  • A 600- to 700-word essay about events, experiences and qualifications that distinguish your candidacy
  • Résumé with education and work experience
  • Two letters of recommendation from professional or academic references

For graduate school requirements and possible exceptions, visit the Toulouse Graduate School website. Contact a College of Business advisor for additional information and deadlines related to the college’s admission requirements.

Degree requirements

M.B.A. degree

The M.B.A. degree requires a minimum of 36 semester hours. You gain a broad and comprehensive understanding of all aspects of the business world from 18 semester hours of core courses. With the remaining 18 semester hours of graduate course work, you may pursue a specialization in:

  • Business studies (flex-MBA, visit our website for information about available concentrations)
  • Decision sciences
  • Finance*
  • Health services management
  • Information technology
  • Logistics and supply chain management
  • Marketing*
  • Operations and supply chain management
  • Organizational behavior and human resource management
  • Strategic management*

* All required courses for the finance, marketing and strategic management programs are online.

M.S. degree

The M.S. degree requires a minimum of 30 to 36 semester hours, depending on the major. You can pursue a major in:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Information technology and decision sciences
  • Taxation

Dual M.B.A./M.S. degree

We offer several programs that combine an M.B.A. and an M.S. and require more courses than the standard 36-semester-hour program. The following dual-degree combinations are available:

  • M.B.A. with a concentration in Operations and Supply Chain Management combined with an M.S. in Engineering Systems
  • M.B.A. with any concentration combined with an M.S. in Hospitality Management
  • M.B.A. with any concentration combined with an M.S. in Merchandising

Graduate non-degree option

If you have not taken the GMAT but meet minimum GPA requirements, you may take graduate business courses as a non-degree seeking graduate student. A maximum of 12 semester hours of graduate courses taken as a non-degree student can be applied to a master’s degree program.

Graduate Academic Certificates

Academic certificates provide conceptual understanding and technical proficiency in a specific field. Certificates are available in human resource management, internal audit, leadership and supervisory management, and logistics and supply chain management.

Financial assistance

Many opportunities exist to aid you financially with completing an M.B.A. or M.S. degree. Scholarships are offered at the department, college and university levels.

Full- and part-time M.B.A. students may also be eligible for federal financial assistance. Information about these programs is available at the Financial Aid website or the Toulouse Graduate School site.

Graduate faculty

Our nearly 100 full-time faculty members are highly regarded for their research interests and their excellent teaching. Ninety-eight percent of the college’s faculty members have doctoral degrees in their academic disciplines. Many faculty members are active professionals in the Dallas-Fort Worth business community.