Entrepreneurship


Your Future in Entrepreneurship

Do you want to be your own boss? Are you a visionary? Are you a risk taker? Then you should pursue a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Entrepreneurship at the University of North Texas.

From home-based businesses to venture capital startups, entrepreneurs work in all types of jobs and industries and are a driving force behind economic growth. Building a wide range of interdisciplinary skills gives you maximum flexibility and preparation to chart your own future.

Potential careers include:

  • Entrepreneur/business owner – starting and running your own business
  • General manager/supervisor – setting goals and direction and ensuring effective implementation of plans
  • Management training generalist – designing training sessions in developing business models, innovating business processes or increasing efficiency
  • Consultant – providing support on how to write business plans, make business projections or identify opportunities
  • Business analyst – investigating business environments, opportunities, market trends and expansion and growth options
  • Business development specialist – investigating ways to initiate programs for enhancing innovation, efficiency and performance

What we offer

In the Department of Management, our comprehensive program exercises a "learn today, apply tomorrow" classroom philosophy. Upon graduation, you will have the practical tools needed to start your own business or improve an existing business.

Our curriculum addresses real-world situations such as:

  • Identifying business opportunities
  • Dealing successfully with managerial challenges
  • Developing a strategic business plan
  • Identifying and capitalizing on international opportunities
  • Managing finances
  • Managing technology
  • Obtaining resources
  • Organizing and designing a business
  • Selecting managers and employees

You will learn from faculty members known for their innovative teaching, outstanding research and exceptional service to the profession and community. You will also have opportunities to apply your skills in college and national competitions and at activities involving the Murphy Center for Entrepreneurship or the Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) organization.

Scholarships funded by the college and department are available to help you pursue your education. They are awarded based on academic excellence, professionalism and need. For scholarship information, visit www.cob.unt.edu/mgmt.

A Residents Engaged in Academic Living Community (REAL Community) brings together business students who live on campus to enhance academic and social experiences. More information about REAL communities is at reslife.unt.edu.

The College of Business’ Professional Leadership Program works with corporate partners throughout the region to get you the skills needed to be competitive in the workforce.

The college, which is one of the nation’s 20 largest business schools, 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 distinction means the college meets or exceeds strict academic standards for excellence in education.

Our Business Leadership Building promotes interaction among students, faculty and industry leaders. The building — which has Gold-level Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification — contains 24 classrooms, team study rooms and a state-ofthe- art computer lab. This building distinguishes us as a leader in business education.

What to expect

Your course work will provide an overall understanding of business including accounting, finance, basic management, marketing, organizational behavior, information technology and decision sciences. In addition, you will take entrepreneurship courses that provide you with theory and application experiences in the area. You will also be offered courses in:

  • Business ethics and social entrepreneurship
  • International management
  • Organizational design
  • Technology management
  • Creativity and opportunity development
  • Human resource management
  • Operations management

Our Career 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. 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 ApplyTexas.org 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.