Attending UNT

Admission requirements

STEP 1: Apply to the University of North Texas Toulouse Graduate School®. Complete the application on and submit your application fee of $75.

  • Apply for spring, summer or fall term
  • Select the M.B.A. in Business Analytics
  • Submit official transcripts from all other colleges/universities you’ve attended
  • Submit satisfactory GMAT/GRE scores, if required* — GMAT average of UNT applicants is 520-550; GRE average is 153 verbal, 154 quantitative

*Upon transcript review, waivers are automatically granted for undergraduates with an overall GPA of 3.5 and above from an AACSB-accredited institution, or a 3.5 and above for a completed master’s degree.

STEP 2: Apply to the G. Brint Ryan College of Business by submitting the following documentation:

  • 600- to 700-word essay (no prompt or set questions)
  • Résumé
  • Three letters of recommendation from professional or academic references
  • Option 1: Letter on official letterhead
  • Option 2 (preferred): Download the recommendation form

Submit documents via email, mail or in person.

  • Email:
  • Mail: UNT G. Brint Ryan College of Business
    Graduate Programs Office
    1155 Union Circle #311160
    Denton, TX 76203-5017
  • Visit: Business Leadership Building
    1307 W. Highland, Suite 201

Degree requirements

18 hours of core courses:

  • 3 hours of Accounting for Management, ACCT 5130
  • 3 hours of Introduction to the Business Decision Process, DSCI 5180
  • 3 hours of Financial Management, FINA 5170
  • 3 hours of Marketing Management, MKTG 5150
  • 3 hours of Organizational Behavior and Analysis, MGMT 5140
  • 3 hours of Administrative Strategy (last semester), BUSI 5190

12 hours of required courses:

  • 3 hours of Model-Based Business Intelligence, DSCI 5210
  • 3 hours of Data Mining, DSCI 5240
  • 3 hours of Business Process Analytics, DSCI 5260
  • 3 hours of Enterprise Applications of Business Intelligence, DSCI 5330

6 hours of supporting courses from the following options:

  • 3 hours of Big Data Analytics, DSCI 5350
  • 3 hours of Visualization Analytics, DSCI 5360
  • 3 hours of Quality Control, DSCI 5320
  • 3 hours of Statistical Techniques in Simulation, DSCI 5250
  • 3 hours of Predictive Analytics and Business

Financial assistance

If you’re a new first-year incoming M.B.A. student, you can apply for the Josephine Hughes Sterling Endowed Scholarship for M.B.A. students and the John and Helen Green Scholarship for M.B.A. recruitment.

Continuing M.B.A. and M.S. students can apply for a number of Ryan College of Business general and department scholarships. The application deadline is March 1.

Student Financial Aid and Scholarships also offers scholarships for graduate students. You must reapply for these each year. Award deadlines vary. Apply early for the most options.

All M.B.A. and M.S. students are encouraged to apply for the following Toulouse Graduate School scholarships.

  • Academic Achievement Scholarship (AAS): This competitive scholarship is available to new doctoral and master’s students for the first year of study with a possible one-year renewal. You will receive $500 in the fall and $500 in the spring. You may also be eligible for in-state tuition rates.
  • R.B. Toulouse Scholarship: This competitive scholarship is available to new and continuing doctoral and master’s students for the first year of study with a possible one- to three-year renewal depending on the degree program. You will receive $500 in the fall and $500 in the spring. You may also be eligible for in-state tuition rates.

Review a full list of Toulouse Graduate School funding options and deadlines.


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