Graduate opportunities

A Master of Business Administration degree in Business Studies from the University of North Texas equips you with the management skills needed to compete in a global market. You’ll receive a well-rounded education with a deeper understanding of various business disciplines.

Business as usual is no longer acceptable in today’s global marketplace. Advances in technology, changing demographics (in the workforce and of consumers) and the economy have all affected how businesses are managed.

UNT’s M.B.A. in Business Studies offers you flexibility depending on your career path and goals. You may choose to pursue a general concentration in Business Studies or focus your studies on a specific area such as International Business, Library Science and Technology, Real Estate or Sustainability. Visit the College of Business website for a current list of concentrations.

Our curriculum emphasizes all skills and values essential for successful leadership:

  • Communication
  • Ethics
  • Global perspectives
  • Problem recognition
  • Problem solving
  • Teamwork
  • Use of technology

Evening and online courses allow you to combine coursework with full-time or part-time employment.

Our faculty are highly regarded for their research interests and excellent teaching. Since many are active professionals in the Dallas – Fort Worth business community, they understand the complex demands of a global industry.

While pursuing your degree, you’ll also have
access to:

  • Business networking opportunities
  • Career Center services that include career guidance, interview and résumé preparation, and job placement
  • Educational internship programs
  • Graduate student computer lab
  • Professional Leadership Program (PLP)
  • Student organizations

Other resources available to graduate students include writing support from the Graduate Writing Support Center and assistance with statistical research from the Office of Research Consulting. The Toulouse Graduate School® offers a wide variety of professional development workshops each semester, many of which are available online for your convenience.

The G. Brint Ryan College of Business, one of the nation’s 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 accreditation means we meet or exceed strict academic standards for excellence in education.

Our Business Leadership Building — which has Gold-level Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification for sustainability — reflects the university’s commitment to preparing future business leaders. 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 graduate school and the following College of Business requirements:

  • Satisfactory GMAT/GRE scores (limited waivers for UNT students or applicants holding a master’s or doctoral degree — visit for additional information)
  • 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, visit the Toulouse Graduate School site. Contact a College of Business advisor for additional information and deadlines related to the college’s admission requirements.

Degree requirements

36 total hours, including:

  • 18 credit hours of M.B.A. core courses
  • 18 credit hours of M.B.A. concentration and supporting courses (depending on the concentration)

Applicants without an academic background in business will be advised on background content needs at the time of admission.

Financial assistance

Many opportunities exist to aid you financially with earning your M.B.A. degree. Scholarships are offered by the department, college and university. Scholarship information is available at the College of Business scholarship page.

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


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.