Graduate opportunities

To maximize your career potential, the Department of Management at the University of North Texas offers coursework leading to a Master of Business Administration and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Business Management.

An M.B.A. provides an excellent educational foundation if you’re preparing to enter the business world, or if you have an established career path.

The M.B.A. degree programs, with a choice of concentrations, are based on the guidelines offered by the American Society for Quality, APICS, Association of University Programs in Health Administration, HR Certification Institute, Institute for Supply Management and the Society for Human Resource Management.

The Ph.D. degree focuses on developing the skills necessary for an academic career. It features an extensive and rigorous curriculum in the management discipline, research methods and college teaching.

Outstanding support

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

The G. Brint Ryan College of Business, one of the nation’s largest business schools, is accredited by the AACSB International — the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (777 South Harbour Island Blvd., Suite 750; Tampa, Fla. 33602; telephone 813-769-6500). We meet or exceed strict academic standards for excellence in education.

The Business Leadership Building, which has Gold-level LEED certification for sustainability, provides the highest level of academic instruction possible using cutting-edge technology and interactive learning environments.

UNT services exclusively for graduate students include writing and statistical support. The Toulouse Graduate School® offers a variety of professional development workshops, including a Dissertation Boot Camp. Many are available online for your convenience.

M.B.A. concentrations

Health Services Management (can be completed 100% online)

This is a cooperative program between our department and the UNT Health Science Center at Fort Worth’s School of Public Health, allowing you to learn the solid business management skills and industry-specific knowledge needed to effectively lead today’s health care organizations. Admitted students also will apply to the UNTHSC School of Public Health as non-degree seeking students.

Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management (100% accelerated online program)

This program examines the business organization in terms of structure, process and behavior and provides you with a comprehensive understanding of how human resources contribute to a firm’s competitive advantage. Courses cover compensation, labor relations, leadership, individual and organizational change, selection and placement, and understanding work behavior.

Strategic Management (100% accelerated online program)

Through this specialization offered by only a select number of universities, we provide exposure to the strategic skills needed to manage and position an organization for success. You will learn how to define and establish business strategies, manage strategically and deal with change to accomplish company objectives in a global economy.

Attending UNT

Admission requirements

Master's program

You must complete the admission requirements for the graduate school and provide the following materials to the College of Business:

  • Official GMAT/GRE scores (waiver options available)
  • Résumé
  • 600- to 700-word essay about events, life experiences and qualifications you feel distinguish your candidacy
  • Two letters of recommendation (signed and dated on letterhead or a College of Business form)

For program details, call 940-369-8977 or email mbacob@unt.edu. International applicants should contact the UNT admissions office at 940-565-2383.

Doctoral program

You must meet the admission requirements of the graduate school and the following program requirements:

  • Official GMAT/GRE scores
  • Three Doctoral Applicant Evaluation Forms or letters of recommendation from professors or colleagues familiar with your academic record
  • Essay stating your reasons for pursuing doctoral study, personal objectives and career plans
  • Résumé/curriculum vitae

Satisfying these criteria does not guarantee admission to the doctoral program. All documents undergo a stringent review process, and the director of Ph.D. programs and research notifies candidates about acceptance into the program.

For graduate school requirements and possible exceptions, visit the grad school website.

Degree requirements

M.B.A. degree

  • Completion of background content areas to be determined by the graduate program’s office upon admission (students may complete some courses via traditional coursework or online self-paced learning modules — click here for more information)
  • 18 credit hours of core courses
  • 18 credit hours of concentration courses
Ph.D. degree
  • 9 credit hours of foundation
  • 12 credit hours of advanced research
  • 12 credit hours of management seminar
  • 12 credit hours in a supporting field
  • Written and oral comprehensive exams
  • 12 credit hours of pre-dissertation
  • 12 credit hours of dissertation

Financial assistance

Financial assistance programs are available to help you pursue your degree. Scholarships are offered by the department, college and university. Visit cob.unt.edu/scholarships for more information.

You may be eligible for federal financial assistance while pursuing your degree. Information may be obtained at financialaid.unt.edu.

Faculty

Anat BarNir, Professor; Ph.D., Syracuse University. Strategy; entrepreneurship; social capital; e-commerce.

Danielle Cooper, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Illinois. Identification in organizations; team diversity; cross-cultural organizational behavior.

Derrick E. D’Souza, Professor; Ph.D., Georgia State University. Strategic business integration; dynamic capabilities; international business; operations management; technology-enhanced learning.

Mark A. Davis, Professor; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Affect and emotion in the workplace; health care quality; pay-for-performance programs.

Tracy Dietz, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of North Texas. Social inequalities; family violence; the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Nolan Gaffney, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of Memphis. International strategic management; institutional and cultural drivers of foreign direct investment decisions.

Julie Hancock, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of Memphis. Causes and consequences of employee turnover; contagion effects; pro-social rule-breaking behavior; perceived organizational support.

Robert Insley, Associate Professor; Ed.D., Northern Illinois University. Business communication; organizational behavior; blended and Next Generation instructional approaches; teacher assessment processes.

J. Lynn Johnson, Professor; Ph.D., University of Arkansas. Organizational behavior; environmental scanning; work teams; human resource management issues.

Virginie Kidwell, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of Kentucky. Social networks; the role of affect in organizational behaviors and relational dynamics, as well as power and dependence.

Donna E. Ledgerwood, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma. Human resource management in Russia and developing countries; employment practices; testing improvement of Professional in Human Resources and Senior Professional in Human Resources certification students.

Nancy Boyd Lillie, Professor; Ph.D., University of Memphis. Ethical leadership; workplace incivility; organizational competencies and strategy.

Christopher Penney, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Florida State University. Entrepreneurship; corporate strategy; alliance portfolios; strategic alliances; strategic management of family firms.

James Powell, Professor; Ph.D., Louisiana State University. Middle management training; executive skills; strategic formulation; organizational behavior.

Manjula Salimath, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Washington State University; Ph.D., Bangalore University (India). Entrepreneurship; international business; strategy; innovation; ethics; sustainability; new ventures; governance.

Lewis A. Taylor III, Professor and Chair; D.B.A., Indiana University. Strategy; decision making; research methods; organizational behavior topics.