The M.B.A. program

An M.B.A. degree in either Marketing or Logistics teaches you how leading executives obtain a competitive advantage by aligning key business processes with end-user requirements. It will help you:

  • Develop a strong analytical and problem-solving foundation, allowing you to respond to complex challenges in the global marketplace
  • Interact with professionals in academic and business settings
  • Learn and apply marketing and logistics practices employed by leading companies
  • Solve dilemmas in a case-based or analytical problem-solving environment

M.B.A. degrees in Marketing or Logistics may be completed in two years. Concentrations through the Accelerated Online Program, or AOP, also are available. Options include:

  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Marketing
  • Marketing Analytics (AOP and on campus)
  • Supply Chain Analytics (AOP)
  • Supply Chain Management (AOP)

By earning your M.B.A. with a concentration in Logistics, you also will qualify for a professional certification in transportation, logistics and distribution (CTLD) from the American Society of Transportation and Logistics.

Impressive credentials

Our faculty members are outstanding professors and global leaders, and our graduate logistics and supply chain management program is ranked in the top 25 in North America by Gartner Inc. Faculty research in marketing and logistics includes:

  • Advertising
  • Aircraft service model, performance-based contracting approaches
  • Consumer behavior
  • Logistics and supply chain management
  • Managing risks and creating value
  • Marketing analytics
  • Operations management
  • Professional selling
  • Sales promotion
  • Service marketing
  • Supplier-customer relationships
  • Supply chain complexity
  • Supply chain financial management and economic value analysis
  • Supply chain resiliency and the impact on business vitality

Faculty also routinely interact with major companies and corporations through their research and executive development programs. Those corporations include DHL, IBM, J.C. Penney, Lockheed Martin, PepsiCo, Verizon and other organizations such as the U.S. Department of Defense.

UNT's G. Brint Ryan College of Business 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 it 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 for sustainability — contains 24 classrooms, team study rooms and a state-of-the- art computer lab. This building distinguishes us as a leader in business education.

Attending UNT

Admission requirements

For admission to the M.B.A. program, you must complete the admission requirements for the Toulouse Graduate School® and provide the following materials to the College of Business:

  • Official GMAT scores
  • Résumé with work and academic experience
  • Two letters of recommendation (signed and dated on a letterhead or the College of Business form)
  • 600- to 700-word essay about unique events, life experiences and qualifications you feel distinguish your candidacy

Degree requirements

Your program's content depends on your academic background. Students without undergraduate business degrees generally are required to complete 18 semester hours in background courses. However, your undergraduate degree coursework will be evaluated on an individual basis.

  • 18 semester hours of background courses (if necessary)
  • 18 hours of M.B.A. core courses
  • 18 hours of concentration courses

Internships

The Dallas-Fort Worth area offers numerous internship opportunities. Students with internships possess a competitive advantage during the job search process.

Financial assistance

Our departments sometimes employ M.B.A. students as graduate assistants. If selected, you will assist with administrative, teaching or research tasks. These positions provide employment for 10 to 20 hours per week. An out-of-state tuition waiver may be granted for 20 hour-per-week positions. Graduate assistants must enroll in at least 9 credit hours per semester. Get more information about financial assistance.

Faculty

Charles Blankson, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Kingston University. Strategic marketing — product, service, brand, firm and country positioning strategies and models; industrial and services marketing in developing and newly industrialized countries; credit card and bank services marketing; small business marketing; international and multicultural marketing.

Ted Farris, Professor; Ph.D., Ohio State University. Supply chain mapping; "real" options in supply chain management; cash-to-cash; transportation regulation; public policy.

Gopala Ganesh, University Distinguished Teaching Professor; Ph.D., University of Houston. Pedagogical research on marketing metrics and marketing analytics.

Francisco Guzman, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Universitat Ramon Llull. Branding toward social values; branding and sustainability; public-private collaborations; sponsorships; corporate social responsibility; green marketing; strategic corporate brand building.

Blair Kidwell, Associate Professor and Department Ph.D. Coordinator; Ph.D., Virginia Tech. Consumer decision making, with an emphasis on emotion and emotional intelligence; knowledge calibration; dual-processing models; political ideology; perceptions of control; the role of emotion ability in marketing exchanges.

Ila Manuj, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Tennessee. Supply chain complexity; supply chain risk and resilience; inter-organizational learning; innovation.

David R. Nowicki, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison. Supply chain management; performance- based logistics; resiliency, optimization, affordability, inventory modeling and reliability theory.

Jeffrey Ogden, Professor and Department Chair; Ph.D., Arizona State University. Purchasing and supply management strategies; supply base reduction; ERP implementation; supply chain services; supply chain interoperability measurement; insourcing/outsourcing.

Divesh Ojha, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Clemson University. Change and adaption in value chains; innovation speed; organizational learning; business continuity planning; risk management.

Audhesh Paswan, Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Ph.D., University of Mississippi. Franchising; channels; strategy; NPD; macromarketing; service marketing; cross-cultural and global marketing.

Lou Pelton, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Mississippi. Marketing channels; relationship marketing; international marketing.

Terry Pohlen, Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Logistics Education and Research; Ph.D., Ohio State University. Supply chain performance and costing; transportation pricing; financial management; inventory management; transportation management; network design and optimization.

Victor R. Prybutok, Regents Professor of Decision Sciences and Vice Provost of the Toulouse Graduate School; Ph.D., Drexel University. Applied and theoretical areas of information systems measurement; quality control; risk assessment; applied statistics; the instruction of statistics.

Priyali Rajagopal, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Ohio State University. Consumer information processing; memory and persuasion.

Brian Sauser, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Stevens Institute of Technology. Complex logistics systems; systems engineering management; management of complex systems; system of systems.

Nancy Spears, Professor; Ph.D., Oklahoma State University. Advertising and consumer behavior.

David Strutton, Professor; Ph.D., University of Mississippi. B2B marketing; marketing channels; negotiations and conflict resolution; relationship management and relationship marketing; leadership and impression management; e-marketing (internet marketing); advertising and advertising management, particularly in a social networking context.

Kenneth Thompson, Professor; Ph.D., University of Colorado. B2B marketing; marketing management; consumer behavior; branding and brand management; B2B pricing; relationship management; sales and sales management.

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