Business Studies

Master's Programs

Graduate opportunities

Business as usual is no longer applicable in today's global marketplace.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.

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.

Depending on your career path and goals, you have the flexibility to pursue a general concentration in Business Studies or focus your studies to a specific area such as international business, library science and information technology, real estate and sustainability. Visit our website for a current list of concentrations.

A dual M.B.A./Master of Science degree is also available. The dual degree allows you to earn an M.B.A. in Business Studies and an M.S. degree in either Hospitality Management or Merchandising.

Gain new perspectives

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

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

Afternoon, evening, weekend and online courses allow you to combine course work with full-time or part-time employment.

Our faculty members are highly regarded for their research interests and excellent teaching. They understand the complex demands of global industry since many are active professionals in the Dallas-Fort Worth business community.

Outstanding resources and student support

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

  • The graduate student computer lab
  • Business networking opportunities
  • Educational internship programs
  • Professional leadership programs
  • Student organizations
  • Career Center services that include career guidance, interview preparation, job placement and résumé preparation

A number of other resources are also available to graduate students. The Graduate Student Writing Support office can help you with writing, and the Center for Interdisciplinary Research offers assistance with statistical research.

The Toulouse Graduate School offers a wide variety of professional development workshops each semester, many of which are available online for your convenience.

The 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 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 scores (Current average score is 520 to 550.)
  • 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 and possible exceptions, visit the graduate school website. Contact a College of Business advisor for additional information and deadlines related to the college's admission requirements.

Degree requirements

M.B.A. degree

  • 18 credit hours of background courses (may be waived based on undergraduate business courses)
  • 18 credit hours of M.B.A. core courses
  • Up to 15 credit hours of concentration courses (depending on the concentration)
  • Up to 9 credit hours of supporting courses (depending on the concentration)
  • Up to 3 credit hours of electives (depending on the concentration)

Dual M.B.A./M.S.

  • 18 credit hours of background courses (may be waived based on undergraduate business courses)
  • 18 credit hours of M.B.A. core courses
  • 12 credit hours of specialized business courses
  • 24 credit hours of hospitality management or merchandising courses

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 our website.

Full- and part-time M.B.A. students may also be eligible for federal financial assistance. Information about these programs is available at the financial aid website or the graduate school website.