master's Degree Programs

Graduate opportunities

The complexities of the economic, social and scientific world today are increasing the demand for students with advanced business degrees. The Department of Management in the College of Business at the University of North Texas offers course work leading to Master of Business Administration degrees with four concentrations in management that can help you maximize your career potential.

If you are preparing to enter the business world, an M.B.A. with a management concentration provides an excellent educational foundation for career success. If you already have an established career path, this degree program will provide the broad, more general understanding of all aspects of business necessary for promotion to the highest positions in your industry.

Our specialized M.B.A. degree programs are based on guidelines offered by leading professional organizations such as the Human Resources Certification Institute, Society of Human Resources Management, Association for Operations Management, Institute for Supply Management, Association of University Programs in Health Administration and American Society for Quality Control.

The Dallas-Fort Worth region is in one of the most dynamic business and economic areas in the United States. At UNT, you can make connections that may lead to business opportunities locally, nationally or internationally.

You may complete all requirements for any of these M.B.A. programs through evening classes normally taught once a week. A number of courses are also available online.

The College of Business is accredited at the undergraduate and graduate levels by AACSB International The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (777 South Harbour Island Blvd., Suite 750, Tampa, Fla. 33602-5730, 813-769-6500). This accreditation means we have passed strict academic standards for excellence in education. It is also one of the 20 largest business schools in the nation.

We are also developing the campus to reflect our commitment to prepare leaders for the future. Scheduled for completion in 2011, our new 180,000 square-foot Business Leadership Building will provide you with the highest level of academic instruction possible using cutting-edge technology and interactive learning environments.

M.B.A. concentrations in management

Organizational behavior and human resource management
This program is officially recognized by The Society for Human Resource Management as being in alignment with its suggested guides and templates.

You will examine the business organization in terms of structure, process and behavior and will obtain a comprehensive understanding of how human resources contribute to a firm's competitive advantage. Our course work includes seminars covering the practices and skills necessary for primary human resource and managerial functions, such as compensation, selection and placement, labor relations, leadership, understanding work behavior, and the process of individual and organizational change.

Completing the M.B.A. program with this concentration will help prepare you for a wide variety of professional career opportunities in human resources including:

  • chief learning officer
  • compensation and benefits analyst
  • corporate labor relations executive
  • director of human resources
  • EEO/diversity manager or director
  • employee relations manager or director
  • training and development specialist

Career opportunities in all levels of management and leadership positions are also available.

Operations and supply chain management
A unique set of executive skills is now required to manage sophisticated operation processes throughout a supply chain, and firms are increasingly seeking employees with this specialized knowledge. This concentration focuses on the issues involved in design, operation and control of various production and service systems. You will learn to successfully cope with the many dynamic problems facing executives today through application of scientific management principles, a systems approach to management and technical knowledge.

By providing a solid overview of all operating steps necessary to direct an organization's processes, we help prepare you for a career as:

  • facilities, operations or industrial distribution manager
  • operations research analyst
  • production consultant
  • project engineer
  • quality control manager
  • supply chain manager or executive

Health services management
This program is a cooperative program offered by our department and the UNT Health Science Center at the Fort Worth School of Public Health. You will receive a realistic, relevant and thorough view of people working in organizations.

We provide you with the solid business management skills and the industry specific knowledge needed to effectively lead today's health care organizations. The broad spectrum of health care services affords you employment opportunities from a wide array of settings including:

  • ambulatory care centers
  • consulting firms
  • hospitals
  • hospitals
  • medical group practices
  • pharmaceutical firms
  • surgical care centers

Strategic management
Strategic management involves establishing the major direction, strategies and policies that an organization will follow to accomplish its objectives. A unique specialization offered by only a select number of universities, we provide you broad exposure to the strategic skills you'll need 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.

This M.B.A. helps you prepare for a wide variety of career possibilities, including:

  • business consultant
  • business development director
  • chief executive officer
  • management analyst
  • marketing manager
  • market research analyst
  • technology entrepreneur
  • urban planner

All courses required for the strategic management concentration are available online.

Admission requirements>

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

  • official GMAT scores
  • a resume with work and academic experience
  • two letters of recommendation (signed and dated on letterhead or on College of Business form)
  • an essay of 600 to 700 words about unique events, life experiences and qualifications you feel distinguish your candidacy

You may start classes as a nondegree seeking student while you complete all necessary requirements for full admission.

For details on the program, call 940-369-8977 or e-mail our College of Business Graduate Programs office at International applicants should contact the international admissions office at 940-565-2195 for assistance.

Degree requirements

PYour program's exact content depends on your academic background. If your bachelor's degree is not in business administration, you may be required to take prerequisite courses. With a strong academic background in a field of business administration, you may be able to complete your M.B.A. degree in 36 semester hours. This includes 18 hours of M.B.A. core courses and 18 hours of specialization courses. Contact the Graduate Programs Office in our College of Business for an individual assessment.

Financial assistance

Many opportunities exist to aid you with the financial requirements associated with completing a M.B.A. degree. Scholarships are offered at the department, college and university level. Visit for more information.

Full- and part-time M.B.A. students may also be eligible for federal financial aid assistance. Any federal aid information may be obtained by calling Student Financial Aid and Scholarships at 940-565-2302 or visit

Teaching assistantships and research assistantships may be available. For applications and information on availability, contact the Department of Management at 940-565-3140 or by e-mail at

The COB Dean's Scholarship is a competitive scholarship designed to fund one full-time doctoral student in each Ph.D. discipline in the amount of $1,000 each year, for three years. This scholarship qualifies doctoral students to pay in-state tuition.