master's Degree Programs

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The complexities of the economic, social and scientific world today have led to an increasing demand for students with advanced business degrees.

To maximize your career potential, the Department of Management at the University of North Texas offers course work leading to a(n):

  • Master of Business Administration degree with a management concentration
  • Doctor of Philosophy degree in Business with a management concentration

Gain new perspectives

An M.B.A. with a management concentration provides an excellent educational foundation for career success if you're preparing to enter the business world. If you have an established career path, the degree supplies the broad, more general understanding of all business aspects necessary for promotion to the highest positions in your industry.

The M.B.A. degree programs 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.

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

Outstanding accolades and support

The Dallas-Fort Worth region 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 College of Business 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). This means we meet or exceed strict academic standards for excellence in education.

Our campus reflects our commitment to prepare leaders for the future. The Business Leadership Building, which has Gold-level Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification for sustainability, provides you with the highest level of academic instruction possible using cutting-edge technology and interactive learning environments.

UNT provides a wide variety of services exclusively to graduate students. The Graduate Student Writing Support office can help you with writing, and the Center for Interdisciplinary Research offers assistance with statistical analyses.

The Toulouse Graduate School offers a wide variety of professional development workshops, including a Dissertation Boot Camp. Many of the workshops are available online for your convenience.

Available concentrations

Health Services Management (M.B.A. only)

This concentration is a cooperative program between our department and the UNT Health Science Center at Fort Worth's School of Public Health. You learn the solid business management skills and the industry specific knowledge to effectively lead today's health care organizations.

Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management (M.B.A. and Ph.D.)

You examine the business organization in terms of structure, process and behavior. You also obtain a comprehensive understanding of how human resources contribute to a firm's competitive advantage. Our course work covers compensation, labor relations, leadership, individual and organizational change, selection and placement, and understanding work behavior.

Organizational Theory (Ph.D. only)

The curriculum investigates the major theoretical streams in the study of organizations and the process of organizing. You learn about the historical perspectives and emerging views of the discipline.

Strategic Management (M.B.A. and Ph.D.)

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

All M.B.A. courses required for the strategic management concentration are online.

Attending UNT

Admission requirements

Master's program

For admission to any of the M.B.A. programs, you must complete the admission requirements for the graduate school and provide the following materials to the College of Business:

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

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

For program details, call 940-369-8977 or email the College of Business. International applicants should contact the international admissions office at 940-565-2195 for assistance.

Doctoral program

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

  • 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 doesn't 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 graduate school website.

Degree requirements

M.B.A. degree

  • Up to 18 credit hours of background courses (depending on your academic background)
  • 18 credit hours of M.B.A. core courses
  • 18 credit hours of concentration courses
Ph.D. degree
  • 9 credit hours of foundation courses
  • 12 credit hours of advanced research courses
  • 21 credit hours of management seminar courses
  • 12 credit hours in a supporting field
  • Written and oral comprehensive exams
  • 12 credit hours of pre-dissertation courses
  • 12 credit hours of dissertation courses

Financial assistance

Many financial assistance programs are available to help you pursue a master's or doctoral degree. Scholarships are offered by the department, college and university. Visit our website for more information. You may also be eligible for federal financial assistance while pursuing your degree. Information about federal assistance may be obtained at the financial aid website.