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    University of North Texas
    Sep 30, 2023  
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Business

Main Office
Business Leadership Building, Room 215

Mailing address:
1155 Union Circle #311160
Denton, TX 76203-5017
Fax: 940-565-4640

Web site:

O. Finley Graves, Dean
Marilyn Wiley, Senior Associate Dean
Cengiz Capan, Associate Dean of Operations


The mission of the University of North Texas College of Business is to create, extend and transfer knowledge through bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral education; research; service; and collaboration with the larger business community.

The vision of the University of North Texas College of Business is to be the leading comprehensive college of business in the North Texas region and to have a national and international reputation. We will produce graduates who have the capabilities, knowledge and character to succeed in their chosen fields in today’s technological and global business environment. We will support faculty who produce quality scholarly work that enhances the educational experience of our students and is of value to business. We will provide outreach services to alumni and other relevant stakeholders.

Academic Advising

Information concerning academic matters is available in the Academic Advising Office of the College of Business. For undecided majors, freshmen, transfer students and those who have not completed the pre-business requirements, academic advising is available throughout the year in the Business Leadership Building, Room 110.

Advisors in the Academic Advising Office help students select programs and courses, prepare degree plans, obtain advising clearance forms, change majors, and understand policies and procedures. They also apply transfer credit and monitor graduation requirements.

Undergraduate faculty advisors in the departments must be consulted concerning any changes in the professional or supporting fields requirements.

Programs of Study


The college offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) or Bachelor of Science (BS). A minimum of 50 percent of the business credit hours required for any undergraduate business degree must be completed at UNT. BBA and BS degree programs are offered through the following departments:

College of Business

Department of Accounting

  • BBA — Accounting
  • BS — Accounting (BS/MS — combined degree programs)
  • BS — Accounting Control Systems (UNT Dallas only)

Department of Information Technology and Decision Sciences

  • BBA — Decision Sciences
  • BS — Business Computer Information Systems

Department of Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Law

  • BBA — Economics
  • BBA — Finance
  • BBA — Financial Services
  • BBA — Risk Management and Insurance
  • BBA — Real Estate

Department of Management

  • BBA — Entrepreneurship
  • BBA — Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • BBA — Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

Department of Marketing and Logistics

  • BBA — Marketing
  • BS — Aviation Logistics
  • BS — Logistics and Supply Chain Management


The college also offers graduate programs leading to the following degrees:

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science
  • Doctor of Philosophy

Concentrations available under the Doctor of Philosophy with a major in business include accounting, business computer information systems, finance, management, management science, and marketing. For additional information, consult the Graduate Catalog.


The college is accredited by the AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (777 South Harbour Island Blvd., Suite 750, Tampa, FL 33602; 813-769-6500) at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Degree Requirements and the University Core Curriculum

Occasionally a course required for a degree may also satisfy a requirement of the University Core Curriculum. In addition to taking the required course, a student may elect to take a different course from among those available to fulfill that core requirement; doing so, however, may add to the total number of hours required for the degree. Students who have questions regarding degree requirements and core requirements should consult an academic advisor.

College of Business Academic Standards

  1. It is required that students entering the College of Business, whether for a BBA or BS degree, have a grade point average of at least 2.7 on all courses completed at UNT. First term/semester transfer students must have a transfer grade point average of 2.7 in order to enter the College of Business.
  2. A grade of C or above must be earned in each professional field or supporting field course completed in residence or transferred to UNT.
  3. Academic requirements for graduation with a BBA or BS from the College of Business include:
    1. a minimum of 2.7 grade point average in the professional and supporting field, with minimum grades of C required in each professional and supporting field course; and
    2. a minimum of 2.7 grade point average in all courses completed at UNT.

Course Listings

Individual courses of instruction are subject to change or withdrawal at any time and may not be offered each term/semester or every year. Any course may be withdrawn from current offerings if the number of registrants is too small to justify conducting it.

Enrollment in advanced courses requires successful completion of the pre-business requirements.

WARNING: It is the student’s responsibility to meet all course prerequisites listed in the current catalog prior to enrollment in any course.

Graduate course descriptions are found in the Graduate Catalog.

Courses numbered 4900-4910 are offered under limited circumstances to advanced undergraduate students who are capable of developing a problem independently. These courses require approval by the department chair. A project is chosen by the student and instructor, developed through conferences and approved activities under the direction of the instructor, and may require a term paper. These courses are not open to graduate students.

Courses are offered on an availability basis as service courses to non-business majors who meet the individual course prerequisites.

All Courses of Instruction are located in Course Descriptions .

Beta Gamma Sigma

This national honorary society of business administration students was founded in 1913. The UNT chapter was established in 1962. The primary objective of Beta Gamma Sigma is to encourage and honor high academic achievement by students of business and management through chapters in all American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business accredited schools. Membership is a signal honor and is limited to outstanding students who show promise of success in the field of business and who rank in the upper 10 percent of their junior, senior or graduate class.

College of Business Information and Learning Technologies Center

Cengiz Capan, Associate Dean

The Information and Learning Technologies Center of the College of Business is housed in the newly opened Business Leadership Building and comprises the Associate Dean for Technology and Operations, an IT manager, a lab manager, four IT specialists and an administrative coordinator. A technical support team of part-time student assistants aids the full-time staff in installations, troubleshooting, web development, and working with faculty and staff when problems or questions arise concerning software and/or hardware. More than 300 Dell Core 2 Quad desktop systems in the Business Leadership Building are networked together with a multi-node, high-availability cluster using multi-core dual Xeon blade servers. Each node has at least 4 gigabytes of memory and 4.5 terabytes of available storage in an external storage area network (SAN) disk array. Each of the desktop systems is configured with 2.66 GHz Core 2 Quad CPU, 250 gigabyte hard drive, 4 gigabyte memory, 22-inch widescreen flat-panel LCD monitor, DVD-RW drive, USB 2.0 connections, and gigabit network interfaces.

The College of Business provides half of the above systems in student computer labs conveniently located on Level 1 of the Business Leadership Building. They are open over 100 hours per week and staffed by 24 student lab monitors. These labs are divided into two major areas. The General Access Lab consists of more than 60 computers and is designed for the general business student who is required to use computers but may also be used by all UNT students. As an extension of the General Access Lab, a number of public access kiosks are provided on Level 0 of the Business Leadership Building for walk-up e-mail access and general web browsing. The Business Lab consists of more than 68 desktop computers and is designed for and limited to students taking College of Business courses. This lab includes course-related software for such courses as Introduction to Database Applications; Distributed Systems and Teleprocessing; Data Communications and Networking; Information Resource Management; Decision Support Systems; Visual Display; and Fundamentals of Information Technology Security. For team and group work, students can use their own notebook computers or check out mobile thin clients to take to the Biz Café adjacent to the labs, 15 study rooms available by reservation or informal seating areas around the Business Leadership Building to access the college’s “Virtual Lab.” This virtual desktop environment provides remote access to all major College of Business applications. There are also several “Virtual Classrooms” utilizing this same virtual desktop environment for hands-on instruction when needed.