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2014-2015 Graduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, MBA

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The complexities of the economic, social and scientific world of today are increasing the demand of the business community for students with advanced business degrees. The overall objective of the graduate program leading to the Master of Business Administration degree is to prepare its graduates to serve effectively in the business world or in the business aspects of government or other agencies. The specific objectives are as follows:

  1. to provide the candidate with the theory, principles and knowledge required for effective management of modern business;
  2. to develop an appreciation for the role and responsibilities of business leaders in the social and economic order; and
  3. to foster the techniques of basing decision and action on careful analysis of pertinent data.

Background requirements

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and admission to the UNT Toulouse Graduate School are needed for graduate standing. The Master of Business Administration degree requires, as a minimum background, the equivalent of the Common Body of Knowledge in Business. Students may have acquired this background in their undergraduate programs by the completion of courses equivalent in content to UNT’s business foundation requirements for the bachelor’s degree in business administration.

Graduate students should remove any deficiencies by completing special courses at the 5000 level designed for this purpose. Contact the CoB Graduate Programs Office for any current changes in these courses. These graduate courses in the College of Business, plus the background courses in economics and mathematics follow.

Additional requirements

The nature of the MBA program requires that the student possess a proficiency in computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheet and database software. Finally, the program requires students to possess communication skills that allow one to identify relevant information and, in turn, to provide that information to others in written or verbal format. It is the student’s responsibility to acquire these competencies prior to taking courses in the program of study. These competencies will be assumed. However, the departmental advisors will recommend courses for students not possessing these competencies.

Additional advanced undergraduate courses in the proposed major field may be required as prerequisite work of students who have a different specialization at the undergraduate level or who hold a bachelor’s degree in some area other than business.

Background requirements must be removed prior to enrollment in courses that count as part of the 36 semester hours required for a master’s degree, unless the consent of the departmental advisor is first obtained.

Areas of concentration

The remaining 18 hours of graduate course work may be used to pursue specialized interests in the following areas of concentration.

  • Business studies (flex-MBA)
  • Strategic management
  • Health services management
  • Organizational behavior and human resource management
  • Marketing
  • Operations and supply chain management
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management concentration 
  • Decision sciences
  • Information technology
  • Finance

Additional information

Program approval

Each graduate student must receive counseling prior to registration each term/semester.

During the first term/semester of a master’s program, the student must submit a degree plan through the departmental advisor. The degree plan must be approved by the associate dean of the CoB Graduate Programs Office and by the Toulouse Graduate School. A maximum of 9 hours of transfer work may be applied toward the 36-hour portion of the program. The final decision on applicability of transfer work rests with the departmental advisor.

To enroll in graduate courses, the student must be counseled by a departmental advisor. Any degree plan change must have prior consent. Specific information about degree plan changes may be obtained from the departmental advisor or the CoB Graduate Programs Office.

Admission to candidacy is granted by the dean of the Toulouse Graduate School only after the degree plan has been approved.

Concentrations for the MBA

The terms concentrations (MBA degree programs) and majors (MS degree programs) are used to designate the primary area of study.

For specific course and concentration/major requirements, see the respective departmental sections that follow.

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