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    Dec 01, 2023  
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Merchandising, MS / MBA (any concentration)

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MS / MBA with a major in Hospitality Management and MS / MBA with a major in Merchandising

The MS/MBA with a major in hospitality management and the MS/MBA with a major in merchandising each require a total of 54 hours for the dual degree. Hospitality management and merchandising courses are offered face-to-face at the Denton campus in the evening, or online. With approval, 12 hours of graduate work may be transferred from another university.

Admission requirements

  • a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university;
  • an overall undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 for the last 60 semester hours of course work or a 2.8 GPA on all undergraduate work;
  • an acceptable GRE or GMAT score must be submitted with the application (refer to MBA background requirements); GRE or GMAT score must be less than 10 years old;

  • a score of at least 79–80 on the internet-based TOEFL or an equivalent score depending on manner of test delivery, or a graduate of the Intensive English Language Institute at UNT or an undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited college/university in the U.S. for applicants whose native language is not English. For a complete list of methods to meet the English proficiency requirement for graduate study at UNT, consult the Admission  section of this catalog or consult the International Admissions Office;
  • a minimum of 24 semester hours of undergraduate work in the CMHT major or the equivalent; 12 hours of the 24 must be advanced. Students who do not meet the requirements must complete specified prerequisite courses in the selected CMHT major during the first semester with a grade of B or better; and
  • 12 hours of background work are required for the MBA (background requirements for the MBA program are outlined in the College of Business  section in this catalog).

In addition, to be considered for admission into the merchandising or hospitality management programs, students need to submit the following to the CMHT Graduate Coordinator:

  • three letters of recommendation from employers or teachers;
  • a resume; and
  • a professional essay that addresses the student’s motivation and perseverance toward educational goals, academic or professional honors, recognitions and awards, and a demonstrated commitment to the field of study

Students graduating from the Honors College with a 3.5 or higher GPA are entitled to automatic admission to, and are not required to submit standardized test scores for admission to, the Toulouse Graduate School and, with required prerequisites, to the graduate programs in the Department of Merchandising and Digital Retailing and the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

Program requirements

Specialization in business

Select one specialization area for 12 hours. Refer to MBA program  for a list of specialization areas and specific requirements.

MS Merchandising, 24 hours

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