Procedures for applying
Students may enter the master’s degree programs at the beginning of any term/semester or summer sessions. Applicants should complete the requirements listed below and meet the deadlines set forth in “Admission deadlines” on the G. Brint Ryan College of Business page. Students applying to programs taught in an accelerated format may also apply for October or March start dates.
1. Obtain admission to the university and the Toulouse Graduate School by filing the following items with the Toulouse Graduate School:
a) complete official transcripts of college and university credits;
b) online application for admission to the Toulouse Graduate School; and
c) payment of online application fee.
Applicants whose native language is not English must either present a score of at least 550 (paper version) or 213 (computer version) or 79 (Internet version) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language or be a graduate of a college or university in the United States.
2. The following additional admission materials are submitted to the CoB Graduate Programs Office:
a) results of the Graduate Management Admission Test or Graduate Record Examination (please allow three to four weeks for the test to be received by the graduate school.)
b) three letters of recommendation;
c) resume (work/academic experience); and
d) personal interview.
A GMAT/GRE waiver will be considered for the following:
- A waiver of the GMAT/GRE will be considered for applicants who have an earned doctoral or professional doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution, or its equivalent.
- A waiver of the GMAT/GRE will be considered for applicants who have an earned master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, or its equivalent, with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher on the master’s degree.
- A waiver of the GMAT/GRE will be considered for UNT Honors College graduates with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.
- A waiver of the GMAT/GRE will be considered for students with a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, or its equivalent, with a cumulative, or last 60 hour, GPA of 3.5 or higher.
Applications forwarded by the Toulouse Graduate School cannot be considered until the above information is submitted.
Applications and supporting documentation will be reviewed using a holistic approach by the CoB admission committee. The Graduate Programs Office will notify applicants of their status once the information has been reviewed. Applicants may also check the status by visiting my.unt.edu.
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and admission to the Toulouse Graduate School are needed for graduate standing.
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. In addition, students are required to have a working knowledge of computer-based business tools. The College of Business Graduate Programs Office works with students to determine if background deficiency courses will be necessary. Background content might include Financial and Managerial Accounting, Business Information Systems, Statistics, Business Law, Finance, Marketing, Micro and Macro Economics, Operations Management and Calculus. Deficiencies can be completed via traditional academic coursework or through Ivy Software and Responsive.net. Ivy Software and Responsive.net deliver self-paced online learning modules that provide the needed background content without the need to formally enrolling in courses at UNT. For more information go to cob.unt.edu/background.
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.
MBA core courses, 18 hours
Major course work, 18 hours