May 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Business Administration, MBA


Program Coordinator:  Dr. Cathy Scott, Founders Hall, Suite 309, Phone: 972-338-1357, Email: Cathy.Scott@untdallas.edu

Admission Procedures


Before being admitted to a master’s program in the School of Business, the applicant must meet the minimum requirements for admission to graduate studies as administered by the Office of Graduate Admissions.

  1. Obtain admission to the university by submitting the following to the UNT Dallas Office of Graduate Admissions:
  2. Obtain admission to the MBA program by submitting the following additional admissions materials to the School of Business. For application packet deadlines, please visit this website: Degree Program Requirements and Deadlines (untdallas.edu)
    • Essay - please share with the admissions committee any unique events, life experiences, and qualifications that you feel distinguish your candidacy and will add value to the class
    • Resume (work/academic experience)

 

Admission Standards


The School of Business determines admission and assesses background courses that may be required. In the determination of an applicant’s eligibility for admission to the MBA degree, the following measures are of critical importance in determining the ability to succeed in the program.

  • A GPA of 3.0 or better (4.0 scale) in the final 60 hours of undergraduate coursework leading to an undergraduate degree that was completed at a regionally accredited college or university or comparable foreign degree. 
  • Prior to admission, completion of 60% or more or the background courses or their transferable equivalent at a regionally accredited college or university or comparable foreign degree with a grade of ‘B’ or better.
  • Four (4) or more years of relevant professional, managerial, or military experience.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.4 (4.0 scale) or better on minimum of 12 graduate level courses completed at a regionally accredited college or university or comparable foreign degree.
  • An earned master’s, doctoral or professional degree in any discipline earned at a regionally accredited college or university or comparable foreign degree.
  • An interview may be required. If so, the applicant will be notified.

 

Unconditional Admission


Applicants who have earned a graduate/professional degree in any discipline from a regionally accredited college or university or comparable foreign equivalent and are in good academic standing with that institution are granted automatic Unconditional Admission. Applicants who do not already hold an earned graduate/professional degree must satisfy at least 3 of the measures of ability to succeed. With Unconditional Admission, students who are in good academic standing with the University are allowed to take courses in any order, assuming all prerequisites have been met.

 

Conditional Admission


Applicants with a bachelor’s degree or comparable foreign degree who meet at least two (2) of the measures of ability to succeed can be granted admission under the Conditional Admission status. Conditionally admitted students must take a minimum of 9 credit hours of core and/or elective coursework earning a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or better. Students meeting the terms of the conditional admission are then granted a Full Admission status.

 

Denied Admission


Applicants who do not meet any of the measures of ability to succeed and whose complete file shows that certain criteria needs improvement will likely be denied admission. All applicant data will be considered before an admission denial is made.

 

Academic Standards


  • The MBA program requires that a student maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 (B) or better.
  • The School of Business Admissions Committee will recommend dismissal of a student from the master’s program if the student receives two course grades below C (for purposes of this rule, the lowest grade received in a course is used).
  • MBA students may not graduate with more than two C’s in their program requirements, although a course may be repeated to raise a grade of C or less.
  • Master’s students whose academic performance falls below a cumulative 3.0 GPA on all graduate work attempted will be notified by the Office of Graduate Admissions that they have been placed on academic probation.
  • Students will remain on probation and be allowed to re-enroll for a subsequent term/semester as long as they achieve a minimum 3.0 GPA on all graduate work attempted during the term/semester even if their overall graduate GPA remains under 3.0.
  • Students on probation who fail to make a 3.0 GPA in graduate work attempted during a term/semester (fall, spring or summer) will be notified by the Office of Graduate Admissions that they have been placed on academic suspension for one term/semester (fall, spring or summer) during which the student may not enroll at UNT Dallas.
  • Probationary students who have previously been placed on suspension will be notified by the Office of Graduate Admissions that they have been terminated from the program should they fail to make a 3.0 GPA on all graduate work attempted during an academic term/semester (fall, spring or summer).
  • Course work taken at another university by a student on suspension cannot be applied toward the degree program.

 

The Masters of Business Administration program leads towards mastery of all aspects of Business Administration and is the standard for upper-level management function. It highlights specific business functions as well as a cross-functional view of the business enterprise. 

Concentrations in Accounting, Human Resources and Organizational Behavior, Strategic Management, and Economic Development may lead towards certification or advanced specialization in those fields.

 

Building Blocks for the Degree


  1. Prerequisite Courses: All students are required to complete a sequence of 24 hours of background material or demonstrate the equivalence at the undergraduate level.
  2. Core Courses: All students are required to take 18 hours of core coursework.
  3. Concentration Courses: All students are required to take 12 hours of concentration coursework.

 

Major Requirements


 

Background Courses, 0 - 24, hours


The following Background Courses are required for students who have not successfully completed the appropriate undergraduate business courses. Background Courses required as a condition of admission must be completed before the student registers for MBA Core and/or Concentrations Courses, unless approved by the MBA Advisor.  

 

 

Business Core, 18 hours


 

Concentration and Elective Courses


Concentration and elective courses vary according to the choice of concentration.

MBA, with Accounting Concentration, 12 hours

The two courses below are required:

 

Select 2 of the following 4 courses:

*Must be approved by MBA Advisor.

 

Note: To be eligible for the MBA Accounting Concentration, you must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.

 

MBA, with General Concentration, 12 hours

  • Select any 12 hours of MBA Courses 5100 or higher. Subject to MBA Advisor Approval.

 

MBA, with Human Resources and Organizational Behavior Concentration, 12 hours

Select 4 of the following 5 courses:

 

MBA, with Strategic Management Concentration, 12 hours

The course below is required:

Select 3 of the following 4 courses:

 

MBA, with Economic Development Concentration, 12 hours

Offered in partnership with The University of Southern Mississippi (USM). A student who successfully completes the requirements of this concentration will earn an MBA with a concentration in Economic Development from UNT Dallas and a Graduate Certificate in Economic Development from USM. 

Students enrolled in the MBA Economic Development Concentration must meet all deadlines and follow all policies and procedures for both universities as outlined in the universities’ academic catalogs. Additionally, students must satisfy the degree requirements for the MBA Program of the Graduate School at UNT Dallas and the Graduate Certificate in Economic Development requirements for The University of Southern Mississippi.

Students who wish to pursue this concentration must apply and be admitted for graduate study by both the UNT Dallas MBA program and The University of Southern Mississippi Graduate School for the Graduate Certificate in Economic Development program.

Fall semester admission intakes only.

(It is recommended applicants apply early for this concentration. UNT Dallas and USM admission deadlines, processing timelines, and semester start dates may differ.)

The four (4) USM courses below are required:

  • ED 722 - Economic Development Theory & Research Methods (Fall)
  • ED 646 - Business Attraction & Retention (Fall)
  • ED 736 - Real Estate and Land Use Planning (Spring)
  • ED 725 - Entrepreneurship and Technology-Based Economic Development (Spring)

Course descriptions can be viewed at https://bit.ly/3g1Cujy.

In addition to the UNT Dallas Graduate School and MBA degree requirements outlined in this catalog, students pursuing the MBA Economic Development concentration and the Graduate Certificate in Economic Development also have the following additional requirements:

  • USM: A grade-point average of 3.0 and no grade less than a “C” are required for a graduate student to be in good academic standing. Students who fail to meet these requirements will be placed on probation.
  • USM: Course retake is limited to one course: On the recommendation of a student’s graduate committee or advisor, a student may retake one course throughout the entire degree program to improve the grade point average (GPA).
  • UNT Dallas: A grade of B or better must be earned in each Economic Development concentration course taken at USM to be accepted as a transfer as defined by the Use of Transfer Credit policy.

 

Additional UNTD Degree Requirements


  • The MBA program requires that a student maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 (B) or better.
  • The School of Business Admissions Committee will recommend dismissal of a student from the master’s program if the student receives two course grades below C (for purposes of this rule, the lowest grade received in a course is used).
  • Master’s students may not graduate with more than two C’s in their program requirements, although a course may be repeated to raise a grade of C or less.
  • Master’s students whose academic performance falls below a cumulative 3.0 GPA on all graduate work attempted will be notified by the Office of Graduate Admissions that they have been placed on academic probation.
  • Students will remain on probation and be allowed to re-enroll for a subsequent term/semester as long as they achieve a minimum 3.0 GPA on all graduate work attempted during the term/semester even if their overall graduate GPA remains under 3.0.
  • Students on probation who fail to make a 3.0 GPA in graduate work attempted during a term/semester (fall, spring or summer) will be notified by the Office of Graduate Admissions that they have been placed on academic suspension for one term/semester (fall, spring or summer) during which the student may not enroll at UNT Dallas.
  • Probationary students who have previously been placed on suspension will be notified by the Office of Graduate Admissions that they have been terminated from the program should they fail to make a 3.0 GPA on all graduate work attempted during an academic term/semester (fall, spring or summer).
  • Course work taken at another university by a student on suspension cannot be applied toward the degree program.

 

Notes 


  • ** Must be taken final semester.
  • MBA Core and Concentration Courses are offered in a cohort rotation throughout the year. Deviating from the cohort degree plan schedule may extend your time in the program.
  • Courses are offered in an 8-week hybrid format during the fall and spring terms and in an 8-week online format during the summer. Hybrid courses meet on campus the 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th Saturday of an 8-week term. Morning classes meet from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM; afternoon classes meet from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

 

Total hours to complete degree: 30 semester credit hours