College of Business Administration
Business Administration Building, 123
P.O. Box 311160
Denton, TX 76203-1160
Fax: (940) 565-4640
Web site: www.coba.unt.edu
Jared E. Hazleton, Dean
James L. McDonald, Executive Associate Dean
Mary Thibodeaux, Associate Dean
The mission of the College of Business Administration is to provide high quality business
education leading to baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees; to conduct relevant basic and applied research;
to engage in instructional development; and to provide professional expertise and service to the
college's constituent communities. Our mission is accomplished with a primary focus on the undergraduate
and master's degrees, with a small doctoral program in keeping with the mission of the University of
North Texas as a metropolitan research and doctoral degreegranting university. This mission reflects our
firm belief in the importance of learning, supported by teaching, intellectual contributions and service.
Information concerning academic matters is available in the Academic Advising Office of the College
of Business Administration. 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 Administration Building, Room 123.
Advisers 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 advisers 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
College of Business Administration
BBA General Business
- Education track (open to students seeking careers as teachers in the secondary school system)
- Business Administration track
- BS Accounting
- BS Accounting Control Systems (BS/MS combined degree programs)
- BBA Decision Sciences
- BS Business Computer Information Systems
- BBA Economics
- BBA Finance
- BBA Financial Services
- BBA Insurance
- BBA Real Estate
- BBA Entrepreneurship
- BBA Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
- BBA Operations Management Science
The college also offers graduate programs leading to the following degrees.
- BBA Marketing
- BBA Logistics
- Executive Master of Business Administration,
- Master of Business Administration,
- Master of Science, and
- Doctor of Philosophy.
The college is accredited by the AACSB International The Association to Advance Collegiate
Schools of Business [600 Emerson Road, Suite 300, St. Louis, MO 63141-6762; (314) 872-8481] 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
a degree program adviser.
Bachelor of Business Administration
General Degree Requirements
The following requirements must be satisfied for a Bachelor of Business Administration.
1. Hours Required and General/College Requirements: A minimum of 127 semesters hours, of which
42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Business
Administration degree as specified in the "General University Requirements
" in the Academics section of this catalog and the college of Business Administration requirements.
2. Business Foundation Requirements: See "Business Foundation
Requirements" in this section of the catalog.
3. Professional Field Requirements: See individual College of Business departmental sections.
4. Supporting Field: See individual College of Business departmental sections.
5. Electives: See individual College of Business departmental sections. Only free electives may be
taken under the pass/no pass option.
6. Other Requirements:
- A candidate for the degree must complete 33 hours of business administration courses in residence,
of which 15 hours must be in the professional field of study.
- The College of Business Administration will not grant upper-division (3000-4000 level) degree credit
for any transfer course taken at the lower division. Upper-division course work transferred from a
regionally accredited four-year institution will be evaluated on an individual course basis to determine
applicable degree credit.
- Registration for any junior- or senior-level course should be authorized by an advising clearance form or
a formal degree plan.
- The applicability to a degree plan of all credits being transferred and/or awarded by placement or credit
by examination must be determined in the dean's office either prior to enrollment at UNT or during the
first semester of residence.
- It is the student's responsibility to meet all course prerequisites listed in the current catalog prior
to enrollment in any course.
- To graduate with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, a 2.5 minimum GPA must be earned in:
a. the professional field;
b. all courses completed at UNT; and
c. all work attempted, including all transfer, correspondence, extension and residence work.
- A grade of C or above must be earned on each business administration foundation course completed
in residence or transferred to UNT.
- Individual departments may have higher graduation and/or entrance standards (See departmental
sections of catalog).
- An application for a formal degree plan must be submitted after 60 hours of course work (including
the pre-business requirements) have been completed.
- University Core Curriculum Requirements: (See "University Core Curriculum
Requirements" in the Academics section of this catalog)
- Economics, 6 hours: ECON 1100 and 1110 (with a grade of C or better )
- Mathematics: MATH 1190 or 1400 or 1710 with a grade of C or higher
- Communication, 3 hours: COMM 1010
- Business Computer Information Systems, 3 hours: BCIS 2610* with a grade of C or higher
- Accounting, 6 hours: ACCT 2020* and 2030* with a grade of C or higher
- Data Description and Analysis, 3 hours: MSCI 2710 (with a grade of C or better)
- Electives: hours required for electives may vary based on course placement or University Core
Requirement course selection. Some professional field programs may designate specific courses in place of elective
hours (see individual College of Business departmental sections). Students are responsible for completing the
total minimum hours required for the degree.
- *BCIS 2610, ACCT 2020, ACCT 2030 and MSCI 2710 are part of both the pre-business requirements
and the business foundation requirements.
To be admitted to a Bachelor of Business Administration program and enrolled in upper-division
courses, the student must have completed at least 45 hours of the pre-business program requirements, including
ENGL 1310 and ENGL 1320 or 2700 (and the Student Use of English Examination if required); MATH 1190
or MATH 1400 or MATH 1710; ECON 1100-1110; and ACCT 2020-2030, MSCI 2710 and BCIS 2610;
and have a minimum 2.5 overall UNT grade point average.
First-semester transfer students who have completed at least 45 hours of the pre-business
program requirements, including the equivalent of ENGL 1310 and ENGL 1320 or 2700; MATH 1190, or
MATH 1400 or MATH 1710; ECON 1100-1110; ACCT 2020-2030; MSCI 2710; and BCIS 2610, at
another institution must have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA on all transfer work accepted by UNT to be admitted to
a Bachelor of Business Administration program and enrolled in upper-division courses.
Business Foundation Requirements
In addition to BCIS 2610, ACCT 2020-2030, and MSCI 2710, each BBA degree plan requires
the following 24 semester hours of basic foundation courses in business administration.
Note: BUSI 4940. (All business administration foundation courses must be completed with a grade of
C or better prior to taking this course [see list above]; senior standing required; must be taken during the
last semester of course work.)
- Communicating in Business, 3 hours: MGMT 3330, MKTG 3010 or BCIS 3615
- Basic Law, 3 hours: BLAW 3430
- Basic Information Systems, 3 hours: BCIS 3610
- Principles of Marketing, 3 hours: MKTG 3650
- Business Statistical Analysis Using Spreadsheets: MSCI 3710
- Finance, 3 hours: FINA 3770
- Organizational Behavior, 3 hours: MGMT 3720
- Business Policy, 3 hours: BUSI 4940
Business Foundations Minor
The business foundations minor is designed to provide a foundation in business concepts, operations
and practice. The program consists of six courses (18 hours) which may be taken by nonbusiness students
in good academic standing.
Required courses include ACCT 2020, 2030, MKTG 3650, MGMT 3720 or MGMT 3820, FINA
3770 and 3 hours chosen from:
- ACCT 3110
- ACCT 3270
- ACCT 4300 (must also have senior standing)
- BCIS 3610
- BCIS 3615
- MSCI 3870
- BLAW 3430
- FINA 4500
- INSU 4600
- MGMT 3830
- MGMT 3850
- MGMT 3860
- MKTG 3660
- MKTG 4010
- MKTG 4600
Prerequisites: Completion of the university core mathematics and economics requirements. ACCT
2020 and 2030 are prerequisites for all upper-division (3000- and 4000-level) business courses. ECON 1110
is strongly recommended.
Professional Fields for the BBA Degree
The terms professional field (BBA degree programs) and major (BS degree programs) are used
to designate the primary area of study.
For specific course and professional field/major requirements, see the respective departmental
sections that follow.
Individual courses of instruction are subject to change or withdrawal at any time and may not be
offered each 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 one section at the back of this catalog.
International Certificate Program
Students seeking specialized knowledge and training in international business should contact
the Academic Advising Office of the College of Business Administration (Room 123, Business
Administration Building). The college awards a certificate in international business upon the successful completion of
the 30-hour concentration in international studies.
The course work includes a 12-hour international business core, 9 hours of alternatives from a
specialized group of world studies courses, 6 hours of foreign language and 3 hours of internship in an
organization involved in international operations. With careful planning, some of these courses may be
incorporated into the course work requirements for the BBA degree.
Beta Gamma Sigma
This national honorary society of business administration students was founded in 1913. The
UNT chapter was established in 1962. Membership is a signal honor and is limited to outstanding men
and women 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. More information may be obtained from the dean's office in
the College of Business Administration.
College of Business Administration Computing Center
Cengiz Capan, Director, COBA Information and Learning Technologies
The Computing Center of the College of Business Administration is housed in the Business
Administration Building and comprises a full-time director, a computer systems manager, two computer
support specialists, and an administrative services officer. More than 450 Pentium systems in the Business
Administration Building and Curry Hall are networked together with three file servers under a Novell 4.1
operating system. All of these systems are configured as follows: 400 Mhz, 128 meg memory, 19-inch monitor,
CD-ROM, ZIP drives, and 100-Mbit network interface cards. As the number of computers being used in
the college and the number of faculty requesting different types of software for their classes has grown,
the need for more support has arisen. The seven student labs are staffed by 50 student monitors, and a
technical support team of four upper-division and graduate business students has been established to aid the
full-time staff in installations, troubleshooting, and working the with faculty and staff when problems or
questions arise concerning software or hardware.
Four College of Business Administration students labs are used exclusively by business majors with
three other labs, also designated as general access labs for all UNT students. They house 250 networked
computers (same hardware configuration as listed above) and are open 100 hours per week. The labs can be divided
into two major areas. The General Access Labs consist of 90 systems and are designed for the general
business students who are required to use the computers. The COBA Labs consist of 160 systems and are designed
for students taking College of Business Administration courses. These workstations are connected to the
IBM mainframe and the DEC VAX systems on campus via the Fiber Backbone. The Special Lab comprises
24 systems and is designed exclusively for students taking senior- or graduate-level classes such as
Introduction to Database Applications; Distributed Systems and Teleprocessing; Data Communications and
Networking; Information Resource Management; Decision Support Systems; and Data Mining. There are also 20
team cubicles for team projects. The cubicles, consisting of two computers and six chairs, are located on the
third floor of Curry Hall. All team labs are only for students enrolled in business courses.
Professional Development Institute
Jim Baker, President
Since 1973, the Professional Development Institute Inc. (PDI) has provided education, information,
and training. By attending PDI programs, more than 500,000 professionals, managers, and salespeople
have gained tools and ideas that increase individual and company performance. PDI works with a
diverse network of leading experts from around the world to provide solution and results-oriented programs.
Working closely with experts in a variety of industries, PDI understands the critical issues and
defines the educational needs of professional within an organization. PDI works directly with clients to
further specify and define the needs particular to the customer's organization. Once needs have been
determined, PDI develops and designs educational tools and training and works in conjunction with leading
industry, academic, and governmental experts globally to provide targeted results.
PDI assists employees in being more efficient and effective. Instructors and staff are in constant
contact to ensure that programs address issues and help create solutions. Programs enable employees to
immediately utilize the information and positively impact the bottom line. Instructors help participants
recognize the issues, take effective action, and create results.
Many programs are delivered onsite or in-house at locations identified by clients. There are no
broadcast schedules, outside interferences, or pre-determined training dates. Materials are focused on
company, industry, and marketplace need. This creates a positive learning environment.
The organization is not-for-profit entity that returns to the University of North Texas all income
beyond its expenses. This money provides scholarships, endowments, and contributions that directly benefit
the University. None of PDI's programs are offered for university credits; however, many courses qualify
and are approved for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit that fulfills appropriate
The College of Business Administration offers a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with
a professional field in general business. A student may choose one of two tracks.
One track has a required supporting field in education. This program is designed to prepare students
for careers as teachers in the secondary school system. Students interested in this degree program
should contact the associate dean for student affairs in the College of Business Administration.
A second track has a required supporting field in business administration. This degree is designed
to prepare students for a variety of generalist positions in business and industry. Some flexibility is allowed
to accommodate the student's career objectives.
In addition to the University Core Curriculum, Pre-business and Business Foundation
requirements, students must complete the professional and supporting field courses listed below, plus any
additional courses to meet the Texas State Certification Requirements.
Professional Field, 18 Hours
- BCIS 3615
- MSCI 3870 or approved BCIS course
- MKTG 4600 or other approved MKTG course
- FINA 4200
- MGMT 3850
- BUSI 4660 or MKTG 4280 or FINA 4500
Approved Supporting Courses, 18 Hours
- EDSE 3800, Legal, Organizational and Professional Issues in Teaching
- EDSE 3830, Teaching/Learning Process and Evaluation
- EDSE 4060, Content Area Reading in Secondary Schools
- EDSE 4070, Teaching Diverse Populations
- EDSE 4108 and EDSE 4118, Student Teaching in Secondary School
- EDSE 4840, Instructional Strategies and Classroom Management
Note: Degree program information and advising are provided by the Academic Advising Office in
the College of Business Administration (Room 123, Business Administration Building). Admission to
teacher education and certification information and advising are provided by the Office of Student Services in
the College of Education (Room 105, Matthews Hall). All supporting courses are taught in the College
Business Administration Track
In addition to the University Core Curriculum Pre-business and Business Foundation
requirements, students must complete the following professional and supporting field courses. A grade of C or better
must be earned in each professional field and supporting course completed in residence or transferred to UNT.
Professional Field, 18 Hours
- MGMT 3860
- MGMT 3880
- MKTG 4520
- FINA 4400
- MGMT 3850
- MGMT 4660 or MKTG 4280 or FINA 4500
Approved Supporting Courses, 12 Hours
Courses selected from the following suggested tracks, with no more than 9 hours from one
track.* Courses in the tracks will be determined by the departments to accommodate the student's career objectives.
- Accounting track
- Business Computer Information Systems track
- Business Law track
- Finance track
- Insurance track
- Logistics track
- Management track
- Marketing track
- Real Estate track
*Not all tracks/courses will be available at all locations.
Business Interdepartmental (BUSI)
The area offers courses that support the College of Business Administration and is under the
administration of the associate dean of the College of Business Administration.
All Courses of Instruction are located in one section at the back of this catalog.
The "Course and Subject Guide," found in the Courses of Instruction section of this book, serves as
a table of contents and provides quick access to subject areas and prefixes.