UNT Undergraduate Catalog
College of Business Administration

Main Office
Business Administration Building, 123
P.O. Box 311160
Denton, TX 76203-1160
(940) 565-2110
Fax: (940) 565-4640

Web site: www.coba.unt.edu

Henry Howard Hays, Dean

Marcia J. Staff, Associate Dean
Mary Thibodeaux, Associate Dean
Richard White, 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 degree-granting university. This mission reflects our firm belief in the importance of learning, supported by teaching, intellectual contributions and service.

Academic Advising

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 following departments:

College of Business Administration

Department of Accounting

Department of Business Computer Information Systems

Department of Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Law

Department of Management

Department of Marketing

  • BBA Marketing
  • BBA Logistics


    The college also offers graduate programs leading to the following degrees.

    The college is accredited by the AACSB - The International Association for Management Education at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

    Bachelor of Business Administration

    General Degree Requirements

    The following requirements must be satisfied for a Bachelor of Business Administration.

    1. Hours for the Degree: A minimum of 127 semester hours.

    2. General University Requirements: See "General University RequirementsGeneral University Requirements" and "University Core Curriculum Requirements" in the Academics section of this catalog, and "Pre-Business Requirements" in this section of the catalog.

    3. Business Foundation Requirements: See "Business Foundation Requirements " in this section of the catalog.

    4. Professional Field Requirements: See individual College of Business departmental sections.

    5. Supporting Field: See individual College of Business departmental sections.

    6. Electives: See individual College of Business departmental sections. Only the 3 hours of free electives may be taken under the pass/no pass option.

    7. Other Course Requirements:

    8. Other Requirements:

    Pre-Business Requirements

    Elective, 3 hours. (Note 1)

    * BCIS 2610 and ACCT 2020, 2030 are part of both pre-business requirements and business foundation requirements.

    ** Although the College of Business Administration recommends certain courses in these areas, students may select any course approved for the specific area by the University Curriculum Committee. See "University Core Curriculum Requirements" in the Academics section of this catalog for lists of approved courses.

    (Note 1) Students in the General Business (Secondary Education) professional field must complete EDSE 3800, Legal, Organizational and Professional Issues in Teaching, in place of the elective. Students in the business computer information systems professional field must complete CSCI 2320 (C programming language) or CSCI 1040 in place of the elective.

    (Note 2) Core Competencies and Requirements The minimum competencies in Reading and Critical Thinking are demonstrated by successful completion of the TASP test. Competence in Computer Use, Oral Communication, Writing and Information Access, Mathematics, and Wellness must be satisfied by course credit as specified in the Pre-Business Program. The BBA program requires specific courses contained in parts of the University Core Curriculum (see "University Core Curriculum Requirements" in the Academics section of this catalog) to satisfy particular degree requirements. Students may consult program advisers for a list of required courses. Students may be required to take extra courses if they fail to take these courses.

    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 ENGL 2700 and the Student Use of English Examination if required); MATH 1100 (other appropriate mathematics courses may meet this requirement) and 1190, or MATH 1600 or MATH 1710 and 1720; ECON 1100-1110; and ACCT 2020-2030; and have a minimum 2.25 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 1320, or 2700; MATH 1100 and 1190, or MATH 1600 or MATH 1710 and 1720; ECON 1100-1110; and ACCT 2020-2030, at another institution must have a minimum 2.25 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 and ACCT 2020-2030, each BBA degree plan requires the following 27 semester hours of basic foundation courses in business administration.

    Note: BUSI 4940. (All business administration foundation courses must be completed prior to taking this course [see list above]; senior standing required; must be taken during the last semester of course work.)

    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 3820, FINA 3770 and 3 hours chosen from:






    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.

    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.

    Course Listings

    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 courses 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

    The Computing Center of the College of Business Administration is housed within the Business Administration Building (BAB) and is composed of a full-time director, two computer systems analysts and an administrative assistant. More than 400 PCs in the BAB are networked together with three file servers under a Novell operating system. As the number of computers being used in the college and the number of faculty requesting different types of software for their classes have grown, the need for more support has arisen. The seven student labs are manned by 48 student monitors, and a technical support team of six upper-division and graduate business students has been established to aid the full-time staff in installations, troubleshooting and working with the faculty and staff when problems or questions arise concerning software or hardware.

    Five of the seven College of Business Administration student labs are used exclusively by business majors, with two labs also designated as general access labs for all UNT students. They house 200 networked computers and are open 100 hours per week. The labs are divided into four major areas. The Instructional/General Access Labs contain 60 computers primarily used by sophomores and juniors taking introductory computer courses required of all business majors. The Applications Labs, comprising 90 computers, are designed for the upper division business student who is required to use the computer for business assignments. The Mainframe Lab consists of 30 486 DX66 systems and is designed for students taking programming courses in COBOL, SAS or SPSS. These workstations are connected to the NAS 8083 mainframe and the DEC VAX systems on campus via the local area network. A Remote Output Station attached to this lab has a high-speed Hewlett Packard laser printer. The Special Lab is composed of 24 486 DX66 systems and is designed exclusively for students taking senior- or graduate-level BCIS classes, such as 4620, Introduction to Database Applications; 4680, Distributed Systems and Teleprocessing; 4690, Information Resource Management; 4700, Decision Support Systems; 4710, Business Applications of Artificial Intelligence; and 4740, Office Information Systems.

    Professional Development Institute

    L. Paden Neeley, President

    The Professional Development Institute (PDI), established in 1973, is the continuing professional education corporation for UNT. Since becoming a not-for-profit corporation in 1984, PDI continues to donate money generated through its nationwide seminars and conferences to the university. PDI was formerly an extension of the College of Business Administration.

    PDI provides professionals with the latest educational developments in their fields through diverse curricula designed for both individual and corporate growth. None of PDI's courses are offered for university credit;
    however, most courses offer Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit that fulfills special professional requirements.

    PDI's ties with UNT and the corporate community translate into leading-edge expertise across a broad range of topics. PDI also has intensive career focus and professional review programs. For company-specific or specialized training, the PDI team can assess needs and bring training on-site.

    Several distinct divisions within PDI serve professionals across the world. These divisions are Accounting Training Services, Corporate Training Services and Governmental and Contract Services.

    Training is offered in a variety of flexible formats: on-site; at PDI training facilities; joint training with other companies; videotape/teleconferencing; and self-study, audiotape and computer-based training.

    In the Dallas­Fort Worth area Metroplex, PDI has developed a strong presence as host of the Chief Executives Round Table, a monthly gathering of CEOs who meet to discuss cutting-edge topics and to network with peers.

    PDI is one of the nation's leading providers of oil and gas accounting education. PDI sponsors the National Oil and Gas Accounting School, the National Accounting and Auditing School for Joint Interest Operations and the National Oil and Gas Revenue Accounting School. PDI also co-sponsors the North American Petroleum Accounting Conference in Dallas each year, and the International Oil and Gas Accounting and Finance School, a popular program which brings professionals from around the world to Denton each fall.

    General Business

    The College of Business Administration offers a specialized Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a professional field in general business and 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.

    Bachelor of Business Administration

    Degree Requirements

    Same as those for all Bachelor of Business Administration degrees, plus (6 hours) EDSE 4108 and 4118, Student Teaching in Secondary School, for any student seeking Texas state certification.

    Pre-Business Requirements

    Same as those for all BBA degrees, except that the 3 hours of electives must be used to meet part of the supporting field requirement. (See Note 1 to pre-business requirements in the College of Business Administration section of this catalog.) <

    Business Foundation Requirements

    Same as those for all BBA degrees.

    Professional Field

    General Business, 18 Hours

    Approved Supporting Courses, 18 Hours

    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 of Education.

    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.

    Courses of Instruction


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