MBA in Strategic Management

We offer the Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Strategic Management.  Earning an MBA degree from one of the top-ranked programs in the area will enable working professional to enhance their career opportunities. Our innovative flexible scheduling allows working professional to earn a graduate degree without interrupting their career.   The program is designed for a diverse learning classroom environment with an innovative series of small classes taught by dedicated, qualified faculty.  The diverse student body includes background such as business, government, education, and law enforcement.  

Admission Procedures

  1. Submit the following to the UNT Dallas Office of Graduate Admissions:
    1. Graduate School Application for Admission (apply online at
    2. Complete official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
    3. Official GMAT scores from the testing service (allow three to four weeks for the test to be received by the graduate admissions office)
  2. Submit the following additional admissions materials to the Division of Business and Public Leadership Office – MBA program.  Students seeking on-time registration need to submit a completed application packet by July 15 (Fall admission), November 15 (Spring admission), or May 1 (Summer admission).
    1. 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
    2. Two letters of recommendation (professional, not personal)
    3. Resume (work/academic experience)
  3. The Division of Business and Public Leadership determines admission and assesses background courses* that may be required.

Admission Standards

  • GMAT scores must be less than 5 years old.
  • The Office of Graduate Admissions requires a minimum of 2.8 overall GPA or a 3.0 for the last 60 hours GPA from the student’s undergraduate degree.  Applicants who have already completed a master’s degree must have at least at 3.4 GPA on the master’s or meet the undergraduate GPA standards.
  • International students must also have taken the TOEFL or have graduated from a college/university in the United States or have successfully completed an intensive English program.
  • Students admitted under the graduate non-degree (GNDE) classification may take up to twelve hours of 5000-level business courses prior to admission in the MBA program.  The 12 hours chosen may consist of the background courses or the 36 hours required of the MBA degree.  See Graduate Academic Advisor for further information.

Academic Standards

  • The MBA programs require that a student maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 (B) or better.
  • The master’s program 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 Division of Business and Public Leadership Graduate Programs Office that they have been placed on academic probation.
  • Course work taken at another university by a student on suspension cannot be applied toward the degree program.

Course Requirements

Background Courses* (18 hours)
*NOTE: Background courses may be required if your undergraduate degree did not prepare you for current master level courses. Background courses are assessed on an as needed basis after evaluation of undergraduate transcripts.  The undergraduate equivalent may be taken, if the graduate level course is not offered (in the term or at a time when you need it).

  • ACCT 5020D (3 hrs.) Accumulation and Analysis of Acct. Data
  • BCIS 5090D (1.5 hrs.) Intro. to Business Computer Info. Systems
  • BLAW 5050D (1.5 hrs.) Legal, Reg. and Ethical Env. Of Business
  • DSCI 5010D (1.5 hrs.) Statistical Analysis
  • ECON 5000D (3 hrs.) Economic Concepts
  • FINA 5040D (1.5 hrs.) Intro. to Finance and Financial Mathematics
  • MATH 1190D (3 hrs.) Business Calculus
  • MGMT 5070D (1.5 hrs.) Management Issues
  • MKTG 5000D (1.5 hrs.) Marketing Concepts

Core Courses (18 hours)
Students are required to complete the following core courses.

  • ACCT 5130D (3 hrs.) Accounting for Management
  • MGMT 5140D (3 hrs.) Organizational Behavior and Analysis
  • MKTG 5150D (3 hrs.) Marketing Management
  • FINA 517D0 (3hrs.) Financial Management
  • DSCI 5180D (3hrs.) Intro to Decision Making
  • BUSI 5190D (3hrs.) Administrative Strategy (must be taken in the final term/semester)

Concentration Courses (18 hours)
Required Courses (9 hours)
*select three of the following:

  • MGMT 5230D Management Seminar
  • MGMT 5300D Entrepreneurship and Venture Management^
  • MGMT 5760D Strategic Decision Making^
  • MGMT 5660D International Management
  • MGMT 5710D Seminar in Business Ethics and Social Responsibility (formerly Management Strategies for Public Issues)

Supporting Courses (6 hours)
*select two of the following:

  • MGMT 5120D Managing Organizational Design and change
  • MGMT 5210D Human Resource Management Seminar^
  • MGMT 5240D Project Management^
  • MGMT 5870D Leadership Research and Development

Elective Courses (3 hours)
Three hours of electives - can be one of the supporting courses from above or outside of the management discipline and approved by the departmental advisor.


Department Advisor – Dr. John Wong
(P) 972.338.1835