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                                                         behavior and human resource management, mar-

College of Business
                                                         keting, operations and supply chain management,
                                                         logistics and supply chain management, decision
                                                         sciences and information technology.
Graduate Programs Office                                    The college is accredited by the AACSB Inter-
Business Building, Room 229                              national — The Association to Advance Collegiate
                                                         Schools of Business (777 South Harbour Island Blvd.,
Mailing address:                                         Suite 750, Tampa, FL 33602; 813-769-6500) at both
1155 Union Circle #311160                                the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Denton, TX 76203-5017                                       The Department of Accounting holds professional
940-369-8977                                             accreditation by the AACSB International — The
E-mail: mbacob@unt.edu                                   Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
Web site: www.cob.unt.edu/                               at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
O. Finley Graves, Dean                                      Responding to a great demand by people
Marilyn Wiley, Senior Associate Dean                     employed in the Dallas–Fort Worth–Denton area,
Randall S. Guttery, Associate Dean                       the College of Business inaugurated an evening
                                                         schedule of graduate classes in 1960. Since that time,
                                                         individuals employed on a full-time basis have been
Mission                                                  able to earn Master of Business Administration or
   The mission of the University of North Texas          Master of Science degrees by scheduling classes
College of Business is to create, extend, and transfer   entirely in the evenings. Courses are also available in




                                                                                                                   College of Business
knowledge through bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral      the afternoon, online and on Saturdays.
education, research, service and collaboration with         For further information about evening and
the larger business community.                           Saturday classes, contact the College of Business
                                                         (CoB) Graduate Programs Office or the dean of the
Vision                                                   Toulouse School of Graduate Studies.
    The Vision of the University of North Texas Col-
lege of Business is to be the leading comprehensive      Admission Requirements
college of business in the North Texas region and        Admission Deadlines
to have a national and international reputation. We
                                                            Before being admitted to either a master’s or a
will produce graduates who have the capabilities,
                                                         doctoral program in the College of Business, the
knowledge and character to succeed in their chosen
                                                         applicant must meet the requirements for admission
fields in today’s technological and global business
                                                         to the Toulouse School of Graduate Studies.
environment. We will support faculty who produce
                                                            All MBA/MS students seeking on-time registra-
quality scholarly work that enhances the educational
                                                         tion must submit application materials according
experience of our students and is of value to busi-
                                                         to the dates specified below. PhD candidates must
ness. We will provide outreach services to alumni
                                                         submit application materials by April 1 to be con-
and other relevant stakeholders.
                                                         sidered for the following fall. Students submitting
    The College of Business offers graduate programs
                                                         applications after the dates specified by the Toulouse
leading to the following degrees:
                                                         School of Graduate Studies, if accepted, will have to
• Master of Business Administration with a major in      register during the late registration period and pay a
  business administration;                               late registration fee.
• Master of Business Administration with a major in         • Fall – July 1
  finance;                                                  • Spring – November 1
• Master of Science with majors in accounting,              • Summer (all sessions) – April 15
  decision technologies, finance, information tech-
  nologies, real estate and taxation;                    Criteria for Admission to Master’s Degree
• Dual programs (MBA/MS) with engineering                Programs
  technology, hospitality management and merchan-            In the determination of an applicant’s eligibil-
  dising; and                                            ity for admission to the College of Business for the
• Doctor of Philosophy with majors in accounting,        MBA/MS degree, the following measures are of criti-
  business computer information systems, finance,        cal importance.
  management, marketing and management science.          1. Overall undergraduate grade point average (GPA)
    Concentrations at the master’s level are available   or GPA on approximately the last 60 semester hours.
in business studies (flex-MBA), strategic manage-        (The academic record must meet minimum require-
ment, health services management, organizational         ments of the Toulouse School of Graduate Studies.)
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2. A satisfactory score on the Graduate Manage-               Applications forwarded by the Toulouse School
ment Admission Test (GMAT). Scores more than               of Graduate Studies cannot be considered until the
five years old at the time of application for admis-       above information is submitted.
sion will not be considered.                                  Applications and supporting documentation
3. Applicants whose native language is not English         will be reviewed using a holistic approach by the
must either present a score of at least 550 (paper         CoB admission committee. The Graduate Programs
version) or 213 (computer version) or 80 (Internet         Office will notify applicants of their status once the
version) on the Test of English as a Foreign Lan-          information has been reviewed. Applicants may also
guage or be a graduate of a college or university in       check the status by visiting my.unt.edu.
the United States.                                            Students admitted under the graduate non-degree
                                                           (GNDE) classification may take up to 12 hours of
4. Additional admission materials as specified in the      5000-level business courses prior to admission in
next section.                                              the MBA or MS programs. The 12 hours chosen may
                                                           consist of the background courses or the 36 hours
Procedure for Applying                                     required of the MBA/MS degree. No additional
    Students may enter the master’s degree programs        5000-level business courses may be taken prior to
at the beginning of any term/semester or summer            admission to a graduate degree program. See the
sessions. Applicants should complete the require-          graduate academic advisor for further information.
ments listed below and meet the deadlines set forth
in “Admission Deadlines” above.                            Comprehensive Examination
1. Obtain admission to the university and the                 Candidates in all business MBA degree programs
Toulouse School of Graduate Studies by filing the          are required to complete BUSI 5190, Administrative
following items with the Toulouse School of Gradu-         Strategy, with a minimum grade of C for the course
ate Studies:                                               and a minimum grade of B for the comprehensive
   a. complete official transcripts of college and         experience. Candidates in the MS programs will
   university credits;                                     take a capstone course specified by the major. These
                                                           courses must be taken during the student’s last term/
   b. online application for admission to the Tou-
                                                           semester in order to meet the comprehensive exami-
   louse School of Graduate Studies; and
                                                           nation requirement of the College of Business and
   c. results of the Graduate Management Admission         the Toulouse School of Graduate Studies.
   Test (three to four weeks for the test to be received      The CoB Graduate Programs Office can fur-
   by the Graduate School).                                nish information concerning the comprehensive
    Information about the GMAT may be obtained             examination.
from the Toulouse School of Graduate Studies or the
CoB Graduate Programs Office. Undergraduate stu-           Minimum Academic Standards for
dents who intend to enter a master’s degree program
in the College of Business should take the GMAT in         Master’s Students
the final term/semester of the senior year. Students           The master’s programs in the College of Busi-
who hold an undergraduate degree and intend to             ness require that a student maintain a minimum
enter a master’s degree program in the College of          grade point average of 3.0 (B) or better. The master’s
Business must file a GMAT score in sufficient time         program committee of the College of Business will
for the graduate admission application to be con-          recommend dismissal of a student from the master’s
sidered prior to the term/semester of intended first       program if the student receives two course grades
enrollment.                                                below C (for purposes of this rule, the lowest grade
                                                           received in a course is used).
2. The following additional admission materials are
                                                               Master’s students may not graduate with more
submitted to the CoB Graduate Programs Office:
                                                           than two C’s in their program requirements,
   a. essay – please share with the admissions com-        although a course may be repeated to raise a grade
   mittee any unique events, life experiences, and         of C or less.
   qualifications that you feel distinguish your candi-        Master’s students whose academic performance
   dacy and will add value to the class;                   falls below a cumulative 3.0 GPA on all graduate
   b. two letters of recommendation (professional,         work attempted will be notified by the CoB Gradu-
   not personal); and                                      ate Programs Office that they have been placed on
   c. resume (work/academic experience).                   academic probation. Probationary students will be
                                                           blocked for registration purposes and must meet
                                                           with a Graduate Programs Office advisor to have the
                                                           block removed. Students who register for courses
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other than those permitted by advisement will be          Background Requirements
administratively withdrawn from the courses.                 A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institu-
   The probation status is removed when the               tion and admission to the UNT Toulouse School
student’s cumulative GPA on all graduate work             of Graduate Studies are needed for graduate stand-
attempted has been raised to 3.0 or better.               ing. The Master of Business Administration degree
   Students will remain on probation and be allowed       requires, as a minimum background, the equivalent
to re-enroll for a subsequent term/semester as long       of the Common Body of Knowledge in Business.
as they achieve a minimum 3.0 GPA on all graduate         Students may have acquired this background in
work attempted during the term/semester even if           their undergraduate programs by the completion
their overall graduate GPA remains under 3.0.             of courses equivalent in content to UNT’s business
   Students on probation who fail to make a 3.0           foundation requirements for the bachelor’s degree in
GPA in graduate work attempted during a term/             business administration.
semester (fall, spring or summer) will be notified by        Graduate students should remove any deficien-
the CoB Graduate Programs Office that they have           cies by completing special courses at the 5000 level
been placed on academic suspension for one term/          designed for this purpose. Contact the CoB Gradu-
semester (fall, spring or summer) during which the        ate Programs Office for any current changes in these
student may not enroll at UNT.                            courses. These graduate courses in the College of
   Probationary students who have previously been         Business, plus the background courses in economics
placed on suspension will be notified by the CoB          and mathematics follow.
Graduate Programs Office that they have been ter-
                                                          • DSCI 5010, Statistical Analysis (1.5 hours)
minated from the program should they fail to make
                                                          • ACCT 5020, Accumulation and Analysis of
a 3.0 GPA on all graduate work attempted during an
                                                            Accounting Data (3 hours)
academic term/semester (fall, spring or summer). A
                                                          • FINA 5040, Introduction to Finance and Financial
suspended student may reapply to a College of Busi-
                                                            Mathematics (1.5 hours)
ness master’s program after a period of three years
                                                          • BLAW 5050, Legal, Regulatory and Ethical Envi-
from the date of suspension.
                                                            ronment of Business (1.5 hours)
   Course work taken at another university by a
                                                          • MGMT 5070, Management Issues (1.5 hours)
student on suspension cannot be applied toward the
                                                          • MKTG 5000, Marketing Concepts (1.5 hours)
degree program.
                                                          • BCIS 5090, Introduction to Business Computer
                                                            Information Systems (1.5 hours)
Degree Programs                                           • ECON 5000, Economic Concepts (3 hours)
Master of Business Administration                         • MATH 1190, Business Calculus (3 hours)
Objectives                                                   In addition to the core topics shown above,
                                                          the nature of the MBA program requires that the
   The complexities of the economic, social and sci-
                                                          student possess a proficiency in computer skills,
entific world of today are increasing the demand of
                                                          including word processing, spreadsheet and data-
the business community for students with advanced
                                                          base software. Finally, the program requires students
business degrees. The overall objective of the
                                                          to possess communication skills that allow one
graduate program leading to the Master of Business
                                                          to identify relevant information and, in turn, to
Administration degree is to prepare its graduates to
                                                          provide that information to others in written or
serve effectively in the business world or in the busi-
                                                          verbal format. It is the student’s responsibility to
ness aspects of government or other agencies. The
                                                          acquire these competencies prior to taking courses
specific objectives are as follows:
                                                          in the program of study. These competencies will
1. to provide the candidate with the theory,              be assumed. However, the departmental advisors
principles and knowledge required for effective           will recommend courses for students not possessing
management of modern business;                            these competencies.
2. to develop an appreciation for the role and               Additional advanced undergraduate courses
responsibilities of business leaders in the social and    in the proposed major field may be required as
economic order; and                                       prerequisite work of students who have a different
3. to foster the techniques of basing decision and        specialization at the undergraduate level or who
action on careful analysis of pertinent data.             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.
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Program Requirements                                    Concentrations for the MBA Degree
   Students are required to complete the following         The terms concentrations (MBA degree programs)
core courses.                                           and majors (MS degree programs) are used to desig-
• ACCT 5130, Accounting for Management                  nate the primary area of study.
• MGMT 5140, Organizational Behavior and                   For specific course and concentration/major
  Analysis                                              requirements, see the respective departmental sec-
• MKTG 5150, Marketing Management                       tions that follow.
• FINA 5170, Financial Management
• DSCI 5180, Introduction to Decision Making            Master of Science with a Major in
• BUSI 5190, Administrative Strategy (must be taken     Accounting
  the final term/semester)
                                                           The Master of Science with a major in account-
   The remaining 18 hours of graduate course work       ing is designed to provide an appropriate base of
may be used to pursue specialized interests in the      knowledge for entry into the accounting profession.
following areas of concentration.                       Students earning this degree will have completed
• Business studies (flex-MBA)                           an educational program consistent with recom-
• Strategic management                                  mendations from professional accountants and
• Health services management                            accounting educators, and will be prepared for entry
• Organizational behavior and human resource            into careers as professional accountants either in the
  management                                            public or private sector.
• Marketing                                                The program is open to any qualified student who
• Operations and supply chain management                has an interest in professional accounting, regardless
• Logistics and supply chain management                 of the student’s previous program of study. Every
• Decision sciences                                     student completing the program will have fulfilled
• Information technology                                the professional program requirements outlined
                                                        below.
Master of Business Administration in Finance               Prospective students may contact the CoB
   The Department of Finance, Insurance, Real           Graduate Programs Office for an estimate of the pro-
Estate and Law offers the MBA in finance. Require-      gram requirements and the length of time required
ments are as above, with the remaining 18 hours of      to complete the program.
graduate course work in finance.
                                                        Admission Requirements
Program Approval                                            Students may apply for admission to the MS
   Each graduate student must receive counseling        program in either of two ways. Students pursuing
prior to registration each term/semester.               the five-year, 150-semester-hour program are admit-
   During the first term/semester of a master’s         ted to the graduate portion of the program upon
program, the student must submit a degree plan          satisfactory completion of 103 hours of the 114-hour
through the departmental advisor. The degree plan       undergraduate portion of the professional program.
must be approved by the associate dean of the CoB       Students who previously have earned a baccalaure-
Graduate Programs Office and by the Toulouse            ate (or higher) degree from an accredited institution
School of Graduate Studies. A maximum of 9 hours        in any discipline may apply for admission directly to
of transfer work may be applied toward the 36-hour      the graduate portion of the program.
portion of the program. The final decision on appli-        Students who meet the following requirements
cability of transfer work rests with the departmental   may be admitted to the MS with a major in account-
advisor.                                                ing program:
   To enroll in graduate courses, the student must      1. admission to UNT and to the Toulouse School of
be counseled by a departmental advisor. Any degree      Graduate Studies as specified previously in this sec-
plan change must have prior consent. Specific infor-    tion; and
mation about degree plan changes may be obtained
from the departmental advisor or the CoB Graduate       2. The following additional admission materials are
Programs Office.                                        submitted to the CoB Graduate Programs Office:
   Admission to candidacy is granted by the dean of        a. essay – The applicant is asked to share with
the Toulouse School of Graduate Studies only after         the admissions committee any unique events, life
the degree plan has been approved.                         experiences, and qualifications that distinguish
                                                           the applicant’s candidacy and will add value to the
                                                           class;
                                                           b. two letters of recommendation (professional,
                                                           not personal); and
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   c. resume (work/academic experience).                • BLAW 5050, Legal, Regulatory and Ethical Envi-
   Applications forwarded by the Toulouse School          ronment of Business (1.5 hours)
of Graduate Studies cannot be considered until the      • FINA 5040, Introduction to Finance and Financial
above information is submitted.                           Mathematics (1.5 hours)
                                                        • MGMT 5070, Management Issues (1.5 hours)
   The applications and supporting documentation        • MKTG 5000, Marketing Concepts (1.5 hours)
will be reviewed by the CoB admission committee.        • DSCI 5010, Statistical Analysis (1.5 hours)
The Graduate Programs Office will notify appli-         • ECON 5000, Economic Concepts
cants of their status once the information has been
reviewed. Applicants may also check the status by       The Professional Program
visiting my.unt.edu.                                       The 36-hour program for the MS in accounting
Degree Requirements                                     varies with the concentration chosen. However, a
                                                        minimum of 15–18 semester hours of 5000-level
   The student earning the MS with a major in           accounting must be taken. General requirements
accounting must meet the following requirements:        include the following:
1. completion of background courses in accounting
and business as necessary;                              Accounting Requirements
2. completion of at least 36 semester hours of          • ACCT 5110, Fundamentals of Accounting
graduate work beyond background courses assigned          Research
by the department;                                      • ACCT 5120, Using Information Systems in
                                                          Accounting
3. a GPA of at least a 3.0 on all graduate work taken   • Accounting concentration (9–12 semester hours)
at UNT;                                                   (see below)
4. a GPA of at least a 3.0 on all accounting courses
(excluding ACCT 5800) taken at UNT after admis-         Other Requirements
sion to graduate school;                                • ACCT 5760, Accounting, Business Analysis, and
5. a GPA of at least a 3.0 on all courses taken for       Valuation (must be taken the final term/semester)
graduate credit;                                        • Approved electives (18 hours)
6. at least 15 hours in 5000-level accounting courses      Presently the department offers concentrations in:
at UNT; and                                             • Audit and financial accounting
                                                        • Managerial accounting systems
7. minimum academic standards for master’s              • Entrepreneurial perspectives
students.                                               • Accounting information systems
Background Courses                                         Detailed information on requirements of each
   Students entering the MS with a major in             concentration is available from the CoB Graduate
accounting, after obtaining an undergraduate            Programs Office.
degree, may need to complete background courses            Students with areas of interest not represented
in accounting or business before beginning the          above are invited to consult with an accounting
36-hour program of study. Some or all of the follow-    advisor.
ing courses may be assigned to remedy deficiencies.
• MATH 1190, Business Calculus                          Master of Science with a Major in
• ACCT 5020, Accumulation and Analysis of               Taxation
  Accounting Data                                          Note: Detailed information on requirements for
   For all graduate courses it is presumed that the     this major is available from the College of Business
student has completed general and/or accounting         Graduate Programs Office.
deficiency course work as assigned upon admission.
                                                        Degree Requirements
• ACCT 3110, Intermediate Accounting I
• ACCT 3120, Intermediate Accounting II                    The student earning the MS with a major in taxa-
• ACCT 3270, Cost Accounting                            tion must meet the following requirements:
• ACCT 4100, Accounting Systems                         1. completion of background courses in accounting
• ACCT 4300, Federal Income Taxation                    and business as necessary;
• ACCT 4400, Auditing – Professional                    2. completion of at least 36 semester hours of
  Responsibilities                                      graduate work beyond background courses assigned
• BCIS 5090, Introduction to Business Computer          by the department;
  Information Systems (1.5 hours)
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3. a GPA of at least a 3.0 on all graduate work taken   technology, computer science, statistics, manage-
at UNT;                                                 ment science, operations research and problem
4. a GPA of at least a 3.0 on all accounting courses    solving. Decision technologies studies individual
taken at UNT after admission to graduate school;        and group decision making, expert and decision
                                                        support systems, and human interaction with
5. a GPA of at least a 3.0 on all courses taken for     technology in all areas of business. Because of its
graduate credit;                                        specialization and focus, the Master of Science with
6. at least 15 hours in 5000-level accounting courses   a major in decision technologies differs significantly
at UNT; and                                             from an MBA program, which is designed for those
7. minimum academic standards for master’s              students who desire a more general management
students.                                               background.

Background Courses                                      Admission Requirements
   Students entering the MS with a major in taxa-          Students seeking a Master of Science with a major
tion, after obtaining an undergraduate degree, may      in decision technologies must satisfy the admission
need to complete background courses in accounting       requirements of the College of Business.
or business before beginning the 36-hour program
                                                        Degree Requirements
of study. Some or all of the following courses may be
assigned to remedy deficiencies.                           The student earning the MS with a major in
                                                        decision technologies must meet the following
• MATH 1190, Business Calculus                          requirements:
• ACCT 2020, Accounting Principles II (Managerial
  Accounting)                                           1. completion of background courses in BCIS and
• ACCT 5020, Accumulation and Analysis of               business as necessary;
  Accounting Data                                       2. completion of at least 36 semester hours of
   For all graduate courses it is presumed that the     graduate work beyond background courses assigned
student has completed general and/or accounting         by the department;
deficiency course work as assigned upon admission.      3. a GPA of at least a 3.0 on all graduate work taken
• ACCT 3110, Intermediate Accounting I                  at UNT;
• ACCT 3120, Intermediate Accounting II                 4. a GPA of at least a 3.0 on all BCIS courses taken
• ACCT 3270, Cost Accounting                            at UNT after admission to graduate school;
• ACCT 4100, Accounting Systems                         5. a GPA of at least a 3.0 on all courses taken for
• ACCT 4300, Federal Income Taxation                    graduate credit; and
• ACCT 4400, Auditing – Professional
  Responsibilities                                      6. minimum academic standards for master’s
• BCIS 5090, Introduction to Business Computer          students.
  Information Systems (1.5 hours)                       Background Requirements
• BLAW 5050, Legal, Regulatory and Ethical Envi-
                                                           A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  ronment of Business (1.5 hours)
                                                        and admission to the Toulouse School of Graduate
• FINA 5040, Introduction to Finance and Financial
                                                        Studies are needed for graduate standing. The Mas-
  Mathematics (1.5 hours)
                                                        ter of Science with a major in decision technologies
• MGMT 5070, Management Issues (1.5 hours)
                                                        degree requires the following business courses:
• MKTG 5000, Marketing Concepts (1.5 hours)
• DSCI 5010, Statistical Analysis (1.5 hours)           • ACCT 5020, Accumulation and Analysis of
• ECON 5000, Economic Concepts                            Accounting Data (3 hours)
                                                        • BCIS 5090, Introduction to Business Computer
                                                          Information Systems (1.5 hours)
Master of Science with a Major in                       • BLAW 5050, Legal, Regulatory and Ethical Envi-
Decision Technologies                                     ronment of Business (1.5 hours)
   The Master of Science with a major in decision       • DSCI 5010, Statistical Analysis (1.5 hours)
technologies is designed to provide an appropriate      • FINA 5040, Introduction to Finance and Financial
base of knowledge for entry into the decision sci-        Mathematics (1.5 hours)
ences profession. The program is intended for those     • MGMT 5070, Management Issues (1.5 hours)
students who desire a strong, specialist degree in      • MKTG 5000, Marketing Concepts (1.5 hours)
operational and strategic decision making. Deci-        • MATH 1190, Business Calculus (3 hours)
sion technologies blends theory and application,           Students may have acquired this background in
using modeling techniques to structure management       their undergraduate programs by the completion
problems and decisions. It combines information         of courses equivalent in content to UNT’s business
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foundation requirements for the bachelor’s degree        to complete some or all of the following courses as
in business administration. In addition, students        determined by the department:
are required to have a working knowledge of com-         • ACCT 5020, Accumulation and Analysis of
puter-based business tools and at least one course         Accounting Data (3 hours)
in a programming language (C, C++, COBOL or a            • DSCI 5010, Statistical Analysis (1.5 hours)
similar language).                                       • DSCI 5180, Introduction to Decision Making
Program Requirements                                       (3 hours)
                                                         • ECON 5000, Economic Concepts (3 hours)
Foundation Sequence (12 hours)                           • FINA 5040, Introduction to Finance and Financial
• DSCI 5180, Introduction to Decision Making               Mathematics (1.5 hours)
• DSCI 5210, Model-Based Decision Making                 • FINA 5170, Financial Management (3 hours)
• DSCI 5240, Data-Based Decision Support Systems         • MATH 1190, Business Calculus (3 hours)
• BUSI 5190, Administrative Strategy (capstone
  course)                                                Degree Requirements
                                                         Required Courses (15 hours)
Major Elective Sequence (12 hours)
                                                         • FINA 5210, Investment Analysis and Management
• DSCI 5250, Statistical Techniques in Simulation        • FINA 5220, Theory and Application of Financial
• DSCI 5260, Business Process Analytics                    Derivatives
• DSCI 5320, Quality Control                             • FINA 5310, Advanced Topics in Financial
• DSCI 5330, Enterprise Applications of Business           Management
  Intelligence                                           • FINA 5400, Financial Markets and Institutions
• DSCI 5340, Predictive Modeling and Business            • FINA 5500, International Financial Management
  Forecasting
                                                         Elective Courses
Application (12 hours)
                                                            Students will select at least four elective courses
   Twelve hours of electives must be selected from       to complete at least 27 hours of the minimum
business, computer science or engineering technol-       30-hour requirement for the degree. The capstone
ogy that are technically oriented, complementary         course below comprises the remaining 3 hours.
to the program and approved by the department as         DSCI 5180 is the only prerequisite course that may
elective courses.                                        be used as an elective. The following are some pos-
   Students who have already taken the equivalent        sible elective choices, but other courses would be
of any foundation course will substitute an appropri-    considered subject to the approval of the major field
ate course, subject to approval by the Department of     advisor.
Information Technology and Decision Sciences.
                                                         • DSCI 5210, Model-Based Decision Making
                                                         • DSCI 5240, Data-Based Decision Support Systems
Master of Science with a Major in                        • FINA 5410, Advanced Management of Financial
Finance                                                    Institutions
   The Master of Science with a major in finance is      • FINA 5510, Theory of Finance
designed to provide advanced study for the person        Capstone Course (3 hours)
interested in developing skills in this specific area.
Intended for students desiring a strong concentra-          Prerequisites for the capstone course are FINA
tion in finance, the focus of the program allows the     5210, FINA 5310, FINA 5400 and FINA 5500. This
student to gain considerable expertise in the area in    course must be taken your final term/semester.
a relatively short period of time. A minimum of 30       • FINA 5700, Integrative Capstone Course
hours is required to complete the program.
Admission Requirements                                   Master of Science with a Major in
   Students seeking a Master of Science with a major     Information Technologies
in finance must satisfy the admission requirements           The Master of Science with a major in infor-
of the College of Business.                              mation technologies is designed to provide an
                                                         appropriate base of knowledge for entry into the
Background Requirements                                  management information systems profession. The
    A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution   program is intended for those students who desire a
and admission to the Toulouse School of Graduate         strong, specialist degree in the strategic management
Studies are needed for graduate standing. Students       of information technology. Because of its specializa-
who do not have a bachelor’s degree in a business        tion and focus, the Master of Science with a major
field from an accredited institution may be required     in information technologies differs significantly
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from an MBA program, which is designed for those        Program Requirements
students who desire a more general management           Foundation Sequence (12 hours)
background.
                                                        • BCIS 5110, Structure of Programming Languages
Admission Requirements                                  • BCIS 5120, Information Systems Development
   Students seeking a Master of Science with a major    • BCIS 5130, Fundamentals of Presentation Design
in information technologies must satisfy the admis-     • BCIS 5420, Foundations of Database Management
sion requirements of the College of Business.             Systems
                                                        Technology Sequence (12 hours)
Degree Requirements
   The student earning the MS with a major in           • BCIS 5610, Executive and Decision Support
information technologies must meet the following          Technologies
requirements:                                           • BCIS 5620, Networking and Telecommunications
                                                        • BCIS 5630, Information Technology Security
1. completion of background courses in BCIS and         • BCIS 5640, Object-Oriented Systems
business as necessary;
2. completion of at least 36 semester hours of          Technology Management Sequence (12 hours)
graduate work beyond background courses assigned        • BCIS 5650, Emerging Information Technologies
by the department;                                      • BCIS 5660, Data Administration and Project
3. a GPA of at least a 3.0 on all graduate work taken     Management
at UNT;                                                 • BCIS 5670, International Issues in Information
                                                          Technology
4. a GPA of at least a 3.0 on all BCIS courses taken    • BCIS 5700, Strategic Use of Information Technol-
at UNT after admission to graduate school;                ogy (must be taken final term/semester)
5. a GPA of at least a 3.0 on all courses taken for        Students who have already taken the equivalent
graduate credit; and                                    of any foundation course will substitute an appropri-
6. minimum academic standards for master’s              ate course, subject to approval by the Department of
students.                                               Information Technology and Decision Sciences.
Background Requirements
   A bachelor’s degree from an accredited insti-
                                                        Master of Science with a Major in
tution and admission to the Toulouse School of          Real Estate
Graduate Studies are needed for graduate standing.          The Master of Science with a major in real estate
The Master of Science with a major in information       is designed to provide advanced study for current
technologies degree requires the following business     property professionals and for persons interested
courses:                                                in developing their skills in this specific area. The
• ACCT 5020, Accumulation and Analysis of               program is intended for students desiring a strong
  Accounting Data (3 hours)                             concentration in the real estate area. The focus of
• BCIS 5090, Introduction to Business Computer          the program allows the student to gain considerable
  Information Systems (1.5 hours)                       expertise in the area in a relatively short period of
• BLAW 5050, Legal, Regulatory and Ethical Envi-        time. A minimum of 30 hours is required to com-
  ronment of Business (1.5 hours)                       plete the program. Students may transfer up to 6
• DSCI 5010, Statistical Analysis (1.5 hours)           hours of successfully completed previous courses
• FINA 5040, Introduction to Finance and Financial      with the approval of the department.
  Mathematics (1.5 hours)                               Admission Requirements
• MGMT 5070, Management Issues (1.5 hours)
• MKTG 5000, Marketing Concepts (1.5 hours)                Students seeking a Master of Science with a major
• MATH 1190, Business Calculus (3 hours)                in real estate must satisfy the admission require-
                                                        ments of the College of Business.
   Students may have acquired this background in
their undergraduate programs by the completion          Background Requirements
of courses equivalent in content to UNT’s business          A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
foundation requirements for the bachelor’s degree       and admission to the Toulouse School of Graduate
in business administration. In addition students are    Studies are needed for graduate standing. Students
required to have a working knowledge of computer-       who do not have a bachelor’s degree in a business
based business tools.                                   field from an accredited institution may be required
                                                        to complete some or all of the following courses as
                                                        determined by the department:
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• ACCT 5020, Accumulation and Analysis of              • 12 hours in a specified concentration (business
  Accounting Data (3 hours)                              studies [flex-MBA]; strategic management; finance;
• BCIS 5090, Introduction to Business Computer           health services management; organizational behav-
  Information Systems (1.5 hours)                        ior and human resource management; marketing;
• BLAW 5050, Legal, Regulatory and Ethical Envi-         operations and supply chain management; logistics
  ronment of Business (1.5 hours)                        and supply chain management).
• DSCI 5010, Statistical Analysis (1.5 hours)          • 13 hours in MS background requirements
• FINA 5040, Introduction to Finance and Financial       (outlined in the School of Merchandising and Hos-
  Mathematics (1.5 hours)                                pitality Management section of this catalog).
• MGMT 5070, Management Issues (1.5 hours)             • 24 hours in required hospitality management
• MKTG 5000, Marketing Concepts (1.5 hours)              (outlined in the School of Merchandising and Hos-
• MATH 1190, Business Calculus (3 hours)                 pitality Management section of this catalog).
Degree Requirements                                    MBA (any concentration)/MS with a major in
Foundation Courses (12 hours)                          merchandising
• ACCT 5130, Accounting for Management*                54 hours if background courses have already been
• BLAW 5770, Advanced Real Estate Law and              completed.
  Contracts                                            • 18 hours in MBA background courses (outlined in
• FINA 5170, Financial Management*                       previous section).
• RMIN 5730, Risk Management Techniques for the        • 18 hours in required MBA core (outlined in previ-
  Business Executive                                     ous section).
   Students already possessing competency in the       • 12 hours in a specified concentration (business
areas marked with an asterisk (*) may select a more      studies [flex-MBA]; strategic management; finance;
advanced course in the area with the approval of the     health services management; organizational behav-
department.                                              ior and human resource management; marketing;
                                                         operations and supply chain management; logistics
Concentration Courses (18 hours)                         and supply chain management).
• REAL 5350, Introduction to Real Estate and           • 12 hours in MS background requirements
  Investment Analysis                                    (outlined in the School of Merchandising and Hos-
• REAL 5400, Advanced Real Estate Valuation              pitality Management section of this catalog).
• REAL 5440, Advanced Real Estate Finance and          • 24 hours in required merchandising (outlined in
  Analysis                                               the School of Merchandising and Hospitality Man-
• REAL 5760, Advanced Real Estate Investments and        agement section of this catalog).
  Analysis                                             MBA (Operations and Supply Chain Manage-
• REAL 5780, Seminar in Real Estate Research (must     ment)/MS with a major in engineering systems
  be taken the final term/semester)
• Elective course selected with the approval of the    Total hours depends on selection of thesis or non-
  department                                           thesis MSES option.
                                                       • 18 hours in MBA background courses (outlined in
Dual Programs                                            previous section).
                                                       • 18 hours in required MBA core (outlined in previ-
   The College of Business offers two dual programs
                                                         ous section).
in collaboration with the School of Merchandis-
                                                       • 12 hours in required courses (MGMT 5240, 5280
ing and Hospitality Management and one with the
                                                         and 5850, and DSCI 5210).
College of Engineering in engineering systems. The
                                                       • Consult the Department of Engineering Technol-
programs are as follows:
                                                         ogy for total hours to complete the MS with a
MBA (any concentration)/MS with a major in               major in engineering systems.
hospitality management
54 hours if background courses have already been       Graduate Academic Certificates
completed.                                                The College of Business also offers ten graduate
• 18 hours in MBA background courses (outlined in      academic certificates (9 to 12 hours) in the following
  previous section).                                   areas.
• 18 hours in required MBA core (outlined in previ-    • Accounting information systems (ACCT)
  ous section).                                        • Business intelligence (ITDS)
                                                       • Human resource management (MGMT)
                                                       • Information technology administration (ITDS)
176    Business


• Information technology fundamentals (ITDS)              the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), an official
• Information technology security (ITDS)                  copy of the TOEFL score, if required, and official
• Internal audit (ACCT)                                   transcripts from all universities previously attended.
• Leadership and supervisory management (MGMT)            Any test scores (GMAT, GRE, TOEFL) submitted
• Logistics and supply chain management (MKTG)            in support of an application for admission to the
• Six sigma (ITDS)                                        College of Business PhD program must have been
                                                          earned no more than five years prior to the date
Admission Requirements                                    sought for admission.
   U.S. citizens and permanent residents submit           3. Submit a completed Supplementary Information
the application, application fee and official tran-       Form to the Graduate Programs Office, College of
scripts to the Toulouse School of Graduate Studies.       Business.
International applicants submit materials to the
International Admissions Office.                          4. Request three individuals (usually university
   GMAT scores are not required for the graduate          professors) to complete and return a Doctoral Appli-
academic certificate programs. Students who wish          cant Evaluation Form. These forms are available in
to enter the MBA/MS program will be required to           the application package located on the web at www.
take the GMAT, submit supporting documents and            cob.unt.edu/programs/phd/ or by request from the
meet CoB entrance requirements before proceeding          PhD Program and Research Office in the College of
with courses beyond those required for a certificate      Business.
program.                                                     For further information concerning the doctoral
                                                          program in business administration and specific
Additional Information                                    admission requirements, contact: the PhD Program
   Individuals interested in obtaining specific           and Research Office, College of Business. Contact
information on the above certificate programs may         information and destination of documents are as
contact the Department of Information Technology          follows:
and Decision Sciences; Department of Marketing
and Logistics; and Department of Management .             Both U.S. and International Applicants
                                                          PhD Program and Research Office
Doctor of Philosophy                                      College of Business
                                                          University of North Texas
Objectives
                                                          Mailing address:
    The doctoral program in business administration       1155 Union Circle #311160
is designed to prepare men and women of outstand-         Denton, TX 76203-5017
ing ability for careers in teaching and research at the
university level. However, the program has enough         PhDCOBA@unt.edu
flexibility to accommodate individuals whose career       www.cob.unt.edu/programs/phd
objectives lie outside academia. Individuals who          Phone: 940-369-8488
undertake doctoral study are expected to achieve          Fax: 940-369-8978
excellence in the command of the technical aspects        Submit a Supplementary Information Sheet (Form
of a business discipline and to develop expertise in      A), statement of purpose essay, resume and three
the conduct of meaningful research.                       recommendation letters using Doctoral Applicant
                                                          Evaluation Forms (Form A-1).
Procedure for Admission
   For admission consideration, the following             U.S. Citizens Only
items are required by the College of Business PhD         Toulouse School of Graduate Studies
Program and Research Office. The complete PhD             Graduate Admissions Office
application packet can be found at www.cob.unt.edu/       Eagle Student Services Center, Room 354
programs/phd/ or may be requested by e-mail from          Mailing address:
PhDCOBA@unt.edu.                                          1155 Union Circle #305459
   In the determination of an applicant’s eligibility     Denton, TX 76203-5017
for admission to the College of Business for the PhD      graduateschool@unt.edu
degree, the following items are required:                 graduateschool.unt.edu
1. Processed application for admission forwarded          Phone: 940-565-2636 or toll-free 888-UNT-GRAD
by the Toulouse School of Graduate Studies.               [868-4723]
2. Provide the Toulouse School of Graduate Studies        Submit a U.S. application, fee, official transcripts and
with an official copy of the score made on either the     official GMAT or GRE scores.
Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or
                                                                                                Business 177


International Applicants Only                                Students entering the doctoral program after
International Admissions Office                           receiving a master’s degree will take 27–33 hours in
University of North Texas                                 major and 12–18 hours of research track courses, a
Information Sciences Building, 2nd Floor                  minimum of 12 hours of pre-dissertation research
                                                          and a dissertation of 12 hours. The pre-dissertation
Mailing address:                                          requirement may be met by 12 hours of research
1155 Union Circle #311067                                 seminars (6910) and independent study (6940). The
Denton, TX 76203-5017                                     minimum course work consists of the following (69
international@unt.edu                                     hours minimum):
Phone: 940-565-2442
                                                          • Research track, 12–18 hours
Submit an International Application, fee, official        • Major and minor areas, 27–33 hours
transcripts, official TOEFL, financial statement, and     • Pre-dissertation research, 12 hours
official GRE or GMAT scores. (Please note that all        • Dissertation, 12 hours
official GRE and GMAT scores are received by the
Toulouse School of Graduate Studies, listed above.)          The above may include no more than 12 semester
                                                          hours of 5900, 5910, 6900 and 6910 credit prior to
Retention Policy for Doctoral Programs in                 pre-dissertation research.
Business Administration                                      The two research tracks consist of 12–18 hours
   If during any long term/semester (fall or spring) a    of course work designed to develop the research
PhD student does not enroll in any approved course        capabilities of the student and to prepare the student
work, the student must file a leave of absence form       for conducting research of dissertation quality. The
(Form E); otherwise, the student will be placed           student’s choice of track must be approved by the
on inactive status. After two long terms/semesters        major area PhD coordinator. The required courses
in sequence in inactive status, the student will be       for each track are described below:
removed from the PhD program.                             1. Research Track I (15 hours): BUSI 6220, Applied
                                                          Regression Analysis (3 hours); BUSI 6450, Busi-
Residence Requirement                                     ness Research Methods (3 hours); BUSI 6480,
   While completing course work, every student is         Advanced Issues in Research Design (3 hours); BUSI
required to complete a minimum residency require-         6240, Applied Multivariate Statistics (3 hours); and
ment consisting of two consecutive terms/semesters        BUSI 6280, Applications in Causal and Covariance
with a minimum course load of 9 hours each term/          Structure Modeling (3 hours).
semester. This can consist of spring and fall, fall and
                                                          2. Research Track II (12 hours): ECON 5600,
spring, spring and summer, or summer and fall.
                                                          Mathematical Economics (3 hours); ECON 5650,
Research Tool Requirement                                 Advanced Econometrics (3 hours); methodological
   The doctoral program in business administration        tool elective (3 hours); and MSCI 6000, Theory and
requires satisfactory completion of a research tool       Application of Nonparametric Statistics (3 hours).
requirement.                                                 Students entering the doctoral program upon
                                                          completion of a bachelor’s degree must complete
Program Requirements                                      the MBA core requirements and 12 additional hours
   The doctoral student must select a major field         in the major and/or minor areas. In addition, all
of study in one of the following program areas:           students must demonstrate a calculus proficiency.
accounting, business computer information systems,           The qualifying examination, given upon comple-
finance, management, marketing, or management             tion of all course work, is designed to measure
science. With the approval of an academic advisor,        attainment of expected levels of knowledge in the
the student will select courses in a supporting area.     major and minor areas and to determine the stu-
These courses may come from more than one busi-           dent’s ability to synthesize information acquired. The
ness administration program area.                         examination is both written and oral. Candidates
   Program requirements are designed to accommo-          who have taken the qualifying examination may not
date the career plans and background of the student       change their major.
and, at the same time, meet the specific standards           Specific procedural, academic progression
and requirements of the student’s program area.           and administrative requirements of the doctoral
Competence achieved, rather than a specific number        program are listed in the Handbook for Doctoral
of hours completed, is the prime criterion; however,      Students, available in the CoB PhD Programs and
a minimum of 69 hours of graduate credit beyond           Research Office. All students, at the time of admis-
the master’s degree or 99 hours beyond the bach-          sion, are responsible for obtaining a copy of the
elor’s degree must be earned.                             Handbook for Doctoral Students to familiarize
                                                          themselves with all requirements.
178    Business


Admission to Candidacy                                   CPU, 80 gigabyte hard drive, 512 megabyte memory,
   Admission to candidacy is granted by the dean of      17-inch flat panel LCD monitor, CD-RW drive, ZIP
the Toulouse School of Graduate Studies after satis-     drive, and 100-megabit network interface card.
factory completion of the qualifying examination.           The College of Business provides more than half
                                                         of the above systems in student labs that are open
Dissertation                                             100 hours per week and staffed by 50 student lab
    Upon admission to candidacy and with the             monitors. These labs are divided into two major
consent of the student’s committee, the student is       areas. The General Access Labs consist of more than
required to make a formal presentation of the dis-       90 computers in three rooms and are designed for
sertation proposal at an open forum consisting of        the general business student who is required to use
graduate faculty of the College of Business and other    computers but may be used by all UNT students.
doctoral students.                                       The Business Labs consist of more than 170 comput-
    As a final requirement, each candidate submits a     ers in seven rooms in three different areas of the
dissertation. Completion of the dissertation requires    Business Building and Curry Hall. These labs are
original and independent research in the major           designed for and limited to students taking College
program area. It should reflect not only a mastery       of Business courses. The primary Business Lab has
of research techniques, but also an ability to iden-     40 systems and includes software to emulate a main-
tify an important problem for investigation and          frame environment for appropriate courses. The
to design research that permits the formulation of       Special Lab has 18 systems and is designed exclu-
reasonable hypotheses and the drawing of logical         sively for students taking senior- or graduate-level
conclusions related to the problem identified. A final   classes such as Introduction to Database Applica-
comprehensive examination, primarily a defense of        tions; Distributed Systems and Teleprocessing; Data
the dissertation, is scheduled in coordination with      Communications and Networking; Information
the CoB PhD Programs and Research Office and the         Resource Management; Decision Support Systems;
Toulouse School of Graduate Studies.                     and Visual Display. The Curry Hall Team Lab
                                                         provides 20 team cubicles for team projects. Each
Teaching Fellowships                                     cubicle consists of two computers and as many as six
                                                         chairs. There is also a hands-on classroom consisting
   Departmental chairpersons assign teaching assis-      of 48 student computers, an instructor’s system and
tantships and fellowships based on departmental          a data projector.
needs.
                                                         Professional Development Institute
College of Business Computing
Center                                                   Ken Robertson, President
                                                            Since 1973, the Professional Development Insti-
College of Business Information and Learning             tute (PDI) has provided education, information and
Technologies Center                                      training. By attending PDI programs, more than
                                                         500,000 professionals, managers and salespeople
Cengiz Capan, Director                                   have gained tools and ideas that increase indi-
    The Information and Learning Technologies            vidual and company performance. PDI works with
Center of the College of Business is housed in the       a diverse network of leading experts from around
Business Building and comprises a full-time direc-       the world to provide solution- and results-oriented
tor, a computer systems manager, three computer          programs.
support specialists and an administrative services          Working closely with experts in a variety of
officer. A technical support team of three or more       industries, PDI understands the critical issues and
upper-division and graduate business students aids       defines the educational needs of professionals within
the full-time staff in installations, troubleshooting,   an organization. PDI works directly with clients
and working with faculty and staff when problems         to further specify and define the needs particular
or questions arise concerning hardware or software.      to the customer’s organization. Once needs have
More than 500 Pentium desktop systems in the             been determined, PDI develops and designs educa-
Business Building and Curry Hall are networked           tional tools and training and works in conjunction
together with a four-node, high-availability cluster     with leading industry, academic and governmental
under a Novell 6.5 operating system using dual Xeon      experts globally to provide targeted results.
Compaq/HP servers, each with at least 3 gigabytes           PDI assists employees in being more efficient
of memory and a total of 400 gigabytes in an exter-      and effective. Instructors and staff are in constant
nal storage area network (SAN) disk array. Each of       contact to ensure that programs address issues and
the desktop systems is configured as follows: 2 GHz
                                                                                Business / Accounting 179


help create solutions. Programs enable employees to

                                                        Department of
immediately utilize the information and positively
impact the bottom line.

Institute of Petroleum Accounting                       Accounting
Harvey Zimmerman, Director
                                                        Main Departmental Office
   The Institute of Petroleum Accounting is a unique    Business Building, Room 215
organization funded primarily by companies in
the petroleum and mining industries. The institute      Mailing address:
began operations in September 1980, with three          1155 Union Circle #305219
principal objectives:                                   Denton, TX 76203-5017
                                                        940-565-3080
1. to carry out research and encourage others to
carry out research in accounting, finance, taxation     Web site: www.cob.unt.edu/acct
and economic problems of the extractive industries;
                                                        Don W. Finn, Chair
2. to disseminate information about research activi-
                                                        Graduate Faculty: Cockrell, Conover, Curtis, Fayard,
ties of the institute and about current developments
                                                        Finn, Frost, Graves, Hutchison, Iyer, Lightner,
in accounting, finance, taxation and economic
                                                        Mayper, Merino, Price, Raman, Robertson, Sun,
aspects of the extractive industries; and
                                                        Wilner.
3. to encourage universities and colleges to become
actively involved in educational programs related to
the extractive industries.
                                                        Mission in Brief
                                                           The mission of the professional programs in
   Research fellowships, up to $20,000 per year,        accounting at the University of North Texas is to
are available to students involved in research in the   prepare a diverse student body for careers in indus-
extractive industries.                                  try, public accounting, and the nonprofit sector,
                                                        primarily in the North Texas region.
Beta Gamma Sigma                                           The mission of the doctoral program in account-
   This national honorary society of business           ing at the University of North Texas is to prepare
administration students was founded in 1913. The        students to conduct discipline-based research,
UNT chapter was established in 1962. The primary        appreciate a variety of research methods and engage
objective of Beta Gamma Sigma is to encourage and       in quality instructional activities.
honor high academic achievement by students of
business and management through chapters in all         Research
American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Busi-            The research interests of the faculty of the
ness accredited schools. Membership is a signal         Department of Accounting are eclectic. Faculty
honor and is limited to outstanding students who        currently are engaged in behavioral, empirical,
show promise of success in the field of business and    historical and theoretical research related to a broad
who rank in the upper 10 percent of their junior,       range of academic and professional topics.
senior or graduate class. More information may be           Current behavioral research efforts focus on
obtained from the dean’s office in the College of       application of cognitive models, venture theory
Business.                                               and prospect theory to audit techniques, decision
                                                        models, financial accounting standards, managerial
Courses of Instruction                                  performance evaluation and tax compliance issues.
   All Courses of Instruction are located in one sec-   Empirical research is being conducted in the areas
tion at the back of this catalog.                       of international accounting and taxation for multi-
                                                        national corporations, governmental auditing, and
Course and Subject Guide                                the impact of governmental standards on borrowing
   The “Course and Subject Guide,” found in the         costs, oil and gas standards and regulation, pensions,
Courses of Instruction section of this book, serves     post-employment benefits and audit risk assess-
as a table of contents and provides quick access to     ment. Historical research focuses on demand for
subject areas and prefixes.                             audit services, regulatory legislation and analysis of
                                                        the role of the professional accountant. Theoretical
                                                        research is being conducted in the areas of public
                                                        interest accounting, audit failure, ethical standards
                                                        and development of expert systems. Research also

				
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