The University of North Texas has added three new degree programs, from sports entertainment management to a new doctorate in business.
The university will offer two new bachelor’s degrees. The J. Brint Ryan College of Business will offer a bachelor’s degree in Sports Entertainment Management exclusively at UNT Frisco, which is opening its new Frisco Landing campus on January 17th.
The degree, which will be in business administration, prepares students for a career in professional sports. The degree, according to the university, will focus on managing sports organizations in the 21st century, building brands, developing corporate partnerships, attracting fans, and managing talent. Students will also have the opportunity to specialize in professional sports media relations, event management, hospitality, merchandising and sales. Degree students will benefit from the university’s partnership with the Dallas Cowboys.
Students with an interest in music but no formal musical education will find possible career paths by pursuing a new Bachelor of Arts degree in Critical Studies in Music and Society. The College of Music will offer a new degree that will teach students how to talk about music to a wide and diverse audience. The program will also teach students how to conduct the research needed to answer the questions facing the music business today.
Graduate students will complete the program with a high school graduation project, which can be a traditional thesis or an alternative project such as an internship tailored to the student’s professional goals. Students pursuing a new degree can enter a wide range of careers such as law, medicine, music entrepreneurship, music production, journalism or performance art criticism, non-commercial performing arts, and academia.
Business owners and employees can now earn a PhD in Business Administration from the UNT. PhD for business professionals who want to better solve the mysteries and needs of industry and consumers. The degree will be practical and not theoretical like many doctoral programs. Advanced professionals will have new opportunities to study scientific disciplines, research, strategy, consulting or increase the role of a leader, while continuing their current work. Doctoral students will be immersed in industry research at the College of Business. J. Brint Ryan.