Business Administration Major B.S.

UNH Paul College business administration students
Business Administration Major B.S.

Business Administration is the most popular major at UNH for good reason. Having a fundamental understanding of business will prepare you for just about any career and give you valuable knowledge and skills for life. Whether you want  work in accounting and finance, marketing, management , information systems and business analytics, international business and economics, or start your own business or non-profit then earning a bachelor's degree in Business Administration will set you up for success.

What is business administration?

A Bachelor of Science in business administration will help you build the skills, knowledge and experience to land a job and thrive in today’s evolving economy. Graduates are in demand in a variety of industries including accounting, finance, information systems and business analytics, management and marketing. Whether you aspire to work for a high-powered firm, start-up or non-profit, launch your own business, or lay the foundation for your MBA, a business administration degree opens the doors to many career opportunities.

Why study business administration at UNH?

As a business administration student at Paul College you will take a core set of classes that cover the fundamental theories, principles, concepts and skill sets in key areas of business, while building upon your social, analytical, competitive and professional intelligence. These foundation courses give you the flexibility to move into a variety of fields and companies. You also will declare an option within your major during the second semester of your sophomore year that provides deeper expertise in a specific business area to propel you on your career path. Many students choose more than one! Options within the major include: accounting, entrepreneurial studies, finance, information systems and business analytics, international business and economics, management, marketing, and student designed.

Potential Careers

  • Accountant and auditor

  • Financial analyst

  • Sales professional

  • Insurance underwriter

  • Digital marketing account manager

  • Investment banker

  • Project manager

  • Data analyst

  • Stock broker

  • Entrepreneur

Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics
10 Garrison Avenue
Durham, NH 03824

P: (603) 862-3885
E: paulcollege.advising@unh.edu

Curriculum & Requirements

A Bachelor of Science in business administration will help you build the skills, knowledge and experience to land a job and thrive in today’s evolving economy. Graduates are in demand in a variety of industries including accounting, finance, information systems and business analytics, management and marketing. Whether you aspire to work for a high-powered firm, start-up or non-profit or launch your own business, a business administration degree opens the doors to many career opportunities.

At Paul College, students in the business administration major take foundation courses in their freshman and sophomore years that cover the fundamental theories, principles, concepts and skill sets in key areas of business, while building upon their social, analytical, competitive and professional intelligence. These foundation courses prepare you to move into a variety of fields and companies. You also must declare an option within your major during the second semester of your sophomore year that provides deeper expertise in a specific business area to propel you on your career path. Many students choose more than one! Options within the major include: accounting, entrepreneurial studies, finance, information systems and business analytics, international business and economics, management, marketing, and student designed.

The following courses are major-required courses. Students take 16-18 credits per semester. Discovery Program requirements (including the Inquiry requirement in the first two years) and elective courses are taken as well. Students are expected to follow this course plan. In the first three semesters, students cannot take more than two major courses in a single semester. The options have additional requirements as noted in those program descriptions. For a detailed schedule/plan of study for each option, students should check with the Paul College Undergraduate Programs and Advising Office for specific recommendations.

A typical plan of study follows, showing the major-required courses. Students take 16-18 credits per semester. Discovery Program requirements (including the Inquiry requirement in the first two years) and elective courses are taken as well. Students are expected to follow this course plan. In the first three semesters, students cannot take more than two major courses in a single semester. The options have additional requirements as noted. For a detailed schedule/plan of study for each option, students should check with the Paul College Undergraduate Programs and Advising Office for specific recommendations.

Business Adminsistration core requirements
ADMN courses:
ADMN 400Introduction to Business4
ADMN 403Computing Essentials for Business1
ADMN 410Management Information Systems4
ADMN 420Business Statistics4
ADMN 502Financial Accounting4
ADMN 503Managerial Accounting4
ADMN 570Introduction to Financial Management4
ADMN 575Behavior in Organizations4
ADMN 580Quantitative Decision Making4
ADMN 585Marketing4
ADMN 703Strategic Management: Decision Making 14
Other subject code courses:
ECON 401Principles of Economics (Macro)4
ECON 402Principles of Economics (Micro)4
MATH 422Mathematics for Business Applications4
or MATH 424A Calculus for Social Sciences
PHIL 431Business Ethics4
PAUL 405Freshman Academic Experience I1
PAUL 406Freshman Academic Experience II1
PAUL 660BiP-Social Intelligence Topics 22
PAUL 670BiP-Analytical Intelligence Topics 22
PAUL 680BiP-Competitive Intelligence Topics 22
PAUL 690BiP-Professional Intelligence Topics 22

Depending of the choice of option and the specific requirements thereof, students may be able to take PAUL or non-PAUL electives in their junior or senior year.

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