Business Administration Major: Management Option (B.S.)

Business Administration Major: Management Option (B.S.)
UNH Students gather for a private tutoring session with Management professor Rachel Campagna in the Forge, Paul College's dedicated space for Business in Practice programs.

The business administration management major at UNH shows you how to lead high performing teams and organizations. If you aspire to move into a leadership role in your career, than adding the management option to your major will help give you the skills and shape you for success.

You'll learn how to manage diverse organizations and build your changemaker skills, as well as how to hire and develop good talent, manage conflict, and uncover your leadership potential.

If you are interested in specializing, we offer two tracks: strategic HR  & analytics to become a pro at hiring and understanding worker performance, or sustainable business to lead companies that care about balancing profit, people, and planet.

What is management?

The management option offers a dynamic curriculum tailored to arm you with the managerial skills needed to excel in a variety of business environments. You should choose management if you want to learn to devise and implement organizational strategies that secure a competitive market advantage; enhance your ability to foster effective team collaboration, manage conflict, and drive comprehensive strategic initiatives; and build team structures and norms designed to maximize organizational performance.

Why study management at UNH?

In the business administration management major at UNH you will develop a broad set of competencies that are highly valued across all sectors of business. You will gain the expertise to thrive as an individual contributor, a collaborative team member, and an effective leader. You’ll explore strategic management practices that yield a competitive edge, learn to navigate complex workplace dynamics, and develop your ability to think critically to address real-world challenges. You can specialize in one of two tracks: Strategic Human Resources & Analytics, where you’ll learn to develop and manage human capital through data-driven strategies and innovative people management practices; or Sustainable Business, which promotes sustainability as a core aspect of organizational success.

Potential Careers

  • Account coordinator
  • Brand manager
  • Business analyst
  • Consultant
  • Human resources director
  • Operations manager
  • Program manager
  • Recruiter
  • Supervisor

Curriculum & Requirements

The Option in Management provides students with the knowledge and skills to assess organizational effectiveness, identify challenges, develop solutions, and implement changes in order to improve internal and external performance.  Courses emphasize critical thinking, problem-solving, planning, interpersonal skills related to ethical leadership in the global economy, managing innovation and technology, organizational change and sustainability, and international and cross-cultural issues in organizations.

The option emphasizes the generalist's mindset in concert with a specialist's functional understanding of the firm. This is an excellent option for students who see themselves as "big picture" people. Future career paths include an array of management, supervisory, entrepreneurial, human resources, and other positions in for-profit and non-profit organizations. The option is also recommended for students considering graduate education in management or law.

Sample Degree Plan

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
ADMN 400
or ADMN 410
Introduction to Business
or Management Information Systems
ECON 401
or ECON 402
Principles of Economics (Macro)
or Principles of Economics (Micro)
MATH 422
or MATH 424A
Mathematics for Business Applications
or Calculus for Social Sciences
PHIL 431 Business Ethics 4
ADMN 403 Computing Essentials for Business 1
PAUL 405 Freshman Academic Experience I 1
ADMN 410
or ADMN 400
Management Information Systems
or Introduction to Business
ECON 402
or ECON 401
Principles of Economics (Micro)
or Principles of Economics (Macro)
ENGL 401 First-Year Writing 4
Discovery 4
PAUL 406 Freshman Academic Experience II 1
Second Year
ADMN 502 Financial Accounting 4
ADMN 510 Business Statistics 4
Discovery 4
Discovery 4
ADMN 503 Managerial Accounting 4
ADMN 575 Behavior in Organizations 4
Discovery 4
Discovery 4
PAUL 660
or PAUL 690
BiP-Social Intelligence Topics
or BiP-Professional Intelligence Topics
Third Year
ADMN 585 Marketing 4
ADMN 570
or ADMN 580
Introduction to Financial Management
or Quantitative Decision Making
Management option course 4
Discovery 4
BiP Business in Practice (PAUL 660, 670, 680 or 690) 2
ADMN 580
or ADMN 570
Quantitative Decision Making
or Introduction to Financial Management
Management option course 4
Course selected in consultation with advisor 1 4
Course selected in consultation with advisor 1 4
BiP Business in Practice (PAUL 660, 670, 680 or 690) 2
Fourth Year
Management option course 4
Management option course 4
Course selected in consultation with advisor 1 4
Course selected in consultation with advisor 1 4
BiP Business in Practice (PAUL 660, 670, 680 or 690) 2
ADMN 775
ADMN 700
Strategic Management: Decision Making
and PAUL Assessment of Core Knowledge
Management option course 4
Course selected in consultation with advisor 1 4
Course selected in consultation with advisor 1 4
 Total Credits139

Students can explore a second option, second major, minor, or general electives.

Degree Requirements

Minimum Credit Requirement: 128 credits
Minimum Residency Requirement: 32 credits must be taken at UNH
Minimum GPA: 2.0 required for conferral*
Core Curriculum Required: Discovery & Writing Program Requirements
Foreign Language Requirement: No

All Major, Option and Elective Requirements as indicated.
*Major GPA requirements as indicated.

Major Requirements

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 Administration core requirements
ADMN courses:
ADMN 400Introduction to Business4
ADMN 403Computing Essentials for Business1
ADMN 410Management Information Systems4
ADMN 502Financial Accounting4
ADMN 503Managerial Accounting4
ADMN 510Business Statistics4
ADMN 570Introduction to Financial Management4
ADMN 575Behavior in Organizations4
ADMN 580Quantitative Decision Making4
ADMN 585Marketing4
ADMN 775Strategic 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

This is the capstone course in the business administration  program, and satisfies the capstone requirement of  the Discovery Program. Students may be required to concurrently enroll in ADMN 700 PAUL Assessment of Core Knowledge (zero credits) for AACSB accreditation purposes.


Students may satisfy PAUL 660, PAUL 670, PAUL 680, PAUL 690 requirements through other courses/experiences with approved intelligence attributes assigned.  

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.

Option in Management

Required courses8
Select two courses from the following:
MGT 630
Leading in Diverse Organizations
MGT 701
Stakeholder Engagement & Sustainable Businesses
MGT 714
Organizational Changemaker Skills
Management Electives 112
Select three courses from the following:
MGT 640
Human Resource Management
MGT 642
Talent Acquisition
MGT 655
Doing Business Globally
MGT 662
Exploration in Entrepreneurial Management
or MGT 733
Launching New Ventures
MGT 666
Strategic Negotiation and Conflict Management
MGT 713
Leadership Assessment and Development
MGT 755
Global Mindset for Sustainable Business
MGT 620
Topics in Management 2
or MGT #720
Topics in Management II
Internship: Semester in the City (Boston) or Semester for Impact (NH) 3
Total Credits20

Students may take third required course as one elective.


Topics will change from year to year.


INCO 505I may be applied as 4 credits (1 elective course) towards the Management Option.

Additional Tracks in Management

Students may decide to concentrate their electives in a particular area and select one of two tracks (see below), or may combine courses from the two tracks to fulfill the MGT elective course requirement. 

Strategic HR & Analytics Track
Required Courses
MGT 630Leading in Diverse Organizations4
MGT 640Human Resource Management4
MGT 714Organizational Changemaker Skills4
Select two courses from the following: 8
MGT 642
Talent Acquisition
MGT 666
Strategic Negotiation and Conflict Management
MGT #720
Topics in Management II (Leadership, Motivation & Rewards)
Total Credits20
Sustainable Business Track
Required Courses
MGT 701Stakeholder Engagement & Sustainable Businesses4
MGT 713Leadership Assessment and Development4
MGT #720Topics in Management II (Design Thinking for Strategic Innovation)4
Business Electives4
Select one course from the following:
MGT 662
Exploration in Entrepreneurial Management
MGT 666
Strategic Negotiation and Conflict Management
MGT 655
Doing Business Globally
MGT 755
Global Mindset for Sustainable Business
MKTG 620
Topics in Marketing (Sustainable & Responsive Marketing Practices)
Sustainability Electives4
Select one course from the following:
ANTH #695
Globalization and Global Population Health
ECON 655
Innovation in the Global Economy
EREC 572
Introduction to Natural Resource Economics
NR 507
Introduction to our Energy System and Sustainable Energy
NR 784
Sustainable Living - Global Perspectives
NR 785
Systems Thinking for Sustainable Solutions
PHIL 531
Topics in Professional and Business Ethics
POLT #750
Politics of Poverty
SOC 565
Environment and Society
SUST 501
Sustainability in Action
Total Credits20

  • Students will demonstrate proficiency in the core content areas of business.
  • Students will think critically to address business situations.
  • Students will demonstrate communication skills to interact effectively in business situations.
  • Students will identify and understand the ethical dimensions and implications of business decisions.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze a business situation by applying a multiple stakeholder lens.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of business practices as they relate to local, national and global competitiveness.

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