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

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

Paul College management student

The Management Option provides you opportunities to develop a substantial foundation in the principles of managing the human, organizational, and capital resources of the firm in a strategic manner to enhance organizational competitiveness.  

What is management?

Management focuses on coordinating and overseeing the human, organizational and capital resources of a firm in a strategic manner to enhance organizational competitiveness. This option within the business administration major is an excellent option for students who see themselves as “big picture people” and business generalists.

Why study management at UNH?

In the Paul College of Business and Economics business administration major management option you’ll build your problem-solving, planning and interpersonal skills related to leadership in the new economy, and you’ll learn to manage innovation and change and international cross-cultural issues in business. Our graduates leave well-prepared for career paths that include project management, and supervision, and are well positioned for consulting as well as graduate education. The Paul College Management Department is ranked as having one of the top faculty in North America based on scholarly research, bringing cutting-edge knowledge into the classroom to give you a competitive edge in the marketplace.

Potential careers

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


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Curriculum & Requirements

The Option in Management provides students with opportunities to develop a substantial foundation in the principles of managing the human, organizational, technical, and financial resources of organizations to enhance strategic competitiveness. 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.

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 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 Making4
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.

Option in Management

Required courses:
MGT 701Business, Government, and Society4
MGT 714Organizational Leadership and Structure4
Select two of the following: 18
MGT 640
Human Resource Management
MGT 642
Talent Acquisition
MGT 662
Exploration in Entrepreneurial Management
MGT 647
Business Law I
MGT 666
Judgment Days: Revelations for Negotiating in your Favor
MGT 713
Leadership Assessment and Development
MGT 755
International Management
MGT 620
Topics in Management 2
or MGT 720
Topics in Management II
Semester in the City Internship 3
Total Credits16

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