Business Administration: Part-Time or Online MBA

Paul College Part-Time MBA students
Business Administration: Part-Time or Online MBA

You're eager to reach your next career milestone. As a working professional you need flexibility. The Part-Time and Online MBA programs at UNH are designed just for you. Whether you take evening classes on our Durham or Manchester campus, complete the entire program online, or combine both, you tailor your classes to accommodate your professional and personal commitments. 

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Why get your MBA online or part-time?

You’re eager to advance your career and have your sights set on an MBA. It’s a great investment and will help you develop the highly sought-after skills and knowledge needed to advance in your current organization, shift career paths, or re-enter the workforce. Working professionals and parents need flexibility. The part-time and online MBA programs at UNH’s Paul College are designed for you with flexible delivery of courses. Take classes entirely online, evenings face-to-face on UNH’s Durham and/or Manchester campuses, or combine both. You will learn with the same great professors who teach in our full-time program.

Why choose UNH’s part-time or online MBA program?

Our nationally ranked MBA is the only New Hampshire program accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the gold standard for business schools. Our faculty stand out as active researchers and former executives who bring real-world perspectives to their teaching, and your classmates, averaging 10 years of professional experience, will challenge you to think beyond your own beliefs and ideas. Our industry-driven curriculum includes optional specialization areas in finance, information systems and business analytics, marketing, global business, growth and innovation, or hospitality management. Start in the in the fall or spring and complete your degree in two- to three-and-a-half years. GMAT may be waived with significant professional/military experience.

Potential careers

  • Business data analytics
  • Consulting
  • Finance
  • Global business
  • Health care management
  • Hospitality management
  • Manufacturing management
  • Marketing
  • Product development

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Curriculum & Requirements

Part­-time and Online M.B.A.

Earn your Master's in Business Administration from Paul College of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire, the state's flagship university. What sets us apart is our distinct combination of rigor, relevance and a world-class faculty. Our students come from various industries - from more traditional business fields like finance and marketing, to engineering, law, healthcare and the military. Some are seeking growth within their current organizations while others are looking to gain the skills and knowledge to change professions.

PART-­TIME M.B.A. PROGRAM

https://paulcollege.unh.edu/academics/graduate-programs/mba/part-time-mba

The M.B.A. Part­-Time evening option is an excellent choice for professionals in the workforce who are seeking to advance their careers. This innovative program provides the opportunity for students to earn a degree in as little as two years. Courses are offered at the Durham and Manchester campuses.

Instituted in 1996, the Part-Time evening M.B.A. program is primarily designed for those who are highly motivated and capable of balancing a full­-time work schedule with evening study. Classes meet from 5:30-­9:15 p.m. The Part-­Time, Online and Full­-Time programs all share the same faculty. Admission points are in late August and January.

The new and innovative curriculum common to all the MBA programs at UNH - Full-Time, Part-Time and Online - is specifically designed to align the learning objectives in the core courses and free up more time for elective/specialization courses. The curriculum does this by integrating courses, identifying key skills and concepts necessary for success in business, and then helping students master these skills and concepts through class discussions, cases, guest lectures, and projects. Throughout the program, students will be exposed to knowledge that builds insight into complex organizations.

Highlights

  • The only Part-Time M.B.A. program in northern New England ranked among the nation’s top 100 by U.S. News & World Report making this program #1 in northern New England.
  • The fast­-track M.B.A. Part-Time option gives students the flexibility to earn an advanced degree from an AACSB accredited institution in as little as two years. Students have up to three and a half years to complete the curriculum.
  • Students have the opportunity to participate in a 10 day international residency as part of the international management course. The residency combines lectures, corporate visits, and cultural activities.
  • Six areas of specialized concentration are available - finance, information systems & business analytics, marketing, global business, growth and Innovation, and hospitality management -  as well as a variety of elective courses.

ONLINE M.B.A.

https://paulcollege.unh.edu/academics/graduate-programs/mba/online-mba

The Online M.B.A. degree is an excellent choice for professionals in the workforce who are seeking to advance their careers, but who cannot regularly attend classes on campus. This innovative program provides students with the opportunity to earn a degree in as little as two years from anywhere in the world and has rapidly grown to become the Paul School’s most popular M.B.A. program.

The Online model is primarily designed for those who are highly motivated and capable of balancing a full-­time work schedule with online study. Courses are designed to facilitate information sharing outside the constraints of time and place among a network of people.

The Online M.B.A. program follows the same curriculum as the Part-­Time M.B.A. allowing students to move back and forth between the two models if they choose. Admission points are in mid August and January. The program is primarily asynchronous. Students can log on anytime during the week to complete their work adding to the flexibility of the online option. NB: The online courses, like those that are face to face, may require team projects that necessitate coordinating the schedules of those involved from time to time.

Highlights

  • The only Online M.B.A. program in northern New England ranked among the nation’s top 100 by U.S. News & World Report making this program #1 in northern New England.
  • The Online M.B.A. option allows students to earn an advanced degree from an AACSB accredited institution in two to three and a half years from anywhere in the world.

Registration Policies

M.B.A. courses are primarily intended for matriculated students who have been admitted to the M.B.A. program. Other degree-seeking students and M.B.A. alumni may request permission to register for courses on a space­-available basis.

Audit: Required M.B.A. core courses cannot accommodate auditors. Other degree-­seeking students and M.B.A. alumni may request permission from the instructor to audit M.B.A. electives.

EXAMPLE PART-TIME and ONLINE 2-YEAR CURRICULUM MAP FALL/AUGUST START (8 week Terms) 2
FIRST YEAR COURSE SCHEDULE - FALL/AUGUST START
Term 1 (Aug-Oct):
ADMN 912Managing Yourself & Leading Others3
ADMN 919Accounting/Financial Reporting, Budgeting, and Analysis3
Term 2 (Oct-Dec):
ADMN 926Leveraging Technology for Competitive Advantage3
ADMN 950Data Driven Decisions3
Term 3 (Jan-March):
ADMN 970Economics of Competition3
ADMN 960Marketing/Building Customer Value3
Term 4 (March-May):
ADMN 930Financial Management/Raising and Investing Money3
Elective 13
Term 5 (May-July) 2
Elective Option (online) 13
Elective Option (online) 13
SECOND YEAR COURSE SCHEDULE - FALL/AUGUST START
Term 1 (Aug-Oct):
Elective 13
Elective 13
Term 2 (Oct-Dec):
Elective 13
Elective 13
Term 3 (Jan-March):
Elective 13
Elective 13
Term 4 (March-May):
ADMN 940Managing Operations3
ADMN 982Creating Winning Strategies3
Term 5 (May-July) 2
Elective Option (online) 13
Elective Option (online) 13
EXAMPLE PART-TIME and ONLINE CURRICULUM MAP SPRING/JANUARY START (8 week Terms) 2
FIRST YEAR COURSE SCHEDULE - SPRING/JANUARY START
Term 1 (Aug-Oct):
Term 2 (Oct-Dec):
Term 3 (Jan-March):
ADMN 912Managing Yourself & Leading Others3
ADMN 970Economics of Competition3
Term 4 (March-May):
Elective 13
Term 5 (May-July) 2
Elective Option (online) 13
Elective Option (online) 13
SECOND YEAR COURSE SCHEDULE - SPRING/JANUARY START
Term 1 (Aug-Oct):
ADMN 919Accounting/Financial Reporting, Budgeting, and Analysis3
Elective 13
Term 2 (Oct-Dec):
ADMN 926Leveraging Technology for Competitive Advantage3
ADMN 950Data Driven Decisions3
Term 3 (Jan-March):
ADMN 960Marketing/Building Customer Value3
Elective 13
Term 4 (March-May):
ADMN 930Financial Management/Raising and Investing Money3
ADMN 940Managing Operations3
Term 5 (May-July) 2
Elective Option (online) 13
Elective Option (online) 13
THIRD YEAR COURSE SCHEDULE - SPRING/JANUARY START
Term 1 (Aug-Oct):
Elective 13
Elective 13
Term 2 (Oct-Dec):
Elective 13
Term 3 (Jan-March):
Elective 13
Term 4 (March-May):
ADMN 982Creating Winning Strategies3
Term 5 (May-July) 2

Part­-Time and Online M.B.A. Requirements

Part-­time (evening) and online students typically begin the program in the fall term, although January admission with a reduced course load is possible. The degree is comprised of nine required core courses and seven electives. ADMN 982 Creating Winning Strategies is the capstone experience. Students may petition to waive up to three core courses. A waiver is typically granted if the student possesses a major (five to six courses from an AACSB­ accredited institution) in a core area earned within five years of matriculation, e.g., a student with a major in finance may petition to waive the M.B.A. core course in finance. The program is designed to permit students who begin in the fall to complete the degree in less than two years, although a more relaxed pace is also possible. Students have up to three and a half years to complete the curriculum.

COURSES

  • ADMN 912Managing Yourself & Leading Others3
    ADMN 919Accounting/Financial Reporting, Budgeting, and Analysis3
    ADMN 970Economics of Competition3
    ADMN 926Leveraging Technology for Competitive Advantage3
    ADMN 960Marketing/Building Customer Value3
    ADMN 950Data Driven Decisions3
    ADMN 930Financial Management/Raising and Investing Money3
    ADMN 940Managing Operations3
    ADMN 982Creating Winning Strategies3
    7 Electives - one must be an international course21
    Total Credits48

M.B.A. Specializations

  • A specialization is not required.
  • Specialization courses are open to all Paul College M.B.A. students as electives.
  • Some specialization courses are available only online or in one physical location.
  • Not all specializations can be completed in one academic year.
  • In order to complete a specialization, students may need to take courses in Term 5 (Summer).
FINANCE: this specialization provides students with the tools necessary to make informed financial decisions for themselves and their organizations. Finance students and professionals utilize an exciting mix of quantitative analysis, strategic thinking, and creativity. Opportunities exist in a variety of fields, including commercial and investment banking, corporate finance, asset management, risk management, real estate, and private equity.
Required:
Corporate Financial Strategy
Investments
Select one of the following:
Financial Institutions
International Financial Management
Topics (Applied Financial Modeling and Analytics)
Topics (Applied Equity Analysis and Firm Valuation)
Topics (Financial Innovation and Derivatives)
Topics (Financial Technology and Big Data)
INFORMATION SYSTEMS & BUSINESS ANALYTICS: This specialization provides students with knowledge and skills in the areas of business analytics: descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive. These tangible abilities will enable graduates to bring added value to any organization through data analysis and visualization; predicting/forecasting future probabilities and trends; and helping decision makers evaluate and determine the best ways to achieve business objectives in resource-constrained environments, while also quantifying the risk present in business situations due to uncertainty.
Required:
Topics (Data Management and Visualization)
Topics (Predictive Analytics)
Select one of the following:
Supply Chain Management
Marketing Analytics
Topics (Prescriptive Analytics)
Topics (Applied Financial Modeling and Analytics)
Topics (Financial Technology and Big Data)
MARKETING: this specialization is designed around the three strategic initiatives of the marketing department: Marketing Analytics, Digital Marketing, and New Product Development. Flexibility within specialization provides tracks for less seasoned students (Marketing Analytics and tools), and for more seasoned students (Product and Service innovation focus). Designed to help students recognize, prioritize, and execute opportunities for growth through new and existing customers.
Required: Select two or three:
Marketing Research
Marketing Analytics
New Product Development
Topics (Digital Marketing)
Select one of the following or take three of the required courses above:
Strategic Pricing
International Marketing
Topics (Consumer Behavior)
Topics (Integrated Marketing Communications)
GLOBAL BUSINESS: this specialization helps students develop their global awareness, understanding, and competence so to that they can compete and lead effectively in a transnational environment. Job outlook includes graduate careers abroad or in organizations that are engaged in business or initiatives with a global scope.
Required:
International Business
Select two of the following:
International Management
International Financial Management
International Marketing
GROWTH & INNOVATION: this specialization provides students with knowledge, skills, and an entrepreneurial mindset to apply in smaller, newer firms as well as in larger, established companies in order to drive organizational growth, innovation and change. These can be applied in a range of contexts, including new ventures, corporate entrepreneurship, and social enterprises.
Required:
Topics (Managing Growth & Innovation)
Select two of the following:
Private Equity/Venture Capital
International Management
New Product Development
Topics (Leading Organizational Change)
HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT (available to Part-Time and Online students only): this specialization is directed toward working professionals, positioning them for additional career growth and advancement in the industry. For students who wants to take a coherent set of advanced hospitality management courses offered within the general framework of the MBA, these course offerings provide opportunities in a wide variety of areas, including human resources, operations, and asset management and finance.
Required:
Topics (Human Resource Management)
Topics (Hospitality Operations & Financial Metrics)
Topics (Hospitality Asset & Financial Management)
Topics (Hospitality Revenue Management & Pricing Strategies)

Deadline

 Applications must be completed by the following deadlines in order to be reviewed for admission:

  • Fall: June 1
  • Spring: Dec. 1
  • Summer: May 1
  • Special: N/A

Application fee: $65

Campus: Durham

New England Regional: No

Accelerated Masters Eligible: No

New Hampshire Residents

Students claiming in-state residency must also submit a Proof of Residence form. This form is not required to complete your application, but you will need to submit it after you are offered admission or you will not be able to register for classes.

Transcripts

If you attended UNH after September 1, 1991, and have indicated so on your online application, we will retrieve your transcript internally; this includes UNH-Durham, UNH-Manchester and UNH Non-Degree work. 

If you did not attend UNH, or attended prior to September 1, 1991, then you must request one official transcript be sent directly to our office from the Registrar's Office of each college/university attended. International transcripts must be translated into English. We accept transcripts both electronically and in hard copy:

  • Electronic Transcripts: Please have your institution send the transcript directly to grad.school@unh.edu. Please note that we can only accept copies sent directly from the institution.
  • Paper Transcripts: Please send hard copies of transcripts to: UNH Graduate School, Thompson Hall- 105 Main Street, Durham, NH 03824. You may request transcripts be sent to us directly from the institution or you may send them yourself as long as they remain sealed in the original university envelope.

Letters of Recommendation: 2 Required

Recommendation letters submitted by relatives or friends, as well as letters older than one year, will not be accepted.

Test Scores: GMAT Required

GMAT test scores are normally required. Applicants may petition to waive the GMAT if they hold a previous Master’s degree or if they have more than 5 years of experience including supervisory, managerial or strategic responsibilities or a strong GRE. If required, request official test scores to be sent directly to the Graduate School by the testing service. Test scores more than five years old are not acceptable. Student copies and photo copies of scores are not considered official. Our CEEB code is 3918.

For general information about test scores required for admission into our programs please visit our Test Scores webpage.

Personal Statement/Essay Questions

Applicants to the MBA Program must provide answers to these specific questions: 1) What are your short and long term goals? Why is an MBA a critical step toward achieving these goals? Why are you interested in UNH? 2) List 10 facts about yourself that will help your future classmates get to know you. *Optional: Please provide any additional information you believe is important and/or address any areas of concern that will be beneficial to the Admissions Committee in considering your application (e.g. unexplained gaps in employment, choice of recommenders, academic performance, or extenuating personal circumstances).

Statements must be included with your submitted application.

Resume

A current resume is required with your submitted application.

Department Requirements

Two or more years of experience required.

Important Notes

All applicants are encouraged to contact programs directly to discuss program specific application questions.

International Applicants

Prospective international students are strongly encouraged to complete our international pre-application process and are required to submit TOEFL, IELTS, or equivalent examination scores. Please note that English Language Exams may be waived if English is your first language. If you wish to request a waiver, then please visit our Test Scores webpage for more information.

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M.B.A. Specializations

  • A specialization is not required.
  • Specialization courses are open to all Paul College M.B.A. students as electives.
  • Some specialization courses are available only online or in one physical location.
  • Not all specializations can be completed in one academic year.
  • In order to complete a specialization, students may need to take courses in Term 5 (Summer).
FINANCE: this specialization provides students with the tools necessary to make informed financial decisions for themselves and their organizations. Finance students and professionals utilize an exciting mix of quantitative analysis, strategic thinking, and creativity. Opportunities exist in a variety of fields, including commercial and investment banking, corporate finance, asset management, risk management, real estate, and private equity.   
INFORMATION SYSTEMS & BUSINESS ANALYTICS: This specialization provides students with knowledge and skills in the areas of business analytics: descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive. These tangible abilities will enable graduates to bring added value to any organization through data analysis and visualization; predicting/forecasting future probabilities and trends; and helping decision makers evaluate and determine the best ways to achieve business objectives in resource-constrained environments, while also quantifying the risk present in business situations due to uncertainty.  
MARKETING: this specialization is designed around the three strategic initiatives of the marketing department: Marketing Analytics, Digital Marketing, and New Product Development. Flexibility within specialization provides tracks for less seasoned students (Marketing Analytics and tools), and for more seasoned students (Product and Service innovation focus). Designed to help students recognize, prioritize, and execute opportunities for growth through new and existing customers.  
GLOBAL BUSINESS: this specialization helps students develop their global awareness, understanding, and competence so to that they can compete and lead effectively in a transnational environment. Job outlook includes graduate careers abroad or in organizations that are engaged in business or initiatives with a global scope.  
GROWTH & INNOVATION: this specialization provides students with knowledge, skills, and an entrepreneurial mindset to apply in smaller, newer firms as well as in larger, established companies in order to drive organizational growth, innovation and change. These can be applied in a range of contexts, including new ventures, corporate entrepreneurship, and social enterprises.  
HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT (available to Part-Time and Online students only): this specialization is directed toward working professionals, positioning them for additional career growth and advancement in the industry. For students who wants to take a coherent set of advanced hospitality management courses offered within the general framework of the MBA, these course offerings provide opportunities in a wide variety of areas, including human resources, operations, and asset management and finance.  

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