BiP Business Partners

Business in Practice: Real experiences. Real success.

Business students in a meeting
Inspire students to put academics to work with hands-on projects and mentorships with your company.

Program Overview

The Business in Practice (BiP) program enriches Paul College's rigorous academic program by bridging the gap between theory and practical application.  By providing real business experiences and directly working with students, you can empower students to gain valuable hands-on learning to become productive and successful business professionals.

We invite you to join us as collaborative partners to design and deliver courses, become mentors, or work with students on your current business or research projects.  The BiP program is an innovative, structured, yet adaptable, experiential learning program that allows students to learn and work directly with you and your team.  With direct industry expirence, students acquire the necessary business tools, skills and experiences to hit the ground running.  Your business gains access to an enthusiastic talent pool and the ability to make a significant impact on student lives.

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Neil Niman
Associate Dean of Academic Programs
Associate Professor of Economics
Phone: (603) 862-3336
Fax: (603) 862-2776

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

University of New Hampshire

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Imagine if you can influence what and how business students learn with hands-on projects and direct experiences to create more productive future employees and to make a significant impact on student's lives.

Curriculum & Requirements

Research indicates that businesses value key competencies for their employees, which Paul College transformed into the BiP intelligences.*  Students take a minimum of four courses steeped in real world applications, designed to enhance the core curriculum:

Core curriculum intelligences diagram

*According to National Association of College and Universities (NACE) and Future Work Skills 2020 report published by the Institute for the Future.

  • An array of 2-credit course offerings taught primarily by industry professionals
  • Courses incorporate current business data and practices
  • Dynamic, individual and team-based experiences similar to what is encountered in and actual business environment
  • Immersive 7-week terms delivered as face-to-face, virtual or hybrid courses
  • Credit for experiential learning programs such as: internships, study abroud and applicable Paul College student organizations

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Sample Courses/Experiences

Core Competency

Conflict and Mediation Social Intelligence
Talk like TED - Storytelling Social Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence: IBM Watson

Analytical Intelligence

Rapid Application Development

Analytical Intelligence

Financial Spreadsheet Modeling

Analytical Intelligence

Inbound Marketing - Hubspot Certification Competitive Intelligence
Product Lifestyle Management

Competitive Intelligence

Agile Project Management Competitive Intelligence
Atkins Investment Group Professional Intelligence
Digital Marketing Agency Professional Intelligence

Share skills and industry knowledge; gain access to students to work on research, projects, and business needs, while creating valuable hands-on learning opportunities for future business leaders.

  • Work directly with flagship university faculty, staff, and students
  • Provide real world experience for students working on your business such as:
    • Research and develop current/future projects
    • Analyze and interact data
    • Brainstorm/idea generation/concept testing
    • Manage and implement projects
    • Develop and implement corporate social responsibility programs
  • Gain early access to and recruitment of university talent
  • Establish an experienced workforce, creating less training time and on-boarding for hires
  • Make a positive impact on student's lives, UNH, and the community