Business Administration: Full-Time (MBA)

Business Administration: Full-Time (MBA)

Full-Time MBA class

Do you believe that hard work pays off? Do you want to accelerate your career? Our Full-Time MBA program is for you. In this one-year program you'll be surrounded by a small cohort of like-minded students who are equally driven to succeed. Completing your MBA in a year also is a great return on your investment of both time and money. 

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Why get an MBA?

An MBA will provide you with the knowledge and skills to build new competencies as well as confidence. When you earn your MBA, you will join a select group of professionals who stand out and lead in the workplace. There is no limit to what you can achieve with an MBA. If you believe hard work pays off and you want to accelerate your career, then our full-time MBA program is for you.

Why choose UNH's full-time MBA program?

AACSB accredited: AACSB is the hallmark of excellence in business education, this distinction has been earned by less than 5% of the world's business schools.
Accelerated pace: Complete your MBA in one year, reducing time out of the workforce and saving you tuition compared with a two-year program.
Industry-driven curriculum: Customize your MBA with one of six options, choosing from finance, information systems and business analytics, marketing, global business, growth and innovation, or hospitality management.
Outstanding faculty: Our faculty stand out as active researchers bringing cutting-edge knowledge and former executives bringing real-world perspectives to their teaching.
Cohort model: Be part of a small, cohort-based learning community where your classmates from diverse fields will challenge you to think beyond your base of experience.
International and New York residencies: This experiential learning opportunity allows you to encounter firsthand the business practices learned in the classroom. Spend three days on Wall Street in New York City, and eight days abroad in China. Residency costs are included as part of the program fee.
Corporate consulting project: Cap off your MBA program with a corporate consulting project, where you'll apply what you've learned to help solve a real-world business problem.
GMAT optional: The MBA program is test-optional; however, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit scores as they are used in the selection process for some program scholarships.

Potential career areas

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

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Curriculum & Requirements

Full-­Time MBA

The Full-Time MBA program is a one-year, cohort-based MBA program that includes a New York City residency, an international residency, corporate consulting project, and internship opportunities.

Highlights

  • We are an AACSB-accredited Full-Time MBA program.  This places our program among the top 5% of MBA programs worldwide.
  • Students acquire the knowledge and skills associated with a two-year MBA program in one year, returning to the workforce faster.
  • Students take all core courses as part of a cohort, benefiting from extensive team-based learning.
  • Students take electives with Part-Time (in Durham or Manchester) and Online MBA students, gaining exposure to working professionals in a variety of industries.
  • Students participate in an international residency as part of the International Business course. The residency combines lectures, corporate visits, and cultural activities.
  • Merit scholarships are available.
  • Six MBA options are available, but not required.
    • Finance
    • Information Systems & Business Analytics
    • Marketing
    • Global Business
    • Growth and Innovation
    • Hospitality Management
Full-Time Curriculum Schedule (8 week Terms)
Term 1 (Aug-Oct):
ADMN 912Managing Yourself & Leading Others3
ADMN 919Accounting/Financial Reporting, Budgeting, and Analysis3
ADMN 926Leveraging Technology for Competitive Advantage3
ADMN 970Economics of Competition3
Term 2 (Oct-Dec):
ADMN 930Financial Management/Raising and Investing Money3
ADMN 950Data Driven Decisions3
ADMN 960Marketing/Building Customer Value3
Elective3
Term 3 (Jan-March):
ADMN 840International Business3
ADMN 940Managing Operations3
Elective3
Elective3
Term 4 (March-May):
ADMN 982Creating Winning Strategies3
ADMN 905Corporate Consulting Project I3
ADMN 901PAUL Assessment of Core Knowledge0
Elective3
Term 5 (May-July)
ADMN 902 Internship or Elective3
Total Credits48

Full-­Time MBA Degree Requirements

The curriculum for the one-year accelerated Full-Time MBA program begins in August on the Durham campus. Some students may be eligible to finish the program in 9 months.

  • Credits: Students will complete 16 courses, or 48 credits
  • Student Availability: Due to the nature of the program, classes are scheduled in both day and evening timeslots, and therefore the program is incompatible with full-time employment.
  • GPA: Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA at graduation, and earn a B- or better in all classes
  • Required Residencies: A three-day financial residency in NYC and an international residency are included in the program tuition.
  • Corporate Consulting Project (CCP): The CCP provides an immediate opportunity to apply MBA program knowledge to a real business challenge. Small student-teams are matched with organizations from various industries. Each team works closely with a client organization and faculty advisers to provide business consulting expertise. At the end of the CCP, each team presents their recommendations to their client organization.
  • Internship: Students should expect to complete an internship during Term 5. Students with more than two years of professional work experience are also encouraged to engage in an internship in order to explore new fields or functions.

Core Courses

Full-Time MBA Curriculum
ADMN 912Managing Yourself & Leading Others3
ADMN 919Accounting/Financial Reporting, Budgeting, and Analysis3
ADMN 926Leveraging Technology for Competitive Advantage3
ADMN 970Economics of Competition3
ADMN 930Financial Management/Raising and Investing Money3
ADMN 950Data Driven Decisions3
ADMN 960Marketing/Building Customer Value3
ADMN 840International Business3
ADMN 940Managing Operations3
ADMN 982Creating Winning Strategies3
ADMN 905Corporate Consulting Project I3
ADMN 901PAUL Assessment of Core Knowledge0
ADMN 902MBA Internship 33
4 Electives 1,212
Total Credits48

Specialized Degree Options

Business Administration: Finance

This option 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.

Finance Option Requirements
ADMN 829Corporate Financial Strategy3
ADMN 830Investments3
Select one of the following:3
ADMN 835
Financial Institutions
ADMN 846
International Financial Management
ADMN 898
Topics (Applied Financial Modeling and Analytics)
ADMN 898
Topics (Applied Equity Analysis and Firm Valuation)
ADMN 898
Topics (Financial Innovation and Derivatives)
ADMN 898
Topics (Financial Technology and Big Data)
Total Credits9

Business Administration: Global Business

This option 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.

Global Business Option Requirements
ADMN 840International Business3
Select two of the following:6
ADMN 841
International Management
ADMN 846
International Financial Management
ADMN 860
International Marketing
Total Credits9

Business Administration: Growth and Innovation

This option 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.

Growth and Innovation Option Requirements
ADMN 882Managing Growth and Innovation3
Select two of the following:6
ADMN 834
Private Equity/Venture Capital
ADMN 841
International Management
ADMN 864
New Product Development
ADMN 898
Topics (Leading Organizational Change)
Total Credits9

Business Administration: Hospitality Management

This option 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.

Hospitality Management Option Requirements
ADMN 847Human Resource Management3
ADMN 827Hospitality Operations & Financial Metrics3
ADMN 828Hospitality Asset and Financial Management3
ADMN 898Topics (Hospitality Revenue Management & Pricing Strategies)3
Total Credits12

Business Administration: Information Systems and Business Analytics

This option 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.

Information Systems and Business Analytics Option Requirements
ADMN 873Data Management and Visualization3
ADMN 872Predictive Analytics3
Select one of the following:3
ADMN 845
Supply Chain Management
ADMN 863
Marketing Analytics
ADMN 875
Prescriptive Analytics
ADMN 898
Topics (Applied Financial Modeling and Analytics)
ADMN 898
Topics (Financial Technology and Big Data)
Total Credits9

Business Administration: Marketing

This option 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.

Marketing Option Requirements9
Minimum of three courses are required to complete the option.
Select two or three courses from the following:
ADMN 852
Marketing Research
ADMN 863
Marketing Analytics
ADMN 864
New Product Development
ADMN 865
Digital Marketing
Select one additional course from the following if needed:
ADMN 888
Strategic Pricing
ADMN 860
International Marketing
ADMN 857
Integrated Marketing Communications
ADMN 898
Topics (Consumer Behavior)
Total Credits9

Approved Elective Courses

ADMN 823Topics in Finance3
ADMN 827Hospitality Operations & Financial Metrics3
ADMN 828Hospitality Asset and Financial Management3
ADMN 829Corporate Financial Strategy3
ADMN 830Investments3
ADMN 832Exploration in Entrepreneurial Management3
ADMN 834Private Equity/Venture Capital3
ADMN 835Financial Institutions3
ADMN 840International Business3
ADMN 841International Management3
ADMN 842Project Management3
ADMN 845Supply Chain Management3
ADMN 846International Financial Management3
ADMN 847Human Resource Management3
ADMN 852Marketing Research3
ADMN 857Integrated Marketing Communications3
ADMN 858Revenue Management and Pricing Strategies3
ADMN 859Managing Technological Innovations3
ADMN 860International Marketing3
ADMN 863Marketing Analytics3
ADMN 864New Product Development3
ADMN 865Digital Marketing3
ADMN 872Predictive Analytics3
ADMN 873Data Management and Visualization3
ADMN 875Prescriptive Analytics3
ADMN 882Managing Growth and Innovation3
ADMN 888Strategic Pricing3
ADMN 898Topics (Leading Organizational Change)3
ADMN 898Topics (Hospitality Revenue Management & Pricing Strategies)3
ADMN 898Topics (Applied Financial Modeling & Analytics)3
ADMN 898Topics (Financial Technology & Big Data)3
ADMN 898Topics (Applied Equity Analysis and Firm Valuation)3
ADMN 898Topics (Financial Innovation and Derivatives)3
ADMN 898Topics (Consumer Behavior)3
ADMN 898Topics (Integrate Marketing Communications)3
ADMN 901PAUL Assessment of Core Knowledge0
ADMN 902MBA Internship3
ADMN 905Corporate Consulting Project I3
ADMN 953The Social Power of Leadership in the 21 Century3
ADMN 992Special Projects and Independent Study1-6

*Not all approved electives are offered on a regular basis

Deadlines

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

  • Fall: June 1; Deadline extended to July 15
  • Spring: N/A
  • Summer: N/A
  • 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 Optional

GMAT test scores are optional. Applicants may provide their GMAT or GRE scores to supplement their application or to be considered for department scholarships and assistantships. 

Please, request official test scores to be sent directly to the Graduate School by the testing service. Test scores more than five years old will not be accepted. Student copies and photo copies of scores are not considered official.

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.

Additional Department Requirements

Two or more years of experience recommended. An interview may be required at the admission committee's discretion.

Important Notes

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

If you are planning to take the Hospitality Management specialization, or some other specialization, please indicate this when you fill out the online application. You can enter this information under the planned major section of the application.

International Applicants

The University of New Hampshire recommends that international applicants who are living outside of the United States, and are planning on pursuing a research based degree, submit a preapplication form before submitting a full application. Your preapplication request will be carefully reviewed and a decision usually provided within 3 weeks. If your preapplication is approved then it is recommended you then submit a full application. If you are currently living in the United States (on a H1B visa, etc.), or you plan on pursuing a professional master’s degree, then you do not need to submit a preapplication.

Prospective international students are required to submit TOEFL, IELTS, or equivalent examination scores. 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.

Explore Program Details

M.B.A. Options

  • An option is not required.
  • Option courses are open to all Paul College M.B.A. students as electives.
  • Some options courses are available only online or in one physical location.
  • Not all options can be completed in one academic year.
  • In order to complete an option, students may need to take courses in Term 5 (Summer).
FINANCE: this option 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 option 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 option 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 option 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 option 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 option 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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