Business Administration: Part-Time (MBA)

Business Administration: Part-Time (MBA)

Paul College Part-Time MBA students

Perfect for those who like face-to-face classes, with the option to also take classes online. Offered evenings in Durham and Manchester, with the option to also take online classes, it is the top-ranked Part-Time MBA Program in northern New England. Complete in 24-42 months.

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Why get an MBA part time?

You're eager to advance or switch your career and know an MBA is the best way to get there. It's a great investment and the best graduate degree to help you develop the highly sought-after skills and knowledge needed to advance in your current organization, to manage and lead, shift career paths, or re-enter the workforce. As a working professional, active volunteer, and/or family caregiver, you need flexibility. UNH's Paul College offers two MBA programs that will fit into your busy life.

Why choose UNH's part-time MBA program?

Flexible: Take classes face-to-face on UNH's Durham and/or Manchester campuses, online, or combine both. Start in the fall or spring and complete your degree in 2 to 3 1/2 years.
Nationally ranked: We offer the top-ranked part-time program in northern New England. Our online MBA program is ranked No. 51 nationally by U.S. News & World Report.
AACSB accredited: We are the only part-time MBA program in New Hampshire that has earned accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the gold standard for business schools.
Outstanding faculty: Our faculty stand out as active researchers bringing cutting-edge knowledge and former executives bringing real-world relevance to their teaching.
Engaged and experienced classmates: Your peers, averaging 10 years of professional experience, bring diverse viewpoints, allowing you to gain new perspectives.
Industry-driven curriculum: Customize your MBA with one of six options to choose from in finance, information systems and business analytics, marketing, global business, growth and innovation, or hospitality management. Or chart your own course by choosing the combination of electives best suited to your interests.
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
  • Health care management
  • Hospitality management
  • Manufacturing management
  • Marketing
  • Product development

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  • Up 34 spots from 2018: U.S. News & World Report
    U.S. News & World Report has ranked UNH’s online MBA program #51 in the nation. Run by the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics, the program climbed 34 spots from last year. This is the third year in a row UNH’s online MBA has been ranked among the top...
    Up 34 spots from 2018: U.S. News & World Report
    U.S. News & World Report has ranked UNH’s online MBA program #51 in the nation. Run by the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics, the program climbed 34 spots from last year. This is the third year in a row UNH’s online MBA has been ranked among the top...
  • Jesse McGowan '18G says an MBA complements his engineering degree, helping him embrace complexity
    Jesse McGowan '18G earned his B.S. in mechanical engineering at UNH in 2002. He chose Paul College's online MBA program because it allowed him to continue working and, at the same time, learn the business skills needed to better manage his staff and his organization. It far exceeded his...
    Jesse McGowan '18G says an MBA complements his engineering degree, helping him embrace complexity
    Jesse McGowan '18G earned his B.S. in mechanical engineering at UNH in 2002. He chose Paul College's online MBA program because it allowed him to continue working and, at the same time, learn the business skills needed to better manage his staff and his organization. It far exceeded his...
  • Bianca Nicolosi '18G gained the knowledge and skills needed to advance her career
    Bianca Nicolosi '18G loved the flexibility of the part-time MBA program. If was the perfect fit for a busy professional looking to gain a deeper understanding of the skills necessary to grow her career, and the specialization in information systems and business analytics gave her a competitive edge...
    Bianca Nicolosi '18G gained the knowledge and skills needed to advance her career
    Bianca Nicolosi '18G loved the flexibility of the part-time MBA program. If was the perfect fit for a busy professional looking to gain a deeper understanding of the skills necessary to grow her career, and the specialization in information systems and business analytics gave her a competitive edge...
  • Management information systems program among country's best
    The University of New Hampshire’s Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics online MBA program has been ranked the 6th best program in the nation for management information systems by the TheBestSchools.org. UNH’s Paul College was bested only by the...
    Management information systems program among country's best
    The University of New Hampshire’s Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics online MBA program has been ranked the 6th best program in the nation for management information systems by the TheBestSchools.org. UNH’s Paul College was bested only by the...

Curriculum & Requirements

Part­-Time MBA

The Part-Time MBA (Durham or Manchester) is an excellent choice designed for professionals in the workforce who are seeking to advance their careers. Classes meet from 5:40-­9:15 p.m. once a week during each eight-week term.

Highlights

  • We are the only AACSB-accredited Part­-Time MBA program in the state of New Hampshire.  This places our program among the top 5% of MBA programs worldwide.
  • You take the same courses, taught by the same world-class faculty, and have access to the same resources as Full-Time MBA students.
  • For additional flexibility, you are eligible to take electives online.
  • You will collaborate with working professionals with experience in a globally diverse range of industries.
  • You will have your own personal program advisor and access to career development tools and services.
  • Six MBA options are available, but not required.
    • Finance
    • Information Systems & Business Analytics
    • Marketing
    • Global Business
    • Growth and Innovation
    • Hospitality Management
  • You have the opportunity to participate in an international residency as part of the International Business course.

Part­-Time MBA Requirements

  • Credits: Students will complete 16 courses, or 48 credits (9 core, 7 electives)
  • GPA: Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA at graduation, and earn a B- or better in all classes
  • Program length: Students have 2-3.5 years to complete program requirements

Core Courses

ADMN 912Managing Yourself & Leading Others3
ADMN 919Accounting/Financial Reporting, Budgeting, and Analysis3
ADMN 926Leveraging Technology for Competitive Advantage3
ADMN 930Financial Management/Raising and Investing Money3
ADMN 940Managing Operations3
ADMN 950Data Driven Decisions3
ADMN 960Marketing/Building Customer Value3
ADMN 970Economics of Competition3
ADMN 982Creating Winning Strategies3
Additional Coursework:21
Complete a Specialized Degree Option and Four Elective Courses
or
Complete Seven Elective Courses
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

Deadline

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

  • Fall: June 1
  • Spring: Dec. 15
  • 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 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.

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

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. Specializations

  • An option is not required.
  • Option courses are open to all Paul College M.B.A. students as electives.
  • Some option courses are available only online or in one physical location.
  • Not all optionss 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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