Richard A. Highfield, B.A., M.B.A., Ph.D., Dean
Ben Judd, B.A., M.S., Ph.D., Associate Dean
The College of Business is a leader in student-centered graduate and undergraduate business and professional education for diverse, career-focused, global learners. We provide a high-quality, career-advancing education that emphasizes discovery-based learning and continuous self-improvement. The College achieves distinction by providing an education for a competitive global marketplace. We will ensure student success by integrating real-life learning, communication skills, technological competencies, and an awareness of social responsibility. The College faculty advances business knowledge through contributions to their disciplines, applications to practice, and innovations to pedagogy.
College Learning Goals
Graduates of our business degree programs should be able to demonstrate:
- Fundamental business, analytical, and technical knowledge
- A global and integrated business perspective
- Social responsibility and ethical awareness
- An ability to communicate, collaborate, and continually self-improve
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
- Hotel and Restaurant Management
- Management: Concentration in Management of Sports Industries
- Management of Sports Industries
- Tourism and Event Management
Associate in Science (A.S.)
- Behavioral Economics
- International Business
- Quantitative Analysis
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
- Public Administration (evening courses only)
The Robert Alvine Professional Enrichment Program
All College of Business students may participate in the Robert Alvine Professional Enrichment Program. Students pursuing a B.S. degree in a business program must participate in several activities each year. This program offers co-curricular activities during which students meet and network with area specialists; learn from business leaders; become involved in work-related endeavors such as a practicum and job shadowing; and attend various seminars, workshops, and forums that deal with professional readiness and work-related issues or emerging issues that impact the business environment. The Professional Enrichment Program builds upon the academic programs by (a) providing cutting-edge information and knowledge concerning matters that impact the operation of business and (b) merging theory into practice by way of the professional expertise and orientation of the session speakers.
Experiential Education Requirement
In addition to participating in activities of the Robert Alvine Professional Enrichment Program, all College of Business students are required to engage in some designated experiential education activity. This may include internships, a practicum, study abroad, faculty-sponsored research, or academic service learning program. This experiential focus is consistent with University policy and provides a link between classroom instruction and career development. Students should meet with their advisor to plan the activity appropriate for their study program. Students will register for BA 500 during their senior year to record completion of their experiential education requirement and participation in the Robert Alvine Professional Enrichment Program. Evening students are exempt from this requirement.
Complementary Non-Business Study
Most business majors require at least 15 credits of non-business studies beyond core curriculum requirements. All students in business majors are strongly encouraged to meet with their advisors to plan a set of complementary non-business courses which support their career goals. Depending on the major, these courses might focus on foreign language skills, graphic design skills, legal studies, additional science or technology, international history or political science, or other social sciences.
Following are the academic policies of the College of Business.
- At least 50 percent of business program core credits (i.e., a minimum of 15 credits) required for the B.S. degree must be earned through course work completed at the UNH College of Business.
- At least 50 percent of the major-specific credits(i.e., a minimum of 15 credits) required for the B.S. degree must be earned through course work completed at the UNH College of Business. Major-specific course work includes all credit requirements in both the eighteen-credit major requirement and the twelve-credit business restricted elective requirement.
- No credit for course work completed at a community/ two-year institution may be applied to, or transferred in as, 300-, 400-, or 500-level courses that are offered by the College of Business.
- Courses completed at AACSB-accredited institutions may be transferred into the business programs for equivalent-level courses offered by the College of Business. Credits earned at four-year non-AACSB-accredited schools may be transferred only with the approval of the chair of the department offering the course and the dean of the College of Business.
- Students pursuing either a dual College of Business major or a second College of Business B.S. degree must meet all degree curriculum requirements for each major/degree. A minimum of eighteen College of Business non-overlapping credits must be completed for each new major/degree program completed; credits taken must have the approval of the department chair/program director.
- To receive a degree from the College of Business, the final 30 credits completed must be earned at UNH.
Evening Accelerated Business Programs
The College of Business offers Evening Accelerated Business Programs for part-time day students as well as part-time working professionals. Full-time students who are financial aid recipients must consult with the Financial Aid Office to ensure that accelerated program courses meet enrollment eligibility criteria for federal financial aid programs. Full-time students must also secure approval from University College before being permitted to enroll in accelerated courses. The accelerated program courses are scheduled in four modules plus summer terms throughout the academic year and are primarily cohort-driven. Complete degree requirements for the B.S. in Management and the B.S. in Accounting are offered for evening students; curriculum requirements for day and evening programs are identical. For additional information about the Evening Accelerated Business Programs, please call University College at 203.932.7180 or 1.800.DIAL.UNH, ext. 7180.
University Core Curriculum
In addition to departmental requirements, students must fulfill all requirements of the University Core Curriculum outlined here .
International Business Programs
Professor: Michael Kublin, Ph.D., New York University
The College of Business international business programs and global initiatives are overseen by a committee of faculty members who are chosen from each functional area of study in the College of Business. This ensures that these programs are cross-disciplinary in nature and that they consider emerging issues that impact the operation of business by way of all disciplines and fields of study. The College of Business supports a minor in international business for students who are majors in business programs, as well as a minor in international business for students of business-related or non-business programs. In addition, the College of Business supports exchange programs with other institutions across the world, including universities in China, Ecuador, Germany, Ireland, and Spain. Students interested in these study abroad initiatives should contact the dean’s office in the College of Business for additional information.