Brian Kench, Ph.D., Dean
Charles Skipton, Ph.D., Associate Dean
The College of Business will be a leader in the provision of student-centered graduate and undergraduate business and professional education to diverse, career-focused learners. We will provide a high-quality, career-advancing education that emphasizes discovery based learning and continuous self-improvement. The College will achieve 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 awareness of social responsibility. The College faculty will advance 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 concepts and analytical, and technical knowledge
- An integrated and global business perspective
- Social responsibility and ethics
- Communication, collaboration, and continuous improvement
As the business environment becomes more complex, the College of Business provides contemporary educational experiences of high quality in order to prepare students to face the challenges of a dynamic world and to meet their responsibilities within a global society. To achieve these goals, we provide career-oriented programs, employing current knowledge and techniques presented in a manner appropriate to the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students.
The College of Business is divided into seven academic departments: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Management, Marketing & Quantitative Analysis and Sport Management.
At the undergraduate level, the College of Business offers various bachelor's degree programs in the departments of Accounting, Business Management, Economics, Finance, Hospitality & Tourism Management and Sport Management.
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
- Business Management
- Business Management: Concentration in Human Resource Management
- Business Management: Concentration in Sport Management
- Hospitality and Tourism Management: Concentration in Event & Tourism Management
- Hospitality and Tourism Management: Concentration in Food Service Management
- Hospitality and Tourism Management: Hotel & Resort Management
- Hospitality and Tourism Management: Spa Management
- Sport Management
Associate in Science (A.S.)
- Beverage Management
- Business Management
- Event & Tourism Management
- Food Service Management
- Hotel & Resort Management
- International Business
- International Business Communication
- Professional Sales
- Quantitative Analysis
- Sport Management
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 BUSA 4501 and BUSA 4502 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.
University Core Curriculum
In addition to departmental requirements, students must fulfill all requirements of the University Core Curriculum outlined here .