Business, B.A.

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Leadership through innovation, collaboration and real-world experience

Located in the economic heart of New Hampshire, our Business program gives you the skills, resources and connections to become a successful, innovative leader. Small class sizes offer you individualized attention from faculty, while our vast network of business partners gets you the practical experience employers want.

Our highly interdisciplinary program is designed to explore your interests, offering areas of focus in accounting & finance, business economics, business & technology, human resources, management and marketing to prepare you for a lucrative career in virtually any industry.

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William Troy

Program Coordinator and Senior Lecturer of Business, Internship Coordinator for Business

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If you have an interest in a particular area, your faculty advisor will help you select courses that tailor your degree to the future you want. Students in our Business program can focus their studies in the following areas:

  • Accounting & Finance: Learn how to keep a business “in the black” with courses like Advanced Managerial Accounting and Auditing. 
  • Business Economics and the Political Economy: Explore how business affects politics and society both domestically and abroad.
  • Business & Technology: Study the emerging aspects of business, from multimedia applications to web authoring.
  • HR Management: Learn the aspects of human resources and services with courses on training and development and labor laws.
  • Management: Strengthen your leadership skills, and get the techniques to manage and motivate a team of employees.
  • Marketing: Learn to create and publicize the campaigns that help businesses grow and get noticed.

As the largest undergraduate major in the U.S., studying business opens doors to limitless career and graduate education opportunities. The skills you’ll develop can be translated to an impactful career in virtually any field, from finance to marketing to government and more.

The demand for business-savvy graduates is growing, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting positive growth in many related professions between 2012 and 2022. Not only are your career possibilities vast, but many also come with lucrative salaries.


Job Title
Job Growth
Median Salary
Accountant or Auditor 13% $36,550
Advertising, Promotions or Marketing Manager 12% $112,750
Financial Analyst 16% $76,950
Human Resources Manager 32% $60,300
Personal Financial Advisor 27% $67,520


Our campus is in the heart of the region’s cultural, economic, entertainment and government activity — putting unlimited internship opportunities at your doorstep. We’ve partnered with local businesses to give you the real-world experience that sets you apart.

Business majors have interned at many high-profile organizations in the area, including:

  • Advance Technology
  • Alpha Loft
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Stay Work Play
Senior Capstone

The Senior Capstone is an integrative project that lets you apply your classroom learning to real-world business scenarios for industry partners. Using the knowledge and skills you’ve gained over the last four years, you’ll tackle three cases for clients in areas such as finance, marketing, community outreach or organizational management.

With access to more than 7,000 businesses in the area, you can get your foot in the door with a special research project or an internship, which 95 percent of our business students complete.


Enhance your degree with our Business minor, which gives you a foundation of desirable business skills and a valuable credential to add to your portfolio and resume.


Our Entrepreneurship minor is designed to give you the mindset, skills and experience to start your own venture or enhance the success of existing businesses.

Politics & the Economy

Add a breadth of perspective to your degree with our Politics & the Economy minor, helping you land a career in government, public service, business, communications or law.

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Course Sequence

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Course Schedule

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Course Catalog

Check out the Course Catalog for a complete look at the courses and requirements for each program.