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 faculty members bring years of industry experience to the classroom, and their flipped-classroom approach means you'll apply concepts and theories to real, hands-on work. Senior capstone brings your learning to life through an internship or project at a local business, while senior seminar sharpens your interview, networking and personal budgeting skills. 

This highly interdisciplinary program is designed to explore your interests and prepare you for a lucrative career, offering areas of focus in:

  • accounting & finance
  • business economics
  • business & technology
  • human resources
  • management
  • marketing

Working hand-in-hand with local businesses through internships, capstone experience or involvement in our award-winning Enactus program, you'll get the real-world experience and leadership skills that today's employers look for.

Program Coordinator

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.

To get your B.A. in Business, you’ll complete 128 credits between courses for the UNH Discovery Program and your major. Below is an example of what your four-year course sequence in this program might look like. Courses are subject to change.

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FIRST YEAR

Fall Semester Spring Semester
UMST 401 – First Year Seminar COMP 411 - Introduction to Computers
ENGL 401 - First Year Writing, or Inquiry Course ECN 412 - Introduction to Micro Economics
MATH 411 - Finite Mathematics ENGL 401 - First Year Writing, or Inquiry Course
BUS 400 - Introduction to Business Foreign Language II
Foreign Language I  

SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester Spring Semester
ECN 411 - Introduction to Macro Economics BUS 533 - Introduction to Managerial Accounting
BUS 430 - Business Statistics BUS 610 - Marketing Principles
BUS 532 - Introduction to Financial Accounting Discovery Course
Discovery Course Discovery Course

THIRD YEAR

Fall Semester Spring Semester
BUS 620 - Organizational Behavior BUS 601 - Financial Management
COMP 510 - Computer Information Systems Business Concentration Course
Business Concentration Course Business Concentration Course
Elective Course Elective Course

FOURTH YEAR

Fall Semester Spring Semester
BUS 705 - Business Ethics BUS 750/760 - Business Seminar
Business Concentration Course Business Concentration Course
Business Concentration Course Elective Course
Discovery Course Elective Course

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 2024. Not only are your career possibilities vast, but many also come with lucrative salaries.

Job Title
Job Growth
Median Salary
Accountant or Auditor 11% $67,190
Administrative Services Manager 8% $86,110
Advertising, Promotions or Marketing Manager 9% $124,850
Budget Analyst 3% $71,590
Compensation and Benefits Managers 6% $111,430
Financial Analyst 12% $80,310
Management Analysts 14% $81,320
Market Research Analyst 19% $62,150
Human Resources Manager 9% $104,440
Personal Financial Advisor 30% $89,160

Internships

Our campus is in the heart of the region’s cultural, economic, entertainment and government activity — putting unlimited internship opportunities at your doorstep. 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. 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
Enactus

Enactus is an international organization dedicated inspiring students to improve the world through entrepreneurial action. In our award-winning Enactus program, junior- and senior-level students tackle real projects that help the community, working closely with local small businesses, nonprofits or entrepreneurs. learn more

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. 

Business

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.

Entrepreneurship

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

Interested in a sample course sequence for this program?

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Course Schedule

Visit courses.unh.edu and select "Courses at Manchester" to see our course schedules and descriptions.

Course Catalog

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