Business Major (B.A.) UNHM

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The bachelor of arts in business has a strong interdisciplinary focus. The curriculum adheres to a philosophy that effective decision making requires a broad understanding of the institutional and cultural climate within which businesses are operating. The program uses the resources of Manchester's business community and its economic strengths to provide students with skills, knowledge, and opportunities.

The business program offers areas of focus in accounting, business economics, management (including human resources), and marketing/sales. Students with a unique interest can create a self-designed concentration with approval of their adviser and the coordinator of the business program.

A culminating capstone experience enables students to apply their knowledge in the form of an internship, applied senior project, or special topics seminar. Because this is a bachelor of arts program, students fulfill the foreign language requirement. Students have the opportunity to enhance fluency through community experiences and internships. Graduates of UNH Manchester's business program are in demand because they offer future employers a portfolio of practical skills and theoretical knowledge, coupled with applied experiences through internships, leading to effective communication and leadership.

Students must complete 128 credits to graduate. Each required course must be completed with a minimum grade of C-. Students must attain a minimum GPA of 2.0 in major courses required for graduation. Majors cannot use BUS 430 Introduction to Business Statistics, ECN 411 Introduction to Macroeconomic Principles, or ECN 412 Introduction to Microeconomic Principles to satisfy both Discovery Program and major requirements. Transfer students must complete at least half of their credits in the major and the 8-credit capstone experience (BUS 705 Business Ethics and either BUS 750 Business Internship Seminar or BUS 760 Applied Senior Project) in residence at UNH Manchester.

Introductory Business Core Courses
ENGL 401First-Year Writing4
ENGL 595Literary Topics (Business Communications) 14
BUS 400Introduction to Business4
BUS 430Introduction to Business Statistics4
BUS 532Introduction to Financial Accounting4
BUS 533Introduction to Managerial Accounting4
BUS 675Special Topics in Business Administration (Microsoft Business Applications)4
ECN 411Introduction to Macroeconomic Principles4
ECN 412Introduction to Microeconomic Principles4
MATH 420Finite Mathematics4
or MATH 425 Calculus I
Select one of the following:4
Introduction to Internet and Web Authoring
Mobile Computing First and For Most
Introduction to Programming
Systems Fundamentals
Intermediate Business Core
BUS 601Financial Management4
BUS 610Marketing Principles and Applications4
BUS 620Organizational Behavior4
BUS 690Business Program Internship 21-4
BUS 705Business Ethics 34
BUS 750Business Internship Seminar 34
or BUS 760 Applied Senior Project
Area of Study
Select an area of study16
Total Credits81-84

Prerequisite is ENGL 401 First-Year Writing or equivalent


Experiential learning is required prior to the last semester at the University. BUS 690 Business Program Internship as an internship course satisfies this requirement. Most students will take two internships at UNH Manchester - (BUS 690 Business Program Internship and BUS 750 Business Internship Seminar.)


Business Capstone Experience (two courses: BUS 705 Business Ethics and one senior business seminar [BUS 750 Business Internship Seminar or BUS 760 Applied Senior Project], fulfills the Discovery Program capstone requirement for business majors and is taken during the senior year).

Note: Because this is a bachelor of arts program, students must fulfill a language requirement. Efforts will be made to enhance fluency through subsequent courses and community experiences.

Areas of Study

Business Economics

Select four of the following courses (including at least one course at 600 level or above):16
Money, Banking and Macroeconomic Activity
Economics for Managers
Business Law and Economics
Introduction to Data Science and Analytics
Business Program Internship
Entrepreneurial Application through Enactus
Independent Study in Business
Total Credits16


Select four of the following courses:16
Leadership for Managers
Management of Human Resources Management
Training and Development
International Management
Entrepreneurial Application through Enactus
Business Communication and Conflict
Services Marketing and Operations Management
Business Law and Economics
Economics for Managers
Business Program Internship
Independent Study in Business
Total Credits16


Select three of the following courses:12
Selling and Sales Management
Integrated Marketing Communication
Services Marketing and Operations Management
International Marketing Strategy Management
Select one of the folllowing courses or one course not taken from the list above:4
Special Topics in Business Administration
Independent Study in Business (Marketing/Communication Project)
Business Program Internship (in Marketing or Communication)
Introduction to Internet and Web Authoring
Mobile Computing First and For Most
Total Credits16

Self Designed

Select four courses (or 16 credit hours) with faculty approval, including at least one course at 500 level or above16
Total Credits16

For more information, contact Bill Troy, program coordinator, at (603) 641-4345 or, or contact the Office of Admissions, (603) 641-4150.