Business Administration: Full-Time (M.B.A.)

https://paulcollege.unh.edu/business-administration/program/mba/business-administration-full-time

Full-­Time MBA

The Full-Time MBA program is a one-year, cohort-based MBA program that includes a corporate consulting project and internship opportunities.

Highlights

  • Paul College is an AACSB-accredited business school, placing our programs among the top 5% of MBA programs worldwide.
  • Students acquire the knowledge and skills associated with a two-year MBA program in one year, returning to the workforce faster.
  • Students take all core courses as part of a cohort, benefiting from extensive team-based learning.
  • Students take electives with Part-Time (in Durham or Manchester) and Online MBA students, gaining exposure to working professionals in a variety of industries.
  • As part of their core curriculum, students participate in two residencies: one focused on global business and the other on New York as a financial center. Details of these residencies may vary depending on travel and contact restrictions (for example, they may be virtual experiences). 
  • Merit scholarships are available.
  • Six MBA options are available, but are not required.
    • Finance
    • Information Systems & Business Analytics
    • Marketing
    • Global Business
    • Growth and Innovation
    • Hospitality Management

Full-­Time MBA Degree Requirements

The curriculum for the one-year accelerated Full-Time MBA program begins in August on the Durham campus. Some students may be eligible to finish the program in 9 months.

  • Credits: Students will complete 16 courses, or 48 credits.
  • Student Availability: Due to the nature of the program, classes are scheduled in both day and evening time slots; therefore, the program is incompatible with full-time employment.
  • GPA: Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA at graduation, and earn a B- or better in all classes.
  • Required Residencies: Students participate in two residencies as part of their core curriculum. Details of these residencies may vary depending on travel and contact restrictions. 
  • Corporate Consulting Project (CCP): The CCP provides an immediate opportunity to apply MBA program knowledge to a real business challenge. Small student-teams are matched with organizations from various industries. Each team works closely with a client organization and faculty advisers to provide business consulting expertise. At the end of the CCP, each team presents their recommendations to their client organization.
  • Internship: Students should expect to complete an internship during terms 4 and 5. Students with more than two years of professional work experience are also encouraged to engage in an internship in order to explore new fields or functions.

Core Courses

Full-Time MBA Curriculum
ADMN 912Managing Yourself & Leading Others3
ADMN 919Accounting/Financial Reporting, Budgeting, and Analysis3
ADMN 926Leveraging Technology for Competitive Advantage3
ADMN 970Economics of Competition3
ADMN 930Financial Management/Raising and Investing Money3
ADMN 950Data Driven Decisions3
ADMN 960Marketing/Building Customer Value3
ADMN 840International Business3
ADMN 940Managing Operations3
ADMN 982Creating Winning Strategies3
ADMN 905Corporate Consulting Project I3
ADMN 901PAUL Assessment of MBA Core Knowledge0
ADMN 902MBA Internship I2
ADMN 903MBA Internship II1
4 Elective Courses 112
Total Credits48

Specialized Degree Options

Business Administration: Finance

This option provides students with the tools necessary to make informed financial decisions for themselves and their organizations. Finance students and professionals utilize an exciting mix of quantitative analysis, strategic thinking, and creativity. Opportunities exist in a variety of fields, including commercial and investment banking, corporate finance, asset management, risk management, real estate, and private equity.

Finance Option Requirements
ADMN 829Corporate Financial Strategy3
ADMN 830Investments3
Select one of the following:3
Financial Institutions
International Financial Management
Topics (Applied Financial Modeling and Analytics)
Topics (Applied Equity Analysis and Firm Valuation)
Topics (Financial Innovation and Derivatives)
Topics (Financial Technology and Big Data)
Total Credits9

Business Administration: Global Business

This option helps students develop their global awareness, understanding, and competence so to that they can compete and lead effectively in a transnational environment. Job outlook includes graduate careers abroad or in organizations that are engaged in business or initiatives with a global scope.

Global Business Option Requirements
ADMN 840International Business3
Select two of the following:6
International Management
International Financial Management
International Marketing
Total Credits9

Business Administration: Growth and Innovation

This option provides students with knowledge, skills, and an entrepreneurial mindset to apply in smaller, newer firms as well as in larger, established companies in order to drive organizational growth, innovation and change. These can be applied in a range of contexts, including new ventures, corporate entrepreneurship, and social enterprises.

Growth and Innovation Option Requirements
ADMN 882Managing Growth and Innovation3
Select two of the following:6
Private Equity/Venture Capital
International Management
New Product Development
Topics (Leading Organizational Change)
Total Credits9

Business Administration: Hospitality Management

This option is directed toward working professionals, positioning them for additional career growth and advancement in the industry. For students who wants to take a coherent set of advanced hospitality management courses offered within the general framework of the MBA, these course offerings provide opportunities in a wide variety of areas, including human resources, operations, and asset management and finance.

Hospitality Management Option Requirements
ADMN 847Human Resource Management3
ADMN 827Hospitality Operations & Financial Metrics3
ADMN 828Hospitality Asset and Financial Management3
ADMN 858Revenue Management and Pricing Strategies3
Total Credits12

Business Administration: Information Systems and Business Analytics

This option provides students with knowledge and skills in the areas of business analytics: descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive. These tangible abilities will enable graduates to bring added value to any organization through data analysis and visualization; predicting/forecasting future probabilities and trends; and helping decision makers evaluate and determine the best ways to achieve business objectives in resource-constrained environments, while also quantifying the risk present in business situations due to uncertainty.

Information Systems and Business Analytics Option Requirements
ADMN 873Data Management and Visualization3
ADMN 872Predictive Analytics3
Select one of the following:3
Supply Chain Management
Marketing Analytics
Prescriptive Analytics
Topics (Applied Financial Modeling and Analytics)
Topics (Financial Technology and Big Data)
Total Credits9

Business Administration: Marketing

This option is designed around the three strategic initiatives of the marketing department: Marketing Analytics, Digital Marketing, and New Product Development. Flexibility within specialization provides tracks for less seasoned students (Marketing Analytics and tools), and for more seasoned students (Product and Service innovation focus). Designed to help students recognize, prioritize, and execute opportunities for growth through new and existing customers.

Marketing Option Requirements9
Minimum of three courses are required to complete the option.
Select two or three courses from the following:
Marketing Research
Marketing Analytics
New Product Development
Digital Marketing
Select one additional course from the following if needed:
Strategic Pricing
International Marketing
Topics (Consumer Behavior)
Total Credits9

Approved Elective Courses

ADMN 801The U.S. Healthcare System3
ADMN 827Hospitality Operations & Financial Metrics3
ADMN 828Hospitality Asset and Financial Management3
ADMN 829Corporate Financial Strategy3
ADMN 830Investments3
ADMN 834Private Equity/Venture Capital3
ADMN 835Financial Institutions3
ADMN 840International Business3
ADMN 841International Management3
ADMN 842Project Management3
ADMN 845Supply Chain Management3
ADMN 846International Financial Management3
ADMN 847Human Resource Management3
ADMN 852Marketing Research3
ADMN 858Revenue Management and Pricing Strategies3
ADMN 860International Marketing3
ADMN 863Marketing Analytics3
ADMN 864New Product Development3
ADMN 865Digital Marketing3
ADMN 872Predictive Analytics3
ADMN 873Data Management and Visualization3
ADMN 875Prescriptive Analytics3
ADMN 882Managing Growth and Innovation3
ADMN 898Topics (Leading Organizational Change)3
ADMN 898Topics (Applied Financial Modeling & Analytics)3
ADMN 898Topics (Financial Technology & Big Data)3
ADMN 898Topics (Applied Equity Analysis and Firm Valuation)3
ADMN 898Topics (Financial Innovation and Derivatives)3
ADMN 898Topics (Consumer Behavior)3
ADMN 898Topics (Integrate Marketing Communications)3
ADMN 901PAUL Assessment of MBA Core Knowledge0
ADMN 905Corporate Consulting Project I3
ADMN 953The Social Power of Leadership in the 21 Century3
ADMN 992Special Projects and Independent Study1-6

*Not all approved electives are offered on a regular basis

Full-Time Curriculum Schedule (8 week Terms)
Term 1 (Aug-Oct):
ADMN 912Managing Yourself & Leading Others3
ADMN 919Accounting/Financial Reporting, Budgeting, and Analysis3
ADMN 926Leveraging Technology for Competitive Advantage3
ADMN 970Economics of Competition3
Term 2 (Oct-Dec):
ADMN 930Financial Management/Raising and Investing Money3
ADMN 950Data Driven Decisions3
ADMN 960Marketing/Building Customer Value3
Elective3
Term 3 (Jan-March):
ADMN 840International Business3
ADMN 940Managing Operations3
Elective3
Elective3
Term 4 (March-May):
ADMN 982Creating Winning Strategies3
ADMN 905Corporate Consulting Project I3
ADMN 901PAUL Assessment of MBA Core Knowledge0
Elective3
Term 5 (May-July)
ADMN 902 Internship or Elective3
Total Credits48
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of content areas of business.
  • Students will demonstrate ability to solve complex problems.
  • Students will engage in effective team behaviors.
  • Students will demonstrate effective communication behaviors.
  • Students will demonstrate awareness of major challenges and opportunities of operating in a global environment.
  • Students will demonstrate understanding of the ethical issues associated with managerial situations.
  • Students will be able to identify complete spectrum of stakeholders affected by a business decision.