Business Administration Major (B.S.)

https://paulcollege.unh.edu/business-administration/program/bs/business-administration-major

A Bachelor of Science in business administration will help you build the skills, knowledge and experience to land a job and thrive in today’s evolving economy. Graduates are in demand in a variety of industries including accounting, finance, information systems and business analytics, management and marketing. Whether you aspire to work for a high-powered firm, start-up or non-profit or launch your own business, a business administration degree opens the doors to many career opportunities.

At Paul College, students in the business administration major take foundation courses in their freshman and sophomore years that cover the fundamental theories, principles, concepts and skill sets in key areas of business, while building upon their social, analytical, competitive and professional intelligence. These foundation courses prepare you to move into a variety of fields and companies. You also must declare an option within your major during the second semester of your sophomore year that provides deeper expertise in a specific business area to propel you on your career path. Many students choose more than one! Options within the major include: accounting, entrepreneurial studies, finance, information systems and business analytics, international business and economics, management, marketing, and student designed.

The following courses are major-required courses. Students take 16-18 credits per semester. Discovery Program requirements (including the Inquiry requirement in the first two years) and elective courses are taken as well. Students are expected to follow this course plan. In the first three semesters, students cannot take more than two major courses in a single semester. The options have additional requirements as noted in those program descriptions. For a detailed schedule/plan of study for each option, students should check with the Paul College Undergraduate Programs and Advising Office for specific recommendations.

A typical plan of study follows, showing the major-required courses. Students take 16-18 credits per semester. Discovery Program requirements (including the Inquiry requirement in the first two years) and elective courses are taken as well. Students are expected to follow this course plan. In the first three semesters, students cannot take more than two major courses in a single semester. The options have additional requirements as noted. For a detailed schedule/plan of study for each option, students should check with the Paul College Undergraduate Programs and Advising Office for specific recommendations.

Business Adminsistration core requirements
ADMN courses:
ADMN 400Introduction to Business4
ADMN 403Computing Essentials for Business1
ADMN 410Management Information Systems4
ADMN 502Financial Accounting4
ADMN 503Managerial Accounting4
ADMN 510Business Statistics4
ADMN 570Introduction to Financial Management4
ADMN 575Behavior in Organizations4
ADMN 580Quantitative Decision Making4
ADMN 585Marketing4
ADMN 775Strategic Management: Decision Making 14
Other subject code courses:
ECON 401Principles of Economics (Macro)4
ECON 402Principles of Economics (Micro)4
MATH 422Mathematics for Business Applications4
or MATH 424A Calculus for Social Sciences
PHIL 431Business Ethics4
PAUL 405Freshman Academic Experience I1
PAUL 406Freshman Academic Experience II1
PAUL 660BiP-Social Intelligence Topics 22
PAUL 670BiP-Analytical Intelligence Topics 22
PAUL 680BiP-Competitive Intelligence Topics 22
PAUL 690BiP-Professional Intelligence Topics 22

Depending of the choice of option and the specific requirements thereof, students may be able to take PAUL or non-PAUL electives in their junior or senior year.

  • Students will demonstrate proficiency in the core content areas of business.
  • Students will think critically to address business situations.
  • Students will demonstrate communication skills to interact effectively in business situations.
  • Students will identify and understand the ethical dimensions and implications of business decisions.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze a business situation by applying a multiple stakeholder lens.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of business practices as they relate to local, national and global competitiveness.