Business Administration Major: Management Option (B.S.)

The Option in Management provides students with the knowledge and skills to assess organizational effectiveness, identify challenges, develop solutions, and implement changes in order to improve internal and external performance.  Courses emphasize critical thinking, problem-solving, planning, interpersonal skills related to ethical leadership in the global economy, managing innovation and technology, organizational change and sustainability, and international and cross-cultural issues in organizations.

The option emphasizes the generalist's mindset in concert with a specialist's functional understanding of the firm. This is an excellent option for students who see themselves as "big picture" people. Future career paths include an array of management, supervisory, entrepreneurial, human resources, and other positions in for-profit and non-profit organizations. The option is also recommended for students considering graduate education in management or law.

Degree Requirements

Minimum Credit Requirement: 128 credits
Minimum Residency Requirement: 32 credits must be taken at UNH
Minimum GPA: 2.0 required for conferral*
Core Curriculum Required: Discovery & Writing Program Requirements
Foreign Language Requirement: No

All Major, Option and Elective Requirements as indicated.
*Major GPA requirements as indicated.

Major Requirements

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

This is the capstone course in the business administration  program, and satisfies the capstone requirement of  the Discovery Program. Students may be required to concurrently enroll in ADMN 700 PAUL Assessment of Core Knowledge (zero credits) for AACSB accreditation purposes.


Students may satisfy PAUL 660, PAUL 670, PAUL 680, PAUL 690 requirements through other courses/experiences with approved intelligence attributes assigned.  

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.

Option in Management

Required courses8
Select two courses from the following:
Leading in Diverse Organizations
Stakeholder Engagement & Sustainable Businesses
Organizational Changemaker Skills
Management Electives 112
Select three courses from the following:
Human Resource Management
Talent Acquisition
Doing Business Globally
Exploration in Entrepreneurial Management
Launching New Ventures
Judgment Days: Revelations for Negotiating in your Favor
Leadership Assessment and Development
Global Mindset for Sustainable Business
Topics in Management 2
Topics in Management II
Semester in the City: Boston and SITC @ UNH Internship 3
Total Credits20

Students may take third required course as one elective.


Topics will change from year to year.


INCO 505I may be applied as 4 credits (1 elective course) towards the Management Option.

Additional Tracks in Management

Students may decide to concentrate their electives in a particular area and select one of two tracks (see below), or may combine courses from the two tracks to fulfill the MGT elective course requirement. 

Strategic HR & Analytics Track
Required Courses
MGT 630Leading in Diverse Organizations4
MGT 640Human Resource Management4
MGT 714Organizational Changemaker Skills4
Select two courses from the following: 8
Talent Acquisition
Judgment Days: Revelations for Negotiating in your Favor
Topics in Management II (Leadership, Motivation & Rewards)
Total Credits20
Sustainable Business Track
Required Courses
MGT 701Stakeholder Engagement & Sustainable Businesses4
MGT 713Leadership Assessment and Development4
MGT 720Topics in Management II (Design Thinking for Strategic Innovation)4
Business Electives4
Select one course from the following:
Exploration in Entrepreneurial Management
Judgment Days: Revelations for Negotiating in your Favor
Doing Business Globally
Global Mindset for Sustainable Business
Topics in Marketing (Sustainable & Responsive Marketing Practices)
Sustainability Electives4
Select one course from the following:
Globalization and Global Population Health
Innovation in the Global Economy
Introduction to Natural Resource Economics
Population and Development
Introduction to our Energy System and Sustainable Energy
Sustainable Living - Global Perspectives
Systems Thinking for Sustainable Solutions
Topics in Professional and Business Ethics
Politics of Poverty
Environment and Society
Sustainability in Action
Total Credits20
  • 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.