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

The Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management offers students the appropriate breadth and depth of study with a concentration of five courses to pursue other areas of interest in management.

The degree is responsive to the education needs of businesses and includes an appropriate foundation for further graduate study. The outcomes-based program is built upon a foundation of six essential competencies that are integrated throughout the curriculum: critical thinking, effective oral and written communication, applied quantitative analysis, managing in a global environment, ethical practice, and leadership.

Degree Requirements

Minimum Credit Requirement: 120 credits
Minimum Residency Requirement: 30 credits must be taken at UNH
Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.0 is required for conferral*
Core Curriculum Required: General Education Program
Major, Option and Elective Requirements as indicated.
*GPA: Major and any state certification GPA requirements may be higher and are indicated in program details.
A minimum grade of C- is required in all Major coursework. Students are allowed a maximum of two course overlaps. Overlaps can be used between Major, Minor, and General Education requirements with only one overlap being utilized between the Major and Minor. Please note that Option requirements are considered part of the Major. Students must complete 16 upper-level credits in majors within the College of Professional Studies, Online.

General Education Program Requirements

A minimum grade of D- is required in all General Education coursework. Students are allowed a maximum of two course overlaps. Overlaps can be used between Major, Minor and General Education requirements with only one overlap being utilized between the Major and Minor.

All General Education requirements, including CRIT 602 Advanced Critical Analysis and Strategic Thinking and IDIS 601 Interdisciplinary Seminar, must be taken prior to the capstone.

ENG 420The Writing Process4
COM 460Interpersonal Communication and Group Dynamics4
COM 480Visual Communication4
CRIT 501Introduction to Critical Inquiry4
Select one of the following:4
Math for Our World
Knowledge of Human Behavior & Social Systems4
Knowledge of the Physical & Natural World4
Knowledge of Human Thought & Expression4
CRIT 602Advanced Critical Analysis and Strategic Thinking4
IDIS 601Interdisciplinary Seminar4
Total Credits40

Writing Program Requirements

All bachelor's degree candidates are required to complete four writing intensive courses as part of the University Writing Program Requirements as follows:

The Writing Process
One Writing Intensive course in the Major
One Writing Intensive course at the 600-level or above
One Additional Writing Intensive Course

Writing Intensive courses are identified with the label "Writing Intensive Course" in the "Attributes" section of the course description and/or a W following the course number.

Major Requirements

Prior to capstone enrollment, students are expected to complete the majority of their required major courses along with CRIT 602 Advanced Critical Analysis and Strategic Thinking and IDIS 601 Interdisciplinary Seminar. Students should consult with their advisor regarding specific major courses that may be completed with their capstone. Academic Advisor approval is required for registration to be processed.

Major in Business Management
Foundational Courses
APST 405Career Development and Planning2
CMPL 402Excel2
MGMT 410Principles of Management4
MTH 504Statistics4
Intermediate Courses
ACCT 532Financial Accounting4
or MGMT 569 Budget Management
ECO 470Principles of Economics4
Advanced Courses
Select two of the following:8
Managing Information Technology
Human Resource Management
Legal and Ethical Issues in Business Management
Principles of Marketing
Operations Management
Option in Global Business
ECO 580International Economics4
ENT 500The Entrepreneurial Mindset4
MGMT 642International and Cross-Cultural Management4
MGMT 680Global Business4
MGMT 685Global Innovation4
Integrative Capstone
MGMT 795Integrative Capstone: Industry-Based Internship4
or MGMT 798 Integrative Capstone: Strategic Management Experience
Total Credits52


Open electives are courses students will need to take in addition to their general education and major requirements in order to satisfy the remaining credit totals for their programs. Open electives are defined as any credit course offered by the College not already included in the student's general education, major, option or minor. Students will need 120 credits total to graduate with a bachelor's degree from the Online Division of the College of Professional Studies.

This degree plan is a sample and does not reflect the impact of transfer credit or current course offerings. UNH CPS Online undergraduate students should develop individual academic plans with their academic advisor during their first year at UNH.

Sample Course Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
APST 405 Career Development and Planning 2
CMPL 402 Excel 2
ENG 420 The Writing Process 4
MTH 402 Math for Our World 4
General Education Course 4
COM 460 Interpersonal Communication and Group Dynamics 4
CRIT 501 Introduction to Critical Inquiry 4
MGMT 410 Principles of Management 4
Elective 4
Second Year
COM 480 Visual Communication 4
ECO 470 Principles of Economics 4
MTH 504 Statistics 4
General Education Course 4
ACCT 532
Financial Accounting
or Budget Management
HRM 420
Human Resource Management
or Principles of Marketing
or Managing Information Technology
or Legal and Ethical Issues in Business Management
or Operations Management
ECO 580 International Economics 4
Elective 4
Third Year
CRIT 602 Advanced Critical Analysis and Strategic Thinking 4
ENT 500 The Entrepreneurial Mindset 4
MGMT 642 International and Cross-Cultural Management 4
Elective 4
MGMT 680 Global Business 4
MGMT 685 Global Innovation 4
General Education Course 4
Elective 4
Fourth Year
IDIS 601 Interdisciplinary Seminar 4
CMPL 643
Managing Information Technology
or Human Resource Management
or Principles of Marketing
or Legal and Ethical Issues in Business Management
or Operations Management
Elective 4
Elective 4
MGMT 798
Integrative Capstone: Strategic Management Experience
or Integrative Capstone: Industry-Based Internship
Elective 4
 Total Credits120
  • Apply business management theories related to production and operations, organizational behavior, human resource management, and leadership throughout various functional areas of organizations.
  • Communicate organizational information effectively across an organization through the use of information systems, to a broad spectrum of audiences and in a variety of business situations.
  • Apply quantitative tools and information systems in business analysis and decision-making.
  • Critically analyze, research and articulate organizational strengths and weaknesses in areas such as competitive advantage, operations, human resources, marketing, financial and strategic positioning.
  • Make legal and ethical individual and business decisions based on legalities, evaluation of business sustainability (environmental, socio/cultural, economic, institutional) and ethical practice.
  • Manage and lead to enhance the effectiveness of individuals, teams, and business organizations in a global environment.