Department of Business Administration Graduate Programs University of New Hampshire

Department of Business Administration Graduate Programs University of New Hampshire

Durham, NH
student ratio
total students
average amount to complete degree
June 1
fall application deadline
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4 Degrees Offered
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A One-Year MBA Program with an Emphasis on Experiential Learning

The 1 year, full-time MBA program at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) provides students with a combination of classwork, collaborative projects, and real-world experience that prepares them for careers in management. Students in the program benefit from participating in a wide variety of hands-on learning activities such as study groups, corporate internships, residencies in New York, China and Silicon Valley, and an end-of-year corporate consulting project. A new Entrepreneurship Specialization is now available in the One-Year MBA program.

UNH's full-time MBA program, which is offered by the school's Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics, is 1 of only 2 full-time MBA programs in the state to be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The job placement rate for program graduates in 2012 was 95%.

A Solid Foundation and Small Class Sizes

The year-long program begins in July with online foundation courses in quantitative methods and accounting. After completing the online foundation modules, students attend a 3-day orientation on-campus in August. Classes begin in late August.

Students enter the University of New Hampshire's 1-year MBA program in cohorts, and class size is capped at 50 students per year. The small class size helps ensure a collaborative, supportive learning atmosphere.

The program's innovative blend of class discussions, case studies, and guest lectures provides students with a combination of theory and hands-on experiences that uniquely prepare them for corporate and entrepreneurial leadership positions.

Required Coursework and Electives

Each student enrolled in the University of New Hampshire's 1-year MBA program must complete a total of 48 credits, including 11 required courses, 3 electives and a six credit corporate consulting project. Required courses include subjects such as management accounting, organizational behavior, financial management, marketing management, organizational leadership, and managerial decision making.

In addition to completing the required coursework, students may choose 3 electives. Elective choices include topics such as financial policy; private equity and venture capital; financial statement analysis; supply chain management; international marketing; and marketing research.

The 1-year MBA program has just instituted a new specialization in entrepreneurship, which will entail electives in this area and residency in the Silicon Valley, as well as day trips to the well-known Cambridge/Boston technology and innovation centers.

Students without at least 2 years of relevant work experience must complete the M.B.A internship. The internship electives provide students with opportunities to gain practical experience working in corporate settings. The internship also includes a research project.

Exciting Study Abroad Opportunities

In addition to completing all required coursework and electives, each Master of Business Administration degree program student at the University of New Hampshire completes a 3 day trip to New York City's Wall Street area as part of the financial management course.

There is also a 10-day international residency in China during the international management course. During the international residency, students gain valuable first-hand business experience through a combination of lectures, on-site visits to corporations, and cultural activities. Students in past MBA cohorts have traveled to China, Ireland, Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium.

The Corporate Consulting Project Provides Valuable Real-World Experience

After completing all core coursework and electives, students in the UNH MBA program work together and apply their knowledge to complete final corporate consulting projects (CCPs). The 5-week CCP provides students with a one-of-a-kind opportunity to help one of UNH's corporate partners solve a real business-related problem. The project culminates in a formal presentation. Past CCP partners include Liberty Mutual Life Insurance, Fidelity Investments and a variety of nonprofit and start up organizations.

Distinguished, Experienced Faculty Members with a Wide Variety of Research Interests

Vanessa Druskat, professor of organizational behavior and management, researches the link between emotional intelligence and work performance; the nature of emotional intelligence and project management; and leadership in public school systems.

Professor Devkamal Dutta has 10 years of teaching experience and 15 years of experience as a corporate strategy consultant in the IT industry. His areas of specialization include strategic management, entrepreneurship, and international business, and he has published numerous journal articles and book chapters.

Paul Harvey, professor of management, has several years of experience as a financial analyst, corporate recruiter, and small business owner. Professor Harvey's research interests include ethical leadership and workplace aggression. He has won several awards for his work, including the Excellence in Research Award and the Best Doctoral Student Paper Award from the Southern Management Association Conference.

The New Peter T. Paul College Building

The Paul College building is a new state of the art location for the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics. Featuring fantastic spaces for students to take breaks or to study, including a coffee shop and breakout rooms, alongside important resources like Bloomberg terminals, the Paul College building is a major addition to the University of New Hampshire campus and will provide students with world-class academic space and the resources they need to succeed as a business scholar.

Admissions Requirements

Applicants are evaluated using a "portfolio" approach that considers several factors such as academic backgrounds, work experiences, GMAT scores and military service. Two years of relevant work experience is preferred but not required

To be considered for admission, each student must complete the online application and submit the following: a personal statement (MBA essays); 3 letters of recommendation from professional or academic references; a resume; an application fee of $65; a statement of residency; and official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. GMAT scores of at least 500 are required. GMAT scores may be waived if one has a previous master's degree or five years of professional experience.

Before applying to UNH's MBA program, all international students must submit pre-applications to ensure that their experience and educational backgrounds have prepared them for the program. International students who do not speak English as their first language must submit TOEFL scores. Students must score a minimum of 550 on the paper-based test, 213 on the computer-based test, or 80 on the Internet-based test.

Location & Contact

Department of Business Administration

Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics
University of New Hampshire

Durham, NH 03824
United States

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • One-Year MBA (Full Time)
    • Executive MBA
    • Part-Time MBA
    • Online MBA
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Executive Business Administration Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    • Business Administration Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 81
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? Yes
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


54% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied195
    • Accepted107
    • Acceptance Rate54%
    • Enrolled81
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $65
    • Application Fee - International $65
    • Electronic applications accepted? No
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline July 1st April 1st Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline November 1st Not Reported Not Reported
  • Students Enrolled
    • Total Graduate Students: 350
    • Total Students in Full Time MBA: 35
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGMAT
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 550 paper based, TOEFL iBT

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *$28,000
    • Out-of-state tuition *$42,000
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • * Tuition for full-time graduate student per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year fees$1,699.00
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • * Fees for full-time graduate students
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsFebruary 15
    • Types of financial support availableResearch Assitantships, Tuition Waivers, Career or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students190
    • Female Percentage33%
    • Male Percentage67%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students190
    • Part-time Percentage49%
    • Full-time Percentage51%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino2%
    • Black / African American0%
    • White / Caucasian82%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian6%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown10%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty17
    • Full-time Percentage100%
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Female Percentage24%
    • Male Percentage76%