Graduate Course Catalog 2012-2013
This program is offered in Durham and in Manchester through GSMC.
Degree Offered: M.B.A.
The Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics offers a program leading to the M.B.A. in formats designed for full-time students, part-time evening students, and online students, and a weekend curriculum for executive and pre-executive level students. Each format includes a sequence of required courses and opportunities to take electives. Although each program is offered in a unique format, the common purpose is to provide students with a rigorous foundation in business practices through both theoretical and applied learning opportunities. All M.B.A. models are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
Additionally, the executive, part-time, and online models are the only AACSB-accredited M.B.A. programs offered in New Hampshire.
The Whittemore School welcomes applicants with an above-average academic record in any undergraduate specialty. The crucial requirement for admission into the M.B.A. program is a history that demonstrates that the applicant has the potential and desire for graduate study in business. Consequently, a portfolio approach to admissions is utilized in which an applicant's work and military experience, along with other indicators of maturity, motivation, and self-discipline, are considered in addition to the applicant's test scores and academic record. All applicants to the full-time and part-time programs are required to take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) unless they hold a prior, relevant graduate-level degree (e.g., M.S., M.A., Ph.D., Ed.D, etc.). GMAT waivers may be requested and are possible based on professional experience. Please contact the department for more information.
Applicants are expected to have successfully completed one semester of calculus, statistics, or have demonstrated proficiency in quantitative reasoning. Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Rebecca Barbour, Assistant Director of Graduate Programs, Whittemore School, 15 Academic Way, Durham, NH 03824-3593.
Each Whittemore School M.B.A. program has a different pricing structure. For current rates and fees, please visit the business services website: http://www.unh.edu/business-services/tuitmba.html.
Full-time M.B.A. Degree Requirements
The curriculum for the one-year intensive full-time M.B.A. program begins with six weeks of online foundation work during July and August. Students begin classes on campus at the end of August after a three-day orientation program and continue together as a cohort through the academic year. The 48-credit program is comprised of eleven required courses, three electives, a ten-day international residency and culminates with a five-week corporate consulting project (this is the concluding experience). Electives can be taken in such areas as marketing, finance, entrepreneurship, supply chain management, leadership, and general management.
Students with less than two years of professional work experience must complete an internship that satisfies one elective course.
Part-time and Online M.B.A. Degree Requirements
Part-time (evening) and online students typically begin the program in the fall term, although January admission with a reduced course load may be possible. Offered on both the Durham and Manchester campuses, the degree is comprised of ten required core courses and six electives. ADMN 982 (Strategic Management) is the concluding experience. Students may petition to waive up to three core courses. A waiver is typically granted if the student possesses a major (five to six courses from an AACSB-accredited institution) in a core area earned within five years of matriculation, e.g., a student with a major in finance may petition to waive the M.B.A. core course in finance. The program is designed to permit students who begin in the fall to complete the degree in two years, although a reduced pace is also possible. Specializations are available in the following areas:
Marketing and Supply Chain Management
This specialization covers such topics as market research and analysis and new product and services development. A cross-functional approach is utilized to teach students how to manage fundamental value processes involved in the production and marketing of goods and services. The specialization is unique in its integrative emphasis on meeting customer and market needs in an effective and efficient manner given technological and operational constraints.
Entrepreneurial Venture Creation
This specialization is designed to promote an environment that produces an entrepreneurial culture and promotes learning through experiential, real-world, real-time learning. It provides a basis to learn about the high-growth entrepreneurial venture process of value creation through an application of technology in a dynamic environment and is appropriate for students who intend to start a high-growth business, work for a new venture, become involved in a new venture creation within an established organization, or are interested in the field of venture capital.
This specialization is designed for the student who wants to take a coherent set of finance courses offered within the general framework of the M.B.A. The study of finance provides students with opportunities in a wide variety of disciplines including banking, insurance, corporate finance, investment management, and risk management.
Students may elect to take the six electives in fields of their choice. Two of the electives may be completed as independent studies, which allow students to study a unique topic in-depth that is not offered as a traditional course. Additionally, students may petition for approval of two graduate-level courses offered by departments other than the business school and may count them towards the degree.
The specialization provides a comprehensive, integrative understanding of the project management process and methods to manage large and complex projects, including the management of innovation in a high technology environment. As the complexity and technological sophistication of business today increases, the demand for individuals with the skills to plan, manage, and execute complex projects is also growing. By completing this specialization, students will learn how to contribute to the systematic management of projects, programs, portfolios, and businesses to achieve the organization’s operational and strategic goals, and balance project requirements and constraints as they relate to scope, schedule, budget, and quality.
Executive M.B.A. Degree Requirements
The Executive M.B.A. curriculum is designed to meet the needs of individuals with full-time work experience at the pre-executive or executive level. The curriculum is comprised of seventeen courses emphasizing general management and provides broad-based exposure to the functional areas of finance and accounting, human resources, marketing, operations, international business, and strategic management. In the second year, all students take a track in International Business and choose between a second track in either Entrepreneurial Venture Creation or Managing Technological Innovation. The Integrative Management Seminar taken each term brings in regional business leaders to discuss current business topics and challenges in a globally networked and competitive world. ADMN 982 (Strategic Management) is the capstone course.
The program is offered off site at an executive conference facility in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and includes housing and meals to enrich the cohort experience. The nineteen-month program begins in early September with two days in residence spent on orientation activities, team building, and networking, followed by two days of regular classes on Friday and Saturday. Thereafter, classes are held twice each month in all-day Friday and all-day Saturday sessions. In their second year, students spend two days on Wall Street as part of their required finance course plus ten days in an "International Residency" as part of the requirements of the international business course.
|ADMN||823||Topics in Finance||3|
|ADMN||832||Exploration in Entrepreneurial Management||3|
|ADMN||834||Private Equity/Venture Capital||3|
|ADMN||845||Supply Chain Management||3|
|ADMN||846||International Financial Management||3|
|ADMN||848||Law: Use and Application in Business||3|
|ADMN||859||Managing Technological Innovations||3|
|ADMN||864||New Product Development||3|
|ADMN||865||Total Quality Management||3|
|ADMN||898||Topics||2 TO 3|
|ADMN||900||Integrative Management Seminar||0|
|ADMN||905||Corporate Consulting Project I||3|
|ADMN||906||Corporate Consulting Project II||3|
|ADMN||926||Information Systems and Enterprise Integration||3|
|ADMN||940||Technology and Operations Management||3|
|ADMN||952||Organizations, Leadership, and Environments||3|
|ADMN||953||The Social Power of Leadership in the 21 Century||3|
|ADMN||955||Quantitative Business Analysis||3|
|ADMN||956||Managerial Decision Making||3|
|ADMN||982||Strategic Management: Decision Making||3|
|ADMN||985||Organizational Structure and Environments||3|
|ADMN||992||Special Projects and Independent Study||1 TO 6|
M.B.A. courses are primarily intended for matriculated students who have been admitted to the M.B.A. program. Other degree-seeking students and M.B.A. alumni may request permission to register for courses on a space available basis.
Audit: Required M.B.A. core courses cannot accommodate auditors. Other degree-seeking students and M.B.A. alumni may request permission from the instructor to audit M.B.A. electives.