DURHAM, N.H. ��� The University of New Hampshire Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics has received two 2014 Best of Business (BOB) awards from New Hampshire Business Review recognizing the business college���s MBA program and the Paul J. Holloway Innovation-to-Market Prize.
In a statewide readers' survey, the MBA program was named the Best MBA Program in the state and the Paul J. Holloway Innovation-to-Market Prize was honored as the state���s best Business Startup Competition. The New Hampshire Business Review���s 2014 BOB Awards honor the best of business in New Hampshire in more than 90 categories.
Winners will be honored Thursday, March 6, 2014, at a celebratory event at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord.
"With 3,900 ballots cast for the 2014 Awards, the BOBs continue to be a considered a standard of excellence in New Hampshire���s business community," said Jeff Feingold, editor of NH Business Review.
The Best of Business Awards are presented by NHBR and are sponsored by Comcast Business Class, FairPoint Communications, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, AutoFair, Cross Insurance, Business & Industry Association of N.H. and WZID.
���We are excited that our MBA program and Holloway Prize competition were recognized for shaping students," said Arnold Garron, interim dean of Paul College.
The Paul College offers four MBA programs: full time, flexible, online, and executive. All are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business -- the gold standard for business school accreditation. The college���s full-time MBA program has a 95 percent job placement rate. The college also offers a dual JD/MBA degree.
For more information on the college���s MBA programs, visit https://mba.unh.edu.
The Paul J. Holloway Innovation-to-Market Prize is designed to stimulate entrepreneurship. Open to all University System of New Hampshire graduate and undergraduate students who have a proposal for bringing an innovative product or service to market, the competition helps students gain firsthand experience in commercializing new products and services, and provides access to faculty advisors and industry experts.
Established in 1988 by Paul J. Holloway's family, the business plan competition honors the business leader's entrepreneurial spirit by stimulating and recognizing outstanding business strategies. Holloway began his career in the automotive industry and, starting in 1967, shaped a multi-franchise dealership emphasizing customer service and satisfaction. Holloway then extended his business skills to the development and management of eldercare facilities.
This year���s competition will be held Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Six teams will vie for cash and other prizes valued at more than $75,000. For more information on the competition, visit https://paulcollege.unh.edu/paul-j-holloway-innovation-market-prize.
New Hampshire Business Review is a subsidiary of Yankee Publications and is part of the McLean Communications companies which includes New Hampshire Magazine, New Hampshire Home Magazine and Parenting New Hampshire.
The UNH Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics offers a full complement of high-quality programs in business, economics, accounting, finance, information systems management, entrepreneurship, marketing, and hospitality management. Programs are offered at the undergraduate, graduate, and executive development levels. The college is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the premier accrediting agency for business schools worldwide.
The University of New Hampshire, founded in 1866, is a world-class public research university with the feel of a New England liberal arts college. A land, sea, and space-grant university, UNH is the state's flagship public institution, enrolling 12,300 undergraduate and 2,200 graduate students.
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