Financial and Managerial Economics, International and Development
Economics, Public Policy Economics
Administration: Accounting, Entrepreneurial Venture Creation,
Finance, Information Systems, International Business and Economics,
of Science-Master of Science in Accounting
Whittemore School of Business and Economics
Steven F. Bolander, Dean
James R. Wible, Associate Dean
Cari A. Moorhead, Director of Undergraduate Programs
Gail Stepina, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Programs
Pamela Najarian, Academic Counselor
The Whittemore School of Business and Economics prepares students for
future careers in management, public service, research, and education.
The liberal arts are the basic foundation of the curriculum, and management
of change in a global community is the major emphasis. Each department
and program has its unique disciplinary tradition and the simultaneous
commitment to broad educational excellence in critical thought, verbal
and written communications, quantitative skills, computer literacy, and
ethical reasoning. International awareness and cross-cultural understanding
are essential components of the educational experience of Whittemore School
students. The educational process encourages the integration of practice
and theory through student interaction with businesses, public agencies,
and faculty research.
The Whittemore Schools undergraduate curricula combine a breadth
of liberal education with specifics of professional education in business
administration, economics, and hospitality management. Undergraduates
enrolled in the Whittemore School programs take a substantial part of
their coursework, normally over 50 percent, in other colleges in the University
in order to fulfill the general education requirements. Beyond those requirements,
students are encouraged to elect additional courses in the arts, the behavioral
and social sciences, the humanities, mathematics, and the natural sciences.
Thus, students who complete the Whittemore School programs in business
administration, economics, and hospitality management are prepared for
employment and graduate study in both these and adjacent fields.
The Whittemore School offers a minor in business administration, economics
and in hospitality management. Within the limits of its resources, the
Whittemore School also serves the needs of undergraduates elsewhere in
the University for whom selected courses in business administration, economics,
or hospitality management are desirable complements to their primary course
of study. To the extent that space is available after majors have enrolled,
a limited number of Whittemore School courses are open to nonmajors who
have the prerequisite preparation.
A maximum of 32 credits in courses offered by the Whittemore School
of Business and Economics may be taken by non-Whittemore School students.
The Whittemore School offers a bachelor of arts degree program in economics
and bachelor of science degree programs in business administration, economics,
and hospitality management. Students who desire a professional career
in public accounting are advised to follow the five-year program leading
to a bachelor of science in business administration and a master of science
in accounting degree (see page 97, Accounting Program of Study, for details).
Application for admission to this highly selective program is made in
the junior year.
Course listings for business administration are found under accounting
and finance (ACFI), business administration (ADMN), decision sciences
(DS), management (MGT), and marketing (MKTG). Candidates for a degree
must satisfy all of the University general education requirements for
graduation as well as the particular requirements of their individual
major programs. In addition, candidates must complete a math course (400
level). Economics majors must also satisfy specific requirements associated
with the bachelor of arts degree (see page 18). No Whittemore School course
may be taken on a pass/fail basis by a student majoring in business administration,
economics, or hospitality management.
In order to graduate, students must achieve a grade-point average of
at least 2.30 in the major courses and a minimum grade of C- (for ADMN
403, students must obtain credit) in each major course. Any WSBE major
required course in which a grade below C- is obtained must be repeated.
No more than two WSBE courses may be repeated and each course may be repeated
one time. Business administration and hospitality management majors must
take at least thirteen courses outside the Whittemore School.
Modifications tend to occur in major programs during the four-year period
of a students undergraduate career. Students are expected to conform
to these changes. Students transferring into the Whittemore School from
other universities must have business, economics, and hospitality management
courses reviewed and approved by the faculty through the Whittemore School
Undergraduate Programs Office to be considered for major requirements.
Transfer credit is normally granted only for 400 and 500-level courses.
For information concerning advanced degrees, see the Graduate School
Undergraduate advising in the Whittemore School is carried out jointly
by academic advisers and the faculty. The academic advisers are based
in the Whittemore School Undergraduate Programs Office, where student
academic records are kept. The advisers assist students in program planning,
preregistration, understanding and meeting general academic requirements,
and general academic and career decision making. In addition, the advisers
coordinate study abroad, domestic exchange and honors programs, as well
as the Washington Internship Program. The faculty draw on their own experience,
expertise, and interests in helping students with course, program, and
The Peer Advising System, established in 1984, was created for the purpose
of introducing freshmen to the college experience. Selected upperclass
students provide a positive resource to guide freshmen. The programs
goals are, through a mandatory yearlong program, to familiarize students
with their major, college, and University; to support students in their
personal growth; to develop personal responsibility; and to encourage
freshmen to use the advising services on campus.
Undergraduates are encouraged to develop an advisory relationship with
one or more faculty members with whom they have mutual interests. All
students are urged to seek as much assistance as they need, from whatever
source, but are reminded that theirs is the ultimate responsibility for
knowing and meeting the various academic requirements for a degree.
Juniors or seniors in the Whittemore School may elect the internship
or independent study options for variable credit. For either option, the
student must secure a faculty sponsor in the area of interest and submit
a written proposal prior to the start of the semester in which the project
is to be undertaken. Independent study normally involves research, while
internships are usually undertaken with cooperation of an off-campus organization
and involve a nonroutine but practical application of skills and concepts
acquired in a students program.
Independent studies and internships require considerable self-direction
and self-monitoring on the part of the student, who must be in high academic
standing. Careful prior review of requirements with the undergraduate
adviser is necessary. Students may earn no more than 16 credits in internships,
independent studies, field experience, and supervised student teaching
The Washington internship, a semester of supervised work experience
in Washington, D.C., is open to any major. See page 226 of the printed
International and Exchange Programs
The Whittemore School encourages qualified students to participate in
programs of international work and study. The Whittemore School has international
exchanges including Grenoble, France, and Maastricht, the Netherlands.
Students may also elect to take a dual major in international affairs,
offered in conjunction with the program for international perspectives
(see page 103 of the printed catalog).
Information on all other international programs can be obtained from
the sponsoring department or the Center for International Education, Hood
House, Room 204.
Four-One Program: B.S.-M.S.A.
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the
national association of professional accountants, has mandated that five
years of university education be required for national Certified Public
Accountant (CPA) certification as of the year 2000. Most states have approved
similar requirements for licensing/certification. The Whittemore School
offers a five-year program designed for students who desire a professional
accounting career. The program leads to the joint awarding of a bachelor
of science in business administration and a master of science in accounting
degree. Application for admission to this highly selective program is
made in the junior year. Details are provided in the Programs of Study
sections of the UNH undergraduate and graduate catalogs.
The Whittemore School also offers courses for nonmajors. Students interested
in these courses should contact the undergraduate programs office.
The Whittemore School faculty has developed a group of courses for nonmajors
that, if available and when combined with certain elective courses, can
constitute a minor in business administration. A list of minor requirements
is available at the Whittemore School Undergraduate Programs Office, Room
120, McConnell Hall.
Programs of Study
WSBE pdf - This file replicates the printed
information in the UNH Course Catalog 2003-04 for the Whittemore School
of Business and Economics. It includes degree requirements and specific
information for each of the School's programs of study.
Faculty and Courses
Accounting and Finance (ACFI)
Chairperson: Ahmad Etebari
Professors: Ahmad Etebari, John Freear, Fred R. Kaen
Associate Professor: Catherine A. Craycraft
Assistant Professors: John R. Becker Blease, Stephen J. Ciccone,
Afshad J. Irani, Toni Q. Smith, Stefanie Tate
Adjunct Faculty: William F. Knowles, Edwin Nelson
Decision Sciences (DS)
Chairperson: A. R. Venkatachalam
Professors: Steven F. Bolander, Barry Shore, Jeffrey E. Sohl
Associate Professors: Roger B. Grinde, R. Daniel Reid, Christine
M. Shea, A. R. Venkatachalam, Craig H. Wood
Assistant Professors: Pamila Dembla, Eleanne M. Solorzano, Theophanis
Instructor: Peter W. Royc
Chairperson: Evangelos O. Simos
Professors: Bruce T. Elmslie, Richard W. England, Evangelos O.
Simos, James R. Wible
Associate Professors: Karen Smith Conway, Michael D. Goldberg,
Marc W. Herold, Ju-Chin Huang, Neil B. Niman, Torsten Schmidt, Allen R.
Assistant Professors: Chi-Young Choi, Robert D. Mohr
Hospitality Management (HMGT)
Chairperson: Raymond J. Goodman, Jr.
Professor: Raymond J. Goodman, Jr.
Associate Professors: Joseph F. Durocher, Jr., Udo Schlentrich,
Emery H. Trowbridge
Affiliate Assistant Professor: Sylvia H. Marple
Chairperson: Michael J. Merenda
Professors: Francine S. Hall, Allen M. Kaufman, Michael J. Merenda
Affiliate Professor: Joseph E. Michael, Jr.
Associate Professors: Carole K. Barnett, Ross J. Gittell, William
Naumes, Rita Weathersby
Assistant Professor: Anthony T. Pescosolido
Affiliate Assistant Professor: Margaret Naumes
Adjunct Faculty: Eric Herr
Chairperson: Jonathan Gutman
Professors: Charles W. Gross, Jonathan Gutman
Affiliate Professors: Frederick G. Crane
Assistant Professors: Ludwig A. Bstieler, Stefan G. Nicovich
Adjunct Faculty: Jacalyn L. Cilley