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Undergraduate Course Catalog 2015-2016

Thompson School of Applied Science


Applied Business Management (ABM)


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Associate Professor: Benjamin P. Fowler
Lecturer: John MacMillan

The applied business management (ABM) program offers a concentration in small entrepreneurial business. The program combines class work and practical experience to give students a thorough understanding of the business field. The core curriculum includes accounting (financial and managerial), marketing, sales, human resource management, computer applications, writing focused on the workplace, small business law, and strategic management for small business. Students may select from a variety of UNH electives.

Practical experience is gained through projects with local industries, municipalities, and state agencies, as well as student-run businesses. Students may also elect to develop internships with area businesses.


Admissions Requirements

Students entering the business management program must present college preparatory English and have a minimum of two years of college preparatory mathematics. Several ABM courses require a solid background in basic mathematics and algebra.

Curriculum Fee

Applied business management: $137*

*This one-time curriculum fee is required to cover course materials and specialized equipment maintenance that are unique to the applied nature of the concentration. The curriculum fee covers the entire two-year course of study for one concentration. Any non-TSAS student may be assessed specific course fees, details of which are included in each semester's Time and Room Schedule. All fees are subject to change.

Business Management

Privately owned small-to-medium-sized businesses represent the largest and fastest-growing segment of the state and regional economy. The applied business management program offers students courses in several aspects of business management and prepares students for management of a family-owned business, or to start a new business or begin their careers in entry-level positions in existing firms. Business management students gain practical exposure to essential topics in business management that prepares them to seek further specialization in an aspect of business or to prepare for transfer to a baccalaureate program.

Career Opportunities:

Office manager, entrepreneur, management trainee, assistant manager, purchasing and inventory controller, bookkeeper, domestic and international sales professional, or business owner.

Business Management Program of Study


First Year, Fall Semester

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
ABM   404   Principles of Management   4  
ABM   405   Small Business Accounting Principles   4  
COM   209   Expository Writing and Reading   4  
SSCI   201   Human Relations   4  

First Year, Spring Semester

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
ABM   407   Applied Marketing   4  
ABM   426   Business Computer Applications   4  
ABM   508   Managerial Accounting   4  
COM   210   Public Speaking   3  
MTH   202   College Algebra OR   3  
    Elective   4  

Second Year, Fall Semester

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
ABM   506   Human Resource Management   4  
ABM   514   Applied Sales   4  
COM   212   Writing in the Workplace   3  
MTH   202   College Algebra (if not previously taken) OR   3  
    Elective   4  

Second Year, Spring Semester

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
ABM   532   Small Business Law   4  
ABM   550   Business Policy   4  
    Electives   8  

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