Undergraduate Course Catalog 2015-2016
Thompson School of Applied Science
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
|ABM||404||Principles of Management||4|
|ABM||405||Small Business Accounting Principles||4|
|COM||209||Expository Writing and Reading||4|
First Year, Spring Semester
|ABM||426||Business Computer Applications||4|
|MTH||202||College Algebra OR||3|
Second Year, Fall Semester
|ABM||506||Human Resource Management||4|
|COM||212||Writing in the Workplace||3|
|MTH||202||College Algebra (if not previously taken) OR||3|
Second Year, Spring Semester
|ABM||532||Small Business Law||4|