Thursday, March 22, 2012

Program is Only One in Northern New England Accredited by AACSB

The University of New Hampshire Whittemore School of Business and Economics will begin offering an online MBA in the fall of 2012, which will be the only online MBA program in New Hampshire accredited by the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
“Only the best business programs – just 5 percent worldwide – are AACSB-accredited. It is considered the gold standard of business school accreditation so we are pleased to now offer our high-quality MBA program online, the same program that we have offered on the UNH campus taught by the same world class faculty,” said Christine Shea, associate dean of Graduate Programs and Research, and professor of technology and operations management at the Whittemore School.

Online courses will be taught by UNH faculty and will follow a five-term schedule that will allow students to complete their MBA in two years, similar to the part-time MBA program. Any student enrolled in the part-time or online MBA options will be able to take any or all MBA courses either online or face-to-face in Durham or Manchester. Students in the full-time and executive MBA programs will not normally be eligible for the online courses because of the cohort nature of those programs. 

The program is ideal for established business professionals who want the flexibility to earn an advanced degree anywhere, at any time, and effectively integrate their MBA experience into their busy work and family lives. It also gives them the opportunity to immediately apply what they have learned to their work environment.

“The online MBA courses will be of the same superior quality as our face-to-face program courses, and will be subject to the same rigorous AACSB-accreditation standards as all of our business courses,” Shea said.

For more information about the new online MBA program, contact the Graduate Programs office at 603-862-1367 or visit The deadline to apply for fall of 2012 is May 31.

The UNH Whittemore School of Business and Economics offers a full complement of high-quality programs in business, economics, accounting, finance, information systems management, marketing, and hospitality management. Programs are offered at the undergraduate, graduate, and executive development levels. The school is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the premier accrediting agency for business schools worldwide.