The Full-time Advantage
The Whittemore School’s full-time MBA provides students the opportunity to gain general business knowledge, develop in-depth knowledge through a choice of specializations, and lastly, provides a venue for students to apply those skills via real world, real time corporate based projects.
The program begins each September with a month long residency. This intensive residency provides students with an introduction to the University and the M.B.A. program in addition to providing core competencies and strategies needed to be successful in the program. The remainder of the first year is spent taking the nine required courses over three terms. The second year, again begins with a month-long residency focusing on such topics as information systems, ethics, and preparation for the second-year projects. In the second year, students are actively involved in off-site projects or faculty research in addition to completing areas of specialization.
Marketing and Supply Chain Management
This specialization covers such topics as market research and analysis, new product and services development to production and final delivery. A cross-functional approach is utilized to teach students how to manage fundamental value processes involved in the production and marketing of goods and services. The specialization is unique in its integrative emphasis on meeting customer and market needs in an optimally effective and efficient manner given technological and operational constraints.
Entrepreneurial Venture Creation
This specialization is designed to promote an environment that produces an entrepreneurial culture and promotes learning through experiential, real-world, real-time learning. It provides a basis to learn about the high-growth entrepreneurial venture process of value creation through an application of technology in a dynamic environment. Appropriate for students who intend to start a high-growth business, work for a new venture, become involved in a new venture creation within an established organization or are interested in the field of venture capital.
Designed for the student that wants to take a coherent set of finance courses offered within the general framework of the M.B.A. The study of finance provides students with opportunities in a wide variety of disciplines including banking, insurance, corporate finance, investment management, and risk management. The field of finance has become popular over the last few years due in part to the increased publicity and growth of the stock and derivative markets.
The accounting specialization builds upon the foundation of Financial and Managerial Accounting. It is designed to introduce students to, and develop an understanding of, three major aspects of accounting critical to management: taxation, ethics, and financial statement analysis. With this specialization, students will have the skills necessary to address a variety of sophisticated business transaction.
Fifty regional businesses are members of the Dean’s Corporate Roundtable. Throughout the year guest speakers from the member organizations participate in the business forums and act as mentors. In the second year of the program students are actively involved in a company project, applying their new knowledge to real-world challenges.
Classes are purposely kept under thirty students to encourage the exchange of ideas, promote teamwork and friendship. Full-time MBA students are active both in and out of the classroom. Students have the opportunity and are encouraged to participate in case competitions, business clubs and alumni events.
The crucial requirement for admission is a history that demonstrates the applicant has the potential and desire for graduate study. All students must have completed a bachelor's degree before beginning the program. A portfolio approach is utilized in the admissions process. All applicants are required to submit references, official academic transcripts, the application, resume, essay questions, GMAT test scores and TOEFL if a non-native English speaker. Visit www.mba.unh.edu to apply on-line or request additional information.