The Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire began in 1962 and has been held the AACSB accreditation since 1994. They value diversity, empowerment, respect, inclusiveness, excitement, innovation, commitment, and engagement. The 115,000 square foot Paul College Building is an incredible facility filled with high-tech spaces, labs, classrooms, and study areas. Over 3,000 students attend classes that create confident business leaders who think analytically, ethically, critically, and globally and are prepared to find success in life and their careers.
Bachelor degree students can major in Analytical Economics, Economics, Hospitality Management, or Business Administration with options in Accounting, Entrepreneurial Studies, Finance, Information Systems & Business Analytics, International Business & Economics, Management, and Marketing. The Economics major has options in Global Trade & Finance, Money & Financial Markets, and Public Policy & Sustainability. Graduate students can earn a Masters in Accounting, Analytical Economics, Finance, or Business Administration. The MBA can be completed in a full-time or part-time format. There is a Masters in Business Administration/Juris Doctor dual degree option. Doctoral students can obtain a Ph.D. in Economics. Individuals or companies can attend the Executive Development Programs to enhance their business, management, and leadership skills.
Qualifying students can apply for a plethora of scholarships to help ease any financial barrier. There is also The Rutman Fellows program which provides not only scholarships but also exceptional educational opportunities in promoting the leadership of women in business. The Paul Scholars program is similar in providing scholarships, but also elevates the leadership, education, and career skills enrichment for those accepted into the program. International educational trips are available to business students in places like Portugal, Hong Kong, Spain, England, Dominican Republic, and even a Caribbean Islands Cruise Ship.
Students can greatly benefit from participating in student organizations like the Accounting Student Association, Atkins Investment Group, Alpha Kappa Psi, Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals, Marketing & Advertising Club, Professional Sales Group, Women in Business, and Entrepreneurship Club. Experiential learning opportunities exist throughout the College of Business and Economics. The Business in Practice program allows students to work, first-hand, with leaders in the industry, completing real-world projects and increasing their skills and knowledge.
Excellent resources include competitions like the Holloway Prize Competition, which is a multi-stage entrepreneurial competition where students create and pitch their new business ideas. The NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge, which challenges students to find business solutions to environmental and social issues. Internships are not only great experiences but enhance resumes and impress employers. Examples include the Summer Social Innovation Internships, Semester Internships, Paid Start-Ups Internships, Global Internships, and The Washington Center in D.C. There is a Student Angel Investment Fund that is fully managed by students. The university provides centers that deal with venture research, financial policy, an international franchise, and social innovation and enterprise.
Students juggling professional, educational, and personal responsibilities can choose to pursue degrees online. Graduate students have the advantage of obtaining an online MBA or an online Masters in Cybersecurity Policy & Risk Management.