Where business and finance graduate education is concerned, the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics (Paul College) at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) stands out for more reasons than one. Here, you’ll find a vibrant and dynamic learning community with a well-balanced, collaborative approach to B-School. Students from all over the world embark on a journey towards becoming driven professionals and entrepreneurs who hit the ground running.
For Katharina Barta from Austria, enrolling in the Master of Business Administration programme was a way to upskill in a tough job market after graduating with her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 2020. As an undergraduate at UNH, she helped form the UNH American Marketing Association (AMA) Chapter, became a research and teaching assistant, as well as a participant in the Holloway Competition. Next, the Marketing and International Business and Economics graduate wants to break into a career with a global consumer packaged goods (CPG) company.
Barta chose to study in New England because its culture and history felt closest to her home in Europe. “I appreciate that we have four seasons – the best of all worlds. I love that we are close to the mountains, the ocean, and Boston as a larger city. Also, I have never met people who are more wholesome than here in New Hampshire, and that is quite humbling,” she shares.
Over 15,000 students actively participate at the main campus in Durham, which is one of the safest college towns in the US. The UNH campus has also received the highest sustainability rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). Is it any surprise that economics, accounting, or finance undergraduates choose this top-tier research university? Here’s an overview of four eminent business and finance programmes available here.
Available full-time, part-time, or online, the Paul College MBA delivers an industry-driven curriculum in an engaging and flexible manner. You can customise your MBA to reflect your ambitions by choosing from finance; information systems and business analytics; marketing; global business; growth and innovation; or hospitality management electives. Besides the Durham campus, you can also take the MBA at the urban Manchester campus.
The online MBA is ranked 40th nationally by US News & World Report, while the part-time MBA is regarded as one of the finest in New England. The icing on the cake? Paul College is among the 5% of B-schools in the US to receive AACSB accreditation, which is the gold standard in business education.
Barta recalls Professor Michael Kukenberger’s “Managing Self and Leading Others” as her favourite module. “The class was mainly based on cases which were all extremely interesting and relevant to the lectures. Furthermore, it included very interesting teamwork; by learning about different leadership styles, we as a cohort got the chance to get to know each other well. Through these social concepts, I learned a lot about myself and what kind of person and leader I want to be,” she says.
Paul College graduates have also launched successful careers with companies such as BMW, GE Capital, Honeywell, Planet Fitness, and BAE Systems. Students can look to the dedicated Career and Professional Success office for employment guidance and placement.
This programme nurtures analytical, ethical financial analysts, hedge fund managers, and investment bankers who are ready to take the next step in their career. How? By sharpening their financial modelling, investment analysis, programming, and communication skills, among others. Students choose from financial analytics, fintech, or investments tracks, or design their own path in the programme, leading up to the Chartered Financial Analyst exam.
You may complete the full-time MSc Finance over 12 months or 18 months (including summer internship), or do it part-time over the course of two years. This programme is perfect for business leaders with a focus on STEM, particularly mathematical finance. International graduates can therefore apply for a 24-month extension to their 12-month Optional Practical Training Programme (OPT).
Every savvy business and finance professional wants to tap into the power of data. Through this Master of Science, you will learn how to use data to present and forecast trends that guide company decisions. It’s perfect for entrepreneurs with a STEM or economics background.
to receive insights from faculty immersed in big data research, exploring descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics. It could lead to a career as a data, business, quantitative, or market analyst. You can complete this first-of-its-kind programme in New Hampshire in 12 to 16 months (full-time) or 2.5 to 3 years (part-time).
According to Monster.com, a graduate degree in economics ranks among the top 10 best-paying graduate degrees. A career in this field is demanding yet lucrative. Set yourself up for success by enrolling in this programme, which delivers the rigour of mathematics education within the creative, experimentative realm of the arts.
You will cover the entire spectrum of analytical economics in one year, from advanced economic theory and coding to econometric and data analysis. You will also choose between the academic or industry track, each of which emphasises different aspects of economic knowledge and skills. By the end of the course, students will be well-positioned to break into big data business analysis and harness machine prediction in academic or corporate settings.
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