Business Management: Finance Option (B.S.)

Business Management: Finance Option (B.S.)
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  Online Program

Get Ahead in Your Business Career

This online degree addresses business fundamentals, including management, marketing, economics, ethical business practices, and accounting. Using a responsive approach that tailors your coursework to real workforce needs, this program will help you become a qualified critical thinker, well-rounded communicator, and use quantitative analysis.

 Credit Hours: 120  |   Transfer: Up to 90 Credits  |   Tuition Cost


What is the Finance Option in Business Management?

The Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management offers students the appropriate breadth and depth of study with a concentration of five courses to pursue other areas of interest in management. The degree is responsive to the education needs of businesses and includes an appropriate foundation for further graduate study. The outcomes-based program is built upon a foundation of six essential competencies that are integrated throughout the curriculum: critical thinking, effective oral and written communication, applied quantitative analysis, managing in a global environment, ethical practice, and leadership.

Why study the Finance Option in Business Management at UNH College of Professional Studies?

This degree addresses fundamentals of business including management, marketing, economics, ethical business practices, and accounting. Using a responsive approach that tailors your coursework to real workforce needs, this program will help you become a qualified critical thinker, well-rounded communicator, and use quantitative analysis.

Potential Career Areas

  • General and Operations Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Administrative Services Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Compliance Manager
  • Loss Prevention Manager
  • Agent and Business Manager
  • Cost Estimator
  • Management Analyst
  • Business Continuity Planner
  • First-Line Supervisor
  • Business Intelligence Analyst

Course Highlights


  • Principles of Management
  • Excel
  • Career Development and Life Planning
  • Statistics
  • Financial Accounting

…and more!

Why UNH CPS?


  • Regionally accredited by the New England Commission on Higher Education, Inc. (NECHE).
  • Available fully online with select on-campus courses.
  • Affordable tuition.
  • Nationally ranked online programs.
  • About 89% of our students are transfer students. Making the most of your transfer credits is our specialty.
  • Career advising is available to all students and alumni. We also extend this service to those considering their college options.
  • Faculty who are subject matter experts and share their real-world expertise, helping you apply what you learn to your personal goals and career.
  • We’re experts at assessing credit toward your undergraduate degree – not only from previous college coursework, but also for other college-level knowledge demonstrated outside the traditional classroom.
  • Proud Member of ACBSP
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​Students pursuing an associate degree at their local community college are encouraged to explore our Transfer Pathway! This resource lists the courses your associate degree should contain at your community college, as well as the remaining courses you’ll need to take at UNH College of Professional Studies to complete your bachelor’s degree!

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  • Completion of our free, online application for admission
  • High school diploma, completion of a high school education in a homeschool setting under state law, or demonstrate high school equivalency.
    • Successful completion of one of the following exams will be required for demonstrating high school equivalency: the GED, HiSET, or TASC

Curriculum & Requirements

The Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management offers students the appropriate breadth and depth of study with a concentration of five courses to pursue other areas of interest in management.

The degree is responsive to the education needs of businesses and includes an appropriate foundation for further graduate study. The outcomes-based program is built upon a foundation of six essential competencies that are integrated throughout the curriculum: critical thinking, effective oral and written communication, applied quantitative analysis, managing in a global environment, ethical practice, and leadership.

This degree plan is a sample and does not reflect the impact of transfer credit or current course offerings. UNH CPS Online undergraduate students should develop individual academic plans with their academic advisor during their first year at UNH.

Sample Course Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
APST 405 Career Development and Planning 2
CMPL 402 Excel 2
ENG 420 The Writing Process 4
MTH 402 Math for Our World 4
General Education Course 4
 Credits16
Spring
COM 460 Interpersonal Communication and Group Dynamics 4
CRIT 501 Introduction to Critical Inquiry 4
MGMT 410 Principles of Management 4
Elective 4
 Credits16
Second Year
Fall
COM 480 Visual Communication 4
ECO 470 Principles of Economics 4
MTH 504 Statistics 4
General Education Course 4
 Credits16
Spring
ACCT 532 Financial Accounting 4
HRM 420
or MKT 510
or CMPL 643
or MGMT 625
or OPS 570
Human Resource Management
or Principles of Marketing
or Managing Information Technology
or Legal and Ethical Issues in Business Management
or Operations Management
4
ECO 580 International Economics 4
Elective 4
 Credits16
Third Year
Fall
CRIT 602 Advanced Critical Analysis and Strategic Thinking 4
FNC 611 Money and Banking 4
MKT 510
or HRM 420
or CMPL 643
or MGMT 625
or OPS 570
Principles of Marketing
or Human Resource Management
or Managing Information Technology
or Legal and Ethical Issues in Business Management
or Operations Management
4
Elective 4
 Credits16
Spring
FNC 612 Investment Principles 4
FNC 665 Financial Management 4
General Education Course 4
Elective 4
 Credits16
Fourth Year
Fall
FNC 675 Financial Modeling and Decision-Making 4
IDIS 601 Interdisciplinary Seminar 4
Elective 4
Elective 4
 Credits16
Spring
MGMT 798
or MGMT 795
Integrative Capstone: Strategic Management Experience
or Integrative Capstone: Industry-Based Internship
4
Elective 4
 Credits8
 Total Credits120

Degree Requirements

Minimum Credit Requirement: 120 credits
Minimum Residency Requirement: 30 credits must be taken at UNH
Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.0 is required for conferral*
Core Curriculum Required: General Education Program
Major, Option and Elective Requirements as indicated.
*GPA: Major and any state certification GPA requirements may be higher and are indicated in program details.
 
A minimum grade of C- is required in all Major coursework. Students are allowed a maximum of two course overlaps. Overlaps can be used between Major, Minor, and General Education requirements with only one overlap being utilized between the Major and Minor. Please note that Option requirements are considered part of the Major. Students must complete 16 upper-level credits in majors within the College of Professional Studies, Online.

General Education Program Requirements

A minimum grade of D- is required in all General Education coursework. Students are allowed a maximum of two course overlaps. Overlaps can be used between Major, Minor and General Education requirements with only one overlap being utilized between the Major and Minor.

All General Education requirements, including CRIT 602 Advanced Critical Analysis and Strategic Thinking and IDIS 601 Interdisciplinary Seminar, must be taken prior to the capstone.

ENG 420The Writing Process4
COM 460Interpersonal Communication and Group Dynamics4
COM 480Visual Communication4
CRIT 501Introduction to Critical Inquiry4
Select one of the following:4
MTH 402
Math for Our World
MTH 504
Statistics
MTH 510
Pre-Calculus
Knowledge of Human Behavior & Social Systems4
Knowledge of the Physical & Natural World4
Knowledge of Human Thought & Expression4
CRIT 602Advanced Critical Analysis and Strategic Thinking4
IDIS 601Interdisciplinary Seminar4
Total Credits40

Writing Program Requirements

All bachelor's degree candidates are required to complete four writing intensive courses as part of the University Writing Program Requirements as follows:

ENG 420
The Writing Process
One Writing Intensive course in the Major
One Writing Intensive course at the 600-level or above
One Additional Writing Intensive Course

Writing Intensive courses are identified with the label "Writing Intensive Course" in the "Attributes" section of the course description and/or a W following the course number.

Major Requirements

Prior to capstone enrollment, students are expected to complete the majority of their required major courses along with CRIT 602 Advanced Critical Analysis and Strategic Thinking and IDIS 601 Interdisciplinary Seminar. Students should consult with their advisor regarding specific major courses that may be completed with their capstone. Academic Advisor approval is required for registration to be processed.

Major in Business Management
Foundational Courses
APST 405Career Development and Planning2
CMPL 402Excel2
MGMT 410Principles of Management4
MTH 504Statistics4
Intermediate Courses
ACCT 532Financial Accounting4
ECO 470Principles of Economics4
Advanced Courses
Select two of the following:8
CMPL 643
Managing Information Technology
HRM 420
Human Resource Management
MGMT 625
Legal and Ethical Issues in Business Management
MKT 510
Principles of Marketing
OPS 570
Operations Management
Option in Finance
ECO 580International Economics4
FNC 611Money and Banking4
FNC 612Investment Principles4
FNC 665Financial Management4
FNC 675Financial Modeling and Decision-Making4
Integrative Capstone
MGMT 795Integrative Capstone: Industry-Based Internship4
or MGMT 798 Integrative Capstone: Strategic Management Experience
Total Credits52

Electives

Open electives are courses students will need to take in addition to their general education and major requirements in order to satisfy the remaining credit totals for their programs. Open electives are defined as any credit course offered by the College not already included in the student's general education, major, option or minor. Students will need 120 credits total to graduate with a bachelor's degree from the Online Division of the College of Professional Studies.

Students will have the opportunity to:     

  • Apply business management theories related to production and operations, organizational behavior, human resource management, and leadership throughout various functional areas of organizations.
  • Communicate organizational information effectively across an organization through the use of information systems, to a broad spectrum of audiences and in a variety of business situations.
  • Apply quantitative tools and information systems in business analysis and decision-making.
  • Critically analyze, research and articulate organizational strengths and weaknesses in areas such as competitive advantage, operations, human resources, marketing, financial and strategic positioning.
  • Make legal and ethical individual and business decisions based on legalities, evaluation of business sustainability (environmental, socio/cultural, economic, institutional) and ethical practice.
  • Manage and lead to enhance the effectiveness of individuals, teams, and business organizations in a global environment.

Your Prior and Current Learning Counts


Many of our students can demonstrate college-level knowledge gained from military, workplace and volunteer-based training, and experiences. We are experts at helping students demonstrate learning and earning academic credit.

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Career Outcomes

Talk with your advisor to discuss how your program, experience, and goals align.