New Hampshire is home to 29 recognized colleges and universities. Most of these schools offer programs for aspiring business professionals and some are nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report. Some of the state’s best business schools also offer fully Online MBA Programs that comprise the same curriculum and access to resources as the schools traditional campus-based program. Just a few include Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics at University of New Hampshire, the School of Graduate and Professional Studies at New England College, and the College of Graduate & Professional Studies at Franklin Pierce University. Let’s take a look at what these and other top-tier New Hampshire business schools have to offer.
New England College, Henniker
The School of Graduate and Professional Studies at New England College offers an Online MBA that ranked #159 Nationally by U.S. News & World Report. The 40 credit hour program has 15 Concentration options. Just a few include Business Analytics, Digital Social Media, E-Commerce, Entrepreneurship, Health Informatics, Marketing Management, Sport and Recreation Management, and Strategic Leadership. The program (with a Concentration) may be completed in 20 months or in as few as 12 months without. New England College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., (NEASC) through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE).
Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, Manchester, Portsmouth, Lebanon
The College of Graduate & Professional Studies at Franklin Pierce University offers six MBA Tracks that can be completed 100% online. Options include Energy & Sustainability Studies, Health Administration, Human Resource Management, Information Technology, Leadership, and Sports Management. With the exception of the Human Resource Management Track, all MBA Tracks are designed as 18 to 24 month programs of stud. Students can set their own pace, with an accelerated one-year option available. Franklin Pierce University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).
Plymouth State University, Plymouth
The College of Business Administration (CoBA) at Plymouth State University (PSU) offers an MBA Program that may be completed entirely online or in hybrid (online and in-class) format. Students may choose between the General Management and Health Care Administration options, and they have the option to complete the program full-time, which takes as few as 12 months to complete, or part-time, which takes as little as 2.5 years to complete. The MBA in General Management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and the school expects that the MBA in Health Care Administration will hold ACBSP accreditation when eligible.
Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester
The School of Business at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) offers an Online MBA Program with more than 25 Concentrations. Just a few include less common options include Athletic Administration, Business Intelligence, Criminal Justice, Forensic Accounting, Internet Marketing, Music Business, Six Sigma Quality, Social Media Marketing, and Sustainability & Environmental Compliance. The 12-course Online MBA Programs at SNHU can be completed in as few as 15 months by taking two courses per 10-week term. According to the school, application is easy as there are no GMAT or GRE requirements. The graduate business programs offered by Southern New Hampshire University are ACBSP accredited.
University of New Hampshire, Durham
Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics at University of New Hampshire offers a fully Online MBA Program that can be completed in as few as two years, or up to six. Also available is the Part-Time Flex MBA, which offers classes weekday evenings and online (asynchronous). Designed for the working professional, courses for the fully Online MBA (10 core, six electives) are also asynchronous and offered over five, eight-week terms. Students can expect to take courses such as Organizational Behavior, Information Systems and Enterprise Integration, Financial Management, Strategic Management, Managerial Decision Making, Information Systems and Enterprise Integration, and Organizations, Leadership, and Environments. The Online MBA at University of New Hampshire is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
While the schools listed above rank among the best, they are not the only options. Students seeking a relatively local Online MBA option may want to consider the following programs in the neighboring states of Maine, Massachusetts, and Vermont:
University of Maine, Orono
Husson University, Bangor
Saint Joseph’s College, Standish
Babson College, Babson Park
Endicott College, Beverly
Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg
Lasell College, Newton
New England College of Business and Finance, Boston
Nichols College, Dudley
Northeastern University, Boston
Suffolk University, Boston
UMass Amherst, Amherst
UMass Dartmouth, Dartmouth
University of Massachusetts-Lowell, Lowell
Western New England University, Springfield
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester
Champlain College, Burlington
Green Mountain College, Poultney
Norwich University, Northfield