Online Business Schools in New Hampshire (NH) - MBA Programs

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New Hampshire ranks #26 on Chief Executive’s 2019 list of Best and Worst States for Business, #34 on the Forbes 2018 list of Best States for Business, and #16 on U.S. News and World Report’s Best States for Business Environment. It’s not the best place to business, nor the worst. On the side of good for business are New Hampshire’s 23 percent below the national average business taxes and the lowest poverty rate in the U.S. On the side of not-so-good for business: high labor and energy costs.

Major industries driving New Hampshire’s economy include smart manufacturing/high technology (SMHT), tourism, and healthcare. While no Fortune 500 companies are headquartered in the state, Liberty Mutual, Fidelity Investments, Liberty Life Assurance, Universal Software, Dataserv, Infosys Limited, Tata Consultancy Services, and Akken all have an influential business presence in the state.

Currently, key incentives for business in New Hampshire include no taxes for use, sales, capital gains, income, professional services, or inventory. New Hampshire is also offering tax credits for research and development and for those revitalizing underutilized infrastructure.

For those interested in the industries and incentives unique to New Hampshire, earning an online MBA from a business school based in the state can be an important step connecting to its business community. Designed for busy working professionals who want to change careers, advance into leadership, or experience greater success in their current organizations, online MBAs provide professional development without the need to stop working or relocate. Taught by the same professors and held to the same quality standards as their on-campus counterparts, online MBAs put the power of when and where to learn in the hands of the student.

Keep reading to learn more about featured online MBA programs in the state of New Hampshire, the distinguished professors who fuel the online education, and programs that offer a unique blended online/on-campus learning experience.

Featured Online MBA Programs in New Hampshire

The online MBA offered by SHNU promises graduates a boost in business skills, marketability, and career advancement through a program that is efficient and cost-effective.

Students can choose from a wealth of MBA concentrations, including sustainability and environmental compliance, accounting, business intelligence, engineering management, entrepreneurship, finance, healthcare management, human resources, information technology management, international business, leadership, marketing, music business, operations and supply chain management, project management, public administration, quantitative analysis, and sport management.

Coursework in the 36-credit program includes instruction in ethics, corporate culture, and social responsibility; leading in an organization; human behavior in an organization; and finance, economics, and decision making. Believing that test scores serve as a barrier to dream fulfillment, no GMAT scores are required to SHNU. Those without a business background may be required to take foundational coursework prior to beginning MBA coursework.

Location: Manchester, New Hampshire
Accreditation: Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
Expected Time To Completion: As few as 15 months
Estimated Tuition: $627 per credit-hour

The Franklin Pierce University College of Business offers an online MBA program that prepares graduates for business leaders who can problem-solve from a systemic perspective that considers human, organizational, and community issues.

Students can choose an MBA program with one of six concentrations: energy and sustainability studies, health administration, human resource management, information technology, leadership, or sports management.

Coursework in the 39-credit program includes legal and ethical issues in organizations, operations management for leaders, marketing management, and quantitative and research techniques for leaders. No GMAT scores are required to apply to Franklin Pierce. Please note that prior to enrollment, students must demonstrate competency in financial accounting, statistics, information technology, and programming through undergraduate coursework or life experience.

Location: Rindge, New Hampshire
Accreditation: International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)
Expected Time To Completion: Two years
Estimated Tuition: $665 per credit-hour

The online MBA at New England College provides an affordable, convenient, and efficient learning experience perfect for busy working professionals and recent graduates.

Students enrolled in the online MBA program can choose a general MBA track, or can choose among eight concentrations, including digital marketing, health informatics, healthcare management, human resource management, nonprofit leadership, project management, sport and recreation management, or strategic leadership.

Coursework in the 40-credit program includes economics for leaders, finance for leaders, organizational leadership and change, and strategic planning and policy. GMAT scores are not required to apply. Unlike most other MBA programs, letters of recommendation and personal essays are not required to apply.

Location: Henniker, New Hampshire
Accreditation: New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
Expected Time To Completion: 20 months
Estimated Tuition: $607 per credit-hour

The online MBA offered through the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire is designed for those who wish to advance in their current place of employment, re-enter the workforce, change careers, or become business leaders or managers.

Students can choose a general MBA track or can choose among six specializations in finance, information systems and business analytics, marketing, global business, growth and innovation, and hospitality management.

Coursework in the 48-credit program includes managing yourself and leading others, creating winning strategies, leveraging technology for competitive advantage, and managing operations. GMAT scores are not required to apply, but may be submitted to supplement an application or for the purpose of securing scholarships or assistantships. Two or more years of work experience is required to apply.

Location: Durham, New Hampshire
Accreditation: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Expected Time To Completion: 2 to 3.5 years (part-time)
Estimated Tuition: $910 per credit-hour (out-of-state)

The online MBA at the Plymouth State School of Business is designed for professionals who wish to support personal and professional goals with a strategic and in-depth understanding of business.

Students enrolled in the general MBA can choose to add one of four 12-credit-hour graduate certificates to their course of study. Certificate subjects include accounting, healthcare administration, international business, or strategic marketing management.

Coursework in the 36-credit program includes the legal environment of business, economic analysis, accounting for managers, and marketing techniques. Six credit-hours of the program may be waived through undergraduate business coursework. No GMAT is required to apply to Plymouth State.

Location: Plymouth, New Hampshire
Accreditation: Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
Expected Time To Completion: 2.5 years (part-time)
Estimated Tuition: $800 per credit-hour (non-resident)

The Rivier University Division of Business offers an online MBA for students who wish to develop the deep business knowledge that leads to a promotion, a new job opportunity, or a higher salary.

Students enrolled in the program can choose a generalized MBA track or one of two concentrations: information technology management or marketing.

Coursework in the 36-credit program includes accounting for managers, marketing and new product development, risk management and decision making, and global finance for managers. GMAT scores are not required to apply to Rivier. Of note, the MBA in marketing program is a textbook-free program.

Location: Nashua, New Hampshire
Accreditation: Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
Expected Time To Completion: Two years
Estimated Tuition: $620 per credit-hour

Hybrid MBA Programs in New Hampshire

A hybrid online/on-campus MBA program is that which blends the schedule flexibility of online learning, with the in-person networking opportunities unique to face-to-face experiences.

For MBA students living close to college campuses or with the flexibility for occasional travel, hybrid options can offer a best-of-both-worlds MBA experience. In hybrid programs, the in-person components can be in the form of weekly courses or other experiences like residencies, immersions, or orientations. The following New Hampshire universities offer hybrid online/on-campus MBA program options:

Professors to Know in New Hampshire Business Schools

  • Michelle Caron, PhD Southern New Hampshire University

    Dr. Michelle Caron is an associate dean and adjunct professor of business in the School of Business at Southern New Hampshire University. Her research interests include refugee/migrant education, neuroeducation, the Global Education Movement (GEM), and alternative learning pathways—specifically industry-recognized, verifiable, digital micro-credentials aligned with professional associations.

    Professionally, Dr. Caron has over a decade of experience working as an operations management specialist for UPS, 20 years experience as a professor, and has done presentations at colleges, conferences, and for the Department of Education (DOE), the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), and the New Hampshire Business Education Association (NHBEA).

    Dr. Caron has a master of science in business education and a PhD in international business with a specialization in strategy—both from SNHU. Dr. Caron is also an International Coach Federation certified professional coach (CPC).

  • Mary Ann Gaal, PhD, MBA Franklin Pierce University

    Dr. Mary Ann Gaal is the assistant dean and an associate professor in the College of Business at Franklin Pierce University, where she teaches organizational behavior, international management, leadership, quantitative methods for leaders, and operations management. Her research interests include attributed leadership differences and similarities among European, American, and Asian cultures; communication across cultures; nonverbal cultural influences by perceptions and cultures; corporate social responsibility and the influences of manager values and institutions within countries; the effects of liberal education on business students' creativity and innovation; the measurement and assessment of creativity within the classroom; and enhancing student creative self-efficacy.

    Dr. Gaal has served as a reviewer for the Organization Management Journal, the Teaching Society of Management Annual Educators Conference, and the Southern Management Association Annual Conference. She earned her MBA from the University of New Hampshire and her PhD in leadership and organizational change from Walden University.

  • Kholekile Gwebu, PhD, MBA Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics

    Dr. Kholekile Gwebu is an associate professor and chair of decision sciences in the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire, where he teaches management information systems. His research interests include privacy, small business, security, cyber-crime, security and resilience, intelligence, threat assessment, law enforcement, and infrastructure protection and resilience.

    Dr. Gwebu is a published scholar with works appearing in peer-reviewed journals including Small Business Economics, the Journal of Management Information Systems, Decision Support Systems, and the Journal of Strategic Information Systems. An awarded professor and researcher, Dr. Gwebu earned the Full-Time MBA Teacher of the Year award at the Whittemore School of Business and Economics three years in a row between 2007 and 2009, as well as the Summer Research Award from the University of New Hampshire in 2017.

    Dr. Gwebu earned both of his graduate degrees from Kent State University: his MBA in management information systems and his PhD in management systems with an emphasis in applied statistics.