Applied Business Management

Principles of Management, ABM 404

Principles of Management (ABM 404), a first-semester course, introduces students to the principles and applications of the full spectrum of management. Topics include: marketing and sales, finance, supervision, production/operations, law, social responsibility and ethics, and international business. Students may develop a long-term career plan and/or business plan as a beginning to their career path.


CALLING ALL ENTREPRENEURS! Do you envision working for yourself? Do you have a great idea for a business of your own, or are you ready to take over the family business? Small- to medium-sized businesses are one of the fastest growing segments of New England's economy. In the Applied Business Management program, you'll learn the skills essential to being a successful business owner or manager.

ABM Admissions Requirements:

Students entering the Applied Business Management program must present college preparatory English and have a minimum of two years of college preparatory mathematics. Several ABM courses require a solid background in basic mathematics and algebra.

Do you want to own your own business?

Thank you for your interest in the Thompson School's Applied Business Management (ABM) Curriculum.  Business Management provides training for individuals who aspire to own or manage a small-to-medium size business.

The beauty of the ABM program is that it plugs directly into any business, organization or career track! A successful business or organization must have lots of happy and returning customers, motivated employees and a sustained positive cash flow. We will show you how to make this happen. Our caring, friendly and industry-experienced faculty work with and use the Seacoast NH business community as a working lab to complement the classroom and provide students with a great education, hands-on training and experience, and endless opportunities for internships, jobs and career tracks.  Every student has a dedicated academic and career advisor to meet and work with throughout their tenure at the Thompson School. Our goal is your success!

Upon graduation, our students may choose to enter the workforce as entry-level managers or business owners or continue on for a baccalaureate degree in a wide variety of majors at UNH and at colleges and universities nationwide.

In our program you will learn skills in:
  • Marketing
  • Managing people
  • Selling goods and services
  • Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Business writing
  • Strategic management
  • Business law
  • Software Applications
Courses are:
  • Small in size
  • Interactive
  • Experiential
  • Based on action
  • Fun
Faculty have:
  • Experience
  • Contact with industry
  • Strong academic and career advising skills
  • Experience in real world jobs
  • Compassion