Department of Economics
"The UNH Executive M.B.A. program is unique in its consistent focus on sustainability, which is carried through the entire program," said Professor Armando Rodriguez, an associate professor with the Department of Economics. "Unlike other E.M.B.A. programs, we provide our students with the focus upfront: How can an organization be sustainable, and how do you achieve this through finance, marketing, technology, and other areas?"
Professor Rodriguez has been teaching in the Executive M.B.A. program for the last 10 years and has a unique perspective on the evolution of the state’s longest standing executive program. Formerly, he worked for the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, PriceWaterhouseCooper, and KPMG. He also has taught at the Monterey Institute of International Studies as part of a Department of Defense-supported initiative.
"Traditional E.M.B.A. programs have not been able to avoid the tired and limiting ‘functional silo’ design. By definition, they are largely chalk-and-talk efforts lacking multidisciplinary integration and experiential components," he said. According to Rodriguez, who was among a number of UNH faculty tapped to help design the new Executive M.B.A. program, the new curriculum is integrated and cross-disciplinary, reflecting real-life corporate challenges and opportunities.