Business in Practice: Defined
Business in Practice (BiP) is an educational system designed to tap the wisdom of industry professionals in a structured environment that embodies the best of experiential learning. Each experience has the student learn by doing under the guidance of a working professional who brings their culture, values, and competencies into the classroom. Students work with current tools and techniques that are actually used while getting feedback from professionals in the field.
More than just a collection of courses, the program serves as a central hub that spans a vast network intended to enhance the traditional business school experience. It is designed to foster meaningful relationships between the business and university communities that contributes to the professional success of our students. Whether it is learning a useful skill, forming a better understanding of how things actually work, or making a connection that leads to that first job.
Our essential methodology is to unlock an industry professional’s tacit knowledge and reconstruct it as a 7- or 14-week experience for students. We employ active learning and projects to create an environment where students can take risks, learn from failure, ask candid questions, and build a rich portfolio of experiences and skills. The courses enable our students to see firsthand how business principles can be applied to achieve real world outcomes in courses designed to give them a head start with those tools, techniques and skills that are desired most by today’s employers. In doing so, we’re able to go beyond case studies, guest speakers and internships, where students can access a higher level of experiential learning.
B-Impact: How Students gain Sustainability Skills through Real-World Applications
Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics’ Business in Practice (BiP) program partnered with UNH’s Changemaker Collaboration, to offer an opportunity to work with regional companies seeking B-Corp status. Erin Allgood, the instructor of B-Impact Clinic, brings...
How Industry Disruption Prepares Students from College to Career
Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics’ Business in Practice (BiP) Program uses experiential learning to help students transition into their careers after graduation. The program partners with business professionals to bring real-world scenarios to the...
BiP students Excel in the Business World
Zach Broder, a senior Business Administration major and Economics minor at The University of New Hampshire (UNH), has a lot to say about his personal experience in his Business in Practice program (BiP). Compiled of courses ranging from How to Talk Stocks to Business...