College of Business

Franklin Pierce University

Pathways to Leadership and Business Success

At the College of Business at Franklin Pierce University, our mission and values are at the heart of everything we do.

Our Mission
By providing a rich, diverse and supportive learning environment, the Franklin Pierce University College of Business prepares students to be inquisitive and creative problem-solvers who are highly valued professionals.

Our Values: The College of Business is guided by the following values:

- Providing a student-focused educational experience;
- Promoting ethical and sustainable business practices; and
- Continuous program improvement which is reflective of the needs of all stakeholders.

You can earn your bachelor’s or master’s degree in business fields in classroom and online courses. Our faculty are experienced professors and business professionals who help you apply your learning to real-world challenges. You’ll be prepared to lead in a variety of organizations, including businesses and nonprofits. 

Through the Business Plus+ program, you can complete both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in 4 years. Save both time and money on your path to career success. 

Our business programs are fully accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). Our business partners in New Hampshire and around the country provide opportunities for internships, consulting and employment after graduation.

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Undergraduate Programs

The undergraduate business program combines a strong academic foundation and experiential learning. Through internships, senior projects or work experience, you’ll apply your learning to real business challenges. Strong partnerships with local businesses like C&S Wholesale Grocers provide a range of opportunities to learn on the job and earn academic credit outside the classroom.

(I) = In-Person    (O) = Online

A Bachelor of Science Degree is offered in:

Pathways Degree Programs include:

A Minor is offered in:

An Associate of Arts Degree is offered in:

View a full list of Undergraduate Minors.

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Graduate Programs

You can earn your MBA or MS in Accounting in a flexible 100% online format that fits your work and family schedule. You’ll work with faculty who are experienced with online instruction and have deep connections in the business community. Our graduate programs are listed among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online MBA programs.

A Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) is offered with a concentration in:

A Master of Science (M.S.) is offered in:

A Dual Degree is offered in:

Graduate Certificates are offered in:

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Meet the Dean

Dr. Norman Faiola
Dr. Norman Faiola
Dean of the College of Business

(603) 899-4157
Dr. Norman Faiola is a passionate and entrepreneurial leader with decades of experience in academia and in management positions within the hospitality industry. He most recently served as Dean of the newly-formed School of Business and Hospitality at State University of New York (SUNY) Morrisville in New York, where he worked to develop a vision and identity for the School, as well as curriculum, specialized pathways, and the campus’s first fully online degree program.

Dr. Faiola earned his Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Syracuse University, and his B.S./M.P.S. from the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University. 

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Our dedicated faculty are at the heart of providing academic instruction and a Pierce education. Learn more about our knowledgeable faculty and their areas of study.

Business Faculty Bios