The University of Maine Graduate School of Business is a partner program in the Maine Center academic consortium. This webpage presents an overview of the programs offered by the school and links to additional detail on the University of Maine website.
About the School
The University of Maine Graduate School of Business sits at the nexus of quality and affordability for executive-level education. Accredited by AACSB, the school offers in-person and online credits. The 100% online “MaineMBA” was ranked #54 by Fortune and #81 by US News & World Report in 2021. The business faculty from the University of Maine and the University of Southern Maine collaborate to deliver the innovative MaineMBA that educates leaders to be creative and strategic thinkers, to solve complex problems, and to lead, manage, and communicate with the business environment. You can learn more about the school here.
After extensive renovations in the summer of 2019, a former chemistry laboratory on the University of Southern Maine’s Portland campus was transformed into a “smart classroom”, allowing MBA students in Portland, Orono, and around the world to participate in the same class. The full suite includes a conference room and a space for students to work in small groups. A companion “smart classroom” is located in the Donald P. Corbett Business Building on the Orono campus. This project was made possible with funding from the Harold Alfond Foundation, the University of Maine System, UMaine, and USM. (Photo courtesy of CHA Architecture)
Choose Your Path To Success
The “MaineMBA” is the essential MBA founded in real-world practice. Offered in Orono, Portland, and online. Available concentrations include:
- Business Analytics
- Food Technology Industry Management
- Global Policy (Orono only)
- Healthcare Systems
- Human Nutrition
This program is intended for students interested in utilizing business skills in international careers focused on public policy, international service, finance, trade, and development, as well as students envisioning a career in international business and thus needing further knowledge of the global environment.
Designed for students interested in gaining essential analytical skills to make data-driven business decisions by capitalizing on rich data resources. Learn how to leverage big data through advanced analytical tools such as data visualization, predictive modeling, and machine learning/artificial intelligence. Offered 100% online.
Prof. Jason Harkins is the Associate Dean of the University of Maine Business School and the Co-managing Director of Scratchpad Accelerator. Dr. Harkins has teaching and research interests related to the intersection of strategy, entrepreneurship, and small business management. His newest research streams focus on studying human capital acquisition and retention in new, small firms and entrepreneurial exit. In addition to his academic research, Dr. Harkins has worked within the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the State of Maine since arriving in 2008. He has acted as a fractional executive officer and advisory board member for several scalable, investment oriented companies in and through the seed stage of investment. He ran Scratchpad Accelerator in 2015 and 2017 and facilitated Bangor Top Gun classes from 2013-2017.
Event date - April 12, 2021
Event title - Inspired Innovators: How Women Rise
Event descriptions - We are pleased to welcome Sally Helgesen, international best-selling author, speaker, and leadership coach.read more
Event date - March 31, 2021
Event title - 100% Fish
Event descriptions - Why committing to full utilization can ignite entrepreneurial activity and redefine an economy.read more
Event date - March 2, 2021
Event title - Inspired Innovators: Speech rights in the age of the internet
Event descriptions - In this talk, we'll explore the inherent conflict between American free speech values and the realities of the “private square” (e.g., social media platforms).read more