Online or In-Person, Our Top-Ranked MBA Moves You Forward

 

MBA Your Way with The University of Maine Graduate School of Business. We offer affordable, flexible and customizable degrees with 9 high-demand concentrations. Accredited by AACSB, the school offers in-person and online credits. Need to study on your time and at your own pace? No problem. Our 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. Learn more about the school here.

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.

Choose Your Path To Success

 
MBA

Prepares leaders to move through rapidly changing markets with innovation and agility.

Dual Degree

Combine a MBA with another graduate degree to build a unique skillset.

Certificate

Gain the specific skills you need through a more focused program option.

Choose Your MBA Concentration

 

Build upon the MBA’s foundational core curriculumwith one of our specialized concentrations

Accounting

Accounting is the language of business. Professional accountants are relied upon for their expertise throughout the world. The MaineMBA in Accounting leading to the CPA designation can help advance your career and earning potential. Our program is designed to equip graduates with a mastery of accounting principles and analytic agility needed for a changing global landscape.

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Business Analytics

The MaineMBA in Business Analytics prepares leaders to leverage complex data resources to make informed business decisions that deliver significant competitive advantages and substantial economic benefits. Students in this concentration are introduced to the philosophical and logical foundations of business analytics. Students utilize cutting-edge technology to explore business data and integrate advanced analytical techniques to influence knowledge discovery and decision making.

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Finance

The MaineMBA in Finance offers advanced financial training for careers in banking, insurance, and investment analysis. Students in this concentration focus on the application of quantitative tools to real-world financial problems. Students will explore advanced concepts in capital budgeting, cash flow analysis, banking systems, and investment management.

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Food Technology Industry Management

The MaineMBA in Food Technology Industry Management combines executive business skills with specialized education in food manufacturing technology, production, and supply chains necessary for advanced leadership roles in food, nutrition, and related industries. Students in this concentration prepare for leadership careers in food manufacturing, laboratory research, and emerging technologies settings as well as in corporate environments.

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Global Policy
(Orono only)

The MaineMBA in Global Policy combines advanced business concepts with the applied policy research needed to assume a role in global public policy development and analysis. Students will explore concepts in international relations theory and global economics while applying their skills to international policy issues in an increasingly fast-paced business world. This concentration is available on the Orono campus only.

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Healthcare Systems

The MaineMBA in Healthcare Systems prepares leaders to apply advanced business concepts to make informed decisions in healthcare and related industries. Students in this concentration prepare for careers in hospital and medical system leadership roles, pharmaceutical sales, and the development or management of emerging technologies in the medical sector.

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Human Nutrition

The MaineMBA in Human Nutrition Industry Management combines executive business skills with specialized education in human nutrition necessary for advanced leadership roles in health sciences and related industries. Students in this concentration prepare for leadership careers in preventative care, eldercare, clinical, industry, and in corporate.

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Sustainability

The MaineMBA in Sustainability acknowledges the value of managing financial, environmental, and social performance to achieve resiliency and provide long-term returns to investors while recognizing changes in consumer values. Students select from a variety of courses offered through the Graduate School of Business, the Muskie School of Public Service, and the University of Maine School of Law.

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Dual Degrees

 

MBA + JD

Complete two degrees in four years by combining your MBA with a Juris Doctor (J.D.). This program gives students the unique skills needed to lead in complex legal and business environments.

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MBA + M.S. in INFORMATION SYSTEMS

For students interested in combining business skills with technological skills in order to meet the demands of the workplace. This degree is offered through a partnership with the University of Maine School of Computing and Information Science.

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MBA + M.A. in GLOBAL POLICY

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.

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MBA + Certificate in Innovation Engineering

Gives students a complete array of tools and a systematic approach to creating, communicating, and commercializing ideas in response to problems and opportunities in the field of business.

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CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

 

Business Administration

Professional-level education in advanced business topics such as finance, management, or business law. Offered 100% online.

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Business Analytics

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.

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compliance

Enables Maine’s business, not-for-profit, and government sectors to navigate the modern regulatory landscape and enhance their prospects for success. Offered through the University of Maine School of Law.

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Featured Faculty

 

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.

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