Career-focused business education

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.

Featured Facility

 

 

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

 
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.

MBA

 

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The “MaineMBA” is the essential MBA founded in real-world practice. Offered in Orono, Portland, and online. Available concentrations include:

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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.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 + 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 + 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

 

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

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

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GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN 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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CERTIFICATE IN 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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