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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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College of Business, Public Policy & Health

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The College of Business, Public Policy and Health offers programs in business administration and public management. Each of these professional programs provides students with an education based on a strong liberal arts foundation. This broad education is designed to prepare students for successful careers in a rapidly changing global environment while providing them with the skills needed for lifelong learning.


Bachelor of Arts in:
Public Management

Bachelor of Science in:
Business Administration 

Business Administration
Public Management 


Entrance Requirements:
Entrance requirements for the degree programs in the College of Business, Public Policy and Health are noted in the Admission section of this catalog. Please note that admission requirements differ among majors.

Academic Advising:
Faculty in the College of Business, Public Policy and Health are committed to ensuring that students receive thoughtful guidance throughout their academic careers. Each student will be assigned a faculty advisor in his/her intended major. Students may request a change in advisor at any time.

Declaring the Major:
Students applying for admission to the College of Business, Public Policy and Health must designate a major on the application form. Please read the appropriate section in this catalog for more information about the specific majors.

Changing Colleges:
Students currently enrolled in another baccalaureate program at the University of Maine may change their enrollment to the College of Business, Public Policy and Health provided they have the required grade point average and are in good academic standing on the effective date of change. For students changing colleges, the Business School requires a 2.5 g.p.a.; the School of Economics, the Department of Public Administration, and the School of Social Work require a 2.0 accumulative grade point average. Students who wish to change Colleges should contact the associate dean of their current college for procedures.

Students from other Universities generally are accepted as transfer students if they have completed a minimum of 12 semester credits with the required grade point average. For students transferring to the Business School the required grade point average is 2.0.  For the Department of Public Administration, the required grade point average is 2.0.  Students applying for transfer will receive an evaluation of their transcripts indicating course equivalencies for any courses taken at other institutions. The Maine Business School adheres to University-wide transfer policies. In addition, as an institution accredited by AACSB International-the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the Maine Business School evaluates transfer credit consistent with AACSB accreditation policies. The following transfer policies apply:

  1. Transfer credit is granted for business courses taken at institutions accredited by AACSB.
  2. For business courses taken at institutions not accredited by AACSB, transfer credit is not granted automatically.  Contact the Associate Dean’s office or the MBS undergraduate office for information.    

Students currently enrolled at the University of Maine who wish to take courses at another institution must obtain written approval from the Associate Dean’s office prior to registration. The Office of Student Records and the Associate Dean’s office will evaluate all courses for which transfer credit is requested.

Course Fees:
In an effort to continue to improve the quality of the MBS in an era of steady or declining state support, additional funding is important. Growth in student numbers has resulted in a need for more faculty, changes in staffing, and other modifications to the MBS. To continue to increase the quality of the MBS, a course fee of $75.00 will be assessed to all students in business courses.  Course fees of $25.00 are also assessed on clinical, lab and field study courses in the School of Social Work.  

The revenue generated will be used to continue to upgrade the computer lab, to use experienced adjunct faculty in targeted areas, allowing full-time faculty to teach more upper level courses, to support students participating in business competitions in the United States and Canada, and for other items that will directly benefit you and other students. A portion of the fee revenue will be expended based on the recommendations of the Dean’s Student Advisory Board. This will insure that we are focusing on those items that contribute to a positive learning environment for our students.

Program Contacts

Business Administration
Stephanie Welcomer
Maine Business School
211 Donald P. Corbett Business Building
(207) 581-1968

Public Administration
Thomas Taylor
239 N. Stevens Hall
(207) 581-1872

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