Jul 03, 2022  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

The Maine Business School

The Maine Business School

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The Maine Business School offers programs in business administration. This professional program 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 Science in:
Business Administration 

Business Administration
Management of Information Science 
International Business

Each Business Administration concentration is open only to Accounting, Finance, Management or Marketing majors.  Please be aware that some of the courses in each concentration have prerequisites.

Management of Information Science Concentration:

Required Courses:

  • BUA 267 - Databases for Decision Making
  • BUA 363 - Network Design and Applications
  • BUA 468 - Electronic Business

Electives - choose a stream (programming or creative project-oriented) and select 2 courses:

Programming (choose 2 courses):

  • COS 120 - Introduction to Programming I
  • COS 125 - Introduction to Problem Solving Using Computer Programming
  • COS 220 - Introduction to C++ Programming


Creative Project-Oriented (choose 2 courses):

  • NMD 104 - Design Basics for New Media
  • NMD 211 - Creative Coding II
  • NMD 306 - Project Design Workshop II
  • NMD 342 - Interaction Design & Physical Computing
  • NMD 442 - User Experience Design

Entrepreneurship Concentration:

Required Courses:

  • INV 121 - Innovation Engineering: Fundamentals 
  • BUA 342 - Small Business Management
  • BUA 344 - Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation

Electives - (choose 2 courses):

  • BUA 330 - Human Resource Management
  • BUA 460 - Leadership
  • ECO 254 - Small Business Economics and Management
  • ENG 418 - Communication for Small Business and Nonprofits
  • PSY 230 - Social Psychology

International Business Concentration:

Required Courses:

  • BUA 376 - International Marketing
  • BUA 445 - International Management
  • BUA 455 - International Finance
  • POS 120 - Introduction to World Politics

Electives - Two internationally-oriented non-business elective courses

A study abroad international experience


Entrance Requirements:
Entrance requirements for the degree programs in the Maine Business School are noted in the Admission section of this catalog. Please note that admission requirements differ among majors.

Academic Advising:
Faculty in the Maine Business School are committed to ensuring that students receive thoughtful guidance throughout their academic careers. Each student will be assigned a faculty mentor in his/her intended major as well as a professional advisor. Students may request a change in advisor at any time.

Declaring the Major:
Students applying for admission to the Maine Business School must designate a major on the application form. Please read the appropriate section in this catalog for more information about the specific majors.

Military Credit Policy:
The Maine Business School allow a maximum of 15 military science credits which will count as free electives. No MSL classes count as Business electives.

Changing Colleges:
Students currently enrolled in another baccalaureate program at the University of Maine may change their enrollment to the Maine Business School 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 Maine Business School requires 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 Maine Business School 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 $100.00 will be assessed to all students in business courses.

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
Niclas Erhardt
Maine Business School
211 Donald P. Corbett Business Building
(207) 581-1968

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