Jul 12, 2024  
2024/25 Combined UM UMM Undergraduate Catalog 
2024/25 Combined UM UMM Undergraduate Catalog

Business Administration

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Minimum number of credits required to graduate: 120

Minimum Cumulative GPA required to graduate: 2.0

Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward major: A C- or higher is required in all
business core classes: ACC 201 , ACC 202 , BUA 105 , BIS 235 , ECO 120 , ECO 121 , FIN 350 , MAT 115  or MAT 116  or MAT 126 , MGT 101 , MGT 220 , MGT 325 , MGT 337 , MGT 343 , MGT 449 , MKT 270 , PSY 100 , and STS 132  or STS 215 . Core business courses may be repeated only once, and when a student earns a grade less than a C- in a core business course, they must retake that class at UMaine.

Other GPA requirements to graduate: Must earn a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 in all Business and Economics classes. Must earn at least 70% of the total credit hours in core business classes, as well as the
majority of the courses in the BSBA Major at UMaine.

Required Course(s) for fulfilling Capstone Experience: MGT 449  

Course satisfying the Writing Intensive requirement within the major: BUA 205, or ACC 302 , BIS 468 , FIN 351 , MGT 330 , MKT 480 , SPT 250  

Contact Information: Patti Miles, Associate Dean, 211 DP Corbett, (207)581-1968, patti.miles@maine.edu

The BSBA major prepares students to have skills necessary to navigate the complexities of the business environment. The program’s broad scope allows students to understand different aspects of business most relevant to their futures.
School/Departmental Requirements:
To earn a B.S. in Business Administration, at least 70% of the total credits earned in business core classes, as well as the majority of the specialized courses in the major (i.e., 3 out of 5 in any of the business major classes)
must be taken at the University of Maine. Business and economics coursework must be completed with a 2.0 (“C”) cumulative average. A C- or better is required in all business core classes and those classes may be repeated only once.
Students wishing to transfer from other institutions or from other programs within UM must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 and be in good academic standing. In addition to University-wide policies for transfer of credit, MBS, as an institution accredited by AACSB International, evaluates transfer credit according to AACSB standards.
First year BSBA students may takeMGT 101  and BIS 235  . Sophomores (24 or more degree hours) may take ACC 201 , ACC 202 , BUA 105 , MGT 220 , BUA 290 , MGT 325  and MKT 270 . Juniors (54 or more degree hours) may take any other 300- or 400-level business course for which prerequisites have been met unless the course specifies “Senior Standing”. Class standing requirements are never waived.

The Business Program for Business Administration majors has three components:
  1. The General Foundation (52 credits). Throughout the program students acquire a broad education in the liberal arts and sciences. Through courses in English, communications, international studies, mathematics, computer science, economics and psychology, as well as electives, students build a strong foundation for lifelong learning. Within this component, the student will satisfy the University’s general education requirements.
  2. The Business Core (34 credits). The core business courses provide an understanding of the functional areas common to most businesses: accounting, finance, law, marketing, management, management information systems, production and operations, international business and strategy.
  3. BSBS Major (16 credits). Students acquire advanced knowledge of a major field (accounting, finance, management, marketing business information systems and security management, or sprot management) by taking five courses in any of the majors.  In Addition, all BSBS majors will be required to take BUA 205, a one-credit business communication writing class, or a writing intensive class in one of the existing majors.  Concentrations in International Business, Management of Information Systems, and Entrepreneurship can be elected in addition to a major.

Note: The remaining 18 credits needed to qualify for graduation can be filled with any course offered at the University.

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