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About the MBS - Recognition & Rankings

US News & World Report Best Colleges 2013Eduniversal 2012 Ranking 3 Palmes Excellent Business Schools

Choosing a business school is an important decision.  Whether you’re pursuing an undergraduate degree, MBA, or certificate of study, the prestige and academic standards of the university matter when you launch into the competitive work environment.

Consider The University of Maine and the Maine Business School:

  • The University of Maine is the flagship campus of the University of Maine System and Maine’s only land-grant and sea-grant institution
  • A premier research institution, nationally, and regionally accredited
  • One of the top 100 universities nationwide for research, with recent annual awards of more than $100 million (National Science Foundation)
  • Ranked among the top 200 public universities nationwide (#156) by U.S. News & World Report
  • AACSB Accredited since 1974 – the gold standard for business schools worldwide
  • Recognized by U.S. News & World Report (2013) among the nation’s top 100 public universities
  • One of America’s best 376 colleges, according to The Princeton Review
  • One of America’s Top Colleges, according to Forbes
  • One of 330 colleges selected for inclusion in the Fiske Guide to Colleges, compiled by former New York Times editor Edward Fiske (2013)
  • Ranked in Tier 1 of America’s Top National Universities, the only university in Maine to be so ranked (U.S. News and World Report, 2013)
  • Ranked in the top 8 percent of colleges and universities nationwide to be classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a “Research University-High Research Activity” institution
  • Among public universities, UMaine is ranked first in the nation for fostering access and success for low-income and minority students. (The Education Trust, 2010)
  • The MBS is one of U.S. News & World Report’s top 150 business undergraduate programs (2013)




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