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The MBA - Application Process

The Maine Business School welcomes well qualified students from around the U.S. and the world!

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Admission to The University of Maine MBA program is competitive.  Candidates for the MBA are encouraged to apply early though complete applications are reviewed on a rolling admission basis.

A complete application must include the following:

Review of a candidate’s application for consideration of admission with copies is conducted; however, an admission decision to the MBA Graduate Program is subject to receipt of original documents.

Admission Criteria

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university with a 3.0 cumulative GPA; 3.5 preferred.  All prerequisites for the MBA must each have a grade of B- minimum.  Candidates are also expected to have strong analytical, math, writing, and presentation skills.  Full admission is based on meeting all prerequisites, academic standards, satisfactory GMAT scores, and all requirements. Conditional or provisional admission is possible.

GMAT Score: Applicants must submit official GMAT scores taken within the last five years.  A GMAT score of 550 is preferred; no less than 500.  GMAT scores less than 500 considered for conditional admission providing other strong qualifications are demonstrated in the application.  GMAT website:

Letters of Recommendation:  Letters should be of high quality from credible sources; i.e., from current or former supervisors, current or former professors, those who can comment on the candidate’s academic strengths, work ethic, responsibilities and accomplishments, career advancement, managerial experience, and predictable success in the MBA program.

Communication Skills:  Demonstrated, in part, by the application essay; an opportunity for the candidate to describe important attributes not apparent from the rest of the application, and also to convey one’s unique background, philosophy, goals and objectives, character, and ability to add value to The University of Maine ‘s Graduate Program. The essay is evaluated not only for content, but also for intrinsic writing quality and strengths.

MBA Prerequisites

Estimated Expenses for International and Out-of-State Students (PDF)


Cost of Attendance at UMaine – link to Bursar’s Office 

International Students

International candidates for the MBA must provide the following items in addition to their Graduate application materials (as delineated above):

For personalized service, please contact:

Carol L. Mandzik, MBA
Manager of MBA Programs, Executive Education & Internships
Associate Graduate Faculty
The University of Maine
Maine Business School
5723 DP Corbett Business Building, Rm 209
Orono, Maine  04469
Tel: 207-581-1971
Skype: UMaineMBA


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Contact Information

Maine Business School
5723 D.P.Corbett Business Building
Orono, ME 04469
Phone: (207) 581-1968 | Fax: 207-581-1930E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System