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Graduate Programs - FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions

What prerequisites are needed for the MBA program?

What minimum GMAT exam score and undergraduate GPA are required and what other factors are considered in the admissions process?

How are the programs structured?

Is financial assistance available?

What are the application deadlines?

How do I apply to the programs?

Can graduate credit from other universities be transferred into the program?

Tell me about the MBA students.

How much does the MBA program cost?

Can I complete the program while working full time?

What are the term dates?


What prerequisites are needed for the MBA program?

Reveiew complete details about prerequisites at: http://umaine.edu/business/mba/graduate-programs/mba-program/prerequisite-courses/


What  GMAT exam score and undergraduate GPA are required and what other factors are considered in the admissions process?

Arrangements for the Graduate Management Admission Test may be made by contacting:
Educational Testing Service
P.O. Box 6103
Princeton, NJ 08541-6103
E-mail: gmat@ets.org
Internet: http://www.gmat.org
When ordering GMAT Score Results, use Institution Code 1ZF-RM-18 for UMaine

How are the programs structured?

 MBA Program: 39 credit hours:
- 7 core courses (21 credit hours)
- 2 experiential courses (6 credit hours: intl trip, internship)
- 4 elective courses (12 credit hours; several interesting tracks available)

Click here to see information about the Professional MBA program.   The professional MBA program is 36 credit hours and working professionals are exempted from the 3-credit internship requirement.


Is financial assistance available?

 There are a limited number of financial assistance options available. Students must submit their complete application package by January 15th to be considered for financial assistance. These include several graduate assistantships, several business school tuition scholarships and several university-wide scholarships. Click here for more information.

Many students are also able to find assistantships across the University by checking with different departments such as Housing, Financial Aid, or student recreation among others. The Graduate School also maintains a list of assistantships on their First Class site.


What are the application deadlines?

Admitted students may begin their studies in the fall, spring or summer semester.

The MBA program is on rolling admission; however, students are strongly advised to meet the following deadlines for early decisions and proper preparation for matriculation into the MBA program.

Advisable Deadlines:

Fall admission:  June 1

Spring admission: November 15

Summer admission: January 1

Completed applications for students applying financial aid (FAFSA) must be received by January 15 prior to the fall semester.


 

How do I apply to the programs?

 Click here to Apply Online


 

Can graduate credit from other universities be transferred into the program?

A maximum of 6 hours of credit in the case of a master’s candidate may be accepted in transfer.  Each course must be a B- minimum.  Graduate transfer courses must have been taken at a fully accredited U.S. college/university or overseas college/university.

MBA students must maintain a B- in each course to remain in good academic standing and within the program.  A grade less than a B- may place a student on probationary status with expectation for the program and the student may be required to repeat the course.  Students who earn a C grade in two courses may be excused from the program.  The MBA program is rigorous and students should schedule their courses wisely and use good time management to enhance the learning process and achieve success. 


 

Tell me about the MBA students.

 Our students represent a diverse mix of talented people of many ages and demographics. Below are some recent statistics:

General statistics:

Gender
Males: 64% (Maine: 47%, International: 14%, Out-of-state: 3%)
Females: 36% (Maine: 29%, International 7%)

Program
Full-time students: 65%
Part time students: 35%

Undergraduate Degrees
Business: 35%
Engineering: 15%
Social Sciences: 14%
Humanities/Arts: 13%
Science/Math: 10%
Computer Science: 5%
All others: 8%


How much does the MBA program cost?

Please note that when reading the tables in the link below, you should consider both the cost of tuition and fees to get a good idea of total cost.

Click here to see the current tuition and fees


Can I complete the program while working full time?

Yes. As shown above, about 35% of our students are part time and most of them work in full-time demanding jobs.

Courses are typically offered in the afternoons, evenings, occasional Saturdays with online course offerings throughout the year.  


What are the term dates?

 Click here to see the Academic Calendars for the University

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Maine Business School
5723 D.P.Corbett Business Building
Orono, ME 04469
Phone: (207) 581-1968 | Fax: 207-581-1930E-mail: dangelo@maine.edu
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
207.581.1110
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