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MBA Program - Application Process and Requirements

The Maine Business School welcomes MBA applicants from around the world who desire to thrive in our atmosphere of academic excellence, strategic leadership, and professional development, with a commitment to being catalysts for positive change in business and community.  Students come from diverse professional, educational, and cultural backgrounds.  Our MBA program is distinctive.  With national and international recognition, world class faculty, and modest class sizes, “you’re in a great place” at The University of Maine.

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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:

NOTE:  Review of a candidate’s application for consideration of admission with copies is conducted; however, admission 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.

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

Communication Skills: Students are required to submit a personal essay as part of their application. The essay is 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, character, and ability to add value to the University of Maine ‘s Graduate Program. The essays are evaluated not only for content, but also for writing quality and strengths.


Additional Prerequisites for the MBA Accounting Concentration:

International Students

International candidates for the MBA must provide the following items in addition to their Graduate application materials:

For personalized service, please contact:

Carol L. Mandzik, MBA
Manager of MBA Programs
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