Degrees and Programs - Undergraduate Programs
The Maine Business School (MBS) at the University of Maine offers a 4-year Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with majors in: accounting, finance, management, and marketing, as well as a concentrations in international business, management information systems and entrepreneurship. Peruse our MBS Viewbook (PDF).
The MBS is accredited by the AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business since 1974 and is one of only a few schools in New England with this credential. An estimated 25% of all business programs in the United States have earned this accreditation.
The Maine Business School educates students in solid, foundational business principles. Students must earn a C- or better in all core business classes (BUA 201, 202, 220, 235, 270, 325, 337, 343, 350, and 449) and may repeat any class only once in order to maintain academic good standing.
The following is a sample curriculum only. It will vary by major and other factors such as advanced placement credits or taking classes in summer session.
|During the first year students should complete BUA 235, ECO 120, 121, ENG 101, CMJ 103, PSY 100, and MAT 115.|
|Fall Semester (15 credits)||Spring Semester (15 credits)|
|During the sophomore year students should complete BUA 201, 202, 220, 270, 325, MAT 215 and COS 213. Students should note that several courses satisfy more than one general education requirement allowing for a wider selection of electives later. Accounting students should take BUA 301 and 302 during the sophomore year.|
|Fall Semester (15-16 credits)||Spring Semester (15-16 credits)|
Note: the artistic & creative expression & cutlural diversity electives may be satisfied by a careful choice of an English elective.
|Junior and Senior Years|
|Students choose a major no later than fall semester of the junior year. Students electing accounting will do so at the beginning of their sophomore year although waiting until the beginning of junior year will not delay graduation. During the junior and senior years students must complete all CORE REQUIREMENTS and requirements for their chosen MAJOR FIELD. By the end of the senior year students must have completed all requirements listed on the graduation requirements sheet for the B.S. in Business Administration with at least a 2.0 overall grade point average (GPA) and a 2.0 GPA in business and economics courses.|
Recommended Computer Hardware and Software for MBS Students
The Maine Business School maintains a computer lab dedicated to our undergraduate students, which supplements the UMaine computer labs and wireless campus. We recommend students purchase a reliable Windows based or Mac laptop with the latest MS Office software.