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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 concentration in international business.  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.

First Year
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)
  • ECO 120 Microeconomics
  • ENG 101 College Composition
  • PSY 100 General Psychology
  • BUA 235: Management Information Systems
  • Elective (general education)
  • ECO 121 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • MAT 115 Applied Math for Business and Economics (or MAT 126) Math placement test MUST be taken
  • CMJ 103 Fundamentals of Public Communication
  • Elective (general education)
  • Elective (general education)
Sophomore Year
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)
  • BUA 201 Financial Accounting
  • MAT 215 Statistics for Business & Economics (may substitute MAT232)
  • BUA 220 The Legal Environment of Business
  • Gen Ed: Population & Environment
  • Gen Ed: Lab or Applied Science
  • BUA 202 Managerial Accounting
  • COS 213: Advanced Excel Spreadsheet Design
  • BUA 325: Introduction to Management
  • Gen Ed: Lab or Applied Science
  • BUA 270
  • Gen Ed: Artistic & Creative Expression

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.


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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