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Undergraduate Programs - Minors

Three minors are available for UMaine students to complement their majors with other business disciplines.

At least 50% of the courses must be taken at UMaine.  Simply declare your minor at the Undergraduate Office (DPC 211) of the Maine Business School.  Students must have a UMaine 2.0 GPA to declare a minor and maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA minimum in the minor’s courses. The minor will be listed on the student’s transcripts upon graduation from his/her major. 

A minimum grade of C- is required in the following courses: BUA 201, BUA 202, BUA 270, BUA 325, and BUA 350.  Courses may be repeated to improve a grade.

Minor in Accounting (24 credits):

To become a certified public accountant in the State of Maine, 24 hours of accounting and 150 total hours of higher education are required.  Interested students may consider, after completing the accounting minor and fulfilling other prerequisites, applying to the Business School’s MBA program with the accounting concentration.  Please check that Web page for the additional prerequisites and application requirements.

Minor in Business Administration (24 credits):

(Students interested in pursuing an MBA at the University of Maine should check those requirements on the Graduate Admissions page.  The only business-related courses required by the MBS for the MBA are BUA 201, BUA 202, ECO 120 and ECO 121. Other prerequisites for the MBA program include marketing (BUA270), management (BUA 325), finance (BUA350)and statistics (MAT 215 or 232). These courses can be taken as undergraduate courses or as tutorials after graduation.

Minor in Management (24 credits):

A 2.0 cumulative GPA is required at the time the student declares a management minor. A management minor may be declared, at the earliest, in the second semester of a student’s enrollment.

A C- or better is required in BUA 325. A 2.0 cumulative GPA is required in the above courses to earn the minor. 50% of course must be earned at UMaine.

Students wishing to pursue the MBA

Students applying for admission to the MBA program in their fifth year should take:


In addition, the student should take the GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test) during the senior year.

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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:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
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