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Entrepreneurship Concentration

The concentration in Entrepreneurship is intended for students whose interests are in starting their own company or managing a small business. The concentration does not stand alone however; it is necessary to complete a major in one of our other areas: accounting, finance, management, or marketing. The student must therefore plan carefully in order to graduate on time.

Required Courses in the concentration

  • INV180 – Create: Innovation Engineering I
  • BUA 342 – Small Business Management
  • BUA344 – Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation

Elective Courses in the concentration (Must take 2)

  • BUA 330 – Human Resource Management
  • BUA 460 – Leadership for the Future
  • ECO 254 – Small Business Economics and Management
  • PSY 230 – Social Psychology
  • ENG 418 – Topics in Professional Writing:  Communication for Small Business & Nonprofits

 

International Business Concentration

The concentration in International Business is meant for students whose interests are global. The concentration does not stand alone however; it is necessary to complete a major in one of our other areas: accounting, finance, management, or marketing. The student must therefore plan carefully in order to graduate on time.

 Required Courses in the concentration

  • BUA 376 International Marketing
  • BUA 445 International Management
  • BUA 455 International Corporate Finance
  • POS 120 Introduction to World Politics

Electives:  Two internationally-oriented non-business elective courses.

A study abroad international experience is also required.

 

Munich United Nations Buildings Monastery in Bulgaria

 

Management of Information Systems (MIS) Concentration

The concentration in Management Information Systems (MIS) is an interdisciplinary collaboration between the Maine Business School, School of New Media, and the School of Computing and Information Science. The concentration in MIS is meant for students whose interests are in information systems design, development, and management. The two electives can potentially allow students to further focus their concentration into programming or new media.

Required Prerequisite:

  • BUA 235 – Information systems and Technology for Business

(Note this is a prerequisite for BUA 268, BUA 363, and BUA 367)

Required Courses in the concentration:

  • BUA 268 – E-Commerce
  • BUA 363 – Network Design and Applications
  • BUA 367 – Databases for Decision Making

Elective Courses in the concentration (must take 2)

 The added classes broaden MIS concentration student’s elective options considerably and the two electives are designed to allow students to further focus their concentration into new media or computer science areas.

Business Course Elective:

  • BUA 561 – Knowledge Management & Decision Support Systems (Prerequisites: BUA 235 or equivalent or BUA 605; and permission of the University of Maine Business School)

Computer Science Course Electives: These electives are for students who are more interested in programming.

  • COS 120: Intro to Programming (No Prereqs)
  • COS 125: Introduction to Problem Solving Using Computer Programming (No Prereqs.)
  • COS 220:  Introduction to C++ Programming (No Prereqs.)

New Media Course Electives: These electives are for students interested in the application of creative solutions with a project-oriented approach.

  • NMD 102: Introduction to New Media Technologies, Interaction Design and Prototyping (Prereq- permission)
  • NMD 202: Information Design (Prereq- permission)
  • NMD 104: Design Basics for New Media (Prereq- permission)
  • NMD 306: Project Design Workshop II (Prereq- permission)

 

 


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