MaineMBA Award Winners

Third Annual MaineMBA Alumni Awards & Business Forum

The third annual MaineMBA Alumni Awards & Business Forum honored six alumni and featured two guest speakers. Michael Bourque, president and CEO of MEMIC, and Amanda Rector, Maine State Economist, spoke about turbulence and resilience.  “This year’s event was our best yet, with six award winners recognized and attending the event at the Maine Center […]

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Christian Hartling at MITC - Maine International Trade Center

Internship Story: Christian Hartling at the Maine International Trade Center (MITC)

Christian Hartling, from Burlington, Massachusetts, joined the MaineMBA program after earning his BSBA in Finance and Management at the Maine Business School. This summer, Christian is gaining valuable work experience as part of the Future Global Leader program at the Maine International Trace Center (MITC). This organization helps Maine businesses attain the guidance, education, and […]

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MaineMBA in the U.K.

MaineMBA students learn about sustainable ecosystem economic development in the UK

In May 2023, a group of MaineMBA students traveled to the United Kingdom on a travel study trip with Dr. Nory Jones, Professor of Business Information Systems, and Mr. Derek Jones, Cooperating faculty of Business Law. Students learned about Sustainable Ecosystem Economic Development (SEED) through a hybrid course of traditional class time, research projects, and […]

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MaineMBA Academy

Inaugural MaineMBA Academy

In the spring of 2023, twenty-two MaineMBA students took part in the inaugural cohort of the MaineMBA Academy. Thanks to donor support from Mark and Evan Skinner, the MaineMBA Academy is a hybrid version of the MBA capstone course, MBA 649: Strategic Decision Making. This class culminates in an intensive in-person experience at 300 Fore […]

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MaineMBA Alumni Awards 2023

2023 MaineMBA Alumni Awards and Business Forum

The Graduate School of Business at the University of Maine held its annual MaineMBA Alumni Awards and Business Forum event on Thursday, March 30, 2023.  “We hosted guests from the Portland business community, our alumni, the University of Maine, the University of Southern Maine, and many more,” says Dr. Norm O’Reilly, Dean of the Graduate […]

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Andrew Bustin turned his capstone course into employment

Andrew Bustin turned his capstone project into a consulting job

Andrew Bustin moved to Portland, Maine, in 2018 for two reasons. One, to pursue his MBA at the University of Maine Graduate School of Business, and two, Portland is a mecca for world-class food and drink experiences. Andrew’s background is rich with experiences in national land conservation, sustainability, permaculture, and the local food movement. After […]

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Shafagh Rezaei, MaineMBA student intern

Internship Story: Shafagh Rezaei at Maine Grains

Shafagh Rezaei, a MaineMBA student, landed a summer internship with Maine Grains through UMaine’s Innovate for Maine Fellows Program. Emphasizing innovation and entrepreneurship, Innovate for Maine prepares students to collaborate with companies on projects that accelerate company growth. Maine Grains was looking for a marketing intern. Shafagh’s interest in marketing made her a great fit. […]

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Jord Thomas (center) at the MBA graduation ceremony in May 2022

MaineMBA at any age: Jord Thomas

Why would a 57-year-old who lives in Escondido, California, decide to earn his MBA from the University of Maine? A sense of community, history, and flexibility. Jord Thomas, ‘G22, had hit a wall promotion-wise at his job. He works as a production operations supervisor at a recovery firm serving major banks and vehicle manufacturers. He earned […]

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Corey Sampson, MaineMBA student

Corey Sampson is earning his MaineMBA at sea

When we say you can earn your MaineMBA from anywhere, we really mean it. Corey Sampson from Durham, Maine, is a perfect example. A 2011 graduate of Maine Maritime Academy and a licensed marine engineer, Corey has spent his career traveling the globe working for offshore drilling contractors. Taking classes from an oil rig in […]

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2022 MaineMBA Alumni Award Winners

2022 MaineMBA Alumni Award Winners

Pictured from left: Michael Kuhn, Ryan Curry, Chris Treister, Josh Rosen The Graduate School of Business at the University of Maine held its inaugural MaineMBA Alumni Awards event on Thursday, January 20, 2022. This virtual event recording welcomed speakers and honorees from across the state.  “The inaugural MaineMBA Alumni Awards event was an important landmark […]

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