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John Mahon named 2017 Distinguished Maine Professor

An internationally recognized professor of management and one of the world’s foremost experts on corporate social responsibility has been named the 2017 Distinguished Maine Professor by the University of Maine Alumni Association. University of Maine Professor of Management John Mahon, the John M. Murphy Chair of International Business Policy and Strategy in the Maine Business […]

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Collaborative CoVort

Collaborative CoVort: Entrepreneurship professor opens co-working space in Bangor MBS Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship Jason Harkins has established Bangor’s newest co-working space: CoVort. CoVort (covort.org) is an open, 2,000-square-foot office environment at 49 Main Street in Bangor that provides all the amenities of an office to members by the day, week or month. Members can access […]

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Career Matchmaker: Internship Coordinator Amanda Plourde

Internship coordinator helps students get a leg up on competition MBS students are getting a head start on their careers thanks to the business school’s internship coordinator Amanda Plourde. Plourde, who joined MBS in fall 2015, collaborates with businesses to establish internship programs and helps students find and prepare for the valuable experiential learning opportunities […]

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Student Jet-setter: Kristin Hall MBA ’17

MBA student Kristin Hall ’17 is a world traveler and certified tour director who looks forward to using her graduate business degree to capitalize on her international experiences. “An MBA will help me understand how to do business abroad and gain exposure to career options involving tourism and travel,” says the Longwood, Florida, native who […]

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A Study in Business Culture

Students in MBS lecturer Clint Relyea’s Introduction to International Business class spent the spring semester researching how commerce is conducted in other countries and showcased their knowledge at the second annual International Trade Show. Teams of students were assigned a country and tasked with researching the economy, imports and exports, tax structure, marketing practices and […]

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Worldwide Studies: MBS Students Go Abroad

Undergraduates travel to Russia Students learned firsthand about doing business in Russia when they visited the country in the spring as part of an MBS international entrepreneurship class. Led by John Mahon, an MBS management professor; and Andrei Strukov, an MBS cooperating faculty member, director of the UMaine Faculty Development Center, and a native of […]

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Sipping Success: Keane’s Logical Sip merges business and baked goods

Combining her MBS training with her love for baking, recent graduate Alison Keane has opened Logical Sip, a cafe and bakery featuring natural and healthy foods, in Brewer, Maine. Keane, who graduated with an MBA in May, says she always planned on opening her own business, but didn’t anticipate it happening this quickly. “I figured […]

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Prof. Agrrawal inducted into Phi Kappa Phi

MBS associate professor of finance Pank Agrrawal has been inducted into the UMaine chapter of Phi Kappa Phi honor society. The nation’s oldest, largest and most selective honor society for all academic disciplines in higher education, Phi Kappa Phi was founded in 1897 at UMaine by 10 seniors to recognize outstanding students, faculty and staff. […]

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Ramat Oyetunji ’01, ’05 MBA leads investment strategies workshop at UMaine

University of Maine alumna, financial adviser and author Ramat Oyetunji ’01, ’05 MBA returned to campus in March to present a workshop on retirement plans and investment strategies. Founder and CEO of The FI Woman, a registered investment advising firm, Oyetunji has a mission to make financial and investment advice affordable and accessible. She says […]

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