Innovation program students in class at the Foster Center

Innovation and Business Combine at UMaine

The University of Maine’s Innovation program has a new home: The Maine Business School. Innovation and business go hand in hand. After 12 years without specific college affiliation, Innovation (formerly Innovation Engineering) has joined the Maine Business School as one of the college’s minors and graduate certificate offerings.   “Innovation is a key business capability in […]

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Dr. Norm O'Reilly

Norm O’Reilly: New Dean of the Graduate School of Business

Dr. Norm O’Reilly, a professor and former assistant dean at the University of Guelph, joins the Maine Business School’s Graduate School of Business as dean on July 1, 2021. Dr. O’Reilly is a leading scholar in the business of sports. As a professor and CPA, he teaches courses in sport management and accounting. You can […]

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Nicole Gogan, MaineMBA Alumna

MaineMBA Alum Becomes a Business Owner

Nicole Gogan, ’11G, always knew two things:  she wanted to have an advanced degree and her own business. She graduated from the Maine Business School’s Graduate School of Business with her MBA, became an adjunct faculty member, and now runs her own business. Why did you choose to earn your MBA? Going back to grad […]

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Alfond Stadium at UMaine

New Sport Management Major

The Maine Business School is adding its first new major since 1965. Students may now earn a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) with a major in Sport Management. This new program brings the total number of majors in the MBS to five, including Accounting, Finance, Management, and Marketing. “The BSBA in Sport Management […]

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Christine Le

Alumni Profile: Christine Le

Hoang Anh “Christine” Le graduated from the Maine Business School with a degree in Accounting in 2017. Le, an Honors College student, was named the Outstanding International Student in the Maine Business School and received the Academic Achievement in Accounting Award the year of her graduation. At UMaine she held a position in Student Government, […]

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Stefano Tijerina New Book

Stefano Tijerina Authors New Book

Stefano Tijerina, Ph.D., has authored his first book. Recently published by the University of Toronto Press,  Opportunism and Goodwill: Canadian Business Expansion in Colombia, 1867-1979 explores the dynamics of the economic relationship between Canada and Colombia that is largely overlooked by historians and social scientists. Dr. Tijerina is a Lecturer of Management in the Maine […]

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Ben Smith, MBS Class of 2017, Accounting and Business Information Systems

Alumni Profile: Ben Smith

Ben Smith graduated in 2017 with a degree in Accounting. He also completed a concentration in Business Information Systems (formerly Management Information Systems). Two internships at Unum as an undergrad paved his way for post-graduation employment. Ben has put his BIS education to work and was recently promoted to IT Delivery Manager. Tell us about […]

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New tradition: Award paddles and woodallions

New Challenges Make Way for New Traditions

It’s hard to find the positives when it comes to COVID-19, especially in education. But the global pandemic has created a new tradition in the Maine Business School. One that we plan to embrace for the foreseeable future. Each year, the Maine Business School and Graduate School of Business recognize students, faculty, and staff during […]

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Fortune Magazine Ranking for Online MBA

MaineMBA Ranked Top 100 by Fortune Magazine

The MaineMBA program at the University of Maine has been ranked #54 by Fortune in their first-ever look at the nation’s Best Online MBA degrees. This invitation-only ranking gauges the quality of online MBA programs based on four components: Program Score, Fortune 1000 score, Brand Score, and Prestige Score. “The MaineMBA program, through the UMaine […]

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Award paddle

2021 Honors and Awards Recipients

Each year the Maine Business School and Graduate School of Business honors students and faculty for their achievements. Each honoree receives a certificate, blue cords to wear at graduation, and a locally-crafted paddle to commemorate their award. We’re elated to announce the honorees of our 2021 awards: Student Awards Academic Achievement This award is given […]

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