From the Classroom

Business of Blueberries

The Business of Blueberries

A cohort of Maine Business School students spent the fall 2023 semester helping Jasper Wyman & Son solve a real-world business problem—what to do with blueberry byproducts. The Business of Blueberries class is an advanced Research Learning Experience (RLE), meaning students are engaged in meaningful research work throughout the semester.  “This is not your typical […]

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Personal Finance with Matt Skaves

Personal Finance Pilot Class

This year the Maine Business School piloted an undergraduate class focused on personal finance. Taught by cooperating faculty member Matt Skaves, the course reached learners ranging from first-year students to seniors. “The idea behind this course was to enhance accessibility for students and focus on key personal finance elements that college students face,” says Dr. […]

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Four Finance Students compete in CFA Research Challenge

Maine Business School students competed in the CFA Institute Research Challenge

Four Maine Business School students competed in the CFA Institute Research Challenge state finals in early March. This event is an annual global competition offering students real-world experience as research analysts.  Dr. Stephen Jurich, Associate Professor of Finance, led a team of four senior Finance majors, Parker Burtnett from Melrose, MA; Alexandra Lessard from Jackman, […]

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Lisa Liberatore Nonprofit Fundraising

Students learn to leverage their networks for philanthropy

Students in Lisa Liberatore’s Intro to Business (MGT 101) and Principles of Management and Organization (MGT 325) classes learned big lessons on how to make a difference in their communities. Students spent the fall 2022 semester working in teams to raise awareness and funding for nonprofit organizations. The Old Town Animal Orphanage was the nonprofit […]

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MBS students completed a Research Learning Experience with Northern Light Health

The Business of Healthcare

Maine Business School students are tackling real-world problems in the healthcare industry for the first time. Through a partnership with Northern Light Health, ten students spent the fall 2022 semester working closely with human resource professionals to offer solutions around recruitment and engagement. This special topics class originated from a conversation between MBS internship coordinator […]

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Lisa Liberatore

Business Students Connect with the Community Through Philanthropy

Lisa Liberatore and her family strongly believe in philanthropy and community building. An adjunct professor, entrepreneur, author, and investor, Liberatore teaches her son the importance of fundraising and volunteering. Together, she and Dorian have made a difference through their volunteerism throughout the Greater Bangor region. If her elementary school kid could find success and fulfillment […]

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MBS alums who work for Cintas

Explore Careers Casually

The Maine Business School began offering a lunch and learn series called Explore Careers Casually during the spring 2022 semester. These small group sessions intend to connect BSBA students with employers to learn about the various career paths available in a variety of industries.  “Students often limit their career opportunities due to a lack of […]

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Excel Certification

Infusing Analytics with Excel Certification

The world of successful business practice has shifted to include analytics in all facets of operations. To remain a leader in this space, the Maine Business School and Graduate School of Business faculty work to infuse relevant experiences with analytics throughout the curriculum. The Excel Certification is one way to accomplish this initiative. In 2020, […]

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MBA and Maine Law class

MBA and Maine Law: Leaders in Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Dr. Jason Harkins, Associate Dean of the Maine Business School and the Graduate School of Business, is leading the way for interdisciplinary collaboration with his work with the Maine Law School. Over the past year and a half, Dr. Harkins has worked closely with Professor Andrew Kaufman, Professor of Practice and Coordinator of the Business […]

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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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