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AMA Students take charge; help market TipWhip

Student members of the MBS chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) spent the spring semester promoting Tip Whip LLC, the Orono startup founded by University of Maine alumnus Spencer Wood ’13, ’15 (MS). Tip Whip is a tips-only, ride-sharing service that aims to save lives by reducing drinking and driving. More than 700 UMaine […]

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Lisa Liberatore presents on pricing to small-business management class

The success of a business depends in large part on pricing a product correctly, associate professor of entrepreneurship Jason Harkins told his small-business management class. “Pricing is your method of ensuring that your company makes money,” he said. “Setting a price on a product or service not only highlights the tangible values we hold about […]

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From Dugout to Boardroom

Running a business and managing a sports team take the same leadership qualities, UMaine head baseball coach Steve Trimper told students in MBS lecturer Clint Relyea’s organizational behavior class last fall. “A successful CEO can coach a sports team, and a successful coach can run a business,” Trimper said in his presentation “Drive for Greatness: […]

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MBS Students travel to California for international competition

Ten MBS students participated in one of the world’s most comprehensive collegiate business competitions — a semester-long, two-part challenge that culminated in Anaheim, California in April. The annual International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition requires students to run a simulated manufacturing company. Participants name their company and choose a product to sell for around $10. Throughout […]

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Second Annual International Trade Show

Business students invite community to International Trade Show   ORONO, Maine — Planning a trip to Norway, Fiji, Australia or Italy?  Eager to know more about the customs, food, languages and transportation? The Second Annual International Trade Show at the University of Maine is just the ticket to learn about these countries and 30 other […]

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Paper by Vollmers to appear in European Accounting Review

Accounting professor Gloria Vollmers’ paper, “Cost Accounting for War:  Contracting Procedures and Cost-Plus Pricing in WWI Industrial Mobilization in Italy,” will be published in an upcoming issue of European Accounting Review, and international scholarly journal of the European Accounting Association. The paper explores the role played by cost accounting in Italy’s Industrial Mobilization System and […]

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Harkins contributed to story on WalletHub

MBS Associate Professor of Management Jason Harkins is among the entrepreneurship experts who have contributed to a recent article in WalletHub, an objective consumer finance website that enables consumers to compare financial products and that develops data-driven studies to shed some financial light on hot-button issues. For the article, WalletHub asked the experts what advice […]

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Scratchpad Accelerator

Scratchpad Accelerator, an initiative of the University of Maine in collaboration with the Maine Technology Institute, is led by Dr. Jason Harkins, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship. It will hold Demo Day on December 11, 4-7 pm at Seasons Restaurant, 427 Main Street Bangor. For more information on Demo Day and to register please go to:  […]

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MBA student referees wheelchair rugby

MBA student Josh Kearns ’16 spends much of his downtime indulging his passion for speed, excitement and physical fitness.  He referees wheelchair rugby, a team sport for tetraplegia/quadriplegia athletes. The sport is played indoors on a basketball court and combines elements of rugby, basketball and handball. Using specially-designed wheelchairs, players compete in teams of four […]

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MBS student active at UMaine

Beginning her sophomore year at MBS, Amy Lyons is making the most of her time at the University of Maine.  She is president of the Class of 2018, serves in the General Student Senate and the Class Council, plays flute in the University Orchestra, is president of the Sophomore Eagles Honor Society, and works part-time […]

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