Program Highlights

Bear Treks Boston

Bear Treks Boston 2023

On March 29, 45 undergraduate business students, three faculty, two staff, and one dean boarded a bus bound for Boston for the first-ever Bear Treks Boston trip. “Trips such as Bear Treks provide the students with tangible on-site experience. It is invaluable for their career decision-making process,” says Dr. Pank Agrrawal, Professor of Finance. “Our […]

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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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Business Information Systems and Security Management BISSM Major

New Major: Business Information Systems and Security Management

The Maine Business School is now offering a new major in Business Information Systems and Security Management (BISSM). This new major prepares students for a fast-growing industry where students are in demand, and employees can earn a six-figure median salary. Recent estimates suggest that jobs for information security analysts will grow by 33% from 2020 […]

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Mike Kuhn and Greg Stremlaw

Mike Kuhn and Greg Stremlaw join the MBS Advisory Board

The Maine Business School and Graduate School of Business welcome two distinguished alums as new members of the MBS Advisory Board: Mike Kuhn and Greg Stremlaw. Mike Kuhn Mike Kuhn graduated from the University of Maine with a BSBA in Management in 2012 and MBA in 2014. “I graduated early as an undergraduate,” Kuhn says. […]

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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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Nick Johnson CUGR

Nick Johnson’s Research on China

How does China’s economy shape our local and national landscape? That’s the question that Nick Johnson, Class of 2022, aimed to answer through a fellowship from UMaine’s Center for Undergraduate Research. In his International Business class with Dr. Stefano Tijerina, class discussions about China-owned ND Paper in Old Town, Maine, piqued his interest in this topic. […]

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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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Gary Thorne joins the MBS Advisory Board

Gary Thorne Joins the MBS Advisory Board

The Maine Business School and Graduate School of Business welcome Gary Thorne to the MBS Advisory Board. Gary F. Thorne, JD, LLM, is a graduate of the University of Maine ’70, University of Maine School of Law ’73, and Georgetown University ’76.  “It is an honor to be asked to serve on the Advisory Board,” […]

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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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