2+2: HELP University + UMaine


We believe in an education that is robust in perspective, rigorous in practice, and relevant to the needs of our ever-changing business world.

The Maine Business School is one of the seven colleges at the University of Maine. MBS is home to 1,400 undergraduate students and 350 graduate students. Our undergraduate international students come from 18 different countries and our award-winning faculty hail from six different continents!

Our values drive us to CARE: Connect, Adapt, Respect, and Engage.
Connect through collaborations and teamwork.
Adapt through innovative steps for our curriculum and outreach.
Respect people as we expect professional interactions and integrity in ourselves and others.
Engage with current thought leadership about business practices and data-driven decisions.

Our mission is to engage students and professionals in academic adventures focused on evolving business practices and to advance knowledge through scholarship as we connect with our communities.

Graduates working full-time
Graduates enrolled in grad school


Founded in 1865, the University of Maine is Maine’s flagship university. We help students create success stories with world-class faculty members, internationally recognized research, first-rate facilities, and a friendly, safe atmosphere located near some of the best year-round recreation sites in the nation.

UMaine has been designated an R1 university by the prestigious Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Only 3.5% of the nation’s degree-granting postsecondary institutions are classified as top-tier research universitites. the University of Maine advances learning and discovery through excellence and innovation in its academic and research programs while addressing the complex challenges and opportunities of the 21st century through research-based knowledge.

Fogler Library


Maine is consistently ranked as one of the safest states in the nation. The University of Maine is located in Orono, right in the heart of the state of Maine. The Bangor Internation Airport is 12 miles or an 18 minute drive from campus.

Flight times from Bangor, Maine to…
New York City: 2 hours
Newark, NJ: 2 hours
Washington, DC: 2 hours and 15 minutes

Bus travel times from Bangor, Maine to…
Boston, MA: 4 hours
New York City: 8 hours

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We have all four seasons in Maine: winter, spring, summer, and fall. And we find ways to enjoy the weather no matter the season! There are many activities you can do right from campus: hiking, bicycling, canoeing, skiing, sledding, birdwatching, and more!

The average temperatures for each season in Orono, Maine:
Winter: 28F / -2C
Spring: 52F / 11C
Summer: 78F / 25C
Fall: 55F / 13C

Four Seasons

Association to advance collegiate schools of business

Since 1974, the Maine Business School has been accredited by AACSB. AACSB accreditation is known, worldwide, as the longest-standing, most recognized form of specialized accreditation that an institution and its business programs can earn. Accreditation is a voluntary, nongovernmental process that includes a rigorous external review of a school’s mission, faculty qualifications, curricula, and ability to provide the highest-quality programs. Only 5% of business schools in the world are AACSB accredited.

Choose a Major

Students from HELP University can major in Finance, Management, or Marketing at the University of Maine.





Maine Business School students take advantage of many internship opportunities during their time at UMaine. We have our own dedicated Internship Coordinator who can help you on the path to securing an internship during the school year or summer.

“I absolutely recommend getting an internship during your time at the Maine Business School. It will help you stand out from other college graduates if you already have some real career experience.” -Katie Arsenault

Shafagh Rezaei

Internship Story: Maine Grains

Solly Iluyomade

Internship Story: Bangor Savings Bank

Where our alumni work…

  • Apple
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Cintas
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Pepsi Co.
  • Google
  • Major League Baseball
  • StubHub
  • TIAA
  • Walt Disney World
  • Wayfair
  • Verizon Communications
  • General Electric Company
  • TD Bank
  • John Deere

Quick links

UMaine’s Office of International Programs
How to Apply

Have Questions?
Contact Orlina Boteva, Director of International Programs