MaineMBA Academy

What is it?

The MaineMBA Academy is a unique capstone experience in the heart of Portland, Maine. MBA 649: Strategic Decision Making is the capstone course for the MaineMBA program. The MaineMBA Academy is a hybrid version of MBA 649 that culminates in an intensive in-person experience at 300 Fore Street in Portland’s Old Port. This course includes executive-level speakers and sessions, experiential learning with live industry clients, and career development and networking.

The MaineMBA Academy was created thanks to a generous donation from Mark and Evan Skinner. 

How does it work?

The MaineMBA Academy will run during the same session as the online version of the class. The first seven weeks will be asynchronous, online preparation. During the final week of the course, students will gather in Portland, Maine, to work on their final projects with their teams during the day, and participate in social and networking events in the evening.

Funding is available for your time in Maine. You’ll have the opportunity to present your work to clients in person and ample time to mingle and network with your classmates in Maine’s largest city.

If you have questions, please contact Connor Blake, Recruitment and Engagement Specialist, at

“I walked away from my days at the MaineMBA Academy forever changed by the class meetings, executive chats, networking experiences, and time spent closely with my classmates.”

Annmarie Harkins

Take a peek inside our 2023 MaineMBA Academy cohort experience