The MaineMBA in Sustainability


The MaineMBA in Sustainability acknowledges the value of managing financial, environmental, and social performance to achieve resiliency and provide long-term returns to investors while recognizing changes in consumer values. Students select from a variety of courses offered through the Graduate School of Business, the Muskie School of Public Service, and the University of Maine School of Law.

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The MaineMBA in Sustainability Curriculum
 

Eight (8) MaineMBA Core Courses

  • Strategic Data Analysis (BUA 601)
  • Global Supply Chain Networks (MBA 637)
  • Financial Statement Analysis (MBA 609)
  • Foundations of Business Intelligence (BUA 680)
  • Management of Contemporary Organizations (MBA 626)
  • Managerial Marketing (MBA 670)
  • Strategic Decision Making (MBA 649)
  • Financial Management (MBA 651)

Three (3) Sustainability courses offered in conjunction with the Muskie School of Public Policy at the University of Southern Maine, the University of Maine School of Law and others:

Required

  • Sustainable Communities 

Choose from courses such as:

  • Transportation Planning and Policy
  • Environmental Law and Policy
  • Business and Sustainability
  • Launching Sustainable Ventures
  • Socially Responsible Business and Marketing

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Admission Requirements

All applicants should submit:

  • Completed online application
  • Contact information for three professional recommendations
  • Transcripts of all previous college or university work
  • Your current resume
  • A brief essay (prompt below)
  • GMAT scores or Approved GMAT Waiver (see below)
  • $65 application fee

International students will also submit:

  • TOEFL or IELTS scores.  Waived for native English speakers and students graduating from an English-speaking or ESL programs.
  • WES or ECE certified transcript translation. 
  • Certificate of Finances 
  • Copy of passport or visa

International applicants should also review the Office of International Programs page for more information on Visas, financial statements, and other requirements, or to contact an international student advisor. International three-year degree holders are considered for admission to the Graduate School of Business. All applicants are considered on a case-by-case basis. Three-year degree holders are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Admission Criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with a 3.0 cumulative GPA; 3.5 preferred.  
  • GMAT score minimum of 500; 550 is preferred. GMAT waivers are available for qualified students (see below)
  • For International applicants, a TOEFL minimum of 80 or IELTS minimum of 6.5.

All applications are reviewed holistically – exceptional career or leadership experience may offset weak scores in some applicants. Conditional or provisional admission is available.  


Additional Application Information

Foundation Courses

To ensure that all MaineMBA students have a foundation of business core concepts, prior coursework or tutorials in the following areas is required:

  • accounting (financial and managerial)
  • economics (macro and micro)
  • statistics
  • finance

Non-business undergraduates can complete foundational skills via self-paced tutorials prior to starting MBA courses. 

Application Essay Prompt

Submit an essay describing your motivation for pursuing the MaineMBA. The essay is evaluated not only for content but also for intrinsic writing quality and strengths. Your essay should be a minimum of one but no more than two pages, double spaced, 12 pt Times New Roman font, 1″ margins.

Application Fees

Application fees are waived for:

Need-based application fee waivers are not available. 

GMAT Exam

Applicants must submit GMAT scores taken within the last five years.

  • Other standardized tests (e.g., GRE, LSAT, MCAT, or PCAT ) may be substituted if taken within five years.
  • The GMAT is waived for applicants with the following:
    • Possession of an Advanced Degree
      • PhD, JD, MD, CPA, CFP, or graduate degree from an approved accredited institution.
    • Five or more years of post-graduate professional or military work experience:
      • Management of staff in a direct working relationship
      • Financial or budgetary responsibility
      • Leadership of work (e.g., platoon leader, platoon commander, team leader, company commander, and similar military positions).
      • Job responsibilities that specifically demonstrate applied quantitative and analytical skills.
    • A minimum of 3 years of industry experience in a highly STEM, quantitative, or analytical-based field.
    • A minimum of 3 years of advanced military operations experience.
    • An undergraduate degree with a GPA of 3.0 in a STEM or applied quantitative field from an approved accredited program.
    • 4+1 Accelerated Pathway
  • To apply for a GMAT waiver, submit the GMAT Waiver Form. GMAT waivers are not available for international applicants.