The University of Maine Graduate School of Business

MBA At A Glance…

The Maine Business School offers a single Masters in Business Administration program, which consists of 30 credits. In a 10-course format, the UMaine MBA program is able to be completed in a reasonable amount of time.

Our MBA program is referred to as “the Essential MBA” because it is designed to provide students with essential business knowledge in accounting, finance, marketing, and management, as well as to advance skills in leadership, critical thinking and analysis, and global engagement.

On-campus students can also choose the Accounting MBA, which also consists of 30 credits. This is an accounting concentration most appropriate for students with an undergraduate accounting degree, although others can pursue the Accounting MBA after completing the required prerequisites.

Where is it offered?

Our MBA program is available in a fully online/distance format, as well as on-campus in Orono as a blended format where the student takes most courses live and the rest online.

How do I know it is a quality program?

The Maine Business School was ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top 200 Business Schools in the nation. In addition, the UMaine MBA program is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), a standard of excellence achieved by fewer than 6% of business schools worldwide.

Our faculty are all active researchers and consultants in their fields, and several have won awards for their teaching in addition to their research.

When can I start?

Students looking to enroll in the UMaine MBA program may start in the fall, spring, or summer semesters. We have rolling admissions, which means that we make admission decisions soon after an application is successfully submitted.


Policy on the definition of a credit hour

The University of Maine and the University of Maine at Machias acknowledge and adhere to the federal definition of a credit hour with respect to courses offered face to face, in hybrid format, and online, as developed in 2010 and published in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Title 34, Part 600.02:

[A] credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than: 

(1) One hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out of class student work each week for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester or trimester hour of credit [ . . . ] or the equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time; or

(2) At least an equivalent amount of work as required in paragraph (1) of this definition for other academic activities as established by the institution[,] including laboratory work, internships, practica, studio work, and other academic work leading to the awarding of credit hours.

Rev. September 2018