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MaineMBA Academy

Inaugural MaineMBA Academy

In the spring of 2023, twenty-two MaineMBA students took part in the inaugural cohort of the MaineMBA Academy. Thanks to donor support from Mark and Evan Skinner, the MaineMBA Academy is a hybrid version of the MBA capstone course, MBA 649: Strategic Decision Making. This class culminates in an intensive in-person experience at 300 Fore […]

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Jason Harkins, Executive Dean

Jason Harkins: New Executive Dean of the Maine Business School

Dr. Jason Harkin, Associate Professor of Management, has been named the Executive Dean of the Maine Business School. Dr. Harkins has been the Interim Executive Dean since July 2022, and was the Associate Dean of Business before that. You can find the official announcement of his hire here. Read on to learn more about our […]

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2023 Awards Ceremony

2023 Honors & Awards

Each year the Maine Business School and Graduate School of Business honor students and faculty for their achievements. Each honoree receives a certificate, blue cords to wear at graduation, and a locally-crafted paddle to commemorate their award. We’re elated to announce the honorees of our Spring 2023 awards: Academic Achievement AwardsThis award is given to […]

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SPIFFY students attend Quinnipiac’s GAME Forum

Sixteen Maine Business School student members of the Student Portfolio Investment Fund (SPIFFY) student organization spent March 30 and 31 attending Quinnipiac’s Global Asset Management Education (GAME) Forum in New York City. “After a three-year Covid-related hiatus, it was great to enjoy an in-person conference again,” says Dr. Sebastian Lobe, SPIFFY faculty advisor. The GAME […]

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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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Personal Finance with Matt Skaves

Personal Finance Pilot Class

This year the Maine Business School piloted an undergraduate class focused on personal finance. Taught by cooperating faculty member Matt Skaves, the course reached learners ranging from first-year students to seniors. “The idea behind this course was to enhance accessibility for students and focus on key personal finance elements that college students face,” says Dr. […]

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MaineMBA Alumni Awards 2023

2023 MaineMBA Alumni Awards and Business Forum

The Graduate School of Business at the University of Maine held its annual MaineMBA Alumni Awards and Business Forum event on Thursday, March 30, 2023.  “We hosted guests from the Portland business community, our alumni, the University of Maine, the University of Southern Maine, and many more,” says Dr. Norm O’Reilly, Dean of the Graduate […]

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Four Finance Students compete in CFA Research Challenge

Maine Business School students competed in the CFA Institute Research Challenge

Four Maine Business School students competed in the CFA Institute Research Challenge state finals in early March. This event is an annual global competition offering students real-world experience as research analysts.  Dr. Stephen Jurich, Associate Professor of Finance, led a team of four senior Finance majors, Parker Burtnett from Melrose, MA; Alexandra Lessard from Jackman, […]

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Andrew Bustin turned his capstone course into employment

Andrew Bustin turned his capstone project into a consulting job

Andrew Bustin moved to Portland, Maine, in 2018 for two reasons. One, to pursue his MBA at the University of Maine Graduate School of Business, and two, Portland is a mecca for world-class food and drink experiences. Andrew’s background is rich with experiences in national land conservation, sustainability, permaculture, and the local food movement. After […]

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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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