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Ivan Young at Worthington Scholarship Foundation

Internship Story: Ivan Young and Worthington Scholarship Foundation

It’s not often that a student has the opportunity to give back to those that have helped them in a meaningful, constructive way. When Ivan Young from Camden, Maine, discovered that the Worthington Scholarship Foundation had a full-time summer internship in his field of expertise, he knew he had to apply. As a recipient of […]

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MaineMBA in the U.K.

MaineMBA students learn about sustainable ecosystem economic development in the UK

In May 2023, a group of MaineMBA students traveled to the United Kingdom on a travel study trip with Dr. Nory Jones, Professor of Business Information Systems, and Mr. Derek Jones, Cooperating faculty of Business Law. Students learned about Sustainable Ecosystem Economic Development (SEED) through a hybrid course of traditional class time, research projects, and […]

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Patti Miles and Meghan Gardner

MBS Appoints Associate and Assistant Deans of Business

The Maine Business School is pleased to announce that Dr. Patti Miles and Dr. Meghan Gardner have assumed the roles of Associate Dean and Assistant Dean of Business, respectively. Dr. Patti Miles, Professor of Management, has been Interim Associate Dean of Business since July 2022. She joined the MBS faculty in the fall of 2008 […]

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2023 Innovate for Maine Fellows

2023 Innovate for Maine Fellows

Nine Maine Business School students are participating in the 2023 Innovate for Maine Fellows program this summer. This internship program through the UMaine Foster Center for Innovation has been pairing students with innovative and growing companies since 2012. Emphasizing innovation and entrepreneurship, Innovate for Maine prepares student fellows to collaborate with companies on innovation projects […]

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BSBA Travel Study Sport Marketing

Travel study trip to England teaches sport marketing

In May 2023, 15 undergraduate business students traveled to England on a travel study trip to learn about the business of sports. Dr. Susan Myrden, Associate Professor of Marketing, and Dr. Jason Harkins, Executive Dean of the Maine Business School, led the 9-day trip to Manchester and London.  “I decided to go on the trip […]

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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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