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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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Business Information Systems and Security Management BISSM Major

New Major: Business Information Systems and Security Management

The Maine Business School is now offering a new major in Business Information Systems and Security Management (BISSM). This new major prepares students for a fast-growing industry where students are in demand, and employees can earn a six-figure median salary. Recent estimates suggest that jobs for information security analysts will grow by 33% from 2020 […]

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MBS students completed a Research Learning Experience with Northern Light Health

The Business of Healthcare

Maine Business School students are tackling real-world problems in the healthcare industry for the first time. Through a partnership with Northern Light Health, ten students spent the fall 2022 semester working closely with human resource professionals to offer solutions around recruitment and engagement. This special topics class originated from a conversation between MBS internship coordinator […]

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Charles Day

Charles Day joins the Maine Business School Accounting faculty

The Maine Business School added a new Lecturer in Accounting to the faculty at the start of the 2022-2023 academic year. Charles Day, CPA, has lived, taught, and worked in the United Kingdom, South Africa, Australia, Canada, and the United States. We’re thrilled he has joined us in Maine. “Charles brings a unique background in […]

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Kyle Lee, BNN

BNN’s immersive experience highlights workplace culture for business students

Kyle Lee is the kind of student who doesn’t let an opportunity pass him by. When his accounting professor David Barrett, and MBS internship coordinator Taylor Ashley shared information about an externship held by Baker Newman Noyes (BNN), he applied. The Culture & Career Summit is a hands-on, immersive experience. BNN invites 20 students to […]

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Susan Myrden

Susan Myrden named UMaine’s NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative

Dr. Susan Myrden, Associate Professor of Marketing, has been appointed the NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR) for the University of Maine. She is the first woman to hold this position at UMaine.  In this role, Dr. Myrden serves as a liaison between the institution and the athletics department. She also represents the institution in the America […]

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