One-Year MaineMBA

The One-year MaineMBA provides candidates the opportunity to complete the MaineMBA in one academic year of full-time, intensive study.  This customizable program is designed for highly motivated students who can focus full-time on their education. 

This program is ideal for international students, professionals looking to switch careers, and recent graduates who seek to complete their graduate education quickly. This accelerated format can be completed either online or on-campus. Admitted Students have the option to extend the duration of this program.  

MaineMBA Curriculum

Complete Eight (8) 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)
  • Management Policy (MBA 649)
  • Financial Management (MBA 651)

Choose Two (2) Electives

  • Knowledge Management & Decision Support Systems
  • International Field Study
  • MBA Internship
  • Services Management
  • Analytics for Managers
  • Information Visualization
  • Investment Management
  • Socially Responsible Investing
  • Idea Generation and New Product Development




Admission Requirements

To apply, 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
  • $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 or GRE score minimum of 500; 550 is preferred.
  • For International applicants, a TOEFL minimum of 80 or 6.5 IELTS.

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

Additional Information

Foundational Skills

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. 

Professional Recommendations

Recommenders should be able to comment on your academic strengths, work ethic, responsibilities, accomplishments, career advancement, managerial experience, or ability to be successful in the MaineMBA.

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 no more than two pages, double spaced, 12 pt Times New Roman font, 1″ margins.


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

  • Other standardized tests (e.g., GRE, LSAT, MAT) may be substituted if taken within five years.
  • The GMAT is waived for applicants with a PhD, JD, MD, CPA, CFP, or graduate degree.
  • The GMAT may be waived for strong candidates with five or more years of post-graduate professional or military experience, including:
    • Management of staff in a direct working relationship
    • Leadership of work teams
    • Financial or budgetary responsibility
    • Job responsibilities that specifically demonstrate applied quantitative and analytical skills

To apply for a GMAT waiver, submit the GMAT Waiver Form. GMAT waivers are not available for international applicants.

Application Fees

Application fees are waived for:

  • Graduates of University of Maine System Schools
  • Veterans of the US Armed Forces
  • Fulbright Scholars
  • Participants in select programs (eg. IRT/McNair)
Need-based application fee waivers are not available.

Sample Curriculum Timeline for One-Year MaineMBA  Students

Spring/Summer Prior to Courses:

  • Apply and be admitted to the MaineMBA
  • Complete any required tutorials or foundational skills
  • Meet with an advisor to plan courses and register
  • Participate in online orientation activities 

September – January (12 Credits):

  • Foundations of Business Intelligence (BUA680)
  • Managerial Marketing (MBA 670)
  • Strategic Data Analysis (BUA 601)
  • Financial Management (MBA 651)

January – May (12 Credits):

  • Global Supply Chain Networks (MBA 637)
  • Managerial Accounting (MBA 609)
  • Management of Contemp Orgs (MBA 626)
  • Strategic Decision Making (MBA 649)

May- August  (6 Credits):

  • International Field Experience (May, First  Two-weeks)
  • MaineMBA Internship (160 hours)