Corporate PartnershipsGraduate School of Business

University of Maine Graduate School of Business Corporate Partnerships

University of Maine Graduate School of Business Workforce and Preferred Partners programs have been developed to help Maine employers recruit, retain, and develop the next generation of business leaders. With tuition discounts, on campus recruitment opportunities, workshops and events, and eliminated fees, prospective students and employers alike will benefit from the state’s premier MBA program.


Benefits for Chamber Partners

The Workforce Partners Program is available to active members in any state of Maine Chamber of Commerce. Partner benefits will include: 

  • 12% tuition discount toward completion of the MaineMBA or Graduate Certificate in Business
  • Zero application fees
  • Fast-track admissions processing
  • Dedicated academic advising by the Graduate Dean or Director of Graduate Programs
  • Invitations to MaineMBA networking events
  • Access to workshops, webinars, and professional development events
  • On-campus and online recruitment opportunities
  • Job posting access among current MBA students and alumni network

Employer Commitments

As a participants, employers are encouraged to: 

  • Reference the MaineMBA as an employee benefit on their internal website
  • Provide the Graduate School of Business permission to use organization name and logo in marketing and promotional materials
  • Review and provide annual feedback on the Workforce Partners program

Benefits for Preferred Partners

Maine employers are invited to participate in the Preferred Partners Program. Preferred Partner benefits will include: 

  • 12% tuition discount toward completion of the MaineMBA or Graduate Certificate in Business
  • Individualized consulting by Maine Business School staff to identify each organization’s leadership and workforce needs and opportunities
  • Access to current graduate and undergraduate students for faculty-led corporate research projects
  • Zero application fees
  • Fast-track admissions processing
  • Dedicated academic advising by the Graduate Dean or Director of Graduate Programs
  • Invitations to MaineMBA networking events
  • Sponsorship of one Alumni Lunch Event per year at each organization
  • Access to workshops, webinars, and professional development events
  • On-campus and online recruitment opportunities
  • Job posting access among current MBA students and alumni network
  • Invitation for a company leader to participate in the Preferred Partners Advisory Group, providing guidance to directly impact the MaineMBA

Employer Commitments

As a participants, employers will: 

  • Refer employees to the MaineMBA for advanced business education
  • Reference the MaineMBA as an employee benefit on their internal website
  • Provide coordination, space and internal promotion for an annual MaineMBA alumni lunch and recruitment event
  • Provide the Graduate School of Business permission to use organization name and logo in marketing and promotional materials
  • Review and provide annual feedback on the Workforce Partners program

Interested in becoming a GSB Partner? For more information, email mba@maine.edu or call the Graduate School of Business at 207.581.1973.