The Maine Business School, A Place To…
Engage with professors and students as you tackle projects that take you deep into the heart of organizational functions and problems. In Electronic Business students work with small business clients to assess their current information systems and technologies, research ways to improve competitive advantage and operational efficiency with technologies and create web site and social media platforms for the clients. In the Finance class students explore real-world case studies and learn how to analyze the financial health of companies. Students also have the opportunity to become proficient in the use of Bloomberg terminals via the Gerard S. Cassidy ’80 Capital Markets Training Laboratory (CMTL). Designed to look and feel like a miniature trading floor, the CMTL gives students access to the same real-time financial data available to top financial firms, which students can use in their coursework and analyses.
Imagine stretching your horizons. Explore the world through Study Abroad in places that include business courses as well as liberal arts and sciences. Programs featuring business include colleges in Spain, the United Kingdom, Costa Rica, Italy, New Zealand and Australia. You can also stretch your horizons at UMaine through adding a business concentration to your major, building skills in entrepreneurship, international business, and/or management of information systems. Or, you can minor in one of the over 85 minors available at University of Maine.
Connect with other students, businesses and communities through joining an MBS student organization. In SPIFFY you’ll join over 80 students in managing over 2 million dollars. You’ll be part of a team of students that analyzes business sectors and makes recommendations about investing in those sectors. In the MBS Corps you’ll work with community organizations to help address social problems such as hunger, homelessness, and domestic violence. In the American Marketing Association you’ll work with other students to help organizations that need help with their marketing problems.
Act to gain hands on experience and knowledge beyond the classroom in organizations. Through internships you sharpen your professional skills and broaden your network. We work closely with organizations around the region to cultivate high-quality opportunities and invite organizations to the MBS to hold information sessions and meet students. Your hands on experience can start day one at UMaine through resources at the Career Center, the MBS Internship Coordinator, and the Maine Mentor program.
Lead others. Develop your personal vision of leadership via a Leadership class and take advantage of leadership roles in student organizations both in the MBS and around campus. You can be a sector head in SPIFFY, write for the campus newspaper, dance in the SPA annual dance showcase, and/or much more. You can earn a spot in the teams competing for SPIFFY in the annual GAME (Global Asset Management Education) event; or in the team competing for the American Marketing Association’s Student Case Competition or be part of the teams competing in the International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition.