Undergraduate Concentrations


While Maine Business School students cannot complete a business minor, a business concentration allows students to augment their major of study. Concentrations are available in entrepreneurship, international business, and management information systems (MIS), and since the MBS curriculum allows for 16-19 credit hours of free electives, concentrations can be completed in four years – no additional time needed.

To declare a concentration, visit the Undergraduate Programs Office, 213 DP Corbett Business Building.

Entrepreneurship

In the Entrepreneurship concentration, students learn important topics that will assist them in starting their own company or managing a small business. Many MBS faculty are entrepreneurs themselves, with one even running a startup incubator in Bangor, so your concentration courses can be elevated through projects and interactions with your MBS connections. 

Entrepreneurship Curriculum

Complete Three (3) Required Courses:

    • Innovation Engineering: Fundamentals (INV 121)
    • Small Business Management (BUA 342)
    • Entrepreneurship & New Venture Creation (BUA 344)

Complete Two (2) Elective Courses:

    • Human Resource Management (BUA 330)
    • Leadership (BUA 460)
    • Topics in Professional Writing (ENG 418)
    • Social Psychology (PSY 230)
    • Small Business Economics & Management (ECO 254)

International Business

The concentration in International Business (IB) is meant for students whose business interests are global. As with all concentrations, International Business must be completed in conjunction with a major area of study. However, IB has the most requirements of any concentration, so students must plan carefully in order to graduate on time.

International Business Curriculum

Complete Seven (7) Required Courses:

    • International Marketing (BUA 376)
    • International Management (BUA 445)
    • International Corporate Finance (BUA 455)
    • Intro to World Politics (POS 120)
    • One International Experience
      • One semester of study abroad OR
      • One faculty-led international business travel course
    • Two Internationally-relevant Courses
      • Two semesters of intermediate foreign language will fulfill this requirement
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MIS: New Media

The Management Information Systems (MIS): New Media Concentration is an interdisciplinary collaboration between the Maine Business School and the School of New Media. A concentration in Management Information Systems is meant for students whose interests are in information systems design, development, and management. 

MIS: Creative Design & New Media Curriculum

Complete Three (3) Required Courses:

    • Databases for Decision-Making (BUA 267)
    • Network Design & Applications (BUA 363)
    • E-Commerce (BUA 468)

Complete Two (2) Courses in New Media:

    • Intro to New Media Tech, Interaction Design, and Prototyping (NMD 102)
    • Design Basics for New Media (NMD 104)
    • Information Design (NMD 202)
    • Project Design Workshop II (NMD 306)

MIS: Programming

The Management Information Systems (MIS): Programming Concentration is an interdisciplinary collaboration between the Maine Business School and the School of Computer Science. A concentration in Management Information Systems is meant for students whose interests are in information systems design, development, and management. 

MIS: Programming Curriculum

Complete Three (3) Required Courses:

    • Databases for Decision-Making (BUA 267)
    • Network Design & Applications (BUA 363)
    • E-Commerce (BUA 468)

Complete Two (2) Courses in Programming:

    • Knowledge Management and Decision Support Systems (BUA 561)
    • Introduction to Programming I (COS 120)
    • Introduction to Problem Solving Using Computer Programming (COS 125)
    • Introduction to C++ Programming (COS 220)
    • Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming and Design (COS 225)