University of Maine Online Master of Business Administration

Why University of Maine? 

An online Master of Business Administration degree program is offered by this mid-sized public research university in Orono, Maine. Candidates should have completed undergraduate-level courses in accounting, statistics, and finance. Several employers ask applicants to provide standardized exam results (like GMAT or GRE). This need may, however, be exempted for those individuals who can demonstrate exceptional demonstrated competence in lieu of formal education. Bachelor’s degrees in any field are required, however those with a higher GPA of at least 3.5 will be given more serious consideration. The Graduate School of Business at the institution is in charge of the program.

Program Snapshot

University Name University of Maine
Location Orono
State ME Grade A-
Name of Degree Master of Business Administration
School or Department Administering Program Graduate School of Business
Credits 30
Cost per credit 650
Tuition for Entire Program $19,500.00
Test Requirements Waivers available
Minimum GPA 3.0; 3.5 preferred
Prerequisite Courses and Skills coursework in Accounting (financial and managerial); Economics (macro and micro); Statistics; Finance
Campus Visit Required? no
Typical Time to Complete as little as one year
When Can Students Start the Program? Fall, Spring, Summer
Program Concentrations
  • Accounting
  • Business Analytics
  • Engineering Management
  • Finance
  • Food Technology Industry Management
  • Geospatial Technologies
  • Healthcare Systems
  • Human Nutrition
  • Outdoor Industry management
  • Public and Nonprofit Management
  • Sustainability
Synchronous classes no
Required Courses
  • Strategic Data Analysis 
  •  Global Supply Chain Networks
  •  Financial Statement Analysis
  •  Foundations of Business Intelligence 
  •  Management of Contemporary Organizations
  •  Managerial Marketing
  •  Strategic Decision Making
  •  Financial Management
Does the Program Include a Capstone? no
Does the program include a practicum or internship? no
Other Features that Make the Program Unique distinctive concentrations in Engineering Management; Food Technology Industry Management; Geospatial Technologies; Human Nutrition; Outdoor Industry management; Public and Nonprofit Management; Sustainability; Joint degrees available; options for in-person classes if desired; MaineMBA students can engage in transdisciplinary opportunities through the University of Maine Graduate & Professional Center, which brings together programs in business, law, policy, and public health.
Program Description The program’s 30 credits can be completed within as little as one year. Students are not required to complete a capstone course. No internship or practicum is offered.  Students can specialize within 11 concentration areas, and can also pursue a number of joint degrees.  


What will I Learn?

The curriculum stands out for its wide range of available concentrations, consisting of: Accounting; Business Analytics; Engineering Management; Finance; Food Technology Industry Management; Geospatial Technologies; Healthcare Systems; Human Nutrition; Outdoor Industry management; Public and Nonprofit Management; Sustainability. This list of topics should give prospective applicants a good idea of the research and teaching strengths of the University of Maine Business School. 

The core curriculum that accompanies specialization courses provides a comprehensive foundation in the following topics: Strategic Data Analysis ; Global Supply Chain Networks; Financial Statement Analysis; Foundations of Business Intelligence ; Management of Contemporary Organizations; Managerial Marketing; Strategic Decision Making, and Financial Management. 

How much will the program cost?

Students finish their degree within as little as one year and pay $650 per credit for a total of 30 credits, or just under $19,500.00 for the entire degree.

How does the program fit into my life?

There is no on-campus attendance requirement for this program. Most students finish the course in a year. The program welcomes new students throughout the year, beginning in the Autumn, Spring, and Summer. While there are some students who enroll full-time and finish the program in that amount of time, the vast majority of students are part-time so that they may balance school with other obligations in their lives. This course is meant to be completed in its entirety via an asynchronous form of instruction. As a result, students are not physically present in the classroom during the week, but rather engage in a variety of activities, such as online conversations, assignments, and video lectures.


Applicants to this program may be drawn by unique opportunities to take courses and concentrate in the topics of Engineering Management, Food Technology Industry Management, Geospatial Technologies, Human Nutrition, Outdoor Industry management, Public and Nonprofit Management or Sustainability. These concentration areas are influenced by the specific economic context of rural Maine, and will be particularly attractive to those from the state itself. 

This program also offers several attractive joint degree pathways, as well as the option to take some in-person classes during the degree if students wish. The University of Maine Graduate and Professional Center represents a distinctive resource that brings together programming in business, law, policy, and public health.