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2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration (Certificate)

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The graduate business certificate program provides students with advanced level business skill sets rooted in the basic business disciplines (economics, accounting, finance, marketing, information systems, and management). Upon completion, students will be prepared to work effectively in a business environment with high-level core business knowledge.

The certificate consists of 5 courses and is ideal for those working full-time, exploring a second career in business, military personnel, out-of-state or international students, or individuals planning on applying for the MBA Program in the future. To learn more about this program, please contact the Maine Business School at 207-581-1973 or mba@maine.edu. To apply, please complete the Graduate School online admission application indicating Business Certificate (check “Graduate Certificate Program” in Business).


The Certificate Program (15 credits hours) Consists of:

BUA 400: Introduction to Accounting. An accelerated course that provides pre-MBA students with an introduction to managerial and financial accounting. Offered online in the summer.
ECO 410: Accelerated Introductory Economics. An accelerated presentation of the fundamental elements of micro- and macroeconomic theory. Offered online in the fall.

Plus three 600 level BUA classes selected from the MBA required core. Those classes and when they are offered online are:

Fall semester:

BUA 601: Statistical Analysis and Modeling for Organizational Operations. Familiarizes the student with statistical data analysis and management science techniques as they support decision-making throughout an organization. Prerequisite is any statistics course.
BUA 605: Creating & Capturing Value in the Digital Economy. Represents an integration of concepts and principles from the Marketing and Management Information Science disciplines. Prerequisite: BUA 270 Marketing or equivalent, or successful completion of the MBA Marketing Tutorial.
BUA 651: Financial Management. An MBA course that provides a foundation in financial management. Prerequisite is financial and managerial accounting, which can be met by taking BUA 400 or two undergraduate courses in financial and managerial accounting; and a principles of finance course or the MBA program’s finance tutorial.

Spring semester:
BUA 609: Financial Statement Analysis. This course is designed to help students understand how to use and analyze financial statements for making valuation and business decisions. Prerequisite is financial and managerial accounting, which can be met by taking BUA 400 or two undergraduate courses in financial and managerial accounting.
BUA 626: Management of Contemporary Organizations. Explores analytical perspectives to understand how individuals organize themselves in accomplishing organizational goals. Applies a managerial approach with a focus on real-life contemporary organizations. Prerequisite is a basic management course or the MBA program’s marketing tutorial.
Summer term.
BUA 620: Business Law. Introduces managers to current U.S. laws and regulations that impact on the operations of business. This course has no prerequisites.
Alternative 600 level BUA courses may substitute with permission of the MBA Director.


Business Certificate Admission Requirements:

In general, students will be admitted into the certificate program based on the following criteria:
An undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a recommended minimum GPA
of 3.0.

  1. Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  2. Two letters of recommendation.
  3. International students must meet Graduate School English Language Proficiency requirements.

If a student later desires to apply for the MBA program, GMAT scores will be required.

For more information please visit the Maine Business School website


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