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2012-2013 Graduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration (Certificate)

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The graduate business certificate program is intended to provide students with an advanced level business skill set 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 as shown below. To learn more about this program, please contact The Maine Business School at 207-581-1973 or mba@maine.edu. To apply, please click here to complete this form.

Curriculum (15 credits):

  • BUA 400 (online): Introduction to Accounting.  An accelerated course that provides pre-MBA students with an introduction to managerial and financial accounting. Includes concepts of cost, cost systems and budgeting as well as ways of organizing, presenting and understanding financial information. Credits: 3
  • ECO 410 (online): Accelerated Introductory Economics.  An accelerated presentation of the fundamental elements of micro- and macroeconomic theory. Microeconomic topics include consumer and firm behavior, structure and functioning of purely competitive markets, and alternative market structures. Macroeconomic topics include financial system structure, measurement of aggregate economic activity and determinants of economic growth, economic fluctuations, and stabilization policies. Credits: 3
  • BUA 605 (hybrid delivery): Creating & Capturing Value in the Digital Economy.  Represents an integration of concepts and principles from the Marketing and Management Information Science disciplines. The Internet is offering radical new ways of conducting business. This course presents students with concepts and information-based strategies for capturing and creating value in the new information-based economy by assimilating sound marketing strategies with information systems to create innovative processes and marketing practices. Credits: 3 (Student must have a prerequisite course in marketing or may complete the Business School marketing tutorial.)
  • BUA 651 (hybrid delivery): Financial Management.   Provides a foundation in financial management by integrating topics such as measurement of risk, portfolio theory, interest rate determination, valuation, capital budgeting and cost of capital. Instructional methodology may include case studies, portfolio simulation, journal articles, presentations and spreadsheet construction, in addition to lectures. Credits: 3 (Student must have a prerequisite course in finance or may complete the Business School finance tutorial.)
  • One additional BUA course at the 500 or 600 level, approved by the program director. The course will be delivered either via hybrid (distance) delivery or off-campus in a different location such as Belfast. A student may also complete this requirement via a live section in Orono. Note that BUA 561: Knowledge Management will be offered spring semester.

Note: BUA 400 is normally offered in the summer semester. ECO 410 is normally offered in the fall semester. BUA 605 and 651 are normally offered in the fall semester. The other management course will be offered in the spring semester.


Business Certificate Admission Requirements:

In general, students will be admitted into the certificate program based on the following criteria:

  1. An undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a recommended minimum GPA of 3.0.  Official transcripts must be provided.
  2. Two years of management level work experience including a letter of recommendation from a superior.  Students who do not meet this minimum are required to submit GMAT scores, 500 minimum.
  3. Two letters of recommendation.  Students may be admitted provisionally and take one class before the letters are received. 
  4. International students must meet Graduate School TOEFL requirements.

For more information please visit the Maine Business School website


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