How the pathway works
During your final year of undergraduate study at USM, you will be eligible to take two MaineMBA courses — if you meet progress standards and graduate program admissions requirements. The graduate-level courses will satisfy credit requirements for your undergraduate major as well as count towards the MaineMBA program.
Select any undergraduate major
Each of our undergraduate majors is eligible to enroll in the MaineMBA Accelerated Graduate Pathway. Please be advised that some majors that require 70 credits or more will extend the normal timeline for the pathway.
To satisfy credit requirements for both your undergraduate major and your future MaineMBA program, you’ll be required to earn a high grade in specific courses and maintain a GPA of at least 3.0.
Admission to MaineMBA
During undergraduate studies, you will be required to submit the graduate application and required admission materials. The application fee will be waived. If specific GPA standards are met the GMAT requirement will be waived. International students whose first language is not English will not be required to submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores.
About the MaineMBA
The MaineMBA prepares leaders to move through volatile and rapidly changing markets with innovation and agility. You can complete your MaineMBA 100% online, or with in-person opportunities on the Orono and Portland campuses. The MaineMBA offers 13 concentrations, allowing you to specialize your graduate degree in areas such as engineering management, finance, business analytics, geospatial analysis, and more. The UMaine Graduate School of Business faculty includes leading professors from both USM and UMaine.
Frequently asked questions
Our Accelerated Graduate Pathways offer highly motivated undergraduate students the opportunity to begin graduate study while completing their bachelor’s degree.