MaineMBA Accelerated Graduate Pathway

Program Type
Accelerated Graduate Pathway
Leads to Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Mode of Study
Pathway: Varies by major

Pathway Highlights

  • Complete two degrees: Earn your bachelor’s degree at the University of Southern Maine (USM) and your MBA through the University of Maine (UMaine)’s Graduate School of Business.
  • Accredited business Schools: Earn your bachelor’s degree and your MBA from two AACSB accredited business schools and their faculty.
  • Benefit from streamlined admissions to the University of Maine graduate school.
  • Take advantage of a time-saving & cost-saving pathway for highly motivated undergraduate students looking ahead to graduate school.
  • Save up to six credits worth of tuition, fees, and expenses.
  • Begin your business career sooner with both your bachelor’s degree and your MBA in hand.
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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.

This pathway is offered in partnership between the University of Southern Maine (USM) and University of Maine (UMaine).
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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.

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Program requirements

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.

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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.

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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.

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Frequently asked questions

Our Accelerated Graduate Pathways offer highly motivated undergraduate students the opportunity to begin graduate study while completing their bachelor’s degree.

Next steps

Our helpful admissions counselors are here to answer your questions about the admissions process, our academic programs, and student support services. We also invite you to explore the many ways to visit campus or to engage with us through online experiences.

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Please note: Current USM students should contact your Academic Advisor to learn more about how the pathway can work with your current academic progress. This pathway is most beneficial when you declare it as early as possible in your undergraduate studies.