To request course syllabi for any School of Business classes, please send the request to or call 207-780-4020 and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Prefixes for courses consist of ACC, BAN, BUS, FIN and RMI.

List of Approved First Semester Statistics Courses:

Note: Business students that have not yet enrolled in a statistics course are strongly advised to take MAT 210D – a business oriented statistics course.

Approved courses:
MAT 210 – Business Statistics
MAT 211D – Probability*
MAT 120 – Intro to Statistics
MAT 220 – Statistics for the Biological Sciences*
MAT 282 Statistical Inference*
LAC 328D – Statistics*
PSY 201 Statistics in Psychology (previously PSY 105)

MAT 212 – Statistics

MAT 380 – Probability and Statistics

*not approved as a USM Core “D” course

Certified Public Accountant

Accounting programs including the Accounting Ceritificate program will prepare students to be eligible for licensure within the State of Maine. Visit the UMS State Authorization and Licensure page to learn more about the licensure requirements in other states and territories, and for contact information to inquire further about the licensure requirements associated with this program.

Certified Financial Planner

The School of Business maintains a CFP Board Registered Financial Planning Program that satisfies the course work requirement to sit for the CFP certification exam. Students who successfully complete the Program will receive a certificate of completion that can be presented to the CFP Board. CFPs are financial advisors that guide individuals in a variety of areas such as retirement planning, investing, insurance, estate planning, risk management, and taxes.

  • License: Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
  • License Website: CFP Board Certification Process  (please note the two part education requirement includes earning a bachelors degree or higher).

Additional Information: The Board-registered Program at the University of Southern Maine requires the student to complete the following courses:

  • FIN 321 Personal Financial Planning
  • FIN 327 Investment Management
  • FIN 499 Financial Planning Capstone
  • RMI 320 Introduction to Risk Management and Insurance
  • RMI 330 Health, Life, and Disability Insurance
  • ACC/FIN 3XX Estate Planning (the course number is under revision.)
  • ACC 413 Concepts and Strategies in Taxation

For More information on required courses and the program visit the catalog for more details.

The School of Business houses following centers. Click on each to learn more.

Maine Center for Business and Economic Research

The mission of the Center for Business and Economic Research is to provide high-quality applied research and technical assistance services to Maine’s private and public sector organizations through the combined expertise of faculty, staff, and students from the School of Business, the Muskie School of Public Service, and other colleges and schools at the University of Southern Maine.

Richard Bilodeau, Interim Director

Center for Entrepreneurship

Founded in 1996, the Center for Entrepreneurship is part of the School of Business within the College of Management and Human Service. The Center develops courses that respond to the needs of entrepreneurs and startup businesses throughout Maine. The Center for Entrepreneurship, part of the Entrepreneurship, Creativity, and Innovation program, supports students and faculty in their business development, launch, and growth efforts. The Center supports the mission of the School of Business (“We prepare lifelong, entrepreneurial thinkers fluent in business technologies”) through the creation of courses, workshops, and events in the areas of opportunity analysis, new product development, venture creation and launch, growth strategies, creativity, sustainability, design thinking, and innovation management.

For more information regarding the Center for Entrepreneurship please contact Richard Bilodeau, Lead Faculty, Entrepreneurship, Creativity, and Innovation at (207) 780-4302 or

Maine Small Business Development Center

Administered by the School of Business at the University of Southern Maine, the Maine Small Business Development Center (Maine SBDC) Statewide Network provides comprehensive business management assistance, training, resource and information services to Maine’s micro, small and technology-based businesses and the jobs these businesses provide.

Mark Delsile, Director