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Master of Business Administration, M.B.A.

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  • 24 months
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University rank #501 (ARWU) Orono, ME, United States
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is designed to equip the student with the highest level of analytical, strategic, and leadership skills needed in a globally competitive workforce. 
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Overview

The program is available in a fully online/distance format, and well as on-campus in a blended format where the student takes half or more of their courses live and the rest online.

The Maine Business School (MBS) is accredited by AACSB International–The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business–the most significant accreditor of business schools.  Thus you know that we provide a quality program taught by high quality faculty.  We are extremely proud of our faculty, many of whom are well known nationally and internationally.

Our MBA program is referred to as the “Essential MBA” because it is designed to provide students with the essential knowledge and skills in leadership, strategy, finance, accounting, marketing, management, and management information systems in order to lead organizations now and in the future. 

On-campus students can also choose the 30 credit Accounting MBA, an accounting concentration appropriate for students with an undergraduate accounting degree or who have completed our undergraduate accounting certificate program. 

Accreditation

The Maine Business School (MBS) is accredited by AACSB International–The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business–the most significant accreditor of business schools.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Data Analysis for Business
  • Creating & Capturing Value in the Digital Economy 
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Law, Business and Society 
  • Management of Contemporary Organizations 
  • Management Policy 
  • Financial Management

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3
Recommended score: 3.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university with a 3.0 cumulative GPA; 3.5 preferred.  All prerequisites for the MBA must each have a grade of B- minimum.  Candidates are also expected to have strong analytical, math, writing, and presentation skills.  Full admission is based on meeting all prerequisites, academic standards, satisfactory GMAT scores, and all requirements. Conditional or provisional admission is possible. 

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

You only need to take one of these tests:

  • You may substitute for the GMAT scores other standardized test results (e.g., GRE, LSAT, MAT) if taken previously and within five years. 

    This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

  • You need the following GMAT score:

    Required score: 500

    The GMAT - or Graduate Management Admission Test - is a frequent requirement for admission at management and business schools across the world. The GMAT score ranges between 200 and 800 and measures the verbal and quantitative reasoning of test-takers.

General Requirements

  • A completed online application
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official transcript of all previous college or university work
  • Official test scores
  • A $65 application fee
  • Certificate of Finances
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic scores
  • A copy of passport or visa

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1430 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1430 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1430 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1430 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    439 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 439 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Orono

  • 1216 - 1890 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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