Format Credit Hours Tuition Entry Terms
100% Online 120 credits $308/cr. in-state and $385/cr. out-of-state* Fall/Spring/Summer**

*This special e-tuition rate applies to out-of-state students enrolled in a UMaineOnline degree or certificate program.

**Please contact an advisor for information about Summer entry.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Management

Management majors navigate the complexities of corporate, international, and small business management and hone administrative and organizational principles, such as leadership, organizational change, strategic analysis, production system analysis, and human resources. Subject matter offered includes administration and organizational theory, motivational and social systems, human resource management, operations, and decision and policy-making systems.

Graduates are equipped for careers as entry-level staff,  supervisory, or administrative positions in business, government, nonprofit, or industries.


UMaine Degree Requirements

All University of Maine students must complete at least 120 credit hours to earn a Bachelor’s Degree. In addition to courses in their major, students must complete 46 credit hours of General Education courses. Many of the below business prerequisites and core business courses cross-fulfill these requirements. Your advisor will work to double-count as many courses as possible to streamline your degree progression.

Business Prerequisites

Some core business courses are prerequisites for other business courses later on in a student’s degree progression. Students must earn a C- or better in any course that is a prerequisite for business courses, including the following:

  • Introduction to Microeconomics (ECO 120)
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics (ECO 121)
  • Mathematics (MAT 115 or MAT 116 or MAT 126)
  • General Psychology (PSY 100)
  • Statistics (STS 215 or STS 232)

Core Business Curriculum

Students must earn a C- or better in all core business classes and may repeat any class only once in order to maintain academic good standing. All Business students must complete eleven (11) core courses:

  • Introduction to Business (BUA 101)
  • Financial Accounting (BUA 201)
  • Managerial Accounting (BUA 202)
  • The Legal Environment of Business (BUA 220)
  • Management Information Systems (BUA 235)
  • Principles of Marketing (BUA 270)
  • Introduction to Management (BUA 325)
  • Production/Operations Management (BUA 337)
  • International Business (BUA 343)
  • Business Finance (BUA 350)
  • Strategic Management (BUA 449)

Management Curriculum

Complete three (3) required courses:

  • Organizational Behavior (BUA 326)
  • Business and Society (BUA 327)
  • Human Resource Management (BUA 330)

Complete two (2) Management electives:

  • Canadian-American Relations (BUA 328)
  • Labor Relations (BUA 331)
  • Small Business Management (BUA 342)
  • Entrepreneurship/New Venture Creation (BUA 344)
  • International Management (BUA 445)
  • Leadership (BUA 460)


Below are courses normally needed to earn the online BSBA in Management after the successful completion of a transfer-oriented Associate’s Degree in Business. Students are encouraged to contact an online advisor to confirm their specific remaining degree requirements.

Sample 2+2 Course Schedule


Visit the MBS website to learn about the outstanding faculty teaching in this program.

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Since 1974, the Maine Business School has been accredited by AACSB International, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education, and has been earned by less than 5 percent of the world’s business schools.

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Have questions about earning your B.S. in Business Administration in Management online with UMaine? Contact one of our advisors at 207.581.5858 or at Tiffany and Cindy

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Undergraduate admissions is handled by the Admissions Office of the University of Maine. The University seeks candidates whose academic credentials, scholastic achievement, and motivation indicate promise for success in its programs. Admission is granted on a rolling basis and applications are available and may be completed online at the UMaine Admissions website.

Transfer Applicants

Students wishing to transfer to the Maine Business School from other programs within the University of Maine or from other universities or institutions must have a solid academic record that demonstrates the ability to be successful in the BSBA in Management program. Students should present a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA for initial consideration, however, a 2.50 GPA or higher is preferred for admission.

Business courses other than Financial Accounting (BUA 201), Managerial Accounting (BUA 202), and Business Law (BUA 220) taken at programs not accredited by the AACSB may transfer to UMaine as business electives and not as degree requirements.

Specific questions regarding transferability of credit should be addressed to the Undergraduate Office of the Maine Business School: 207.581.1997 or

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