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B.S. in Business Administration

U N  E student present at the annual student innovation challengeProgram Overview

Get ready to mix business with pleasure as you learn foundational skills in accounting, finance, economics, marketing, and management — all while enjoying the flexible framework of UNE’s Business Administration major. You may choose to concentrate in any of our six intriguing focus areas — or choose to design your own concentration. Internships reinforce your professional skills while giving you important on-the-job experience. Want to bring out your inner entrepreneur? Take courses in our Makerspace or participate in the Student Innovation Challenge competition.


Accreditation

The University of New England’s Business Administration Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

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Why UNE for Business Administration

UNE’s Business Administration program gives you the flexibility to complete a concentration, minor, or double major that reflects your passion or that empowers you to respond to a unique market opportunity.

  • Choice of six concentration areas — or design your own
  • Industry-applicable education
  • Access to multiple internships
  • Interdisciplinary focus
  • Real workplace dynamics
  • Teamwork development
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship courses
  • Makerspace for innovative ideation and prototyping
  • Receptive to students’ interest in emerging markets

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Careers

Grounded by your technical knowledge of business and equipped with people skills acquired from teamwork, hands-on experiences, and internships, you will be proudly striding along the path to an exciting career in business.

Our graduates have pursued many fascinating professions, including:

  • Accountant
  • Financial Advisor
  • Entrepreneur
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Loan Officer
  • Market Research Analyst

Whether you have a specific career goal in mind or a vague idea of the field that interests you, the Office of Career Services is here to help you plan your next step.

  • 93%

    of graduates employed or enrolled in grad school within one year of graduation

  • #1

    in Maine for getting a job (Zippia, 2019)


Ready for Business


Academics

The Business Administration major offers six concentration areas:

  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Economics
  • International Business
  • Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Health Sector Management

Joint degree programs exist in Marine Entrepreneurship and Sustainability and Business.

EXAMPLES OF AVAILABLE COURSES

The following are just some examples of the exciting courses that the Business Administration major offers:

  • Environmental Economics
  • Innovation through Technology
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business and Society Relations
  • Legal Environment of Business
  • Predictive Analytics

To learn more about the program, see Curriculum or visit the Catalog.

Honors Program

We offer qualified students the option of participating in our Honors Program and graduating with Honors. This includes significant research, scholarship, or creative activity under the direction of a faculty member. You should consult with your major advisor or department chair for specific criteria and requirements. 


Experiential Learning

The Business Administration major puts you in real-world settings and challenges you to find solutions to actual industry problems. So you don’t just learn business — you do business.

INTERNSHIPS

Receive course credit while developing your skills and interacting with professionals. As you build confidence, you will network in your field, explore career options, and gain the perspective to successfully transition into the workforce. Past internship sites have included the following:

  • American Red Cross
  • NASA
  • IBM
  • Geico
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Southwest Airlines

For more information, contact the CAS Internship Office Business contact Cynthia Simon at (207) 602-2540 or csimon@une.edu.

HANDS-ON LEARNING

  • Use innovative technology and design in the Makerspace
  • Compete in the annual Student Innovation Challenge
  • Be part of the Green Learning Community first-year experience

Belize sunset over the oceanGlobal Education

See the World

Get down to business on the other side of the world by taking part in our Global Education Programs.

Spend a semester studying abroad in Spain, France, Iceland, or at UNE’s own international campus in Morocco. Choose from several shorter travel courses that will take you to Ireland, Mexico, Kenya, Italy, Cuba, or many other exciting locations.

Interested in studying abroad? Make a plan with your advisor.