Enrollment in MBA Program Soars

Student enrollment in UMaine’s master’s degree program in business administration (MBA) has quadrupled over the past three years, according to university records. 

“Our rising enrollment numbers are a reflection of the quality of the MaineMBA. We attract students from across Maine, the U.S., and the world, representing every industry and size, from small local businesses to Fortune 500 companies,”  noted Jamie Ballinger, Assistant Dean of the Graduate School of Business.

Enrollment during the fall 2020 semester was 344, 300 percent greater than in 2017, when 86 students were enrolled. This unprecedented enrollment growth is largely the result of academic and administrative changes within the University of Maine System. In 2019, a System-led effort combined MBA programs of UMaine and the University of Southern Maine (USM) to create MaineMBA, a graduate program awarded by UMaine with integrated expertise and resources from USM and other System institutions. 

The single, unified MBA program is available throughout Maine and online. New concentrations allow students to gain skills in some of the fastest-growing industries in the U.S. such as analytics and health systems. 

“Thanks to the generous support of the Harold Alfond Foundation, faculty at UMaine, and our wonderful Maine Business School faculty, the MaineMBA has become the fastest-growing academic program in the state,” said Dr. Faye Gilbert, Dean of the Maine Business School. 

Visit https://umaine.edu/business/mainemba/ for more information about MaineMBA.