51小黄车 the College of Business

Our Business programs prepare聽you for a rewarding, enriching career in a variety of settings. You gain the knowledge, experience, and ethical grounding to play a leadership role within a public or private company, nonprofit organization, or as an entrepreneur.

An Innovative Hub for Business Education

Launch your business career at 51小黄车in a community of difference-makers who seek to do well by making a positive impact. UNE鈥檚 College of Business produces graduates with the relevant skills and understanding needed to thrive in today鈥檚 evolving business world. We offer a range of programs from Business Administration and Marine Entrepreneurship to Accounting and Marketing.

As a student in UNE鈥檚 College of Business, you are engaged with experiential learning opportunities and prepared for rewarding, enriching careers and leadership positions with some of Maine鈥檚 and the nation鈥檚 largest employers, from private entities, nonprofit organizations, professional sports organizations, manufacturers, and more.

You also benefit from many internal and external opportunities afforded to you including internships, mentorship, and interdisciplinary fellowships offered through UNE鈥檚 Office of Innovation and the P.D. Merrill Makerspace.

College of Business Majors

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Meet Incoming Dean Norm O'Reilly

51小黄车is proud to announce Norm O鈥橰eilly, Ph.D., a leading scholar in the business of sports, inaugural dean for the University鈥檚 recently established College of Business (starting July 1, 2024). O鈥橰eilly joins 51小黄车with two decades of leadership experience in higher education, including his most recent role as dean of the Portland-based Graduate School of Business at the University of Maine (UMaine). 

In his time at UMaine, O鈥橰eilly oversaw the establishment and growth of business programs for Maine鈥檚 public universities, notably the MaineMBA which now numbers more than 400 students. He enhanced interdisciplinary education opportunities by growing its MBA concentrations and increasing dual degrees with partnerships within many sectors, including law, engineering, and public policy. He also spearheaded multi-university fundraising initiatives and significant projects, including the highly successful MaineMBA Academy and the Maine Brand Study.

Where time-tested meets future-forward

P.D. Merrill Makerspace

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The P.D. Merrill Makerspace is a fully equipped laboratory for creating and building, turning ideas into reality, and developing solutions to real-world problems.

Explore the Makerspace

Office of Innovation

Two students work on a project in the makerspace

In the Makerspace and across campus, the Office of Innovation team partners with students, faculty, and professional staff from virtually every unit at UNE.

Discover the Office of Innovation

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As a department we have a lot of opportunities to get out of the classroom.

Business Administration

Student Success By The Numbers

95%

of undergrads employed or in ongoing higher education within one year of graduating

2016-2022 51小黄车graduate surveys
#1

in Maine for getting a job

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One-of-a-kind Location

As a student in one of our Business programs, you study on UNE鈥檚 scenic Biddeford Campus, where the waters of the Saco River flow into the Atlantic Ocean. Over the years, this confluence of natural resources has inspired students and faculty from around the world. Recently named the youngest city in Maine, Biddeford and its twin city, Saco, boast an up-and-coming, hip downtown offering delicious eateries, exciting social and cultural events, and more. With the transformation of the old Biddeford/Saco mills into restaurants, breweries, housing, fitness facilities, salons, and retailers, there is something for everyone to explore in downtown. Looking to try a new type of food, grab a coffee, or shop for locally-made clothes? Biddeford/Saco has it all.