2018-2019 Catalog 
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2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Management (BS)

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Vision Statement

Consistent with the mission of the University of Maine at Fort Kent, a regional university that serves the needs of the St. John Valley and the state of Maine, the Business Management Program fosters excellence in scholarship and academic achievement in an interactive educational environment.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Business management program is to develop students as liberally-educated citizens, life-long learners in a changing world, proficient business managers and entrepreneurs.

Program Description/Goals

The Business Management program strives to:

  1. Offer a broad selection of management concentrations to meet the needs of our stakeholders (Stewardship);
  2. Provide excellence in teaching and learning (Learning);
  3. Prepare students for careers in areas of business that satisfy students’ wishes and employers’ needs (Collaboration);
  4. Educate students in the liberal arts in order to broaden their horizons and deepen their understanding of society and the world (Citizenship); and
  5. Establish and nurture an institutional culture of systemic quality improvement (Excellence).

Student Learning Outcomes

The Business Management program prepares students for careers in business. The objectives of the program are that the graduate will be a knowledgeable, proficient, well-rounded, professional person who is literate, numerate, and analytical; this person will be appreciative of the arts and sciences as well as possess skills in interpersonal communication and leadership.


The University of Maine at Fort Kent has received specialized accreditation for its business and business related programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), located in Lenexa, Kansas.

In accordance with IACBE accreditation guidelines, the following student outcomes are assessed annually and reported on the UMFK website:

  1. The student will be a liberally-educated citizen.
  2. The student will be a life-long learner.
  3. The student will be a proficient business manager.
  4. The student will develop entrepreneurial skills.

Total: 63-67 credits

Required Support Courses

(These requirements fulfill part of the general education requirements.)

Select one of the following concentrations:

Techniques for Assessment

  1. Comprehensive exam of core business skills required prior to graduation.
  2. Internship evaluations in area of concentration.
  3. Individual student electronic portfolio with demonstrations of knowledge and skills.
  4. Graduate and Alumni Surveys.

Suggested Course Sequencing

Fall Semester Sophomore Year - Total 15 credits

Spring Semester Sophomore Year - Total 16 credits

Fall Semester Junior Year - Total 18 credits

  • Course Requirements 6 credits
  • General Education - History 3 credits
  • General Education - Foreign Languages 3 credits
  • Electives 6 credits

Spring Semester Junior Year - Total 18 credits

  • Course Requirements 9 credits
  • General Education - Visual and Performing Arts 3 credits
  • Electives 6 credits

Fall Semester Senior Year - Total 15 credits

  • General Education - Literature 3 credits
  • Electives 12 credits

Spring Semester Senior Year - Total 16 credits

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