Current, 2022-2023 University Catalog 
    
    Nov 27, 2022  
Current, 2022-2023 University Catalog

Business Management Concentration (AA)


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Vision Statement

Our vision as part of a rural international border community in northern Maine is to serve the needs of the region and the state by fostering an interactive educational environment to develop an applied and global business perspective.


Mission Statement

Our mission is to develop students as responsible and educated global citizens, life-long learners, and engaged business managers and entrepreneurs.


Program Goals

  • Stewardship: To create a framework to attract and graduate business students with a Bachelor of Science degree within four years in collaboration with local, regional, and global stakeholders.
  • Learning: To provide applied learning opportunities in all business courses.
  • Collaboration: Prepare students for careers in alignment with workforce needs of the region, state, and beyond in partnership with campus partners and external stakeholders.
  • Citizenship: All students will demonstrate competency in each component of the general education program and foster an ethical, corporate social responsibility, and a global perspective through engagement in business courses.
  • Excellence: To provide a nurturing and engaging academic experience for our students to become diverse learners and aspiring professionals.
  • Heritage: To serve as an exemplary global citizen reflecting the values of the University of Maine at Fort Kent and its heritage as vibrant teaching and learning institution and as a champion of the St. John Valley,  the state of Maine, and communities of the North.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Knowledgeable about business theories
    • Students will accumulate knowledge of business theories through course work, reading, engagement in applied projects during their academic studies
  • Proficient to demonstrate applied learning
    • Students will demonstrate their proficiency in applying business theories learning in the course to projects during their studies or in partnership with external stakeholders
  • Well rounded with an appreciation of the arts and sciences
    • All UMFK business students will demonstrate a well-rounded aptitude in fields of science, math, English, the arts accumulated through the general studies curriculum
  • Professional
    • Students will be able to display a professional business demeanor in their engagement with peers, faculty, and external stakeholders
  • Analytical
    • Students will have an aptitude for an analytical approach to problem-solving and critical thinking as displayed in completing course projects on campus or with external stakeholders
  • Interpersonal communication
    • Students will be able to communicate verbally and in writing to a variety of stakeholders
  • Leadership
    • Business students will have developed through coursework critical leadership skills to be able to serve as effective peers in their future workplaces
  • Technology
    • Business students upon graduation will have an understanding of modern technologies and their application in the real world as demonstrated through coursework
  • Appreciation of the St. John Valley, Acadian culture, northern Maine, and the northern latitudes
    • Business students upon graduation with have the knowledge of and appreciation of the people and culture of the St. John Valley, northern Maine, and northern latitudes.

Accreditation

The University of Maine at Fort Kent is accredited through the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)

Program Requirements


  • General Education Requirements 29 credits

Recommended Support Courses


(included in general education requirements)

Required: HUM 102/103


  • First-time students will be enrolled in HUM 102.  Based on the number of credits transferred into UMFK, a transfer student will enroll in either Hum 102 and Hum 103.  Your advisor will assist you in determining which course to be enrolled in.
  • A minimum of a C grade is required to be considered a passing grade.
  • Transfer or readmittance students with 60 or more credits are exempt from completing this course.

Techniques for Assessment


Individual student electronic portfolio with demonstrations of knowledge and skills.

Suggested Course Sequencing


Spring Semester Freshman Year - Total 15 credits


Fall Semester Sophomore Year - Total 16 credits


  • Business, Economics, or E-Commerce Electives 6 credits
  • General Education Electives - Arts & Humanities 6 credits
  • General Education Elective - Natural Science 4 credits

Spring Semester Sophomore Year - Total 13 credits


  • Electives 10 credits
  • General Education Elective - Behavioral & Social Sciences 3 credits

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