2023-2024 Catalog 
    May 29, 2024  
2023-2024 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 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);

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 Business Management BS program is eligible for participation in the 3 + 3, Bachelor - Juris Doctor, Accelerated Pathway and the 4 + 1 Bachelor - MBA, Accelerated Pathway (MaineMBA) 


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

Graduation Requirements

To be awarded a Bachelor of Science in Business Management, graduates must:

  • Complete a minimum of 120 semester credit hours
  • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0
  • Complete the General Education Requirements (All Bachelor Degree Programs)  
  • Complete at least 36 semester hours of upper level credits (course numbers of 300 or greater) in each of which a minimum grade of “C” shall be earned
  • Complete program required courses with a grade of C or better
  • Complete an independent concentration of at least 18 credits (at least 6 courses)
  • Fulfill the UMFK Residency Requirements
  • Complete the Graduation Application

Total: 60 credits

Required Support Courses

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

Total: 9-10 Credits

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.

Independent Concentration

  • Minimum of 18 credits
    • Students will design an independent concentration based on their career interests and goals in collaboration with and approved by their faculty advisor or mentor in the business program.
    • Students will require program approval prior to registering for a course to meet the concentration requirements.
    • Students will select at least 18 credits (at least 6 courses) that are at the 300-level or higher.

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 Freshman Year - Total 15 credits

Fall Semester Sophomore Year - Total 15 credits

Spring Semester Sophomore Year - Total 15 credits

Fall Semester Junior Year - Total 16 credits

Spring Semester Junior Year - Total 15 credits

  • 3 credits
  • Concentration 300 or 400 level  3 credits
  • Concentration 300 or 400 level  3 credits
  • General Education: Visual / Performing Arts  3 credits
  • Elective 3 credits

Fall Semester Senior Year - Total 15 credits

Spring Semester Senior Year - Total 15 credits

  • 3 credits
  • Concentration 300 or 400 level  3 credits
  • Elective / Minor 300 or 400 level  3 credits
  • Elective / Minor 300 or 400 level  3 credits
  • Elective / Minor  3 credits