Current, 2021-2022 Catalog 
    
    Oct 22, 2021  
Current, 2021-2022 Catalog

Business Management (BS) Online Degree Completion Track


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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 Admission Requirements

  1. A high school diploma, certificate, or equivalent;

  2. A minimum cumulative GPA of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale in previous college courses;

  3. Left your previous institution in good academic and financial standing;

  4. Previously earned at least 60 college credits transferable from an eligible higher education institution (a maximum of 90 credits is eligible to transfer into the program);

  5. Ability to access regularly the online curriculum via a digital device using the internet.


Graduation Requirements

To be awarded a Bachelor of Science in Business Management Online Degree Completion Track, graduates must:

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 semester hours of credits;
  2. Complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of credits at UMFK;
  3. Complete a minimum of 45 hours of upper level credits (300 or higher);
  4. Maintain a minimum of 2.0 GPA across core and concentration courses at UMFK;
  5. Complete program required courses with a grade of C- or better;
  6. Meet the university general education requirements.

Techniques for Assessment


  • Comprehensive course exams of core business skills required prior to graduation.
  • Individual student projects with demonstrations of knowledge and skills.
  • Graduate and Alumni Surveys.

Total: 30 credits


Required General Education Courses


  • Students must meet the   of the university.
  • Students will confer with their advisor upon entry to the program concerning meeting general education requirements prior to graduation through transfer credits or other mechanisms.

90 credits - Suggested Course Sequencing


Students with at least 90 earned college credits must complete the ten core courses (30 credits) in the Business Management (BS) online degree completion program at UMaine Fort Kent.

Each online course is offered in the seven (7) week module during the semester listed.

The program for students with at least 90 earned credits can be finished in as little as one year by following the course sequence listed on the program website.

First Year - Fall Semester - Fall 1: 6 credits


First Year - Fall Semester - Fall 2: 6 credits


First Year - Spring Semester - Spring 1: 6 credits


First Year - Spring Semester - Spring 2: 6 credits


First Year - Summer Semester - Summer 1: 3 credits


First Year - Summer Semester - Summer 2: 3 credits


60 credits - Suggested Course Sequencing


Students with at least 60 earned college credits must complete the ten (10) core courses (30 credits) in the B.S. Business Management online program at UMaine Fort Kent.

Additionally, students must choose from the online business electives to fulfill their remaining credits to finish the degree. Students will confer with their advisor to choose the elective courses appropriate for their degree plan and schedule.

Students only need to take the number of elective credits needed to fulfill the program requirements.

Examples:

  • If a student enters the program with 84 credits, the student completes the 10 core courses (30 credits), plus two (2) business electives (6 credits)
  • If a student enters the program with 75 credits, the student completes the 10 core courses (30 credits) plus five (5) business elective courses (15 credits)
  • If a student enters the program with 60 credits, the student completes the 10 core courses (30 credits), plus ten (10) business electives (30 credits)

Each online course is offered in the seven (7) week module during the semester listed.

First Year - Fall Semester - Fall 1: 6 credits


First Year - Fall Semester - Fall 2: 6 credits


First Year - Spring Semester - Spring 1: 6 credits


First Year - Spring Semester - Spring 2: 6 credits


First Year - Summer Semester - Summer 1: 3 credits


First Year - Summer Semester - Summer 2: 3 credits


Second Year - Fall Semester - Fall 1: 6 credits


Second Year - Fall Semester - Fall 2: 6 credits


Second Year - Spring Semester - Spring 1: 6 credits


Second Year - Spring Semester - Spring 2: 6 credits


Second Year - Summer Semester - Summer 1: 3 credits


Second Year - Summer Semester - Summer 2: 3 credits


Sample Business Electives


Students entering the Business Management (BS) online degree completion program will select from the online business elective courses to meet the remainder of their credit requirements. 

Students will confer with their advisor to choose the elective courses appropriate for their degree plan and schedule.

Each online course is offered in the seven (7) week module during the semester listed on the program website.