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Business Administration

Preparing You for the Global Marketplace

Degrees Offered:  Bachelor of Science and Associate of Science

As a student in our Bachelor’s Program, you’ll be prepared to assume a managerial position upon graduation. The program will provide you with a broad knowledge of modern business and management theories, through a carefully structured core curriculum consisting of courses in finance, accounting, economics, strategic management, legal and social issues, management, operations research, marketing, and computer information systems. In addition, you’ll acquire a broad cultural background by taking courses in the arts, English, humanities, and social and natural sciences.

As a candidate for the Associate Degree, you will acquire a broad knowledge of modern business and management theories and practices through a carefully structured curriculum enhanced by courses in the liberal arts.

As a Business Administration Major, you will also get to choose a major in either management or accounting; students in the management major may also elect a concentration in Public Administration, Computer Information Systems, Financial Services, or Small Business.

Available on the Augusta and Bangor campuses, online and at sites statewide.

Bachelor Majors: Accounting, Management

Accounting Concentrations: Financial Accounting, Governmental Accounting, and Management Accounting

Management Concentrations: Computer Information Systems, Financial Services, Management, Public Administration, and Small Business

Associate Concentrations: Accounting, Financial Services, Management, Management Information Systems, and Small Business


Skills You’ll Acquire

Students in UMA’s Business programs develop a wide array of marketable skills including self-confidence, cultural awareness, written and oral communication expertise, critical thinking, technical accounting, and analytical and managerial abilities. In addition, a working knowledge of computers, spreadsheets, small business practices and accounting principles have contributed to the success of Business Program graduates in such fields as marketing, management, tax accounting, and auditing. Below are just some of the skills you’ll develop in our program.



Public speaking
Supervising others
Hiring and training others
Persuading others
Writing reports
Explaining information to others


Using spreadsheets
Managing information systems
Understanding legal concepts
Preparing financial statements
Computing tax information


Applying statistical procedures
Developing budgets
Interpreting numerical data
Projecting/forecasting results
Utilizing accounting systems


Evaluating policies
Determining cost/benefit ratios
Making investments
Evaluating and interpreting data
Organizational planning
Understanding market dynamics

Careers You Can Seek

Business students are prepared to succeed in a wide range of positions. The following list of occupations offers a glimpse of opportunities pursued by our Business majors.


Financial Services:

Bank Loan Officer
Tax Preparer
Financial Planner
Commodities Trader
Certified Public Accountant

Public Sector:

City Clerk
Internal Revenue Service Agent
City Accounting Assistant
Medicare Office Manager
Hospital Administrator*
Financial Aid Adviser


Retail Buyer
Auto Dealership Sales Manager
Cost Accountant
Franchise Sales Director
Accounts Payable Office Manager
Insurance Agent Benefits Specialist
Real Estate Sales/Broker
Executive Secretary
Marketing Research Assistant
Credit Manager
Telemarketing Sales Director
Human Resources Manager


* Graduate level study is generally required for these occupations.