A photo of a finance class


Maine Business School

Students focus on financial decision-making in a corporate environment, the functioning of financial markets and institutions, methods of financing business operations, and security selection and portfolio management. The Gerard S. Cassidy ’80 Capital Markets Training Laboratory features a Bloomberg terminal that provides real-time and historical price information and analysis of equities, fixed income securities, derivatives contracts, and foreign exchange rates.

  • Obtain your degree from a reputable school
  • U.S. News & World Report has ranked MBS among the top 170 business schools in the nation
  • Of the 1,600 business programs in the United States, the University of Maine is one of only 523 institutions accredited by the AACSB
  • The opportunity to manage real money as part of our Student Portfolio Investment Fund Club (SPIFFY)
  • Opportunity to compete in the Chartered Financial Analyst Research Challenge on a state, national, and global level
  • Chance to compete in the Chartered Financial Analyst Research Challenge on a state, national and global level
  • Common job areas include:
  • Information Systems Manager
  • Information Security Risk Manager
  • Information System Support Specialist
  • Commercial Banking
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Financial Planner
  • Hedge Fund Manager
  • Insurance Agent
  • Investment Banking
  • Venture Capitalist
  • And many more…

Finance majors focus on three general areas:

  • Structure and functioning of financial markets and institutions
  • Methods of financing business operations
  • Security selection and portfolio management for individual and institutional investors

Recent graduates have pursued careers in financial management in business, management and nonprofit organizations, commercial and investment banking, and brokerage. Graduates are prepared to advance rapidly in their field. Many of our Finance students double major in the Maine Business School or choose to double major in Financial Economics.

Our finance students are very involved in their student-run organization: the Student Portfolio Investment Fund (SPIFFY). This group currently manages more than $4.2 million in assets and offers leadership positions for undergraduates.

Recent MBS graduates have gone on to work at organizations such as IDEXX, Bangor Savings Bank, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Unum, TD Bank, Baker Newman Noyes, WEX, Tyler Technologies, L.L. Bean, Fidelity Investments, Wayfair, Northern Light Health, Enterprise Holdings, and State Street Bank, to name a few.

Maine Business School

D.P. Corbett Business Building
 207.581.1968 | mbs@maine.edu