School of Business

We are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Less than 5% of business schools worldwide have earned this achievement!
The School of Business has been selected by the Princeton Review as one of the Best Business Schools for 2014. USM is the only Maine school to make the list.
We offer 5 undergraduate majors that best prepare students to excel in the business community by pairing their interests and professional goals
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Our Mission

We prepare and inspire current and future leaders and stimulate economic growth by providing quality learning opportunities, valuable research, and professional service, all in partnership with the business community.

The USM School of Business is located in Portland, Maine - an acclaimed faculty and serious, career-minded students working hand-in-hand with New England's business leaders to create academic and real world, practice-based partnerships inside the classroom and inside the business place.

AACSB accreditation is the mark of quality distinction most widely sought after by business schools -- less than 5% worldwide have earned the achievement. Explore our site and find out why the School of Business at USM should be your choice for a business education.

News & Events

Three University of Southern Maine Business students received a combined total of $26,000 in scholarships from the Patriot Education Scholarship Fund of the Maine Community Foundation.
Unum Scholar-USM student Christina Blair
In an exciting new academic/corporate partnership, twelve students from the University of Southern Maine were chosen this summer to be the first students in Maine to become part of the new Unum Scholars program. The Scholars are hired as employees at Unum, working in a specially-created team supported by mentors, and allowing them to job shadow throughout the company. The program provides students valuable work experience at a Fortune 500 company as they apply their learning towards their jobs, and gain a head start towards potential full-time employment when they graduate.
The University of Southern Maine’s School of Business is the “best choice for Portland-area professionals” for the second consecutive year, according to The Princeton Review.

Learning Beyond the Classroom -- Community Engagement

USM Business majors-Unum Scholars, Ben Polcaro and Adam Britten

As a Metropolitan University, the University of Southern Maine partners with businesses and institutions throughout the state, region and nation. USM's School of Business students gain hands-on experience with more than 200 businesses and organizations in the surrounding community and beyond. The list includes the nationally known, such as Unum, LL Bean, TD Bank, Boston Bruins,  Prudential, Trader Joe’s and AARP, plus regional businesses such as AAA Northern New England, Garrand Advertising, Bath Savings Institution, Allagash Brewing, Portland Sea Dogs, Macpage LLC and Mercy Hospital.

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