51∆∑≤Ť the 51∆∑≤ŤCollege of Business

The 51∆∑≤ŤCollege of Business offers degrees to prepare¬†you for a rewarding career of innovation. Be a part of our business school on the coast of Maine ‚ÄĒ gain the knowledge, skills, and ethical grounding to play a leadership role within a public or private company, nonprofit organization, or as an entrepreneur.

Maine’s Innovation Business School

Launch your business career at 51∆∑≤Ťin a community of difference-makers who seek to do well by making a positive impact. UNE‚Äôs College of Business, on the coast of Maine, produces graduates with the relevant skills and understanding needed to thrive in today‚Äôs evolving business world. We offer a range of programs from Business Administration and Marine Entrepreneurship to Accounting and Marketing degrees.

As a student in UNE’s College of Business, you are engaged with experiential learning opportunities and prepared for rewarding, enriching careers and leadership positions with some of Maine’s and the nation’s largest employers, from private entities, nonprofit organizations, professional sports organizations, manufacturers, and more.

You also benefit from many internal and external opportunities afforded to you including internships, mentorship, and interdisciplinary fellowships offered through UNE‚Äôs Office of Innovation and the P.D. Merrill Makerspace.

College of Business Majors

Norm O'Reilly Headshot
Dean, College of Business

College of Business Dean Norm O’Reilly

51∆∑≤Ťis proud to announce Norm O‚ÄôReilly, Ph.D., a leading scholar in the business of sports, inaugural dean for the University‚Äôs recently established College of Business. O‚ÄôReilly joins 51∆∑≤Ťwith two decades of leadership experience in higher education, including his most recent role as dean of the Portland-based Graduate School of Business at the University of Maine (UMaine). 

In his time at UMaine, O‚ÄôReilly oversaw the establishment and growth of business programs for Maine‚Äôs public universities, notably the MaineMBA which now numbers more than 400 students. He enhanced interdisciplinary education opportunities by growing its MBA concentrations and increasing dual degrees with partnerships within many sectors, including law, engineering, and public policy. He also spearheaded multi-university fundraising initiatives and significant projects, including the highly successful MaineMBA Academy and the Maine Brand Study.

Where time-tested meets future-forward

P.D. Merrill Makerspace

Two students discuss a project in the Makerspace

The P.D. Merrill Makerspace is a fully equipped laboratory for creating and building, turning ideas into reality, and developing solutions to real-world problems.

Explore the Makerspace

Office of Innovation

Two students work on a project in the makerspace

In the Makerspace and across campus, the Office of Innovation team partners with students, faculty, and professional staff from virtually every unit at UNE.

Discover the Office of Innovation

Kristin Dechene Campbell

My background at 51∆∑≤Ťhas given me a strong foundation for career success.

Business Administration, Psychology

Business Student Success By The Numbers

95%

of undergrads employed or in ongoing higher education within one year of graduating

2016-2022 51∆∑≤Ťgraduate surveys
#1

in Maine for getting a job

Zippia 2023

A Business School on Maine’s Coast

As a student in one of our Maine-based Business degree programs, you study on UNE‚Äôs scenic Biddeford Campus, where the waters of the Saco River flow into the Atlantic Ocean. Over the years, this location has inspired students and faculty from around the world. Recently named the youngest city in Maine, Biddeford and its twin city, Saco, boast an up-and-coming, hip downtown offering delicious eateries, exciting social and cultural events, and more. With the transformation of the old Biddeford/Saco mills into restaurants, breweries, housing, fitness facilities, salons, and retailers, there is something for everyone to explore in downtown. Looking to try a new type of food, grab a coffee, or shop for locally-made clothes? Biddeford/Saco has it all.