Business Beyond the Cubicle
Today, a career in business can take you far beyond the cubicle, and UNE’s extensive network of business partnerships across the region — and, increasingly, across the globe — ensures you’ll be plugged in, getting real-world experience and making real-world connections. Business drives every aspect of our society, and, accordingly, our business programs touch virtually every area of the University: from building a sustainable “green” economy to the responsible utilization of ocean resources (or those of the newly opened Arctic Circle), to the entrepreneurial spirit that powers life-changing innovations, to the skyrocketing importance of data in fields like health, to special focus areas like sports management, to concentrations that you design based on your own passions and the identification of emerging markets and opportunities.
A World Driven by Data
As the amount of data unleashed in the world continues to expand exponentially, those who know how to mine, read, and model data are among the world’s most in-demand professionals. Our data science program puts you at the crossroads where computer science, applied mathematics, and business all meet, and you’ll learn cross-disciplinary skills that propel you to the forefront of virtually any field.
Experience, Experience, Experience
At UNE, the emphasis is on active, experiential learning, from select internships with our network of well-known regional, national, and global business partners to hands-on concept development in our award-winning Makerspace, where you can develop your ideas under the guidance of experts.
Ready for Business
Meet Pat Schena, a business major who designed a helmet-camera and proprietary computer interface in UNE’s P.D. Merrill Makerspace.
Bring Your Innovative Ideas to Life
UNE’s Office of Innovation empowers you to use design thinking while developing solutions to real-world problems. The headquarters for our Innovation programs is the P.D. Merrill Makerspace, a fully-equipped laboratory for turning ideas into reality. You don’t need to be a technology buff or a business major to contribute. In fact, makerspace projects are stronger when the people who contribute come from a wide range of academic disciplines and have different interests. There are lots of ways to get involved — from fellowships to independent passion projects. For example, every year the Office of Innovation sponsors the Maine Ideas Challenge to showcase innovative projects, and past winners have appeared on MPBN’s Greenlight Maine.