In 2011, Business Economics major William Glidden of North Berwick, Maine was awarded a $1,000 scholarship by the Maine Higher Education Assistance Foundation. William was recognized for his high level of academic achievement and his leadership role insude and outside of the classroom. The scholarship is managed by the Maine Association of Community Banks.
In 2010, Business Economics major Benjamin Laflin of Farmingdale, Maine was awarded a $1,000 scholarship by the Maine Higher Education Assistance Foundation. Ben was recognized for his high level of academic achievement and his leadership role insude and outside of the classroom. The scholarship is managed by the Maine Association of Community Banks.
Business Economics major Vincent Rubino of Highland Lakes, NJ was named a 2008 Michael D. Wilson Research Scholar which allowed him to receive scholarship funding to conduct his self-designed Economics research project entitled, "Economic Analysis of Health Outcomes at UMF."
In 2007, Business Economics majors Justin Chambers of Gorham, Maine and Bronson Frizzell of Colebrook, NH were selected as finalists for the Maine Student Business Plan Competition.
The third annual "College to Corporate" symposium brought UMF junior and senior Business Economics students together with corporate professionals from across New England. Hosted by the University's Division of Social Sciences, Business and Global Studies, the event is designed to connect students with the business world and set the stage for them to network and make valuable professional contacts.
Internships are highly encouraged in the Business Economics program. The Maine Health Research Institute provides internship opportunities for Business Economics students interested in health-related business. Students have also participated in internships at the Bureau of Medical Services in Augusta, Maine and at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington, as well as the Maine International Trade Center; the Western Mountains Alliance, Comfort Inn; and nearby Sugarloaf, Saddleback, and Sunday River ski resorts.
In 2008, Business Economics major Paul Curtis of Farmington, Maine received the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Maine "Catch a Rising Star" award for his academic achievement and leadership in the area of college administration.
Students in our Business Economics program regularly put their business skills to use in a way that betters the local community. An example, for several years UMF students have participated in a volunteer tax program in which they obtain IRS certification and then volunteer to prepare tax returns for lower income families in the greater Farmington area -- for free.
UMF's Business Economics program encourages students to think and engage in quantitative analysis in small classroom settings. For example, "Intermediate Macroeconomics" is an innovative course where students engage in interactive applications of monetary policy -- live, as it happens. When the Federal Reserve Bank raises interest rates to engage in restrictive monetary policy, our Business Economic students evaluate the decision by looking at real-time current macroeconomic variables as a way to evaluate the Fed's decision.
More than half of the faculty in UMF's Business Economics program are originally from countries outside of the United States. Their insight and experiences bring a unique world view that allows Farmington's students to think globally and benefit from their professors' broad international perspectives.
For additional information about Business Economics at the University of Maine at Farmington, just contact the Office of Admission:
Office of Admission
University of Maine at Farmington
246 Main Street
Farmington, Maine 04938-1994
US tel 207-778-7050
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