Graduate Programs in Business

The Master of Business Administration Program reflects Husson's belief that good education extends beyond theory. Active classrooms, courses tied closely to actual management experience, and a diverse student body representing various academic and industry backgrounds contribute to a broader, applied education. Our program is distinguished by the following:

Developing Essential Business Skills 

The Master of Business Administration Program is a thirty-six credit graduate management curriculum designed to develop and strengthen skills in analysis, decision-making, and implementation. The program balances strengths in the traditional areas of accounting, finance, management, and marketing with careful attention to the development of skills in communication, interpersonal relations, and leadership which are essential to effective performance in organizations.

Students from a Variety of Backgrounds 

In the Master of Business Administration Program, there are no undergraduate prerequisites to graduate-level course work. Working professionals with bachelor's degrees from a wide range of fields find the program well suited for continuing professional development.


Application for admission to the Master of Business Administration Program at Husson should be made to:

Graduate Admissions
Husson University
One College Circle
Bangor, Maine 04401

To be admitted, an applicant must have received a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and possess a demonstrable ability and motivation to pursue graduate-level work. Evidence of such may include, but not be limited to:

  • Letters of recommendation
  • Previous college or university work
  • Resume (Optional)
  • Statement of Purpose essay
  • Students who possess undergraduate degrees in a non-business field, and who do not have significant business-related work experience,  are required to take the Academic Leveling Course (ALC) in preparation for MBA coursework.  (Please contact Graduate Admissions for more details.  All requests for a waiver will be reviewed by the committee on a case-by-case basis).

An application is not considered complete until the following are received:

  • An application with the $50 application fee
  • Official transcripts from each college or university attended
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Immunization Records
  • Statement of Purpose essay
  • ALC Scores (if required)


An applicant’s admission status is one of the following:

Regular: Students whose applications are complete and who are accepted by the Graduate Admissions Committee without condition are admitted as regular graduate students.

Conditional: In reviewing a candidate’s application, the Graduate Admissions Committee may recommend that a student be accepted on a conditional basis.  This status is assigned to those students who are taking graduate courses, but whose applications are not yet complete.   The letter of acceptance will include the conditions that must be met before the student can be reclassified for regular status.  No more than 6 credit hours in conditional status may be applied toward the master's degree.

Non-degree: This status is assigned to those students who are taking graduate courses, but who have not yet applied to the Master of Business Administration Program.  Admission as a non-degree student does not necessarily mean that the student will be accepted as a regular student when and if application is made for such status. No more than 6 credit hours in non-degree status may be applied toward the master’s degree. Admission to non-degree status requires the submission of official undergraduate transcripts.

Academic Standards

Students must maintain a “B” average (3.0) in order to continue in a graduate program. A student whose average falls below 3.0, who earns a grade lower than a “C,” or who earns more than two grades of “C” or “C+,” will be reviewed by the Graduate Academic Program Committee, which may dismiss the student or determine the conditions under which the student may continue in the program. No more than six credits of course work in the “C” range can be applied toward the master’s degree. A student who has not attained a grade point average of 3.0 or better at the end of his or her program of study will not graduate.

Students may elect to repeat courses in which they have received a grade of “C” or below, but may not attempt a course more than three times. The newly earned grade will replace the original grade in the calculation of a student’s cumulative grade-point average, regardless of whether the new grade earned is higher or lower than the previous grade.  The former grade is retained as originally recorded in the student’s transcript. Students cannot repeat a course that has been removed from the curriculum unless another course has been designated as an approved alternative for the deleted course. When a student receives a failing grade (X, F, or FW) in a topics course (usually designated by a course number 799) and seeks to repeat the course, the Dean of the School in which the course was offered may authorize a comparable course to be taken as a substitute. The grade in the designated substitute course will replace the failing grade in calculating the cumulative grade-point average.

A student required to repeat a course will be charged full tuition for the course.

Transfer Credit

Normally six credits of appropriate graduate-level course work, earned within five years of entry into the Husson program, may be transferred from an accredited institution, if the grades earned in such course work are “B” or better.

In special circumstances, an individual who has begun a graduate management program at another accredited institution may transfer up to nine credits from the program, if those credits have been earned within five years of the date of entry to the Husson program. Likewise, an individual who relocates out of the area may, with prior approval of the Dean, transfer back to the Husson program up to nine credits of graduate-level course work from an accredited institution in order to complete the requirements for the Master in Business Administration degree. Only credits earned in course work completed with a grade of “B” or better will be eligible for transfer.

International Students

The international applicant is expected to submit the same credentials as other students, including transcripts of courses taken and examination results. If the documents are not in English, they must be accompanied by an English translation certified by the same issuing authority or by a reputable translation service.

Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing, speaking and understanding English. Successful completion of a minimum of four undergraduate courses at Husson University or another accredited U.S. College or university is required. Two of the courses must be in English, technical writing, or a related area. The remaining two courses must be in business or a related field. A grade of “C” or higher must be earned in each composition course and a grade of “B” or higher in each business course.