Husson University and the University of Maine at Fort Kent Reach Agreement to Facilitate the Transfer of Course Credit

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Husson University and the University of Maine at Fort Kent (UMFK) have entered into an agreement that will create a smooth process for the transfer of credits from UMFK to Husson. The agreement covers the transfer of credits from six UMFK bachelor’s degree programs into Husson University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) graduate degree program.

The Husson University College of Business is the largest business school in Maine.

Participating in the Husson University/UMFK signing ceremony were (from left to right) Dr. Marie Hansen, Husson University, Dr. Roger A. Roy, UMFK and Jennifer Flynn, Husson University-Northern Maine.

This type of public – private collaboration is an example of how our two institutions are focused on the needs of Maine learners.

Husson University and the University of Maine at Fort Kent (UMFK) have entered into an agreement that will create a smooth process for the transfer of credits from UMFK to Husson. A signing ceremony, representing the culmination of the agreement process, took place on March 30, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. in Cyr Hall’s Grindle Conference Room on the University of Maine at Fort Kent campus.

The agreement covers the transfer of credits from the following UMFK bachelor’s degree programs into Husson University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) graduate degree program:

  • From UMFK's Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Business Management – Accounting Concentration to Husson University's Master of Business Administration (MBA).
  • From UMFK's Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Business Management – E-Business Concentration    to Husson University's Master of Business Administration (MBA).
  • From UMFK's Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Business Management – Financial Services Concentration to Husson University's Master of Business Administration (MBA).
  • From UMFK's Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Business Management – Finance Concentration to Husson University's Master of Business Administration (MBA).
  • From UMFK's Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Business Management – Healthcare Administration Concentration to Husson University's Master of Business Administration (MBA).
  • From UMFK's Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Business Management – Human Resources Management Concentration to Husson University's Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Through this agreement, UMFK seniors are eligible to receive credit toward a Husson MBA degree for two approved 400-level courses completed as part their undergraduate studies. To qualify, a student must satisfactorily complete an additional paper or project related to the content of each course and submit it to Husson University for review. If the papers or projects for the two courses demonstrate that the student possesses the required knowledge, then the student will only need to complete 30 credits to earn a Husson University MBA, instead of the usual 36 credits.

“This process provides UMFK business majors with the opportunity to complete master’s level work in some of their upper level business classes at UMFK. By recognizing this work, Husson University is helping to make an MBA degree more accessible,” said Husson University College of Business Dean Marie Hansen.

“It’s exciting to be working with UMFK to provide their students with a more seamless credit transfer process,” continued Hansen. “We look forward to welcoming UMFK students interested in furthering their studies to Husson University’s College of Business - Maine’s largest business school.”

“This articulation will provide an opportunity for our business students to move from undergraduate to graduate education in an efficient and more affordable manner. This type of public – private collaboration is an example of how our two institutions are focused on the needs of Maine learners,” says Scott Voisine, dean of community education at the University of Maine at Fort Kent.

In addition to Dean Hansen and Dean Voisine, other individuals participating in the signing ceremony included:

  •     Jennifer Flynn, site director in the Division of Extended Learning for Husson University - Northern Maine
  •     Dr. Roger A. Roy, chair, Professional Management Division, UMFK

The University of Maine at Fort Kent has become a model of a "rural university" that creates pathways to educational opportunity and professional success for rural communities and people by nurturing and engaging students to become diverse learners and aspiring professionals. Students take advantage of the most affordable, technologically-enhanced, and professionally-focused educational programs in the nation. UMFK uses its distinctive rural-serving advantage to design and deliver rural education opportunities to provide graduates who are globally prepared and able to provide leadership to rural communities anywhere on the planet. UMFK provides educational access and services, which bring 21st century skills and leadership to people throughout Maine and the United States and from across international boundaries who share the values of rural life and work.

For more than 100 years, Husson University has prepared future leaders to handle the challenges of tomorrow through innovative undergraduate and graduate degrees. With a commitment to delivering affordable classroom, online and experiential learning opportunities, Husson University has come to represent superior value in higher education. The Bangor campus and satellite education centers in Southern Maine, Wells and Northern Maine provide advanced knowledge in business; health and education; pharmacy studies; science and humanities; as well as communication. In addition, Husson University has a robust adult learning program. For more information, visit Husson.edu.

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