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Dean's Welcome

Marie Hansen

Welcome to the College of Business at Husson University!  Business courses are the foundation of Husson University with the first offerings occurring at the then Shaw Business College and School of Penmanship which opened in 1898.  Today, the College of Business delivers an array of degree programs and certificate offerings in AccountingBusiness and ManagementCriminal JusticeHospitality and Tourism Management, Information Technology (Computer Information Systems and Software Development), Legal StudiesParalegal Studies, and Sport Management

Our dedicated faculty are role models in and outside of the classroom. In addition to impressive educational backgrounds, they have extensive expertise in companies, on boards or as consultants. They enhance the student learning by relating their external practices to the academic courses which begin in the first year of study in all College of Business majors. 

The faculty also advise student organizations such as the: Accounting Society, Criminal Justice Club, ENACTUS, Forensic Science Club, Hospitality Association, Legal Studies Organization, Software Development Club, Sport Management Association and the Technology Club.  These student organizations participate in community service activities on and off campus as well as provide networking opportunities for students to meet potential future employers.  

Graduates of the College of Business are prepared via our general education and professional courses to communicate well, think critically, understand human relations and know how to live and work in a global economy.  Students can acquire specific skills in multiple areas including: accounting, business, criminal justice, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, human resources, international business, law, marketing, management, and retail.  Certifications such as the CPA or CMA exams can be pursued immediately after graduation due to advanced preparation provided in the classrooms.  

Accolades for exemplary academic accomplishments of the College of Business students are given through membership in one of five possible honors societies: Alpha Phi Sigma (Criminal Justice); Eta Sigma Delta (Hospitality Management); Lambda Epsilon Chi (Paralegal and Legal Studies); Sigma Beta Delta (Accounting and Business); or Sigma Nu Tau (Entrepreneurship)

The College of Business is

  • the catalyst to advance education, economic development, and careers to sustain Maine and beyond
  • the provider of professional programs that make Husson University the “University of Choice”
  • expanding and creating interdisciplinary experiential learning opportunities in and outside of the classroom
  • emphasizing and growing global connections

College of Business undergraduate and graduate programs are offered at our main location in Bangor as well as at our sites in Westbrook, Presque Isle and Wells and online.  We hope you will consider visiting the Husson University locations to determine which is the right fit for you.

Marie Hansen, J.D., Ph. D.
Dean
College of Business
Husson University

The College of Business should be your destination of choice for the professional education opportunities provided
by the right people,
in the right place,
at the right time,
for the right value.