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Accounting
College of Business
Bachelor's

Accountants are responsible for producing valuable information that is reliable and relevant for any entity to run efficiently. These professionals assess financial statements that are critical to decision-making processes. The Husson University accounting program offers a strong core of professional courses within a classroom and experiential learning framework at the undergraduate and graduate levels. All students participate in a paid internship which could equal a maximum of 18 academic credits. The degree includes a CPA preparatory course unique to Husson and qualifies students to sit for the Certified Public Accountant exam.

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Business Administration
College of Business
Bachelor'sMaster's

Many of the fastest growing areas of the global economy are in business. This growth is increasing the demand for qualified professionals who can enhance organizational productivity and profitability. Developing the skills to manage and lead people is the goal of management education. Our goal is to provide students with a superb education, utilizing a combination of the latest real-world business thinking and cutting-edge technology. Students here develop a strong grounding in theory and then put it to use in real-world situations that require critical thinking. This combination will help you become workplace-ready. Upon graduation, you will be able to add value immediately to existing companies or startup operations. 

Business Administration areas of concentration:

Small Business Entrepreneurship — Students interested in starting their own business or who would like to work in a small business environment would benefit from the specialty classes offered to students in this concentration. Many current and future job opportunities will be with small and family-owned businesses. 

Financial Management — Students in this concentration will take courses to prepare them to work in various capacities in banks, as stock brokers, insurance agents, consultants or in real estate.

Financial Planning — As with many Maine professions, many of the current financial planners are near retirement age, and firms are looking for new entrants into this field. This concentration will enable students to sit for the CFP exam and make them more marketable. 

General — This concentration covers all areas of business. It also offers several open electives giving the student an opportunity to focus on a particular area of interest.

Healthcare Management — This program challenges students to explore the organizational structure of healthcare institutions and develop an understanding of the interrelatedness of psychological, social, cultural and political factors in healthcare delivery.

Interdisciplinary Program of Study — This program allows a student to combine two of the above concentrations. Currently, combinations are offered for finance and hospitality management, accounting and hospitality management, and sports management and hospitality management.

International Business — Students graduating with this concentration will have broad exposure to the global economy and will be prepared to work in international marketing, sales or management.

Management — This concentration gives a complete overview of the various business administration areas and provides the graduate a great deal of flexibility in the job market because of the broad education background.

Marketing Management — This program covers a broad range of subjects, but will require specific courses that help prepare students to work in sales, advertising, marketing research, public relations, or the media.

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Business Analytics
College of Business

The Business Analytics program will prepare you to analyze and interpret information to recommend data-driven strategies that will improve performance in your business or organization. You’ll use tools gained from the fields of computer science, mathematics and statistics as you learn to develop informed decisions. 

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Business and Professional Studies
College of Business
Bachelor's

If you have an Associate’s degree or Applied Associate’s degree from a regionally accredited community or technical college you can transfer up to 60 credits toward your Bachelor’s degree. 

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Certificate in Accounting
College of Business
Certificate

The Certificate in Accounting program prepares students for work as bookkeepers, tellers, accounts payable clerks and accounts receivable clerks and covers private and public accounting topics.

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Certificate in Paralegal - Advanced Civil Practice
College of Business
Associate'sBachelor'sMaster's

The Certificate in Paralegal - Advanced Civil Practice expands the knowledge base in the area of civil litigation. Students will gain higher competencies as outlined by the American Association for Paralegal Education.

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Certificate in Business Administration
College of Business
Certificate

The Certificate in Business Administration prepares students in the areas of business organization, management, policy and practices.

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Certificate in Competitive Intelligence
College of Business
Certificate

The Competitive Intelligence certificate is designed to provide students with foundational knowledge and skills to pursue a career in a new and dynamic field of integrated business intelligence.

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Certificate in Counter-Terrorism and Security
College of Business
Certificate

The Certificate in Counter-Terrorism and Security provides advanced knowledge and understanding for those law enforcement and security officers who are the first-line of defense against terrorist threats.

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Certificate in Paralegal - Advanced Criminal Practice
College of Business
Certificate

The Certificate in Paralegal - Advanced Criminal Practice provides advanced instruction for paralegals in the area of criminal litigation.

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Certificate in Data Analytics
College of Business
Certificate

The undergraduate certificate in Data Analytics is about using various forms of information to make decisions. Students from many different degree programs or careers strengthen their analytical skills through this program. Upon completing the certificate in data analytics, you’ll have several hands-on experiences with using analytics in real-world settings culminating in an extensive project.

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Certificate in Entrepreneurship
College of Business
Certificate

The Certificate in Entrepreneurship provides students the understanding and knowledge necessary to start a new business or business unit or product line.

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Certificate in Finance
College of Business
Certificate

The Finance Certificate offers students an opportunity to take both introductory and upper level business courses in finance. These courses can be applied to a B.S. or M.B.A. degree at Husson University as a way to augment a degree. Additionally, non-degree students can demonstrate an understanding of major financial concepts. This program will also allow non-traditional students wanting to take the courses necessary to sit for the the Certified Financial Planners examination to earn an advanced certificate.

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Certificate in Hospitality
College of Business
Certificate

The Certificate in Hospitality Management prepares students to understand the basic standards of Hospitality and Tourism. These courses focus on the customer service skills that are vital to ensure that every guest feels welcomed and that their needs and expectations are met or exceeded on a daily basis. 

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Certificate in Business Analytics
College of Business
Certificate

There’s a growing demand for professionals who can interpret and analyze data to help solve problems and seize new opportunities across industries. Business analytics is all about helping people and businesses make informed decisions that will advance their organizations. Through these studies, students will learn how to harness the power of data: how to collect and analyze data to best serve clients, customers, and the public.

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Certificate in Pre Law
College of Business
Certificate

The Pre Law certificate program provides Legal Studies students with advanced instruction in areas of law which will enable graduates to demonstrate higher level competencies outlined by the American Association for Paralegal Education.

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Certificate in Paralegal Studies
College of Business
Certificate

The Certificate in Paralegal Studies prepares students for understanding the basic areas of law.

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Certificate in Sales
College of Business
Certificate

The Certificate in Sales prepares students in the areas of sales and marketing management; and professional selling building understanding of real world concepts and best practices.

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Certificate in Small Business Management
College of Business
Certificate

The Certificate in Small Business Management will help students understand the theories of big business and management and how to apply them to the running of a small company.

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Certificate in Web Design
College of Business
Certificate

The Certificate in Web Design is suited for any professional or aspiring entrepreneur wanting to have a solid foundation in core web concepts and technologies including HTML, CSS and Javascript. The Certificate in Web Design prepares students to be able to work with internal or external web or marketing teams in support of web and web marketing initiatives. Students will learn to maintain and manage an existing web presence, and also to be able to define, design, develop and deploy a basic web presence.

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Certificate in Web Media
College of Business
Certificate

The Certificate in Web Media provides a basic knowledge in the use of media-related software tools, general web concepts, search marketing and user-experience and interaction design as well as the ability to communicate a market driven perspective with regard to all media.

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Criminal Justice
College of Business
Bachelor'sMaster's

The Criminal Justice program at Husson University educates students in the many professions in the criminal justice and private sector security career fields. The program balances strengths in the traditional areas of law, budgeting, and policy-making, with careful attention to the development of skills in communication, interpersonal relations, psychology and leadership essential to effective performance in organizations. 

Students also have the opportunity to participate in experiential internships with organizations related to the Criminal Justice field that they choose. The Bachelor of Science in criminal justice/MSCJA degree can be accelerated and completed in four years.

Students in this program are eligible to attend the Maine Criminal Justice Academy’s Pre-Service Training program, which certifies individuals to become eligible for employment as part-time law enforcement officers in the State of Maine, while also receiving six college credits. Students in their fourth year of the program may choose to attend the Maine Criminal Justice Academy’s Basic Law Enforcement Training Program to be eligible for employment as a full time law enforcement officer in the State of Maine and receive fifteen college credits as well.

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MS – Criminal Justice Administration
College of Business
Master's

Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration (MSCJA) – 36 Credits

The MSCJA program focuses on building strengths in law, budgeting, and policy-making while developing advanced skills in communication, interpersonal relations, psychology, and leadership. A real world criminal justice orientation is integrated into active classes that are open to students from a variety of academic and occupational backgrounds. 

Classes are scheduled on evenings and weekends to accommodate participants' work schedules. 

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Criminal Justice / Psychology
College of Business
Bachelor's

This dual degree program Criminal Justice and Psychology at Husson University provides students with an opportunity to achieve an educational foundation in the practical and theoretical aspects of both criminal justice and psychology. This strong background across disciplines allows students to appreciate the critically important relationship between criminality and psychological factors.

The successful law enforcement professional requires an understanding of the forensic application of psychology to the investigation of crime in order to promote successful outcomes. The qualified forensic practitioner must have a thorough grounding in criminal justice, police operations and the law to effectively assess and treat offenders and victims. To accomplish this, students in the dual degree program are exposed to coursework that prepares them for clinical and law enforcement careers. 

During the fourth and fifth years, students are required to complete a practicum experience in Psychology and may choose to complete an internship in a criminal justice-related setting. Upon completion of the core psychology coursework, the student is also able to apply for certification as a Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician Community Level (MHRT-C) in the State of Maine.

The dual degree program also provides the option of attending the Maine Criminal Justice Academy’s Pre-Service Training program, allowing the student to earn six college credits and become eligible to work as a part-time law enforcement officer in the State of Maine. Those students in their final year of study may choose instead to attend the Academy’s Basic Law Enforcement Training Program to become eligible to work as a full-time law enforcement officer in the State of Maine, while earning fifteen college credits.

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Extended Reality (XR)
College of Business
Bachelor'sCertificate

Through the Extended Reality (XR) program, you’ll learn to use innovative computing tools to create a more usable, immersive and interactive technology experience. The adoption of XR technologies is surging across all industries, increasing the demand for professionals trained in this rapidly growing field.

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Forensic Science
College of Business
Bachelor's

The Forensic Science bachelor’s degree program strives to educate the next generation of practicing forensic scientists. The course of study gives students the opportunity to examine and evaluate physical evidence, using chemical, microscopic, instrumental and physical methods of analysis. Students work with blood and other biological fluids, hair, gunshot residue, drugs, fibers, paint, glass and impression evidence. Students also gain proficiency in preparing written scientific reports on their findings and conclusions in mock cases. Capstone coursework during the final semesters of study builds on this foundation with an emphasis on the application of natural science to criminal justice.

The field of forensic science is currently expanding in response to increases in forensic technology, higher expectations of quality standards and more stringent court requirements. In providing highly educated individuals who are qualified to fill entry-level forensic science positions, Husson University is helping to meet the current and future needs of the justice system.

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Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics
College of Business
Certificate

The graduate certificate in Business Analytics is about using various forms of information to make decisions. Students from many different degree programs or careers strengthen their analytical skills through this program. Upon completing the certificate in business analytics, you'll have several hands-on experiences with using analytics in real-world settings culminating in an extensive project.

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Graduate Certificate in Counter-Terrorism and Security
College of Business
Certificate

The Certificate in Counter-Terrorism and Security provides advanced knowledge and understanding for those law enforcement and security officers who are the first-line of defense against terrorist threats.

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Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management
College of Business
Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management program helps prepare students for managerial and administrative roles in the healthcare industry.

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Graduate Certificate in Hospitality and Tourism Management
College of Business
Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Hospitality and Tourism Management program helps prepare students for upper-level management roles in the hospitality and tourism industry through coursework focused on the latest standards in operations and customer service.

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Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management
College of Business
Certificate

Human Resource management is an important function in any business. The graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management provides students with a foundation in key topics within human resource management including staffing and selection, compensation and benefits, and training and development.

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Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
College of Business
Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship program will provide students with the knowledge and skills to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors.

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Graduate Certificate in Risk Management
College of Business
Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Risk Management program is designed to instill the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully manage in times of uncertainty.

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Hospitality and Tourism Management
College of Business
Bachelor'sMaster's

This program provides a very strong core of hospitality and tourism courses, a strategically balanced business acumen and a varied general education background. Our goal is to provide students with a superb education, through a combination of the latest cutting-edge technology and real-world business thinking. The Hospitality and Tourism Management program requires students develop a strong grounding in theory and then put it to use in real-world situations that require critical thinking. This combination helps students to become not only workplace-ready but also ready to add value immediately to any company or organization.

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Integrated Technology
College of Business
Bachelor'sMaster's

The Integrated Technology program is designed to prepare you with a solid understanding of business processes, as well as tech skills. You’ll learn to help businesses and organizations by creating computer information systems, developing software and engaging in web design and development. 

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Legal Studies Pre-Law
College of Business
Bachelor's

The Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies with a Pre-Law concentration is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a program that prepares them for law school or work in the legal field. Students are also eligible to receive a certificate, which expands employment opportunities as a paralegal.

Husson University offers an unparalleled range of over twenty legal courses including Constitutional Law, Real Estate Law, Probate Law, Evidence, Criminal Law, Family Law and Legal Research and Writing as well as invaluable experiential learning through internship opportunities.

Husson’s program is specifically aligned with the ABA Core Skills and Values which include: analytic and problem solving skills, critical reading, writing skills, oral communication and listening abilities, general research skills, task organization and management skills, public service and the promotion of justice.

3+3 Option with the Maine School of Law
Students can accelerate their completion of this degree and apply early to the University of Maine School of Law with the support of an academic adviser.

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MBA – Business Administration
College of Business
MBA

Master of Business Administration (MBA) – 36 Credits

The Master of Business Administration program is designed to develop and strengthen analysis, decision-making, and implementation skills. The program balances strengths in the traditional areas of accounting, finance, economics, strategy and marketing with careful attention to the development of skills in communication, interpersonal relations, assessment and leadership that are essential to effective performance in organizations.

While the Master of Business Administration program has been designed primarily for the education of management generalists, the curriculum also contains the following specialized program options:

On Campus and/or Online

On Campus Only

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Business Administration
College of Business
Bachelor's

The online Bachelor of Science in business administration program is designed to provide students with the skills they need for a variety of careers. This flexible, powerful degree has produced a worldwide network of entrepreneurs, corporate executives, organizational leaders, and consultants for more than 100 years. Students learn and practice skills in a variety of disciplines.

In addition to the general, comprehensive option, Husson Online offers a Bachelor of Science in business administration degree with a marketing management concentration or management concentration. These concentrations allow students to tailor their education to specific career fields.

 

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Master of Business Administration
College of Business
MBA

The fully online Master of Business Administration program is designed to develop and strengthen your skills in analysis, decision-making and leadership. The coursework is a carefully constructed balance of advanced study in traditional business areas like accounting, finance, operations and marketing combined with skills development in communication, interpersonal relations and leadership – areas that are essential to effective performance in the business world.

If you’re looking for a program that offers additional opportunities for specialized knowledge, Husson’s online degree offers you the option to tailor your education in ways that meet your specific career goals, through concentrations in biotechnology and innovation, healthcare management, and organizational management. All of this is delivered through a flexible, online educational format that allows you to devote time and energy to your professional and personal life as you pursue a life-changing degree.

Master of Business Administration

Concentrations:

  • Biotechnology & Innovation
  • Data Analytics
  • Healthcare Management
  • Organizational Management

 

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ROTC
College of Business
Bachelor's

ROTC is a four year program of college courses that are taken in addition to a student’s traditional workload. These classes develop a cadet’s leadership skills, values, and life skills to prepare them for success as Army officers or whatever path they take in life. The confidence and strength developed as a result of this training is a priceless commodity in today’s workplace, military, and community. Students can enroll in Army ROTC courses just as they would any other course, as long as they meet the below requirements.

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Sport Management
College of Business
Bachelor'sMaster's

The Sport Management program effectively blends these two distinct fields of study – sport and business administration – in an effort to prepare students for careers in this field.

The sport management degree emphasizes experiential learning through practical assignments and students are required to complete at least six credit hours of internship experience with a sport organization. Additionally, through collaboration with the American Council of Exercise, students are able to complete the certified personal trainer exam preparatory class based on the American Council of Exercise’s certified personal trainer exam certification.

Students seeking to earn their Master in Business Administration can do so in conjunction with their Bachelor in Science in sport management degree in 5 years.

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Accounting
College of Business
BS
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Business Administration
College of Business
BS, Master's
Bangor Online
Business Analytics
College of Business
Business and Professional Studies
College of Business
BS
Bangor
Certificate in Accounting
College of Business
Certificate
Bangor Online
Certificate in Paralegal - Advanced Civil Practice
College of Business
AAS, BS, Master's
Bangor
Certificate in Business Administration
College of Business
Certificate
Bangor Online
Certificate in Competitive Intelligence
College of Business
Certificate
Bangor
Certificate in Counter-Terrorism and Security
College of Business
Certificate
Bangor
Certificate in Paralegal - Advanced Criminal Practice
College of Business
Certificate
Bangor
Certificate in Data Analytics
College of Business
Certificate
Bangor Online
Certificate in Entrepreneurship
College of Business
Certificate
Bangor
Certificate in Finance
College of Business
Certificate
Bangor
Certificate in Hospitality
College of Business
Certificate
Bangor
Certificate in Business Analytics
College of Business
Certificate
Bangor
Certificate in Pre Law
College of Business
Certificate
Bangor
Certificate in Paralegal Studies
College of Business
Certificate
Bangor
Certificate in Sales
College of Business
Certificate
Bangor
Certificate in Small Business Management
College of Business
Certificate
Bangor
Certificate in Web Design
College of Business
Certificate
Bangor
Certificate in Web Media
College of Business
Certificate
Bangor
Criminal Justice
College of Business
BS, Master's
Bangor
MS – Criminal Justice Administration
College of Business
Master's
Bangor
Criminal Justice / Psychology
College of Business
BS
Bangor
Extended Reality (XR)
College of Business
BS, Certificate
Bangor
Forensic Science
College of Business
BS
Bangor
Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics
College of Business
Certificate
Bangor Online
Graduate Certificate in Counter-Terrorism and Security
College of Business
Certificate
Bangor
Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management
College of Business
Certificate
Bangor Online
Graduate Certificate in Hospitality and Tourism Management
College of Business
Certificate
Bangor
Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management
College of Business
Certificate
Online
Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
College of Business
Certificate
Online
Graduate Certificate in Risk Management
College of Business
Certificate
Online
Hospitality and Tourism Management
College of Business
BS, Master's
Bangor
Integrated Technology
College of Business
BS, Master's
Bangor Online
Legal Studies Pre-Law
College of Business
BS
Bangor
MBA – Business Administration
College of Business
MBA
Bangor Online
Business Administration
College of Business
BS
Master of Business Administration
College of Business
MBA
Online
ROTC
College of Business
BS
Bangor
Sport Management
College of Business
BS, Master's
Bangor