Bachelor's degree and above
Method of Delivery
Hybrid or blended
Daytime Hours, Evening Hours
Instructional Program (CIP)
Knowledge of accounting principles and their applications are fundamental to a career in business. Accounting data are essential for planning, decision making, and control. The practicing accountant is involved in supervising the preparation, interpretation, and reporting of economic data for management operations and the general public.
Careers may be pursued in managerial, government, and public accounting. Management accountants provide information and advice for the purposes of planning and control. Professional public accounting includes auditing, tax work and management advisory services. Most government agencies at local, state, and federal levels provide career opportunities for accountants: the U.S. General Accounting Office and the Internal Revenue Service are just two examples.
Qualified students have the opportunity and are encouraged to take an internship, usually in the spring semester of their junior year, with public accounting firms. Interns work closely with professionals in gaining valuable hands-on experience. Successful interns often receive offers of permanent employment from their intern firms. Our students have interned with firms in Bangor, Portland and Boston.
The State of Maine requires 150 hours of college credit to become a Certified Public Accountants (CPA). Students may take the national CPA exam after graduating with a bachelor’s degree and 30 hours of post-baccalaureate college credit.
Aspiring Certified Public Accountants may wish to consider pursuing an MBA Accounting Concentration at the University of Maine after graduation.
High School Diploma or Equivalent
WIOA Approved Program
1 - Northeastern Workforce Board
Type of Attainment:
Type of financial aid offered or have access to
Scholarship, Grant, Work-Study, Loan
Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?
Yes - AACSB
Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?
Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?
$9,240.00 Credit Hours
$11,286.00 Room & Board
$30,030.00 Credit Hours
$2,504.00 Credit Hours
Total In-State Program Cost
Total Out-of-State Program Cost