Maine’s collegiate system is committed to excellence in educating future economists and economic development professionals to take on roles in both government and the private sector. A number of exemplary private colleges and universities, as well as the state’s public university system, offer graduate-level business programs in managerial economics including MBAs with a concentration in managerial economics. Maine’s collegiate network has conferred scores of master’s degrees in four distinct economics programs, while out-of-state online schools approved to enroll Maine’s residents have conferred many more.
Maine’s universities offer:
- Master of Science in Resource Economics and Policy
- Master of Arts in Economics
- Master of Arts in Financial Economics
A number of graduates of the above programs are now pursuing PhDs at some of the world’s top universities, while many others are hard at work in the public and private sectors.
With Maine’s unique position in the northern Atlantic, universities across the state seek to offer programs that will meet the needs of its communities. A largely rural state, Maine’s industry is driven by water-based industries such as shipbuilding, agriculture, railway transportation, and especially tourism. The state’s once “mainstay” industries are now evolving; the state is a powerhouse in manufacturing and is the home of a strong, and quickly emerging IT industry.