The University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Isenberg School of Management is no stranger to the spotlight, and for a good reason. The Public Undergraduate Business Program is ranked #1 in the Northeast by U.S. News and World Report, and #15 Best Undergraduate Business School by Poets & Quant. The online MBA is ranked #1 nationally and #3 Best Online MBA Worldwide by the Financial Times, and #17 by U.S. News and World Report. Additionally, U.S. News and World Report ranks the Part-time MBA #1 in New England and the Full-time MBA #29 in the nation. The numerous accolades received by the prestigious Isenberg School of Management speak volumes about this AACSB accredited business school.
Undergraduate students will be adequately challenged and pushed to new limits with the Bachelor of Business Administration program. After successful completion of the first semester, students will select a major in Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, or Operations & Information Management. Students in the Bachelor of Science program will designate a major in either Hospitality and Tourism Management or Sport Management.
Graduate students may pursue a Part-time MBA, Full-time MBA, Master of Finance in Alternative Investments, or a Master of Science in Accounting, Business & Analytics, or Sport Management. The Full-time MBA program kicks off with a three-day intensive Leadership Orientation session and will continue to receive one-on-one mentoring throughout the program. Full-time MBA students are granted a full tuition waiver and a stipend in exchange for serving as an Isenberg MBA Fellow, and contributing to strategic initiatives for the school. Students earning a Full-time MBA can select a focus area in Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Healthcare Administration, Marketing, or Sport Management.
Doctoral students in the demanding Ph.D. program will carefully perform research under the supervision of a faculty mentor in their chosen concentration areas, as well as individually. Students will become experts in one of nine concentrations; Accounting, Finance, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Information Systems, Management Science, Marketing, Organization Studies, Sport Management, or Strategic Management.
The unique Center for Student Business offers support to seven student-run cooperative businesses, including a copy shop, general market, restaurants, and a bike repair shop. The Student Engagement Business Center gives business students responsibility for ensuring student organizations are fiscally responsible, through reviewing expense reports. There are also many business student organizations, including Isenberg Women in Business, Social Entrepreneurship Club, Toastmasters, and many others. Students are also encouraged to pursue research through one of the five innovative business centers; The Center for International Securities and Derivatives Markets, Center for Business and Professional Communication, McCormack Center for Sport Research and Education, Massachusetts Small Business Development Center, and the Virtual Center for Supernetworks.
Students in the online MBA have the freedom to complete their coursework on their schedule. This program features the same focus areas, dedicated faculty, and rigorous curriculum as the on-campus program. Students who would like the best of both worlds may also take in-person classes at a satellite campus in Boston, Shrewsbury, or Springfield while simultaneously taking online courses.