The College of Management at the University of Massachusetts Boston focuses on developing strong leaders and influencing Boston’s economy through excellent and flexible academic programs, impactful research, collaborative efforts with local professional organizations, and developmental centers. Top-notch faculty members lead students through AACSB-accredited degree programs that contain flexibility, innovative coursework, small classes, and a highly supportive environment. Boston provides beneficial opportunities for students to interact with private and public businesses, government agencies, startups, and nonprofits to build the knowledge, experience, and confidence needed to find great success upon graduation.
Combining theory and practice with the arts and humanities lays a solid business foundation for undergraduate students. The Bachelors in Management provides concentration options in Entrepreneurship, International Management, Information Systems & Business Analytics, Supply Chain & Service Management, Accounting, Finance, Leadership & Organizational Change, and Marketing. The College of Management, together with the College of Science & Mathematics, offers business students a major in Information Technology.
The Masters in Business Administration degree can be completed in as little as 12 months, and classes are held mostly one night a week. Graduate students find incredible flexibility in days, times, and even the delivery format for courses in the other Masters degree programs. There is a Masters in Accounting, Information Technology, Business Analytics with specializations in Big Data Analytics or Supply Chain Analytics, and Finance following either the General Finance or the Investment Management & Quantitative Finance track. The fields of study to focus on in the Doctoral program are Finance, Organizations & Social Change, and Information Systems for Data Science.
Business has become global, and business students are extremely encouraged to participate in a study abroad trip to both earn college credit and gain pertinent international business exposure. Students can study business all over the world in places like Spain, Bhutan, Iceland, Chile, Italy, France, Hungary, the Netherlands, China, Russia, and Belgium.
The end goal for every degree program is to have adequately prepared graduates entering into their desired career with confidence. The Management Achievement Program involves professional development and academic preparation, which includes speaker series, networking activities, workshops, and even on-site company visits. Participating in a student club is a great developmental tool. Business-specific clubs include the Business & Marketing Club, Delta Sigma Pi, Investment Club, Undergraduate Student Government, Women in Business, and Enactus.
The Bloomberg/New Technology Lab is a great resource offering students real-time professional financial data, which they then use to learn how to make informed financial decisions actively. Students grow in their understanding of investments and work together to oversee and manage the Student Managed Fund. The Center for Collaborative Leadership, Entrepreneurship Center, Digital Media Lab, Center for Sustainable Enterprise & Regional Competitiveness, and the Financial Forum are excellent resources for experiential learning opportunities.
The online MBA is highly affordable and can be completed entirely online with the same expert faculty as on-campus. Online specializations offered are in Health Care Informatics, Business Analytics, Digital Marketing, and Finance.