Business School Overview
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#22 in Part-time MBA
Business School Overview
The Isenberg School of Management at University of Massachusetts--Amherst offers graduate programs in these departments and concentrations: accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, health care administration, hotel administration, human resources management, leadership, manufacturing and technology management, marketing, not-for-profit management, production/operations management, organizational behavior, public administration, public policy, sports business, supply chain management/logistics, and technology. Its tuition is full-time: $2,640 per year (in-state); full-time: $9,937 per year (out-of-state); part-time: $667 per credit (in-state); and part-time: $667 per credit (out-of-state). At graduation, 55.0 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.
The University of Massachusetts—Amherst’s Isenberg School of Management offers M.B.A. students the option of taking courses in person, online, or both. The full-time program in Amherst mixes general business courses and focused electives into a two year program. Online course grant students the flexibility to pursue their M.B.A. without relocating or taking time off from their careers.
For students looking for balance between flexibility and face time can enroll in Isenberg’s blended program, which mixes online courses with in-person classes administered at satellite campuses in Holyoke, Shrewsbury, or Pittsfield, Mass. Students enrolled in the online and blended programs can work at their own pace provided they complete their M.B.A. in four years. Isenberg School of Management students can also pursue a dual degree, combining their M.B.A. with and M.S. in Sports Management, Public Policy and Administration, or Engineering.
In addition to academics, Isenberg students can network with fellow M.B.A. candidates during Thursday Nights Out, a weekly dinner and happy hour hosted by the schools chapter of the Graduate Business Association. Other networking opportunities include the National Association of Women M.B.A.s, and Net Impact, a sustainable business group.
Research-driven students at Isenberg can delve into the dynamics of the sports industry at the Center for Spectator Sports Research, study global market behavior at the Center for International Securities and Derivatives Markets, or discover how complex networks of logistics, finance, and telecommunication interact through the Virtual Center for Supernetworks. Isenberg students can also gain real-world experience in small business development via the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network, a federal-state partnership providing one-on-one consulting to individuals and businesses.
Graduates of the Isenberg School of Management are part of an alumni network that includes Jeff Taylor, founder of the job-search website Monster.com; and John F. Smith Jr., former CEO of both Delta Air Lines and General Motors.
|Application deadline (U.S. residents)||February 1|
|Application deadline (international students)||February 1|
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|Average base salary||$82,900|
|Full-time graduates employed at graduation||55.0%|
* Business School Overview details based on 2012 data