Eugene M. Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Introduction

Welcome to the Isenberg School of Management. If you are a student considering our programs, you will discover an exciting curriculum that combines business fundamentals with an emphasis on innovation, interdisciplinary study, and social responsibility. As an Isenberg School student, you will join an extended community with an alumni network of 32,000 business professionals. Our graduates have an increasing impact on business and society; they also serve as exemplary role models and future employers of our students. At the same time, Isenberg School alumni provide us with crucial financial support that strengthens the national competitiveness of our programs.


The Isenberg School will prepare you to lead and manage innovation in an increasingly global economy. You will learn to think more innovatively about manufacturing, business services, and business processes. And you will have the opportunity to experience the global economy first hand though our own international studies courses, which combine concentrated class work with two-week visits to Italy, China, Denmark, Brazil, and four other destinations.


The Isenberg School ranks first among public universities in the Northeast and 58th nationally in the current edition of Business Week’s annual survey, The Best Undergraduate Business Schools. Our increasingly selective undergraduate program—this year’s entering freshmen had high school grade point averages of 3.65 and SAT scores of 1,171—offers majors in accounting, finance, management, marketing, and operations management. In addition, students also major in our two industry niche specialties of sport management and hospitality and tourism management.


Our full-time residential MBA program has also earned increasing distinction. In U.S. News and World Report’s current survey, America’s Best Graduate Schools, we placed first among our MBA counterparts at public colleges and universities in the Northeast and 58th nationally.


And in the 2007 edition of Princeton Review’s Best Business Schools, our MBA program earned top-ten national rankings in four of eleven strategic categories. In a field of 282 MBA programs, the Isenberg School ranked:

  • 2nd in Best Overall Academic Experience
  • 4th in Best Professors
  • 5th in Greatest Opportunity for Women
  • 10th in Toughest to Get into

At the Isenberg School of Management, our commitment to business education also includes preparing business educators themselves: Graduates of our Ph.D. program—the oldest in business at a public school of higher education in New England—hold faculty positions at more than one hundred colleges and universities.

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Master

Full-time MBA

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Amherst

The Isenberg MBA class is comprised of bright and motivated students from diverse backgrounds and professional experiences. [+]

Consider the benefits:Outstanding Students and First-Rate Faculty: The Isenberg MBA class is comprised of bright and motivated students from diverse backgrounds and professional experiences. The School maintains a selective admissions process in order to ensure program quality, and student commitment to learning and professional careers. Isenberg MBA faculty are nationally recognized as excellent teachers, researchers and consultants.High Quality and Carefully Designed Curriculum: The first year curriculum provides the core business knowledge necessary for success in a summer internship, a key step between first and second years of the program. The second year allows students to focus in specific areas of professional interest and obtain valuable real-world experience during a semester-long consulting project. The Isenberg MBA program is accredited by AACSB.Personal Program: Isenberg students collaborate on their academic work, share career experiences and grow together outside the classroom. Students are confident and self-driven, but not outwardly competitive. Faculty know the MBA students as individuals and understand their academic and professional interests.NEW Facility: The Isenberg MBA program is housed in the University’s new 47,000 square foot Alfond Management Center. The Center, opened in 2002 as an addition to the School’s original building, offers state-of-the-art learning facilities including wireless Internet accessibility, a real-time trading center, classrooms with DVD, audio-conferencing and video-conferencing capabilities, and an extensive computer laboratory. The Center also houses several breakout conference rooms for smaller group discussions, interview rooms for on-campus recruiting, and a MBA student lounge.Tremendous Value: The Isenberg MBA remains one of the greatest values in graduate business education. Many full-time students receive assistantships, which entail working alongside Isenberg professors on current research and classroom activities. In exchange for this work, the student receives tuition and fees in full and provides an additional bi-weekly stipend and comprehensive health insurance.Extensive Resources: The University of Massachusetts is a world-class university known for its outstanding graduate education and research. The University’s engineering, mathematics and sports management schools provide MBA students an opportunity to diversify their MBA experience through second year courses. The Isenberg location provides abundant opportunities for intellectual, artistic, outdoor, and culinary appetites. Amherst is conveniently located in the Five College Area of Massachusetts, including the University, Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mt. Holyoke College, and Smith College. The major cities of Boston, New York and Hartford are nearby, as well as the scenic mountains and coastlines of New England. This adds up to Career Success: Isenberg MBA students have consistently performed successfully in their searches for internships and jobs. This is accomplished through the alumni network, corporate connections at the Isenberg School and University of Massachusetts, as well as through job search preparation via a required career management course and the Chase Career Center.. [-]

MBA Career Management

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Amherst

MBA Career Management plays an essential role in a student’s Isenberg MBA experience. [+]

MBA Career Management plays an essential role in a student’s Isenberg MBA experience. Located in the Isenberg School’s Chase Career Center, the MBA Career Management Office is committed to assisting both full-time and part-time MBA students in identifying their career aspirations and providing resources that can help them achieve their professional goals.

As a prospective MBA student you are no doubt considering many important factors regarding your choice for a quality graduate business education. At Isenberg School of Management we know that one of the most significant factors will be the service and support that you will receive from the Chase Career Center. We have taken the necessary steps to ensure that you will have access to a full array of Career Management resources, delivered in a personal and highly professional manner.... [-]


Online MBA Professional Program

Online Part time 2 years September 2017 USA Amherst

Our part-time and online MBA programs are ideal for individuals in career transition or who look to gain further skills to advance within their organization. [+]

The UMass Amherst Isenberg School of Management Part-Time Professional MBA program is a practical curriculum that provides up-to-date knowledge and skills for today’s complex business environments. Our part-time and online MBA programs are ideal for individuals in career transition or who look to gain further skills to advance within their organization.

Efficient The Part-Time Professional MBA is a 12-course, 37-credit program that is accredited at the highest standards by AACSB.

While students have a maximum of four years to complete the degree, we find that students working full-time are typically completing the Part-Time Professional MBA Program in 2 - 2.5 years.

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MSc

Master of Science in Accounting

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Amherst

It is important to choose a program that will help to prepare you for success in a profession that promises to be dynamic and challenging. We are confident that our program will do just that. [+]

Market and institutional forces have resulted in notable changes in the world of business and accounting. Academic institutions have a special role to play in ensuring that individuals entering the profession have the core foundation of knowledge and skills essential to meeting the changing market demands. We are dedicated to fulfilling that role.

Completing a graduate degree is an important credential for embarking on a career in business, and the quality of that education is an important ingredient for achieving success. Hence, it is important to choose a program that will help to prepare you for success in a profession that promises to be dynamic and challenging. We are confident that our program will do just that. ... [-]


Master of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Amherst

The Master's program will qualify students for leadership positions in the hospitality industry, government, education, and consulting. [+]

UMass is proud to be part of a very small elite group of top ranked hospitality management programs. But this worldwide recognition has to be earned. A recent survey of our alumni and current graduate students revealed the reasons they chose UMass for graduate study. In addition to our reputation, they cited the number and quality of our faculty, the robust curriculum, the ideal location, the vast number of alumni, financial assistance opportunities, and the personal attention they received here.The Master's program will qualify students for leadership positions in the hospitality industry, government, education, and consulting. The HTM Department offers thesis and non-thesis tracks, both leading to the Master of Science degree.The thesis track is designed with flexible requirements to allow students to develop individualized courses of study with their major professor and committee. It includes courses in HTM and other departments in the Isenberg School of Management. A research-based thesis is required (6-credits).The non-thesis track also includes courses in HTM and other departments in the Isenberg School of Management. In place of the 6 credit thesis, students complete an additional course in HTM or Management (3 credits) and conduct a major hospitality research study (3 credits).While the number of students accepted into the program varies each year, we typically maintain an enrollment of 35 to 40 students. Fifteen instructors, all with doctoral degrees, make up the graduate faculty. The program of study includes courses in other disciplines that expand fundamental concepts in the various elements comprising the hospitality and tourism industries. Departmental courses undertake to extend, refine, and adapt the basic concepts to unique areas of the hospitality field. Upper-level courses in the program encourage the use of all available resources and develop analytical and decision-making skills central to the hospitality industry.... [-]


Masters of Science in Sport Management

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Amherst

Admission to the UMass Sport Management master's programs is very competitive and is based on both University and Department requirements. [+]

As one of the first Sport Management Programs in the country, the University of Massachusetts draws on 35 years of experience in Sport Management education to offer a 35-credit Masters of Science Degree program. Students take 29 credits of course work over the Fall and Spring semesters of one academic year.

To earn the additional 6 credits, students have three options:

1. Complete a six credit internship with a sport organization OR2. Complete two additional Sport Management electives OR3. Complete a Master's Thesis

 

Admission to the UMass Sport Management master's programs is very competitive and is based on both University and Department requirements. The University requires a minimum undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 grading scale, a bachelor's degree or equivalent, official transcripts of previous college work (undergraduate and graduate), a personal statement of goals, two letters of recommendation, GMAT scores and an application fee. ... [-]