Master's Degree in Business Administration - Online MBA at UMass Lowell


Earn your accredited MBA online through UMass Lowell's Manning School of Business. The University of Massachusetts Lowell's Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program is designed to prepare managers to become effective leaders in a rapidly changing and diverse competitive environment. This MBA program puts great emphasis on using case studies, experiential learning techniques and field programs applicable to a wide variety of commercial, industrial and not-for-profit settings to integrate theory and practice for students.

Accredited Online MBA Program

UMass Lowell's online MBA is offered through the Manning School of Business, which is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) -- a distinction earned by less than 5 percent of business schools worldwide.


For students who have completed and received a grade of "B" or better in undergraduate courses in Financial Accounting, Business Financial Analysis, Marketing Fundamentals, Operations Fundamentals, Organization Behavior, and Global Enterprise and Competition within the past five years, the Online MBA program consists of a total of 10 courses (30 credits). For students who have not completed undergraduate coursework in the above areas, the Online MBA program consists of a total of 16 courses (42 credits). Courses are offered online year-round. Courses are asynchronous, meaning you can access your course work anytime, anywhere.

Concentrations offered in:

  • Accounting
  • Business Analytics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Healthcare
  • Information Technology
  • International Business
  • Managerial Leadership
  • Marketing

As a non-degree student, you can take up to six credits in the Online MBA program before you are formally accepted into the program.

Program Highlights:

  • Ranked as a Top Online MBA Program by U.S. News & World Report
  • Named a Best Business School by The Princeton Review
  • Named a Best Value in Online MBA Degrees by DiscoverBusiness
  • Named One of the Best Affordable AASCB Online MBA Programs by
  • First-Rate Faculty

Learn More About This Program:
To receive more information and connect with the program manager, please click on Inquire Now to the right.



New students register for courses using UMass Lowell's New Student Registration Form. Current students register for their courses online by logging in to the secure Student Information System (SIS).

Please See Fee Schedule Below.

Type of Fee Amount
Fee Per Credit $655
Registration Fee Per Pemester $30
Returned Check Fee Per Semester* $30
Late Fee for Nonpayment $50
Total For Course** $1,995 ($640 x 3 credits = $1,965 + $30 registration fee per semester)
*Applicable when check is returned unpaid.
**Courses can vary from one to six credits; this total represents a standard three-credit course.

For additional registration information, visit UMass Lowell's website.


The Master's Degree in Business Administration - Online MBA Program is fully accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). AACSB International is a professional association for college and university management education, and the premier accrediting agency for business programs around the world. The University of Massachusetts is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

Did you know?

The University of Massachusetts has earned many awards for its distance learning programs, faculty and technology including:

  • 21st Century Best Practices Award, United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
  • Excellence in Faculty Development, Sloan-C Excellence Awards
  • Excellence in Online Programming, Sloan-C Excellence Awards
  • Excellence in Online Teaching, Sloan-C Excellence Awards
  • Excellence in Distance Teaching Education, United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
Admission to the MBA program is open to students who have earned a four-year baccalaureate degree and have completed the prerequisite courses in microeconomics and statistics. An aptitude for management decision-making and demonstrated academic ability are the most important qualifications for admission. Applicants should fill out the Graduate Application and submit an official transcript of grades from their undergraduate institution(s), along with the following:
  • For application into this program, you will need to take either the GRE, the GMAT, or provide proof of 8+ years of professional/managerial experience. Applicants may waive the GMAT based on certain criteria (see waiver form for details). 
  • Three letters of recommendation from employment-related sources
  • A résumé
  • A one-page essay highlighting academic and career goals
  • A score report for TOEFL with a 550 minimum must be submitted if the applicant is a citizen of a non-English speaking country or has never earned an academic degree in the United States.

Please send application package to:

University of Massachusetts Lowell
Office of Graduate Admissions
Cumnock Hall, Suite 110
One University Avenue
Lowell, MA 01854-5130
Financial Aid: 

Availability of financial aid varies depending on matriculation and course status. Please check with UMass Lowell's Financial Aid Office to determine eligibility.

For more information or if you have additional questions, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 978-934-4220 or

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