The Isenberg Online MBA at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is the perfect program if you are looking to make a bigger impact in your industry without taking time off to complete a full-time program. Combining the high-quality curriculum of the On-campus MBA program with the flexibility of the online platform, Isenberg’s Online MBA provides world-class learning tailored to your schedule and timetable.
Isenberg was one of the first schools to create a high-quality Online MBA program, and it continues to set the standard as one of the largest such programs to achieve top national and international rankings such as:
- #3 Best Online MBA Worldwide, #1 Nationally (Financial Times, 2020)
- #6 Best Online MBA Program (Poets&Quants, 2020)
- #17 Best Part-time MBA (U.S. News & World Report, 2020)
- #19 Best Online MBA for Veterans (U.S. News & World Report, 2021)
- #26 Best Online MBA (U.S. News & World Report, 2021)
Options: Students can choose to complete the program 100% online or for those in the Massachusetts area, the option to take classes online and in-person at one of our three satellite locations: Springfield, Shrewsbury, and Boston.
Curriculum: Our curriculum instills quantitative skills and business acumen, and is delivered by the same accomplished faculty as our onsite classes. The Isenberg Online MBA can be completed in 37 credits (39 credits without prior business coursework). Core courses are offered online every Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer. If you are interested in specializing in a certain area, we have focus areas in Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Health Care Administration, Marketing and Sport Management.
Try a Class: Whether you're considering your MBA with Isenberg, or want to take a stand-alone course that will advance your expertise, we offer you the opportunity for exploration and growth. You have the option to take two classes (6 credits) before applying for your MBA, or while your application is being processed.
Course registration for all Isenberg online courses is administered by UMass Amherst University Without Walls (formerly known as CPE).
Online & Part Time Classes
|Cost per credit (online course)||$900|
|Non-refundable Registration Fee per semester||$47|
|Total for Course Cost||$2747 (900x3crds. = 2700+ 47 reg. fee per sem.)|
One-time matriculation fee: Charged when you begin the program.
Fall 2018 rate: $507 (subject to change without notice).
Isenberg School of Management is fully accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB- International). AACSB - International is 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).
Admission to the Isenberg Online MBA Program is based on several criteria: Academic history, GMAT or GRE performance, motivation, aptitude for graduate-level work, and professional experience (3+ years post undergraduate work experience required) are all taken into consideration. No one academic background is favored in the selection of candidates.
Isenberg Online MBA admission requirements: an undergraduate degree from an accredited US institution (or its equivalent), online application and $80 fee, personal essay, official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended, two letters of recommendation (professional preferred), resume/CV, official Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) OR Graduate Records Examination (GRE) score, and TOEFL score (if applicable).
A GMAT/GRE score is required for application to the Isenberg Online MBA unless a waiver is granted. A strong GMAT/GRE score enhances any application. You MAY be exempt from the GMAT/GRE requirement if you meet any of the following criteria:
- Automatic waiver will be applied for JD, PhD, PharmD, MD/DO, or international medical graduate with an ECFMG or Fifth Pathway
- Master’s Degree and 2 years of professional work experience
- Bachelor’s Degree and 5 years of professional work experience
UMass Amherst Alumni only:
- Completion of an Isenberg Graduate Certificate Program and 3 years of professional work experience
- Bachelor’s Degree from the Isenberg School of Management and 3 years of professional work experience
- Bachelor’s Degree from UMass Amherst and 3 years of professional work experience with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in two quantitative courses
Application deadlines: June 1 for fall, October 1 for spring, and February 1 for summer.
Dedicated Advising Center
Whether you want to sign up for your first class, begin the application process, or need advising services, we're here to assist you during every phase of the process. Our program information specialists and academic advisors understand your needs as working professionals.
Need Additional information?
For more information, please visit the Isenberg website or contact us at:
Isenberg School of Management - UMass Amherst
Graduate Programs Office
Graduate Financial Aid options are available for Isenberg Online MBA students. For more information, please contact the Graduate Financial Aid Services at 413-577-0555 or www.umass.edu/umfa/graduate-students