Overview

Applicants
147
Acceptance Rate
35%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.17
Years Work Experience
5.9
Average Age
30

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
590 - 700
GPA
2.9 - 3.5

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
November 1

Regular Application Deadline
April 1

Round 1
November 1

Round 2
December 1

Round 3
February 1

Round 4
April 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Overall


Program Types

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
No

Executive
No

Online
Yes

Faculty Information


Students Say

The Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst offers a flexible MBA degree with the backing and resources of one of the nation’s top research universities. Students have the option of a Full-Time, Online, or Part-Time MBA; every Full-Time student receives a two-year Fellowship that entirely funds their degree, making it “extremely affordable and beneficial,” and Part-Time MBA students have the option of completing two courses before the program begins, as well as attending classes at one of the satellite campuses. All new students begin their MBA program with a three-day Leadership Orientation Session, also known as “MBA bootcamp,” where they learn soft skills, complete team building exercises, and listen to a panel of Isenberg alumni talk about career paths. Students can choose from a number of focus areas (including Business Analytics, Healthcare Administration, and Sports Management), and the hybrid style of learning involving theory, hands-on practice, and working with companies facing real life business challenges means that “classwork is challenging but valuable.” “[Members of the] administration often are very close with students” and are “easily accessible and always looking to improve the student experience.”

Isenberg professors “do an amazing job and clearly care about students’ success.” Either within or outside class, they “are very open to assisting students”; the program is very much run like an organization where “communication and teamwork is essential,” which “truly prepares the students to hit the ground running once they are within their respective industries.” The program is “designed to build a community that works together and creates a whole that is better than the sum of its parts.”


Concentrations

Accounting
Entrepreneurship
Healthcare Administration
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
Leadership/Management
Marketing
MS/MBA - Dual Degree
Non-Profit Management/Public Administration

Specialized Masters

Accounting
Analytics and Information Management
Business Administration
Data Analytics
Data Science
Economics
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
Media/Entertainment Sports Management
Non-Profit Management/Public Administration

Certificate Programs

Accounting
Analytics and Information Management
Business Administration
Business Foundations
Data Science
Healthcare Administration
Healthcare Policy & Regulation
Information Systems/Information Technology

Center for Research

Entrepeneurship
Finance
Media/Entertainment Sports Management
Supply Chain Management

Specialities of Faculty

Academic specialties of faculty
URL

Center for International Securities and Derivatives Markets (CISDM)

McCormack Center for Sport Research and Education



Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (MSBDC) Network



Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Required

Description
Sustainable Enterprise is a required course for the undergraduate online certificate in Sustainable Business Practice https://www.isenberg.umass.edu/programs/certificates/sustainable-business

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
No

Description

School's environmental commitment 1:
1. UMass-Amherst #9 for sustainable universities per AASHE

School's environmental commitment 2:
2. Campus wide LEED certified buildings including the Isenberg School of Management Inovation Hub (https://www.umass.edu/sustainability/buildings-infrastructure/green-buildings)

Career Overview

Average Starting Salary
$72,753
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
58%

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

18%
Marketing
18%
General Management
18%
Other
9%
Consulting
9%
Finance/Accounting
9%
Human Resources
9%
Information Technology

Graduates Employed by Region

82%
Northeast
9%
International
9%
Southwest

Students Say

The Career Center at UMass “goes above and beyond to help students in their job search and facilitate alumni connections,” and there “are constantly networking and social events to attend.” From the focus on integrating the online MBA program to the emphasis on alumni relations, “this program continues to push the boundaries on what should be expected from an MBA program.” The design of the first-year curriculum—an integrated practicum in which all students are placed in teams and assigned a local consulting project that is incorporated into all coursework—is incredibly useful in terms of experiential learning and internship possibilities, and the administration is keenly aware of “desired future opportunities.” The school has a great reputation with corporate partners and the business world in general, and the Isenberg Fellowship “removes some of the financial pressure that prevents students from going back to school or requires them to tap into careers with a certain earning potential.”

Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Marketing / Sales 18%
Other 18%
General Management 18%
Consulting 9%
Finance / Accounting 9%
Human Resources 9%
Information Technology 9%

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 18%
Technology 18%
Consumer Products 9%
Financial Services 9%
Manufacturing 9%
Petroleum / Energy 9%

Prominent Alumni

Anshu Jain
Former Chief Executive Officer Deutsche Bank

Edward Shirley
Former President & Chief Executive Officer Bacardi Limited and former Vice Chair Proctor & Gamble

John Legere
Chief Executive Officer T-Mobile

John F ?Jack" Smith
Former Chief Executive Officer General Motors

James Pallotta
Chairman & Managing Director of Raptor Group, and President of the Italian football club A.S. Roma

Dates

Application Deadlines
May 1

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$49,645

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$49,645

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
100%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
100%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
100%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
100%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$14,778
Tuition (Out-State)
$34,587
Fees (In-State)
$2,138
Fees (Out-State)
$2,138

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$900
Tuition (Out-State)
$900
Fees (In-State)
$0
Fees (Out-State)
$0

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$13,202
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$13,202
Academic Expenses
$500

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
56

In State
46.4%
Out of State
53.6%
Foreign Countries Represented
6

Demographics

7.14%
Underrepresented Minorities
19.60%
International

46% female
54% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Amherst has several colleges, making the area “a rich cultural hub, with ample concerts and performances and access to museums, restaurants and galleries.” The UMass community is very large and offers “many diverse forms of activity and social life,” which means “you can generally find anything you want to do at UMass.” The Graduate Business Association “does an incredible job creating social events” for cohorts, including well-attended “trivia nights, hikes, movie nights and other social outings.” Most students live off campus, but “the curriculum design is such that the cohort becomes very close.” These are achievers who work hard to do well, but “never at the expense of our classmates,” and “there is an atmosphere of collaboration and support.” Those who go here “utilize their diverse backgrounds to create meaningful conversations that spark intelligent dialogue”; students here are “not overly competitive, but will all end up very successful.”

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Michael Famighette
Director of Full-time MBA

Address
305 Isenberg School of Management
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003
United States

Phone
413 545 5608

Fax
413-577-2234

Email
grad@isenberg.umass.edu


Articles & Advice