Overview

Applicants
411
Acceptance Rate
52%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.30
Years Work Experience
4.6
Average Age
26

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
520 - 600
GPA
3.0 - 3.6

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
March 1

Regular Application Deadline
May 1

Rolling Admission Deadline
June 1

Round 1
March 1

Round 2
May 1

School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
No

Online
No

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
25:1
Total Faculty
123

80
Full-time
55
Underrepresented Minorities
35
Female
20
Part-time


Students Say

The MBA program at the University of Massachusetts—Boston’s College of Management (the only public MBA available in the area) combines strategically focused management curriculum with optional specializations, offering in-state residents one of “the best educational values in the Boston area.” “The in-state tuition is a lot more reasonable than all of the local private business schools,” says one resident student. “My overall experience has been very positive and I recommend the program to anyone,” says another.

“The classes are tailored to meet the needs of working students,” and students with a related degree may even be eligible to waive some of the business core courses. Classes are “small and personal,” and many MBA classes have a major case component that provides insight into corporate, non-profit and small business issues, while others use real-world projects and simulations. For students interested in specializing beyond just general management, the college offers fourteen specializations, including Accounting, Business Intelligence, and Entrepreneurship.

As most here are working professionals, students are all “committed to bettering themselves,” and “group work is mandatory.” The “diverse working backgrounds” that students bring to the table makes for “engaged classes with a lot of interaction with professors.” As far as guidance goes, there is “definitely no hand holding,” “you have to seek out advisors and course scheduling on your own,” and “you have to keep your responsibilities in check.” Students also say “the professors are solid.” Though some say they can be “hit and miss” with a “mix of teaching ability,” overall the MBA professors “know their material.” The Chancellor gets high marks; students say that “given time he can turn this university in to the shining jewel of the UMass system.”


Concentrations

Accounting
Entrepreneurship
Healthcare Administration
Human Resources
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
International Business
Leadership/Management
Marketing
MS/MBA - Dual Degree
Non-Profit Management/Public Administration
Supply Chain Management

Center for Research

Entrepeneurship
Finance
Investment Banking
Leadership/Management
Non-Profit Management/Public Administration
Supply Chain Management


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description
MBAMGT 678 - During the past two decades, there has been growing pressure on businesses and other organizations to pay more attention to the environmental and resource consequences o f the products and services they offer and the processes they deploy. This course will explore the real life opportunities and pitfalls of designing and implementing sustainable operations in todays corporations and non-profit organizations. Topics addressed will include recycling, waste management, toxics reduction, green chemistry, green-product design, lean/green operations, closed loop production, the triple bottom line (profit, people and the planet), energy efficiency, water conservation, product stewardship, climate change strategies, life cycle analysis, and the footprinting of carbon, fuels, and water consumption. Case studies and guest speakers will delve into the successes and failures faced by todays sustainability managers.

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
Our Center for Sustainability offers select graduate students the opportunity to work with senior faculty in consulting and research projects relating to environmental regulation, "green" business models, and international cooperation on legislation.

School's environmental commitment 1:
The Center for Sustainability, under the direction of Professor David Levy

School's environmental commitment 2:
The Venture Development Center, an incubator for "green" technologies

School's environmental commitment 3:
The Greater Boston Manufacturing Partnership offers in-depth consulting and training to area firms looking to go "green and lean".

Career Overview

Average Starting Salary
$74,257
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
75%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
100%
School Facilitiated

Source Of Internship Acceptances
100%
School Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

53%
Finance/Accounting
20%
Operations/Logistics
13%
Marketing
13%
Consulting
13%
General Management
13%
Information Technology

Graduates Employed by Region

71%
Northeast
18%
International
6%
Mid-Atlantic

Students Say

Many members of this “laid back community” are already employed for the most part (though around forty percent of students have only one year or less of professional expe- rience), but “there are good on campus jobs available for full-time students to support their education.” “If you plan on staying in the same field and going part time, it makes financial sense with return on investment,” says one student who did just so. Another benefit is the “possibility of networking due to the college being in Boston.” Students who are on the job hunt do wish that the school brought in “more potential employers for career fairs,” or perhaps would start “a job board/portal exclusively for students.”

Recent employers of UMass-Boston graduates include State Street Corporation, Bank of America, Ernst & Young, Fidelity Investments, and PriceWaterhouseCoopers.


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
Strategic Planning 63%
Finance / Accounting 53%
Global Management 26%
Operations / Logistics 20%
Consulting 13%
Marketing / Sales 13%
Information Technology 13%
General Management 13%
Communications 13%
Entrepreneurship 13%
Non-Profit 13%

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Financial Services 29%
Consulting 18%
Manufacturing 18%
Other 18%
Non-profit 6%
Petroleum / Energy 6%
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 6%
Technology 6%

Prominent Alumni

Thomas M. Menino
Mayor, City of Boston

Joseph Abboud
Fashion Designer

George Kassas
Founder, Cedar Point Communications

Mark Atkins
CEO, Invention Machine

Joseph Kennedy
U.S. Congressman

Dates

Application Deadlines
Apr 1

Financial Aid Statistics


Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$17,000

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
65%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
21%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
55%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
15%

New Students Receiving Loans
48%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$2,590
Tuition (Out-State)
$9,758
Fees (In-State)
$6,753
Fees (Out-State)
$13,082

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$108
Tuition (Out-State)
$407
Fees (In-State)
$518
Fees (Out-State)
$777

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$10,000
Academic Expenses
$1,000

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
511
Part Time
52%

In State
48.0%
Out of State
52.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
19

Demographics

26.00%
Underrepresented Minorities
53.60%
International

52% female
48% male

Campus Life

Students Say

It’s a commuter school, so the community is less cohesive than others, but UMass Boston “has the most diverse campus imaginable” in “a beautiful location.” Many students here are first generation immigrants and/or first generation college graduates (the program is “very diverse in race, age, nationality, socio economic class”), so “in many ways, it’s the embodiment of the American Dream.” This is truly “a working class of people with real world experience in both life and in the workplace.”

The administration is “well in touch with day to day activities,” and “there is constant information and updates” regarding lectures, opportunities, and the “many sports activ- ities, clubs, and other events offered.”


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Tara Norton
Associate Director

Address
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Graduate Programs Office
Boston, MA 02125-3393
United States

Phone
617-287-7720

Fax

Email
gradcm@umb.edu


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