Overview

Applicants
43
Acceptance Rate
95%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.28
Years Work Experience
5
Average Age
27

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
510 - 540
GPA
3.0 - 3.51

Deadlines


Rolling Admission Deadline
August 31

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Undergraduate GPA
Non-Academic


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
Yes

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
9:1
Total Faculty
61

75
Full-time
31
Female
25
Part-time
5
Underrepresented Minorities


Students Say

Providing a “good balance between reputation and affordability” to business grads in and around the northeast corner of Massachusetts, the University of Massachusetts— Robert Manning School of Business offers an MBA “tailored to meet the busy working person’s schedules.” With “evening classes,” a “practical approach to tests and assignments,” and, most conveniently of all, an “excellent online program” that “allows you to blend online with on-campus courses” (or even take all classes online, if you prefer), a Lowell MBA offers enough “freedom and flexibility” to suit its student body, which largely consists of professionals.

The curriculum also includes seven core courses in accounting, finance, analysis of customers and markets, MIS, operations, managing organization design and change, and strategy. Students have the option to pursue nine MBA concentrations or a general MBA.

UML professors “are excellent and helpful,” “not pretentious,” and “demanding, which helps students do a better job.” The school works hard on the service end; professors and administrators “are hands on, always follow up, and contact you regarding any questions.” That said, UML is a state school, so naturally “sometimes there is non-applicable red tape, like when I was asked for proof of immunizations even though I take all my classes online.” All in all, students appreciate what they have here, reporting that “administrators do the best they can on limited staff and resources.” "You have to remember that you are paying less than a third of what you would have paid at any private college [and] you still get a highly accomplished and dedicated faculty [that] works hard to embed the right kind of morals and values into your brain. The course textbooks, HBR case studies, and other miscellaneous materials are mostly the same as the ones used by the Ivy Leagues. The discussions are intense, and many ideas are innovative. I really don’t think therefore that there is anything lacking academically.”


Concentrations

Accounting
Entrepreneurship
Healthcare Administration
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
International Business
Leadership/Management
Marketing

Specialized Masters

Accounting
Data Analytics
Entrepreneurship
Finance

Certificate Programs

Accounting
Business Administration
Data Analytics
Entrepreneurship
Finance
Supply Chain Management

Center for Research

Entrepeneurship

Specialities of Faculty


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description
Sustainable Green Marketing (Undergraduate & Graduate) Social Entrepreneurship (Undergraduate)

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
http://www.uml.edu/sustainability/

School's environmental commitment 1:
LEED Certified Business Center building

School's environmental commitment 2:
Climate Action Plan

School's environmental commitment 3:
Zero-sort recycling across campus

Career Overview


Students Say

The UML Career Services Office provides counseling and placement services to all undergraduates, graduates, and alumni of the university. The office organizes a vari- ety of job fairs throughout the school year. It also provides mock interviews, counsels students on resume writing and job-search skills, schedules corporate information ses- sions on campus, and offers access to online job search engines such as MonsterTRAK. The office coordinates the efforts of the University Career Advisory Network, which is essentially an online community of alumni and current students. Employers who most frequently hire UMass Lowell MBAs include: Bank of America, TD Bank, Fidelity, Putnam Investments, Raytheon, Pfizer, Procter & Gamble, EMC, Cisco, US Air Force, and U.S. Government.

Dates

Application Deadlines
Feb 1

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$15,960

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$3,793

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
42%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
14%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
45%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
16%

New Students Receiving Loans
34%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$25,050
Tuition (Out-State)
$44,700

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$835
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,465

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$11,600
Academic Expenses
$1,200

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
73
Part Time
90%

In State
60.0%
Out of State
40.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
7

Demographics

22.00%
Underrepresented Minorities
27.00%
International

44% female
56% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Over the years, online course offerings at Lowell have steadily grown in popularity. Students report “great opportunities for building relationships with professional networks,” and others note that “there are many clubs and organizations for students to join. The office of student activities does a great job in matching students with their activities.” These options are only really pursued by the program’s few full-time students or by part-timers who don’t also hold demanding full-time jobs.

Most here don’t fit those descriptions. They’re “working professionals” who “have at least a few years of professional experience and are part-time students who work full- time jobs.” Their experiences “help in discussions in the class, as most of the arguments given are very practical and time-tested, and there is a lot to learn from everyone’s experiences.”


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Linda Southworth
Director-Graduate Admissions

Address
72 University Avenue
Pulichino Tong Business Center
Lowell, MA 01854-2881
United States

Phone
978-934-6689

Fax
978-934-4017

Email
mba@uml.edu


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