Full-time MBA


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Outstanding Students and First-Rate Faculty: The Isenberg MBA class is comprised of bright and motivated students from diverse backgrounds and professional experiences. The School maintains a selective admissions process in order to ensure program quality and student commitment to learning and professional careers. Isenberg MBA faculty are nationally recognized as excellent teachers, researchers, and consultants.

High Quality and Carefully Designed Curriculum: The first year curriculum provides the core business knowledge necessary for success in a summer internship, a key step between first and second years of the program. The second year allows students to focus on specific areas of professional interest and obtain valuable real-world experience during a semester-long consulting project. The Isenberg MBA program is accredited by AACSB.

Personal Program: Isenberg students collaborate on their academic work, share career experiences and grow together outside the classroom. Students are confident and self-driven, but not outwardly competitive. Faculty know the MBA students as individuals and understand their academic and professional interests.

NEW Facility: The Isenberg MBA program is housed in the University’s new 47,000 square foot Alfond Management Center. The Center, opened in 2002 as an addition to the School’s original building, offers state-of-the-art learning facilities including wireless Internet accessibility, a real-time trading center, classrooms with DVD, audio-conferencing and video-conferencing capabilities, and an extensive computer laboratory. The Center also houses several breakout conference rooms for smaller group discussions, interview rooms for on-campus recruiting, and an MBA student lounge.

Tremendous Value: The Isenberg MBA remains one of the greatest values in graduate business education. Many full-time students receive assistantships, which entail working alongside Isenberg professors on current research and classroom activities. In exchange for this work, the student receives tuition and fees in full and provides an additional bi-weekly stipend and comprehensive health insurance.

Extensive Resources: The University of Massachusetts is a world-class university known for its outstanding graduate education and research. The University’s engineering, mathematics, and sports management schools provide MBA students an opportunity to diversify their MBA experience through second-year courses. The Isenberg location provides abundant opportunities for intellectual, artistic, outdoor, and culinary appetites. Amherst is conveniently located in the Five College Area of Massachusetts, including the University, Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mt. Holyoke College, and Smith College. The major cities of Boston, New York, and Hartford are nearby, as well as the scenic mountains and coastlines of New England.

This adds up to Career Success: Isenberg MBA students have consistently performed successfully in their searches for internships and jobs. This is accomplished through the alumni network, corporate connections at the Isenberg School and the University of Massachusetts, as well as through job search preparation via a required career management course and the Chase Career Center.

Last updated Dec 2017

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Welcome to the Isenberg School of Management. If you are a student considering our programs, you will discover an exciting curriculum that combines business fundamentals with an emphasis on innovation ... Read More

Welcome to the Isenberg School of Management. If you are a student considering our programs, you will discover an exciting curriculum that combines business fundamentals with an emphasis on innovation, interdisciplinary study, and social responsibility. As an Isenberg School student, you will join an extended community with an alumni network of 32,000 business professionals. Our graduates have an increasing impact on business and society; they also serve as exemplary role models and future employers of our students. At the same time, Isenberg School alumni provide us with a crucial financial support that strengthens the national competitiveness of our programs. The Isenberg School will prepare you to lead and manage innovation in an increasingly global economy. You will learn to think more innovatively about manufacturing, business services, and business processes. And you will have the opportunity to experience the global economy firsthand through our own international studies courses, which combine concentrated class work with two-week visits to Italy, China, Denmark, Brazil, and four other destinations. The Isenberg School ranks first among public universities in the Northeast and 58th nationally in the current edition of Business Week’s annual survey, The Best Undergraduate Business Schools. Our increasingly selective undergraduate program—this year’s entering freshmen had high school grade point averages of 3.65 and SAT scores of 1,171—offers majors in accounting, finance, management, marketing, and operations management. In addition, students also major in our two industry niche specialties of sports management and hospitality and tourism management. Our full-time residential MBA program has also earned increasing distinction. In U.S. News and World Report’s current survey, America’s Best Graduate Schools, we placed first among our MBA counterparts at public colleges and universities in the Northeast and 58th nationally. And in the 2007 edition of Princeton Review’s Best Business Schools, our MBA program earned top-ten national rankings in four of eleven strategic categories. In a field of 282 MBA programs, the Isenberg School ranked: 2nd in Best Overall Academic Experience 4th in Best Professors 5th in Greatest Opportunity for Women 10th in Toughest to Get into At the Isenberg School of Management, our commitment to business education also includes preparing business educators themselves: Graduates of our Ph.D. program—the oldest in business at a public school of higher education in New England—hold faculty positions at more than one hundred colleges and universities. Read less
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