• Application Deadline
  • 18 months
Come study in Boston's only public business school.The University of Massachusetts Boston's Master of Business Administration degree isn't just innovative -- it's also an incredible value for an AACSB-accredited program.The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from University of Massachusetts Boston is a 12 course streamlined curriculum, with no prerequisites, open to all majors. 
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The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from University of Massachusetts Boston is a 12 course streamlined curriculum, with no prerequisites. Throughout the program, students will develop the necessary skills needed to tackle the most complex business decisions in today’s market. Students can choose from several unique specializations, or select a mix of courses based on personal or professional goals.

You can complete the MBA program on a full-time or part-time basis. Classes meet in the evenings, typically just once a week, either at our waterfront campus, accessible via public transportation, online or in downtown Boston.  

International students will be required to maintain full-time student status (minimum of 3 courses per semester). 

The MBA is designed for students with an academic background in either business, liberal arts, engineering, or the sciences. 


 AACSB accreditation

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Economics for Managers
  • Accounting for Managers
  • Financial Management
  • Statistical Analysis for Managers
  • Operations Management
  • Computer Information Processing
  • Marketing Management
  • Organizational Analysis and Skills
  • Business and Its Environment

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3
Recommended score: 3.4

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 3.4 or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

You only need to take one of these tests:

  • Applicants who satisfy one of the following criteria may be eligible to waive the GMAT/GRE exam requirement for the application. 

    This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a minimum required score range.

    Minimum required Verbal Reasoning score:


    Minimum required Quantitative Reasoning score:


    The score range represents scores typically accepted at this institution.

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    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

  • You need the following GMAT score:

    Required score: 520
    Average score: 550

    The average GMAT score from last intake (fall 2016) was 550.

    The GMAT - or Graduate Management Admission Test - is a frequent requirement for admission at management and business schools across the world. The GMAT score ranges between 200 and 800 and measures the verbal and quantitative reasoning of test-takers.

General Requirements

  • At the time of enrollment, a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution of recognized standing or an international equivalent.
  • Official transcripts for all institutions where you have earned more than 6 credits. 
  • Online Application and Fee: $60 for domestic applicants and $100 for international applicants, paid by Visa or MasterCard
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Résumé

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  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    36434 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18217 USD per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    30386 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15193 USD per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  • In-State

    18888 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9444 USD per semester and a duration of 18 months.
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Living costs for Boston

  • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


The College of Management at UMass Boston is offering a fellowship to exceptional International applicants admitted to the College of Management.

 This is a merit-based Fellowship in the amount of $5,000 in total to be determined based on an applicant’s admission materials including prior academic performance and/or application exam scores.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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