M.B.A. On Campus Online Blended

Business Administration

University of Massachusetts Boston

12 months
1520 USD/credit 54720 USD/year
1520 USD/credit 54720 USD/year
789 USD/credit 28404 USD/year
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The Business Administration program from University of Massachusetts Boston is designed for professionals who want to gain a deeper understanding of the ever-changing business world to advance their career, change careers, or start their own business. No prerequisite coursework is required and all undergraduate academic backgrounds are welcome to apply for the summer, fall, or spring semester.


During this Business Administration program from University of Massachusetts Boston you will explore foundational business theories, gain experience with emerging technologies, and develop your analytical skills. 

Apply your learnings to virtually any field — from financial institutions to Fortune 500 companies to nonprofits. 

Students can customize their degree with specializations in accounting, business analytics, environmental management, finance, information systems, international management, internet marketing, leadership and organizational change, marketing, nonprofit management, and supply chain and service management. You have the option of earning your fully online degree with a specialization in business analytics, health care informatics, or finance.

MBA students receive lifetime assistance from a dedicated internship and career opportunities office. UMass Boston’s College of Management is home to five business centers:

  • Center for Collaborative Leadership
  • Digital Media Lab
  • Entrepreneurship Center
  • Center for Sustainable Enterprise and Regional Competitiveness
  • Financial Services Forum

Outcomes & Careers

At the end of this 1-2 year program, you’ll be awarded a master’s degree in Business Administration. The degree will demonstrate your expertise in the field on your résumé, as well as in interviews and workplace evaluations. This degree will prepare you for a career in virtually any field - from financial institutions to Fortune 500 companies to nonprofits and more.



Programme Structure

The 12 course (36 credits) curriculum has no prerequisite courses and consistes of 10 required business courses, 2 business electives and 1 capstone course.

Courses include:

  • Organizational Analysis and Skills 
  • Business and Its Environment
  • Economics for Managers
  • Accounting for Managers
  • Financial Management
  • Statistical Analysis for Managers
  • Marketing Management
  • Operations Management
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Strategic Management - capstone course
A student's prior undergraduate coursework will be reviewed closely to determine graduate course substitutions. For example, a student who has taken a semester of financial accounting and semester of managerial accounting and received a grade of B (3.0) or better in both is eligible to subsitute the Accounting for Managers course.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus, Blended, Online
  • Self-paced

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3.4 (recommended)
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application with application fee
  • Current professional résumé highlighting professional and academic contributions/qualifications.
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended, both undergraduate and graduate. Applicants must have the equivalent of a United States bachelor’s degree to be eligible to apply. All transcripts are required, regardless of whether credits were transferred
  • Official GMAT or GRE scores - not required for admissions cycles through Spring 2022 due to COVID-related closures of testing sites.
  • 2 letters of recommendation from professional or academic references
  • Applicants must provide the name and email address for 2 references as part of the online application
  • Essay

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    54720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1520 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    54720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1520 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    28404 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 789 USD per credit during 12 months.

As a public university, tuition is currently based on a student's residency status.  Note that online courses are not subject to residency at $575 per credit.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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