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Master of Business Administration, M.B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

The University of Massachusetts Amherst Full-time residential Master of Business Administration is intentionally small so we can give our students the attention they deserve.

Challenging

We know you're motivated. We'll coach you to become a creative problem-solver, levelheaded decision maker, and resilient leader. We'll ask you to bring bold ideas to the table. You’ll develop your analytical muscle to tackle today’s biggest challenges and harness the most exciting opportunities.

Collaborative

Collaboration is part of our DNA. We'll train you to be an effective team player. Our small-class sizes give you one-on-one mentorship from our world-renowned faculty. And your student-peers offer support that lasts for years after you graduate from Isenberg.

Career Ready from Day One

Incoming students kick off their MBA program with a three-day Leadership Orientation Session. We affectionately call this "MBA bootcamp" because students are put through their paces on presentation skills, resume writing and team building exercises so they can start networking and career development from day one. 

The session culminates in a panel of senior Isenberg alumni executives speaking about career paths. From our alumni panel, students gain invaluable lessons in mobility, adaptation and resilience through conversations about networking, team building, management styles and leadership.

Programme Structure

Focus areas:

  • Business Analytics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Marketing
  • Sport Management

Audience

Students who successfully apply to our MBA are accomplished, engaged, innovative and conscientious. Academic history, aptitude for graduate-level work, motivation, and meaningful professional experience are all taken into consideration. Prior business education is not required to be admitted.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    • Early Action: November 1st
    • Round 1: December 1st
    • Round 2: February 1st
    • Round 3: April 1st (US applicants only)
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    37 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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General Requirements

Required documents:

  • Graduate school application
  • Personal essay 
  • Official transcripts of all universities/colleges attended 
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume/CV
  • GMAT score (GRE also accepted)
  • TOEFL score, if applicable
  • Interview
  • Application Fee: $80

Work Experience

At least 3 year(s) of work experience are required.

We prefer our applicants to have at least 3-5 years' experience in their field, but many in our program have several years of hands-on knowledge.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

If you're selected as a full-time MBA student at Isenberg, we'll award you a two-year Isenberg MBA Fellowship that fully funds your degree. 

A $1,000 non-refundable deposit is required when you confirm acceptance to the Full-time MBA and will be applied to the first fall semester bill.

Living costs for Amherst Center

  • 1228 - 2550 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Every Full-time MBA student is awarded a two-year Isenberg MBA Fellowship that fully funds your degree. The Fellowship includes full-tuition, an annual stipend and health care. In return, MBA Fellows get valuable hands-on experience and marketable skills while working on strategic initiatives for the school. 

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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