University of Massachusetts Boston MBA

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About University of Massachusetts Boston

As Boston's public business school, the College of Management is dedicated to educating the region's 21st-century professional workforce and to maintaining strong ties to local employers in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. Along with its academic programs, the College of Management sponsors research and development centers that foster innovation and new ideas that advance and sustain the region's economy.

Recognized for its first-rate faculty and diverse, high-achieving student body, the college offers an innovative, interdisciplinary curriculum tuned to the changing needs of the global economy. Classes are small, faculty are accessible, and programs are flexible; designed to meet the needs of full-time and part-time students, many of whom are working professionals or those with internship positions.

Programme Presentation
UMass Boston’s College of Management offers graduate-level business education on your terms — including online course options, full-time and part-time schedules, and courses offered at our JFK/UMass campus. Online courses are asynchronous, and all in-person classes meet once per week, in the evening which makes it convienient for working professionals or those seeking internship opportunities during the day. All students whether part of full-time, attend classes together which provides networking opportunities for all the College of Management's graduate business students. A master's degree from the College of Management is approximately half the cost of a comparable degree from a private university. The College of Management is also pleased to announce its new strategic tuition pricing opportunity for its MBA program, the One-Price Tution Option (OPTO) - an MBA with a locked-in tuition rate of $25,000.* *Does not include applicable fees, fees subject to change.
Programme Info

UMass Boston's MBA is a streamlined 12-course, AACSB-accredited, immersive business program with no prerequisites. The College of Management welcomes various academic backgrounds in either business, liberal arts, engineering, or the sciences, to name a few. You can complete it on a full-time or part-time basis, online or on campus. Classes meet in the evenings, typically just once a week, either in Downtown Boston or on the transit-accessible UMass Boston campus.

Throughout the program, you’ll develop the necessary skills needed to tackle the most complex business decisions with the option to customize your MBA degree with one of our 11 unique specializations. View the curriculum

UMass Boston's MBA program ranks #115 on U.S. News & World Report's 2022 list of Best Part-Time MBA programs.

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Student Body
  • Our current graduate business students attended undergraduate institutions including Boston University, Duke, NYU, Fordham, Northeastern, Penn State, Drexel, Providence College, University of Michigan, Tufts, Vanderbilt, University of Texas-Austin, Dartmouth, Arizona State, and Villanova.

  • UMass is regarded as a 'majority/minority' campus where its diversity comprise the majority of the students, and is considered the 3rd most diverse college in the United States.The College of Management's 2020 class is 52% women, in par with, if not higher than, some of the elite business schools. 

  • Our current international graduate business students come from countries including China, India, Moldova, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Vietnam, Turkey, and South Korea.

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Admission Requirements

Components of a complete application include:

  • Online application
  • Official transcripts, translated if applicable
  • Two letters of recommendation, professional and/or academic
  • GMAT or GRE scores. The College of Management is currently not requiring test scores through Spring 2022 semester start due to the pandemic. Please check the College's website for updated information. Pre-pandemic, the College had a robust GMAT/GRE waiver policy taking into account an applicant's undergraduate grade point average (GPA), professional work experience, or possession of an advanced degree. The minimum GMAT and GRE scores to apply are 520 and 310, respectively.
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo scores, if applicable
  • Personal statement, 2-3 pages articulating why you are pursuing this degree
  • Current resume, highlighting academic, professional, and civic activities
  • Application fee, $75 U.S. dollars
  • The Process: Applicants' documents are processed and compiled through the Office of Graduate Studies & Admissions at UMass Boston. Once your application is complete with its supporting documentation, it will be forwarded to the College of Management for academic review. An official accept/deny email will be sent via the Office of Graduate Studies & Admissions and a welcome email from the College, should the applicant be accepted into the program. The College of Management reviews applications frequently and applicants are notified within weeks of their academic review.

    Once accepted, you will be required to make a non-refundable deposit to secure your spot in the program and ability to register for courses. The Graduate Programs Office within the College of Management will serve as your advisor and help you navigate the onboarding and registration process. 

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    As a public university, tuition is based on a student's federal residency, i.e. in-state, out-of-state, or international. 

    Students have numerous flexible tuition options to choose from when pursuing their MBA at UMass Boston. One new opportinity is the One-Price Tuition Option (OPTO), an MBA with a locked-in rate of $25,000.* MBA students can opt into this program any time before the start of ther 2nd semester and have up to 5 years to complete the degree. 

    This guaranteed tution option is designed for flexible learning, including online. International students can take up to 2 in-person classes per semester to meet international students' F1-visa requirements. Note: Full-time status is considered taking a minimum of 3 courses (9 credits) per semester - up to a max of 4 courses.

    Residency Per Credit Per Course 36 Credit MBA In State** $789 $2,367 $28,404* New England** $1,365 $4,095 $49,140* Out of State and International** $1,520 $4,560 $54,720* One Price Tuition Option $695 $2,085 $25,020* Online $575 $1,725 $20,700*

    Students must opt-in to the One Price Tuition Option to get the locked-in tuition rate.

    *Does not include applicable fees, fees subject to change
    **Face-to-face courses

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    Barbara Benoit, MBA
    Director of Graduate Enrollment & Strategic Outreach