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International Students

Curriculum Practical Training (CPT) Information

Curriculum practical training (CPT) is available for students during their program and after completion of a whole academic year. Although CPT could be paid and is an off-campus employment, students receive credits for CPT and it should be required by your program. Please read the International Student and Scholar Office (ISSO) website section on CPT and contact them with any questions you might have.

Optional Practical Training (OPT) Information

Optional practical training (OPT) is an opportunity for graduates to work in the field of their study. Your degree allows you to be employed while still in student status for 12 months. OPT requires precision with paperwork and timing so please be sure to contact the ISSO well in advance with any questions you might have. Make sure to study the OPT section of the ISSO website.

 

Declaring Final Semester

Our academic calendar features deadlines to file for graduation. Apply for OPT well in advance as this process is time-consuming. Contact the ISSO with any questions.

 

Change of Program

Somewhere along the way you might realize that you are more drawn to a different field of study. As long as that is absolutely natural, try to catch this early on and contact your academic advisor to discuss your options. Remember: there are always options.

 

STEM Degrees

STEM degrees (Science Technology Engineering Math) are in high demand. For an international student, a STEM degree also means that your OPT could be three years instead of one.

STEM degrees offered by the College of Management:

 

On Campus Employment

As an international student, you are eligible to work on campus for up to 20 hours per week during the school year. 

 

Registration

Many students are eligible to waive or substitute courses. If the WISER system produces an error, you will need to submit the registration request form and your academic advisor will enroll you in courses and send a confirmation email.

 

Enhance Your Student Portfolio

 

Courses Eligible to Waive or Substitute

Master of Business Administration - MBA
MBA course eligible to substitute Undergraduate courses
MBA AF 601 Economics for Managers Microeconomics & Macroeconomics
MBA AF 610 Accounting for Managers Financial Accounting & Managerial Accounting
MBA AF 620 Financial Management Intro to Finance & upper level finance elective
MBAMS 630 Statistical Analysis for Managers Intro to Statistics & Managerial Decision Making
MBAMS 635 Operations Management Operations Management
MBAMS 640 Computer Information Systems Intro to Info Systems & upper level info systems elective
MBAMKT 670 Marketing Management Intro to Marketing & upper level marketing elective

 

Master of Science Accounting -- MSA
MSA course eligible to waive Undergraduate courses
MBAMS 600 Mathematical Analysis for Managers Quantitative Analysis
MBA AF 601 Economics for Managers Microeconomics & Macroeconomics
MBA AF 620 Financial Management Intro to Finance & upper level finance elective
MBA AF 610 Accounting for Managers Financial Accounting & Managerial Accounting
MBA AF 620 Financial Management Intro to Finance & upper level finance elective
MSA course eligible to substitute Undergraduate courses
MBA AF 611 Intermediate Accounting Intermediate Accounting I & Intermediate Accounting II
MBA AF 612 Cost Accounting Cost Accounting
MBA AF 613 Federal Tax Planning Completion of two tax courses
MBAMGT 664 Legal Environment of Business Business Law

 

Master of Science Information Technology -- MSIT
MSIT course eligible to waive Undergraduate courses
MBAMS 630 Statistical Analysis for Managers Intro to Statistics & Managerial Decision Making
MBAMS 635 Operations Management Operations Management
MBAMS 640 Computer Information Systems Intro to Info Systems & upper level info systems elective
MBAMGT 650 Organizational Analysis & Skills Completed bachelor’s degree in business administration
MSIT course eligible to substitute Undergraduate course
MSIS 614 Business Data Communication Networks and Communication
MSIS 615 Business Programming Object Oriented Information Systems
MSIS 618 Database Management Database Management

 

Master of Science Finance -- MSF
MSF course eligible to waive Undergraduate courses
MBAMS 600 Mathematical Analysis for Managers Quantitative Analysis
MBA AF 601 Economics for Managers Microeconomics & Macroeconomics
MBA AF 610 Accounting for Managers Financial Accounting & Managerial Accounting
MBAMS 630 Statistical Analysis for Managers Intro to Statistics & Managerial Decision Making
MBA AF 620 Financial Management Intro to Finance & upper level finance elective

 

Master of Science Business Analytics -- MSBA
MSBA course eligible to waive Undergraduate courses
MBAMS 630 Statistical Analysis for Managers Intro to Statistics & Managerial Decision Making
 

Degree Audit

Submit a request to receive a customized degree audit. Your academic advisor will follow up; please allow two business days.

 

Applying for Graduation

All graduating students must declare their intent to graduate by applying online through WISER.

 

Dual Degree

Students interested in enhancing multiple skill sets may be enrolled in two programs i.e. MBA/MSF. Students will be enrolled in two degrees and receive two diplomas. Domestic students may be enrolled in two degrees simultaneously. International students will need to complete the first program before they can apply to complete the second degree. All students are required to complete a minimum of six additional courses if the second degree is a master’s of science. 

Get information about accelerated bachelor's/master's programs.

 

Independent Study

An independent study is an option for students to work 1-on-1 with a professor over the course of a semester to complete one of their 3-credit elective requirements, according to a plan that is agreed upon by the student and the professor. Students may participate in a maximum of two independent studies while completing their degree. An independent study cannot take the place of a course offered by the College of Management. Be sure to complete the Independent Study Agreement Form.

 

Leave of Absence/Taking a Semester Off

Each degree-seeking graduate student must maintain continuous registration. If for any reason a student will not enroll in courses he/she may maintain continuous registration by registering for the program fee (CAS 600). Discuss your options with your academic advisor. Students that are not in continuous enrollment will be subject to applying for readmission to the program.

 

Incomplete Grade

The grade INC is reported only where a portion of the assigned or required classwork, or the final examination, has not been completed because of serious illness, extreme personal circumstances, or scholarly reasons at the request of the instructor. Permission of the instructor must be obtained and the Incomplete Contract form must be completed by the faculty member. Further details are available through the Registrar’s Office.

 

Grades and Transcripts

To view the grading system and learn how to calculate your GPA refer to the Registrar’s Office.

The lowest grade assigned at the graduate level is a letter grade of C.

The Course Pass/Fail Option does not apply to graduate students.

Students have the option to withdraw from a course, refer to the Registrar’s Office for further detail.

Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to be issued a diploma upon completion of fulfilling degree course requirements

Students with a cumulative GPA below 3.0 in a given semester are placed on academic probation. Consecutive semesters with a GPA below 3.0 may result in academic dismissal from the program.

 

Career Services

If you’re a current UMass Boston student, this is where you’ll find information on career planning, as well as internships and co-ops for that all-important work experience.