MBA

Let's get down to business.

UMass Boston's MBA (Master's of Business Administration) is an immersive management program at a Tier One business school. Our MBA maintains strict AACSB accreditation. Our curriculum is a streamlined 12 courses with no prerequisites, designed to develop the skills you need to make complex, real-world business decisions.

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 in Downtown Boston or on the transit-accessible UMass Boston campus. You can also complete the MBA program entirely online.

Massachusetts and New England residents are eligible for significantly lower tuition rates. International applicants may be considered for a graduate fellowship. Application deadlines are July 1 for fall admission, and November 15 for spring admission.

Fast Facts

  • Our current graduate business students attended undergraduate institutions including Boston University, Duke, Fordham, Northeastern, Penn State, Roger Williams, Suffolk, Tufts, UMass Amherst, University of Vermont, UNH, U.S. Air Force Academy, Vanderbilt, and Villanova.
  • The College of Management's 2018 incoming class is 53% women, one of the highest percentages in the nation.
  • Our current international graduate business students come from countries including China, India, Moldova, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Vietnam, and South Korea.

MBA Curriculum

(10) Required Business Courses 

Course Number  Course Name
MBA AF 601 Economics for Managers
MBA AF 610 Accounting for Managers
MBA AF 620 Financial Management
MBAMS 630 Statistical Analysis for Managers
MBAMS 635 Operations Management
MBAMS 640 Computer Information Systems
MBAMKT 670 Marketing Management
MBAMGT 650 Organizational Analysis and Skills
MBAMGT 660  Business and Its Environment
MBAMGT 689  Strategic Management

(2) Business Electives

(1st) Required Elective See the Course Catalog for course options.
View our Specialization options. 

(2nd) Required Elective

See the Course Catalog for course options.

View our Specialization options. 


Specializations: Students may choose to complete additional elective courses in order to focus their study in one of our specialization areas

Certificates: Students may choose to complete a certificate in one of five areas through additional course work. Certificates can also be taken as stand-alone courses of study outside of the MBA program.

Course Substitutions: Upon review of admission materials to determine entry into the program, applicants transcripts will be reviewed to determine course equivalency and substitution eligibility. Substituted courses may apply to satisfy both the required course and also apply towards a specialization or certificate.

Learning Objectives

  1. Master communications, teamwork and leadership skills required for professional careers.
  2. Understand and integrate business disciplines to generate innovative solutions.
  3. Apply critical thinking and analytical competence to complex business problems.
  4. Incorporate diversity as well as regional and global awareness into business analysis.