New Students












Welcome to the College of Management at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

We look forward to helping you take the next steps in education. Our goal is to ensure you complete your degree and excel in your career.  New students, please use the resources listed on this page to learn more about the different opportunities at the College of Management.


  • We are Boston’s Public Business School. 
  • We are a community of engaged, diverse students led by faculty who are experts in their field.
  • We are a network of advisors who are dedicated to your success.
  • We are a community of successful alumni waiting to welcome YOU.


We offer two majors in the College of Management. Our Information Technology major provides a broad IT foundation with the opportunity to specialize in one of the following programs track areas: Business Intelligence, Computer Forensics, Information Architecture, or Systems Administration.

Our Management major will expose you to the key functional areas of business and allow you to concentrate on one discipline as you prepare for your future. Our concentrations include: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Information Systems & Business Analytics, International Management, Leadership & Organizational Change, Marketing, Sport Business, and Supply Chain & Service Management.

Your academic experience will include courses from your major and outside your major to provide a well-rounded academic experience.  Courses will be engaging and set you on the path to future success.



Outside the classroom you have a variety of opportunities to enhance your UMass Boston experience. From pursuing a minor to studying abroad, there is a lot for you to explore. 

Study Abroad
The College works closely with our Office of Global Programs to identify Study Abroad programs that fit with our majors. CM students have studied at Oxford University, Korea University and University of Mannheim, to name a few. You can learn more about Study Abroad on the Office of Global Programs website.  

It you are interested in enhancing your proficiency in Finance technology you can become Bloomberg® Market Concepts Certified in the College of Management.  Bloomberg® Professional Service is the industry standard for Finance and becoming certified as an undergraduate student will give you an edge on your peers in the job market.  CM has a lab of 12 Bloomberg® terminals open only to CM students.

Many College of Management students opt to pursue a minor (usually 6-8 courses) in an area of interest outside of Business. Minors are available in the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Science and Mathematics.  

Accelerated Masters Program (AMP)
The University offers Accelerated Masters Programs across a variety of disciplines, including a Masters of Business Administration (MBA). This is a great opportunity to seamlessly start on a graduate program while finishing up undergraduate coursework. Upon completion of your graduate coursework you graduate with both your Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. 

Honors College
If you are interested in taking your academics to the next level, you may consider joining the Honors College. The Honors College is open to students in all majors to apply. You may have already received information from the Honors College directly, and if not, you can review the criteria and materials needed to submit an application on their website.  

Beacon Voyages for Service
Beacon Voyages for Service (BVS) is one of the University’s standout programs through the Office of Student Leadership and Community Engagement.  Designed to encourage students to be engaged in service, BVS annually trains students to lead peers on social justice oriented service trips throughout the academic year. 



New First Year Students
LEAD: Learn. Engage. Achieve. Distinguish
LEAD is a learning community for first year students that helps you start on track and stay on track for graduation while supporting you along your academic journey. We will reserve you a seat in important classes during your first four semesters (and usually at popular times). You’ll be in classes with other first year business students, meet upper-level student LEADers who can help you navigate college, and have a dedicated academic advisor. LEAD is a great way to start making connections with friends and faculty that will enhance your college years.

Three Year Degree Program (3YD)
As an entering first year student, you have the opportunity to complete your Bachelor of Science Degree in Management in three years. You will need to have a least 9 pre-entry credits (from AP, IB, or dual enrollment college programs from your high school) – or take three summer courses. You will work closely with an academic advisor to stay on track for this fast-paced graduation program that will not only save you money, but allow you to start your career a year early. 

New Transfer Students
Transfer Resources for Academics, Involvement, and Leadership (TRAIL)

Join the TRAIL program to take advantage of seats saved in critical classes that many incoming transfer students need with a convenient course schedule. You will have an assigned peer mentor who is also a UMB transfer student, and you will have access to special professional development opportunities.



MAP: Our Signature Professional Development Program
We listen to our students. We listen to our industry partners. We listen to our faculty and advisory board. And all that listening has resulted in a unique professional development program that will help you bridge the gap between learning and working: The Management Achievement Program (MAP)

Based on the career competencies of the National Association of Colleges and Employers, MAP will allow you to set your goals, fill your career toolbox, learn and practice skills with experts, and meet and engage with potential employers. Through MAP, you will be able to chart your own individual route to professional success. 

The College of Management Career Specialist and the Office of Career Services and Internships will partner with you to increase your career readiness. They will also guide you through the process of finding internship opportunities that suit your interests and goals. And when you do land a great internship, you will also be able to earn academic credit for your experience.

Learn more about the career success our students and alumni enjoy.



Ready to join the College of Management's Incoming Class?

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions has created checklists to help you get started:

Freshman Student Enrollment Checklist
Transfer Student Enrollment Checklist

Once you submit your New Student Deposit you can then sign up for Orientation. It is by participating in Orientation that you will learn more about UMass Boston, your specific major, and meet with an advisor to register for classes. 

Preparing for Orientation

Whether you enter as a first year student or transfer student, it is important to start on track with your academics. Placement testing for your math and writing requirements are important tools in this process.

All New Students: Math Placement Information
If you did not receive credit from an AP or IB exam, or if you are transferring here from another college or university and have not completed college-level Calculus and did not take a math course in your most recent college semester, you should take the ALEKS Math Placement test before orientation.

New First Year Students
You will need to take the Guided Writing Placement, which can be accessed through your Student Portal once you have signed up for Orientation.  This is a self guided tool that will determine which English and First Year Seminar courses are best for you to take in your first semester.

New Transfer Students
If you have college credit for the equivalent of ENGL 102 and at least 30 credits, you will need to take the College of Management Writing Assessment (CMWA) to place into a Business Communications course. After paying your deposit, you will gain access to your UMB Blackboard account. You can log in with your UMB credentials and click on the “course” listed in the upper right corner of the screen called “CMWA 100 OL CE1 01 CMWA Year 2021” to sign up for an upcoming assessment. You can email with additional questions.

We look forward to welcoming you to the College of Management community!