Online MBA Professional Program


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Program Description

The UMass Amherst Isenberg School of Management Part-Time Professional MBA program is a practical curriculum that provides up-to-date knowledge and skills for today’s complex business environments. Our part-time and online MBA programs are ideal for individuals in career transition or who look to gain further skills to advance within their organization.

The Part-Time Professional MBA is a 12-course, 37-credit program that is accredited to the highest standards by AACSB.

While students have a maximum of four years to complete the degree, we find that students working full-time are typically completing the Part-Time Professional MBA Program in 2 - 2.5 years.

Courses are offered live at three Massachusetts satellite campus locations: evenings in Holyoke or Shrewsbury; weekends in Pittsfield or online - anytime. Students enrolled in the Part-Time MBA program may take courses at any satellite campus as well as online. The entire core curriculum is offered online every Spring, Summer, and Fall semester. There is no campus residency requirement so you complete your entire program from anywhere in the world.

Students can take as many or as few courses as they wish in any given semester. Core courses, as well as some elective courses, are offered during fall, spring and summer semesters. During the accelerated winter session, only elective courses are offered.

Isenberg Faculty and the Part-Time Professional MBA Program
Who teaches the students of the Part-Time Professional MBA program? The same world-renowned Isenberg faculty who teach in the full-time residency based MBA program also teach in the Part-Time Professional MBA program - live and online. This distinction is a significant factor in our online program is nationally recognized.

Our Part-Time Professional MBA program is designed for our graduates to be:

Managers who understand the technical, functional, and specialized areas of business within their organizations;

Integrators who combine strategy with business theory, practice, and new ideas;

Leaders of effective management teams whether in the profit or not-for-profit world.


2 years.

Last updated Nov 2017

About the School

Welcome to the Isenberg School of Management. If you are a student considering our programs, you will discover an exciting curriculum that combines business fundamentals with an emphasis on innovation ... Read More

Welcome to the Isenberg School of Management. If you are a student considering our programs, you will discover an exciting curriculum that combines business fundamentals with an emphasis on innovation, interdisciplinary study, and social responsibility. As an Isenberg School student, you will join an extended community with an alumni network of 32,000 business professionals. Our graduates have an increasing impact on business and society; they also serve as exemplary role models and future employers of our students. At the same time, Isenberg School alumni provide us with a crucial financial support that strengthens the national competitiveness of our programs. The Isenberg School will prepare you to lead and manage innovation in an increasingly global economy. You will learn to think more innovatively about manufacturing, business services, and business processes. And you will have the opportunity to experience the global economy firsthand through our own international studies courses, which combine concentrated class work with two-week visits to Italy, China, Denmark, Brazil, and four other destinations. The Isenberg School ranks first among public universities in the Northeast and 58th nationally in the current edition of Business Week’s annual survey, The Best Undergraduate Business Schools. Our increasingly selective undergraduate program—this year’s entering freshmen had high school grade point averages of 3.65 and SAT scores of 1,171—offers majors in accounting, finance, management, marketing, and operations management. In addition, students also major in our two industry niche specialties of sports management and hospitality and tourism management. Our full-time residential MBA program has also earned increasing distinction. In U.S. News and World Report’s current survey, America’s Best Graduate Schools, we placed first among our MBA counterparts at public colleges and universities in the Northeast and 58th nationally. And in the 2007 edition of Princeton Review’s Best Business Schools, our MBA program earned top-ten national rankings in four of eleven strategic categories. In a field of 282 MBA programs, the Isenberg School ranked: 2nd in Best Overall Academic Experience 4th in Best Professors 5th in Greatest Opportunity for Women 10th in Toughest to Get into At the Isenberg School of Management, our commitment to business education also includes preparing business educators themselves: Graduates of our Ph.D. program—the oldest in business at a public school of higher education in New England—hold faculty positions at more than one hundred colleges and universities. Read less
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