MBA

Position yourself for a promotion or new position with a Master of Business Administration. Our dynamic, online MBA degree provides a comprehensive understanding of business principles, management strategies, and leadership skills, giving you the tools to thrive in a diverse, competitive business landscape.

Add the Tools to Power Your Career

Designed for working adult learners, the UMass Global MBA provides the knowledge and skills you’ll need to succeed in any organization. Our two-part MBA builds off eight core courses focusing on strategy and management across sectors. From there, you can pick and choose from a range of graduate business courses or focus on an emphasis area. Our master’s in business administration is customizable and streamlined so you can finish faster and put your new skills to work…literally.

  • 100% Online Coursework - At UMass Global, our MBA coursework is fully online, allowing you the flexibility to keep working while building the skills you need to succeed.
  • Fewer Core Requirements = Faster Completion - The streamlined MBA core program of study allows you to finish the program quickly while gaining essential knowledge of business functions and operations.
  • Real World Skills and Value - Our coursework is designed to be immediately relevant to your career, whether seeking a promotion or changing direction. Our business school professors are also working professionals, ensuring relevance in today’s global environment.
  • Liberal Credit Transfer Policy - The UMass Global MBA was created to offer greater credit transfer opportunities for working adults than many other degree programs. Up to nine credits may be credited toward your MBA for corporate training or graduate study completed at other universities. Eligible military and prior service members may qualify for up to 15 transfer credits for military schooling.
  • Flexible Elective Options -  Beyond your core requirements, you can focus your remaining four courses on individualized electives of interest to you or select a specialized emphasis in one of the follow emphasis areas: Accounting, Business Intelligence and Data Analytics, Finance, Healthcare Administration, Human Resources, Marketing, Organizational Leadership, or Public Administration.

Next Session

Summer II (Jun 24, 2024)

Estimated Tuition

Ways to Learn

Online

Program Benefits that Benefit You.

A Better Balance for Work and School

Affordable, asynchronous classes that fit your work schedule, offered 100% online so you can learn while you earn.

Start Sooner, No GMAT or GRE Required

Designed for working professionals, benefit from rolling starts and flexible entry - no GMAT or GRE required for admission.

Leverage Your Prior Experience

Most students can transfer up to nine credits toward their master’s. Service members can apply their training toward their degree, transferring up to 15 units of military coursework.

WSCUC

University of Massachusetts Global is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

Imagine Your Future with a Master of Business Administration

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    I know that through having my master’s in business administration I’m going to be able to continue to climb up the ladder and continue to guide and lead others to do the work that they do. I believe I’m making a bigger impact by being a leader.
    Monica Tinajero
    MBA
    I struggled with catching up after being sick, however, thanks to the compassion and understanding faculty showed me, I was able to complete this session successfully and my graduation is still on track for the next year. Not only have I learned supply chain and operations, but also empathy and showing compassion to others.
    Rick Beltran Y.
    MBA, Finance and Accounting
    Going back to school helped me get out of my comfort zone. It helped me get past the ‘we’ve always done it that way’ mentality. I learned that I needed to innovate personally, professionally and to help other become more innovative.
    Keith F.
    MBA
    Before, I was stuck in the process. Now I have the larger picture. I am more well-rounded. I would like to move to a management/leadership position and working on my MBA has made me better candidate.
    Sandra W.
    MBA
    My desire to go back to school was personal. Both my mom and dad graduated from high school, and I’m the first in my family to go on for my college education. I want to be a positive role model for my children. I can do all three – work, family and school; I didn’t have to choose.
    Brandy C.
    MBA

    Admission Requirements

    Applicants for this master's degree program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

    • Completed application
    • 2.75 grade point average (GPA)
    • Official transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions where baccalaureate and/or post-baccalaureate coursework was completed or attempted
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    Only credits from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted in transfer. Failure to report any previous academic work at another college or university may be considered a violation of academic integrity.

    Graduate Level Exams

    This Master’s degree program does not require applicants to take costly exams like the GRE/GMAT. Why? Because we value your professional and life experience. You should get credit for what you already know.

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    MBA Program Curriculum

    For students seeking our Master of Business Administration degree, be sure to explore all avenues to shorten the time necessary to earn your degree. These include transfer credits, credit for corporate training, credit for certificates earned, and credit for military schooling.
    • ACCU 602
       Financial Reporting & Analysis

      3

      BUSU 610
       Data Analysis for Decision Making

      3

      BUSU 620
       Economic Analysis for Managers

      3

      FINU 607
       Financial Management

      3

      MKTU 605
       Marketing Management

      3

          OLCU 614  Leadership and Team Development 3
          OLCU 653  Creating an Inclusive Climate: Advocacy Strategies for Leaders 3
      BUSU 640
       Business Strategy and Competitive Advantage Capstone

      3

      Core Requirements Subtotal

      24

    • Code Course Name Credits
      ACCU 620  Contemporary Issues in Accounting

      3

      ACCU 621  Accounting Ethics

      3

      ACCU 640  Strategic Cost Management

      3

      Select one course from Finance or Accounting

      3

      Total Credits

      12

    • Code Course Name Credits
      BUSU 670  Data Foundations

      3

      BUSU 671  Data Visualization and Presentation

      3

      BUSU 672  Project Planning and Data Modeling

      3

      BUSU 673  Project Implementation and Analysis

      3

      Total Credits

      12

    • Code Course Name Credits
      FINU 615  International Finance

      3

      FINU 620  Investments

      3

      FINU 630  Capital Markets

      3

      Select one course from Accounting

      3

      Total Credits

      12


    •     OLCU 501  Organizational Research 3
          HAUU 640  Foundations of Healthcare Administration 3
          HAUU 641  Healthcare Law and Ethics 3
      HAUU 642
       Healthcare Information Systems and Technology 3
      HAUU 643
       Analytics in Healthcare Management

      3

      HAUU 644
       Strategic Planning and Marketing for Healthcare Organizations 3
           HAUU 645  Healthcare Financial Management 3
           HAUU 651  Healthcare Quality and Safety 3
           HAUU 652  Healthcare Management Professional Practice 3
      Total Credits

      27

    • Code Course Name Credits
      HRCU 604  Workforce Planning

      3

      HRCU 605  Talent Management

      3

      Select two from the following:

      6

      BUSU 510
       Career Development & Management

       

      HRCU 602
       Strategic Business Concepts and Human Resources

       

      HRCU 607
       Total Rewards

       

      HRCU 612
       Human Resources Management in Public Administration

       

      HRCU 622
       Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining

       

      HRCU 630
       Conflict and Negotiation

       

      Total Credits

      12

    • MKTU 624  Seminar in Marketing Research

      3

      MKTU 630  Seminar in New Product Development

      3

      MKTU 635  Seminar in Advertising and Promotion

      3

      MKTU 640  Seminar in International Marketing

      3

      Total Credits

      12

    • Code Course Name Credits
       OLCU 501  Organizational Research 3
      OLCU 600  Foundations of Organizational Leadership

      3

      OLCU 601  Democracy, Ethics and Leadership

      3

      OLCU 602  Self, Systems, and Leadership

      3

      Total Credits

      12

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    If you’re considering going back to school for a masters in business degree, you have more options than ever to choose from. Browse through these frequently asked questions to explore the right path for your career and find a UMass Global program that helps you achieve your goals.

    • An MBA degree typically takes 1 to 2 years to complete, with the most common duration being 2 years for a full-time program. At UMass Global, full-time students can complete their degree in less than a year and part-time students less than 2 years. Check out our time to complete calculator to see how fast you can graduate.
    • An MBA can lead to high-paying job opportunities, but it's not guaranteed. Earning potential varies based on factors such as industry, location, experience, and specialization. On average, MBA graduates tend to earn more than those with only a bachelor's degree, but individual outcomes can differ significantly. Career choices and networking also play crucial roles in determining MBA graduates' salary levels. Ultimately, while an MBA can open doors to well-paying positions, success depends on various factors beyond the degree itself.
    • A Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a versatile graduate-level degree that offers a comprehensive education in various facets of business strategy, management, and leadership. Highly sought after — the MBA is the most popular master’s degree in the U.S. for both men and women — this level of business training can give you a leg up in the competitive business world.

      One of the distinguishing features of an MBA is its practical orientation. Through case studies, group projects, and real-world simulations, students gain hands-on experience and learn to apply classroom knowledge to solve complex business challenges. At UMass Global this part of our MBA is our Business Strategy and Competitive Advantage Capstone course, one of our eight required core courses.

      MBA programs also emphasize leadership development. Students have opportunities to enhance their leadership capabilities, communication skills, and ability to work collaboratively.

    • MBA degree salary estimates are reliably higher compared to a bachelor’s degree. According to a 2021 salary survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), annual salaries for MBA recipients are projected at nearly $30,000 more than individuals with a bachelor’s degree. You can dive deeper into this topic by reading "Is an MBA worth it? 5 things to consider.

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