Become a Leader in Business

Become a leader who inspires innovation and change with UMass Global’s online instructor-led or self-paced business programs.

Why Earn Your Business Degree at UMass Global?

As a leader in online education for more than 20 years, UMass Global provides a quality business education with the flexibility you need to fit school into your busy schedule. With multiple learning formats and streamlined entry options, like no required entrance exam for MBA applicants, we've made earning your business degree faster and more affordable.

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

Earn a Specialized MBA

Earning an MBA can help you expand your network and increase earning potential. In fact, employers report candidates with a specialized MBA are more likely to earn higher starting salaries than generalized MBA grads. 

Accounting

Business Intelligence and Data Analytics   

Finance

Health Administration

Human Resources

Marketing

Organizational Leadership

Public Administration

 
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
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If I put more time in it I can get it done faster.  The best part is that you find out what you do know and what you need to know.
Venita C.
BBA, Information Systems Management (MyPath)
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
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

Customize Your BBA to Your Career

UMass Global offers over 10 business administration concentrations to choose from so you can align your BBA degree to your business goals.

Accounting Information Systems*
Entrepreneurship Marketing*
Finance Management*
General Business* Organizational Leadership
GIS and Data Analytics* Organizational Communication
Human Resources Supply Chain Systems*

*Available in online self-paced format

 

Flexible Ways to Learn

At University of Massachusetts Global, we recognize that every student is unique and can learn in different ways. Some are completely self-driven and can work on their own; others prefer the more traditional instructor-led approach. That’s why we offer two approaches for our online curriculum in our School of Business & Professional Studies — instructor-led/session-based degrees and competency-based, self-paced degrees (UMass Global MyPath). Which works better for you?

Self-Paced vs. Instructor-Led: Select the option that meets your needs!
SELF-PACED INSTRUCTOR-LED
100% online
Pace controlled by Student Instructor
Textbooks and course materials included
Start at Any time 6 convenient times per year
Tuition charged per Flat rate per session Unit per class
Ability to take breaks
Programs offered 9 Business & IT Programs 65+ programs, credentials, and certificates
Interact with classmates
How grading works Mastery of competencies (B or better) Traditional grading system
*Additional fees apply if student fails 1st attempt at final assessment
**Expectations are to take 12 units per 24-month period

 

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Have questions about enrollment, degree programs or financial aid? A UMass Global enrollment coach can help.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you’re considering going back to school for a 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.

  • A business administration degree provides the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in nearly any industry. Graduates can work in health care, technology, finance, government and even education. Most institutions offer undergraduate and graduate-level business degrees in a variety of specializations and some even extend to the doctoral level. Explore UMass Global’s full range of business programs.
  • A Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree provides students with a solid foundation in various aspects of business and management. You will gain knowledge and skills in areas such as finance, marketing, human resources, operations, entrepreneurship, and strategic management. The curriculum is designed to develop well-rounded business professionals who can understand and navigate the complexities of the business world. Students can also align their program with their career goals by specializing in a certain area. Find a business program that fits your career goals.
  • Common courses in most bachelor’s-level programs include statistics, management, finance, accounting, organizational communications, operations management, leadership and professional ethics. You can often choose from a range of concentrations to specialize in. An MBA also has similar concepts but digs deeper into more advanced concepts within each field.
  • A traditional bachelor’s in business can take up to four years, and an MBA up to three.
  • With a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, you can explore diverse career paths. Some common career options include:
    • Business Analyst: Analyzing data, identifying trends, and making informed business recommendations.
    • Marketing Manager: Planning and executing marketing strategies to promote products or services.
    • Human Resources Manager: Overseeing employee recruitment, training, performance management, and organizational development.
    • Financial Analyst: Evaluating financial data, conducting investment research, and providing financial guidance.
    • Operations Manager: Optimizing processes, managing resources, and ensuring efficient business operations.

    Please note that these are just a few examples, and the possibilities are vast. The specific career path you choose may depend on your interests, specialization, and additional qualifications you may acquire. Discover more paths with our resource 5 Types of online business degrees and corresponding careers.


  • A degree in international business combines fundamentals like leadership and accounting with foreign market concepts and financial dynamics. Students learn basic U.S. accounting rules as well as financial practices of other countries, multinational consolidations, foreign currency translation and international taxation principles. Learn more about the MBA in International Business at UMass Global.
  • An MBA can be beneficial in several ways. Earning one can help you achieve your long-term career goals, increase your earning potential, expand your professional network and even allow you to break into a new field. Need more inspiration? Check out these MBA success stories.
  • Considered the gold standard in business, an MBA can help increase professional opportunities and even earning potential. Adding a specialization can help align curriculum with a certain career path. Example positions for MBA grads include financial analyst, risk solutions architect, health services manager, marketing director, benefits specialists and more. Explore your options by checking out our resource "10 MBA specializations and why you should consider pursuing one."
  • Some top career paths for MBA finance grads include senior financial analyst, financial manager, investment banker and chief financial officer just to name a few. Learn more about typical job duties for these positions and find out what to expect from this type of degree program by checking out our resource What to expect when earning an MBA in finance.
  • An MBA in finance provides students with the same foundational knowledge as a general MBA, covering topics like statistics, economics, leadership and marketing. But the finance emphasis also allows students to broaden their expertise in areas like stock market analysis, global economy, corporate finance and investment banking.
  • In addition to the core MBA courses in finance and economics, students interested in data analytics can expect to dig deeper into data visualization, modeling and business applications using industry leading Esri GIS software. Graduates of the UMass Global MBA in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics will be able to synthesize multiple data sources to evaluate business trends. Learn more by checking out our resource What to expect from an MBA in Data Analytics.

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