MBA

Sport Law

The law as it applies to professional and amateur sport organizations. In-depth analysis of contract law, tort law, constitutional law, administrative law, antitrust law, labor law, collective bargaining, and arbitration as it relates to sport. How to identify, analyze and understand legal issues, and the ramifications of those issues. Introduction to the case method of training in problem solving, the method upon which law is based. Each student makes at least one class presentation on current legal issues.

Rethinking Ecommerce: Intro to Digital Business Strategy

This course is designed to provide a management-level understanding of how to build and transform organizations using contemporary technologies such mobile, cloud computing and others. Core to this process will be understanding how to exploit and leverage such technologies by applying business modeling techniques.  Online synchronous sessions available. Students can participate at the times listed or view recorded sessions asynchronously. Limited seats available. This 3 credit course is scheduled as SCH-MGMT 697EC.

Leadership & Beyond

An overview of different perspectives and approaches to leadership practice. Goes beyond traditional leadership practices to examine empowering leadership approaches and contemporary leadership challenges.
Prerequisite: Sch-Mgmt 680. This 3 credit course is listed as SCH-MGMT 795L.

Investments

 Development of general theory of investment management and its application to individual and institutional investors; computer portfolio management. Note: online synchronous sessions available. Students can participate at the times listed or view recorded sessions asynchronously. Prerequisite: Sch-Mgmt 640. This 3 credit course is listed as SCH-MGMT 741.

Business Intelligence and Analytics

This course provides an introduction to Business Intelligence, including the processes, methodologies, infrastructure, and current practices used to transform business data into useful information and support business decision-making.  Business Intelligence requires foundation knowledge in data storage and retrieval, thus this course will review logical data models for both database management systems and data warehouses. Students will learn to extract and manipulate data from these systems and assess security-related issues. Data mining, visualization, and statistical analysis along with reporting options such as management dashboards and balanced scorecards will be covered. Technologies utilized in the course include SAP Business Warehouse and Crystal Reports. This 3 credit course is listed as SCH-MGMT 697BA.

Digital Business Models: Creating Transformative Online Business Ideas

Building off the Strategic Information Management MBA course, this course is designed to provide an understanding of how to build and transform organizations using contemporary technology. Core to this process will be understanding how to exploit and leverage technology using Design Thinking and current business modelling techniques. This 3 credit elective course is listed as SCH-MGMT 697DB.   

Intro to Health Politics and Policy

The determinants of health policy in the U.S., including decisions and non-decisions made by institutional and political actors at all levels of government and by private sector actors. The social and cultural development of American medicine, historical efforts to pass national health insurance legislation, growth of government's involvement in health care, and recent failure of health care reform. (PUBHLTH 524 , 3 credits)

What is the typical admissions profile?

Admissions profile:

  • Average work experience: 10 years (while we prefer applicants to have 3-5 years’ experience, many students in the program have several years)
  • Average GMAT score: 570
  • Average UGPA range: 3.0 – 3.4

 

TOEFL Information - for international applicants only

School Code: Isenberg-UMass Amherst – 3917

Minimum scores:

TOEFL waivers apply to applicants who meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Citizenship of Australia, Botswana, Canada, Caribbean English speaking countries, Dominica, Gambia, Ghana, Great Britain, Guyana, Hong Kong, Ireland, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Scotland, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, West Indies, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
  • Earned a college or university degree in the United States or in one of the countries listed above.
  • A degree earned from the American University in Beirut, American University in Bulgaria, American College of Greece, or from Bogazici University in Turkey.
  • Current enrollment as a full-time student who will have completed two academic years of college/university work in the United States prior to the date of anticipated entrance at the University of Massachusetts.
  • An Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate has been obtained (prior to June 2005 only.)

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