Undergraduate Current Students

Major Declaration

Isenberg students in the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree program may declare one of the School's five majors when they reach their first semester of sophomore year*.  Upon declaring a major, students will be assigned a faculty advisor within their respective academic department.


*Attention Class of 2018: You are not required to declare your major this semester. Until you declare your major you will continue to receive this information. If you choose to declare your major this semester and change your mind it is very simple to change your major through an Academic Advisor located in Isenberg 206.


Fall 2014 - Major declaration began Monday, September 22.  The deadline to declare was Friday, October 3.


Spring 2015 - Major declaration begins Monday, February 9.  The deadline to declare is Friday, February 20.

Declaring a Major

If you are uncertain of which major to declare, please utilize the many resources available to you as an Isenberg student.  One helpful resource is the Isenberg Industry Insights tool available through the Chase Career Center.  You can also schedule an appointment with a Chase advisor. 


Students may also find it beneficial to contact the department and request to speak with a faculty advisor.





Operations & Information Management


Ideally, it is best to declare a major by first semester junior year.  Students without a declared major may find it difficult to register for upper level courses in the School.  Students will not be able to graduate without a declared major.  

Mandatory Major Night

Students who declare their major during the Fall 2014 declaration process, will need to attend a mandatory major meeting.  Departments will notify students with the details of their respective major night.


Students who declare will have an ADVISING HOLD placed on his/her SPIRE account preventing enrollment for the next semester.  Students need to attend the mandatory major meeting for the HOLD to be lifted. 


Accounting - Oct. 22nd 4:00-5:30pm in 137

Finance - Nov. 3rd 6:45-8:00pm in 137

Management - Oct. 27th 6:00-7:00pm in 108

Marketing - Oct. 28th 5:30-7:00pm in 108

Operations & Information Management - Oct. 29th 5:00-6:00pm in 108


If you are on domestic exchange, international exchange or an internship/co-op and thus unable to attend the mandatory major meeting you are asked to contact the Isenberg Undergraduate Programs Office at undergrad@isenberg.umass.edu before the major declaration deadline for the respective semester.  The hold will be lifted from your SPIRE account and you will be able to register for classes.  Upon your return to campus, you will need to check in with your major department as soon as possible.



If you have questions please contact:

Isenberg Undergraduate Programs Office

Isenberg Room 206