Complement your undergraduate degree with a specialized business master's degree from Isenberg.

Undergraduate students at UMass Amherst and the other colleges in the Five College Consortium can pursue a 4+1 option at the Isenberg School of Management, completing their undergraduate degree and a

Undergraduate students at UMass Amherst and the other colleges in the Five College Consortium can pursue a 4+1 option at the Isenberg School of Management, completing their undergraduate degree and a specialized master's degree in 5 years or less*. 4+1 programs are currently available for the following degrees:

The 4+1 option can be accelerated and up to 12 graduate credits (4 courses) from a specialized master’s program can be taken while students complete their undergraduate degree, and depending on the program, up to 6 credits (2 courses) may be allowed to double-count for both the undergraduate degree and the graduate degree.

Undergraduate students who wish to accelerate their 4+1 program, should apply to one of the Isenberg specialized master’s programs in their junior year or early in their senior year.

Benefits of the accelerated 4+1 option are provided below:

  • Efficiency: Complete your undergraduate and graduate degree in less than 5 years
  • Cost savings: Double count up to 6 credits toward your undergraduate and graduate degrees (Does not apply to the MSA due to CPA Exam requirements)
  • Internship opportunities: Start taking graduate courses early and secure an internship in the summer after you complete your undergraduate degree
  • Career opportunities: Be better prepared to interview for jobs in the fall when you officially start your master's program

 

*The MSA degree with the Transitions Track can require 1.5 to 2 years to complete beyond the undergraduate degree if students do not have a degree in accounting and are not able to pursue an accelerated 4+1 schedule.

Reach out to a Program Information Specialist to learn more.

Reach out to a Program Information Specialist to learn more.

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