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, continuing their graduate studies on the heels of finishing their undergraduate degree.

MS in Business Analytics
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About the MS in Business Analytics

The MS in Business Analytics program features a STEM curriculum that provides students the analytical tools and skills that are sought after by organizations of all kinds. Our recent grads earned an average starting salary of $75,000 per year, and secured positions at top companies like Staples, Oracle, Raytheon, and Digital Sports Tech.

MS in Accounting
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About the MS in Accounting

Isenberg’s MS in Accounting provides students the skills for a successful accounting career and many graduates work for major firms. Recent graduates have been hired by top companies including PwC, Ernst & Young, RSM, and CohnReznick, with a 98% placement rate and an average starting salary of $67,000 per year.

The MS in Accounting 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.

Master of Finance
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About the Master of Finance

The Master of Finance features a STEM curriculum designed to deliver an in-depth understanding of the most advanced financial theories, quantitative models, and industry practices. This degree prepares students to work in positions such as market research analyst, personal investment advisor, risk officer, credit analyst, portfolio manager, pension consultant, and financial economist.

Accelerate Your Degree

For UMass Amherst students, the 4+1 option can be accelerated and up to 12 graduate credits (4 courses) from one of the specialized master’s programs 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.* The accelerated 4+1 allows students to complete their undergraduate degree and a specialized master's degree in 5 years or less.**

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

**UWW graduate tuition rates will apply for all graduate level courses taken. Visit the individual program tuition and aid pages for more information.

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