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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Your path to becoming a business leader with strong analytical skills.

The MBA/MS dual degree program will give you a hands-on, real-world education, readying you to become a business leader with strong analytical skills. This 62-credit immersive program enables you to strategize and lead in a data-centric world, while studying on a schedule that fits your needs.

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The Isenberg Online MBA/MS in Business Analytics dual degree is highly adaptable to your needs and schedule, and allows you to earn your dual degree without putting your life on hold. The program provides world-class learning tailored to a student's timetable, and can be completed in two to four years. 


Whether you are changing jobs or looking to advance your career, Isenberg's Office of Career Success offers career and professional development support for our graduate students. Work with a career coach and visit the IConnect portal for job postings, career events, and a suite of resources and tools in one central location.

Innovative Curriculum

Data is everywhere, and every organization needs to apply data analytics. As a working professional, you need an analytics background and vocabulary to lead in the data-centric business world. Coursework in Business Intelligence, Data Management, Data Mining, Data Science, and Application Development with Python will prepare you to navigate the analytics landscape

The skills learned in the MSBA program are in demand by employers. I am able to showcase the skills in job interviews, case studies, and use these tools at my disposal so that I'm a valuable asset when I enter the workforce.
Christina Harvey, MSBA '22
What I really value about this program is that it is forcing me to think more strategically and be more flexible in the way that I approach problem solving. We really are challenged to think outside of the box and study cases from the past and build upon that knowledge to think about the future.
Kierra Bowman, MBA '23
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#12 Online MBA Overall
#1 Public Online MBA in the Northeast
U.S. News & World Report, 2022
Ranked #3
#3 Online MBA Worldwide
#1 Online MBA in the U.S.
Financial Times, '17,'18,'19,'20
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#12 Online MSBA Overall
U.S. News & World Report, 2022

Application Requirements



Online Application

All prospective students must complete a University of Massachusetts Amherst Graduate School Graduate Admissions Online Application.

Personal Statement

A personal essay should be one to two pages in length, and include information about your past and current academic and professional history, your future goals and reasons for pursuing the MBA, and other pertinent details that will help us evaluate you as a candidate.


Online MBA applicants are required to have a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) from a regionally accredited college or university and three years of professional work experience. Examples of professional work experience include: leadership, executive, managerial, supervisory or teaching positions, military service, and any position that involves decision making responsibility such as budget oversight, data analysis, or project management.

Official Transcripts

Please submit your transcripts from all colleges/universities attended, undergraduate and graduate, where nine (9) or more credits were earned. Unofficial transcripts uploaded to the 'Additional Materials' page of your application are acceptable. Upon admittance, official transcripts will need to be submitted, either electronically or in paper format, directly by each institution's Registrar to the Graduate Student Service Center.  Review the instructions on this page for instructions on submitting official transcripts.

International Transcripts and Degree Certificates: If your transcript does not clearly indicate the awarding of your degree, with the degree title and date awarded, we need the diploma and/or degree certificate in addition to the official final transcripts.

English Translation: Transcripts and degree documents that are in a language other than English must be accompanied with an official English translation or an official credential evaluation from a NACES member.

Please consult the UMass Graduate School international applicants page for additional details about prerequisite degrees. 

Letters of Recommendation

Your two letters of recommendation should be from individuals who know you on a professional level and well enough to provide specific examples and details regarding your past performance and competencies. Two professional references are encouraged, but one academic and one professional reference is acceptable.

GMAT/GRE Score (Waivers Available)

While a strong GMAT/GRE score enhances any application, many of our candidates are able to submit an application without a GRE or GMAT test score based on professional experience and/or academic accomplishments. Find out if you qualify for a GMAT/GRE waiver.

For Non-Native English Speakers Only: English Language Proficiency Scores

Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate their English proficiency by submitting scores from a standardized English Language Proficiency Test. This is not required of U.S. citizens or non-U.S. citizens who hold U.S. Permanent Resident Status. The minimum scores for admission are as follows: the minimum combined TOEFL score is 100; the minimum IELTS Academic combined score is 7; the minimum Duolingo English Test overall score is 120; and the minimum PTE Academic overall score is 68. Please note, when reviewing an application, the UMass Graduate School does not superscore language tests (e.g. we do not accept the ETS MyBest Score set). Please consult the UMass Graduate School international applicants page for additional details.  

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Follow our step-by-step process to complete your online application.

  1. Once you click Apply Now, you will be taken to the University's secure online student information system, SPIRE.
  2. Follow the “Go to Application” link to create your user account to begin your application process.
  3. Complete the admissions requirements and submit your application. Note: you can save and resume your application process as you gather required materials.
  4. After submitting, track your application at the Graduate School Status of Application page.
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