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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

An education and an experience.

We believe that a great MBA program should provide valuable experiences both in and outside of the classroom. Our proximity to both Boston and New York, as well as our extensive business network, position you perfectly to take advantage of opportunities working with top companies changing the face of modern business.

During the first year, students participate in the core curriculum designed to provide a rigorous foundation in a wide range of business topics and skills. Classes cover all the bases, from Business Intelligence and Statistics to Marketing Strategy and Corporate Finance. The practicum experience offered in the spring semester provides an immersive, consulting experience working with a real company.

In the summer after their first year, most students pursue internship opportunities. Some receive offers of employment and can choose to “off-ramp” during their second year, completing any remaining courses online. Second year coursework includes advanced classes in the core curriculum and specialized electives. Students can choose to pursue a focus area by selecting specialized elective courses that enhance their marketable skills, such as data analytics, asset management and human resources.

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Leadership Orientation Program

Kick off your MBA experience with the three-day David C. O'Leary '81 MBA Leadership Orientation Program. Students are immersed in presentation and public speaking skills, resume and cover letter writing, personal branding, social media and networking strategies. The program culminates in a networking event and panel discussion led by Isenberg senior-level alums and attended by MBA alums, both recent and established.

Integrated Practicum

In their first year, students put theory into practice in an experiential learning-based consulting project working with for-profit and not-for-profit organizations in their first year of study. These projects allow students to apply their business knowledge and solve complex issues with a team of colleagues and offer strategic recommendations to company leaders. Students can also choose to pursue an elective practicum experience in their second year.

Social Responsibility

The Isenberg MBA core curriculum incorporates corporate social responsibility and diversity, equity and inclusion topics which facilitates students development as responsible, inclusive, ethical business leaders. The Citizens First Speakers Series features topics on issues of professional ethics and corporate social responsibility. MBA Fellows play an active role in the Isenberg Annual Inclusive Leadership Summit and in the Conversations Speaker Series on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Watch Video in modal: An Introduction to the On-Campus MBA

An Introduction to the On-Campus MBA

On-Campus MBA Faculty

On-Campus MBA Faculty

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Albert G. Assaf
Professor, Hadelman Family Faculty Fellow & PhD Coordinator
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Carey Baldwin
Lecturer
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Susan Boyer
Lecturer & Director of Instructional Technologies
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Jeffrey Clark
Lecturer
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Emily Heaphy
Associate Professor & John F. Kennedy Faculty Fellow
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Charles J. Johnson
Clinical Associate Professor & Associate Director of the Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship
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Hossein B. Kazemi
Director, CISDM & Michael and Cheryl Philipp Endowed Professor
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Giuseppe (Joe) Labianca
Berthiaume Chaired Professor of Leadership
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Tony Lachowetz
Online Instructor
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Emily Must
Director of Internships & Lecturer
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Orlando Richard
Dean’s Research Professor
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Alan Robinson
Professor
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Anurag Sharma
Associate Professor
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Zachary Sheffler
Assistant Professor
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Monideepa Tarafdar
Charles J. Dockendorff Endowed Professor and PhD Coordinator in Information Systems
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Pamela Trafford
Senior Lecturer II
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