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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Focus your MBA on a career in management & entrepreneurship.

The Isenberg MBA with a Focus in Management & Entrepreneurship offers a mix of general business and entrepreneurship courses for individuals interested in general consulting, leading a business unit or start-up, or managing human resources.

Note: The focus area is only listed on your transcript, not on your diploma.

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Focus Requirements

MBA students are required to complete a total of 9 elective credits to establish an optional focus area. Students can complete a focus in management by choosing 9 credits from the courses listed below.

General Management, Entrepreneurship & Consulting Courses

  • Analysis for General Managers
  • Facing Dilemmas: Corporate Values
  • Negotiations Theory & Practice
  • Project Management
  • Data Management for Business Leaders
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Foundations of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Business
  • Sustainable Product Management
  • 2nd Year Practicum


Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines
On-Campus MBA Fall Start
Early Action Round 1 Round 2 Round 3
November 1 December 1 February 1 April 1 (U.S. applicants only)


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