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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Focus your MBA for a career in finance.

The Isenberg MBA with a Focus in Finance offers a mix of general business and finance elective courses to meet your specific educational goals. This focus is ideal for individuals interested in a career in investment banking, corporate finance, venture capital, or consulting.

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

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Finance Courses

MBA students are required to complete a total of 9 elective credits to establish an optional focus area. The following list of courses are a sampling of Finance electives. Please note that these electives are offered on a rotating basis and are subject to change. Connect with your Academic Advisor for current course offerings.

Corporate Real Estate

Ecommerce Logistics

Financial Management of Health Institutions

LEAN Management

New Venture Finance

Personal Finance - Basics

Personal Finance - Cash Management

Personal Finance - Insurance

Personal Finance - Investments

Real Estate Investment

Strategic Technological Innovation Management

Value Investing

Flex Focus Courses

Students may substitute up to 3 credits of Finance electives with a “flex” designated elective. These flex electives are applicable to all industries and can be applied to all focus areas.

Business Intelligence & Analytics

Career and Professional Development Workshop

Data Management for Business Leaders

Foundations of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Business 

Negotiations Theory & Practice

Personal Finance - Basics

Personal Finance - Cash Management

Personal Finance - Insurance

Personal Finance - Investments

Project Management

Survey Development and Analysis

Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines
Fall Start

Priority: June 1
Final: July 15

Spring Start

Priority: October 1
Final: November 15

Summer Start

Priority: February 1
Final: March 15

Priority Deadline Benefits

If you apply by the priority deadline for your chosen start term, you will receive several educational and financial benefits:

  • $85 application fee reimbursement on your first tuition invoice.
  • ​Priority access to course registration.
  • Additional time to plan finances.
  • ​Early access to upcoming career and professional development opportunities
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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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#12 Overall
#1 Public in the Northeast
U.S. News & World Report, 2022
#21 Overall Online MBA Program
#21 Overall, #1 in the Northeast
Poets & Quants, 2021
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#8 Overall, #1 Public
Fortune Magazine, 2022
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#3 Worldwide
#1 in the U.S.
Financial Times, '17,'18,'19,'20
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#18 Overall
#1 Public in the Northeast
Princeton Review 2021
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