At Isenberg, you'll receive a superior education you can trust and afford with the flexibility you need.
Our degree program is designed for working professionals who have achieved career success and are building momentum toward further advancement. We practice a holistic review of all materials submitted in the admission process and take into consideration academic history, aptitude for graduate-level work, motivation, and meaningful professional experience. Prior business education is not required to be admitted into the program and may exempt you from some foundational coursework. We accept applicants from a wide range of academic fields and professional disciplines, but all are required to have:
A minimum of three years professional working experience.
A bachelor's degree (or equivalent) from a regionally accredited college or university.
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.
Resumé/CV Online MBA applicants are required to have 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.
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. For admission to the MBA, 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.
Further information about UMass Graduate School admissions can be found here.
International Students: Find more information here.