A 1-year accelerated program designed specifically for graduates of non-business majors.
ou’ve spent the past few years pursuing your passions---whether it’s English literature, psychology or biology—and now it’s time to embark on your career. You may be interested in a career in health industries, a government agency or the world of entertainment. Whatever career path you may choose, an overview of business management and the ability to support your recommendations using analytics is a strong complement to the skills you’ve cultivated as part of your major.
To get you there, Isenberg School of Management in partnership with the UMass Graduate School, has developed the first degree of its kind designed especially for non-business majors to make them more competitive in every kind of organization.
The Master of Science in Business & Analytics (MSB&A) is an accelerated program that provides graduates of non-business majors with the business analytics tools and techniques that are increasingly necessary to be effective in organizations of all kinds. MSB&A graduates will learn the vocabulary of big data within a 31 credit curriculum that covers core business management knowledge such as accounting, finance, operations, marketing, and more. This program not only provides the necessary business acumen to complement their undergraduate education, but it will provide career connections & opportunities via the Chase Career Center and the Isenberg alumni network.
Students will move through a one-year, 10 course curriculum with an initial cohort of 30-40 students beginning May 2017. No pre-requisites are necessary and GRE/GMAT waivers may apply based upon your undergraduate GPA. View the full curriculum.
The MSB&A has achieved classification as a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) program. This designation, determined by the Department of Homeland Security, allows international students to extend their training (Optional Practical Training - OPT) in the United States by working in their field of study. More information regarding the Extended STEM OPT process can be obtained through the university’s International Programs Office (IPO).