At Isenberg, we are committed to ensuring our online students graduate with the competitive business skills essential for success – blending innovative technology with coursework that simulates real-world business experiences.
Our undergraduate curriculum instills core business knowledge, as well as perspectives that embrace the global economy, sustainable and socially responsible decision-making, and interdisciplinary perspectives in science, technology, mathematics, humanities and entrepreneurship.
To receive an undergraduate degree, students at UMass Amherst must complete a total of 120 credits of coursework designed to meet general education and major-specific curriculum requirements.
Isenberg School of Management offers 2 undergraduate degrees.
In addition to the courses required for their major field of study, all Isenberg students must take a set of core business courses in topics like accounting, corporate finance, marketing fundamentals, business information systems, and management communications. Specific course requirements are dependent on the degree type of the student's major field of study.
For more information about undergraduate degree requirements select the major of your choice.
We offer personalized advice on any aspect of the Isenberg Undergraduate online program, from applying to a program to choosing the right classes. Your success is our top priority, and we welcome the opportunity to talk with you. We are available 9:00 am – 4:30 pm EST Monday through Friday by phone, email, or schedule a convenient time to talk more about the program.
Can I apply to the online undergraduate degree completion program if I already have a Bachelor’s degree?
• Unfortunately you cannot earn a second bachelor's degree from Isenberg, whether or not your...
• Unfortunately you cannot earn a second bachelor's degree from Isenberg, whether or not your first bachelor’s degree was in business, hospitality, or completed elsewhere. You may want to pursue our Isenberg Professional MBA (PMBA) online program, or certificates. • If your bachelor degree is non-US, to find out the US equivalency of your International academics you may request a report for a fee from a professional evaluation organization.
Can I get a transcript review to see if I am a good fit and which classes might transfer?
Yes! Our Advising Center offers a preliminary review of your transcript(s) before you apply.
Yes! Our Advising Center offers a preliminary review of your transcript(s) before you apply. Our advisors will evaluate your unofficial transcripts to help you decide if Isenberg is the right fit for you. Advisors will also tell you which courses will most likely transfer, and what requirements you still need to fulfill. The preliminary transcript review does not guarantee admission, but is a good indication of your standing. To request a preliminary review, email your unofficial transcript(s) (from each institution attended) and indicate which major you are interested in to: firstname.lastname@example.org
How many credits are required for the Isenberg Online Degree Completion Program, and how many can I transfer?
You need a total of 120 credits to earn your degree.
You need a total of 120 credits to earn your degree. You may transfer a maximum of 75 credits, and you must earn at least 45 of your total credits through classes at UMass Amherst, and meet all degree requirements.
How many hours should I expect to spend on an online course?
You should expect to put in at least ten hours of course work per week for a three-credit course...
You should expect to put in at least ten hours of course work per week for a three-credit course in the fall or spring (13 week semesters). Courses are also offered over six weeks and four-week sessions. The shorter the session, the more rigorous the time commitment.
What courses can I transfer to UMass?
As a general guide, a course will transfer if:
As a general guide, a course will transfer if:
The course was offered at a school that has regional academic accreditation at the post-secondary level (consult the other school’s catalog), and was comparable in content and scope to a course offered at UMass Amherst (Check for UMA course descriptions)
You passed the course with a minimum grade of C-
Courses will generally not transfer if it was:
Taught by a school which does not have regional academic accreditation at the post-secondary level
A remedial or development course (pre-100 level, ESL, basic math, pre-composition, etc.)
A skills-oriented course (Lotus 1-2-3, study skills, career development, word processing, business communication, sales, etc.)
A vocational course (secretarial, lab technology, real estate, electronics, paralegal, medical assistant, radiology, etc.)
An internship, co-op, field experiences or practicum sponsored by another school
A non-credit course
Credited with Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
A first year/college prep course
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