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 degree completion students take on-site classes?
Yes. Online degree completion students can take on-site classes on a space available basis.
Yes. Online degree completion students can take on-site classes on a space available basis. Please note that there is a different tuition rate and additional fees.
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 double major or minor in an Isenberg degree?
You cannot double major in two Isenberg BBA degrees (marketing, management and finance).
You cannot double major in two Isenberg BBA degrees (marketing, management and finance). However, you can double major with a BBA degree and our BS in Hospitality and Tourism degree. Isenberg does not offer a minor.
Consider getting a certificate such as Event Planning or Casino Management from our Hospitality and Tourism department instead of a minor. Isenberg students can minor in programs such as sociology, economics, psychology or political science.
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
Can I preview my online classes before they begin?
Yes! One week prior to the official start date of each course, you can preview the course to familiarize yourself with the course syllabus, get details about course materials, and introduce yourself to the professor and fellow students. Go toUMass Online to login to your class.
Can I repeat a class?
Students may repeat a course that they received a C- or lower in.
Students may repeat a course that they received a C- or lower in. The new grade will be the one factored into your UMass GPA, however all grades will be visible on the transcript. The course must be repeated at UMass Amherst. A course may be repeated once without permission and a second time only with permission of the academic dean. No student may take a course more than three times.
Can I use my certificate courses towards a degree at UMass Amherst?
If you are accepted into a UMass Amherst bachelor degree program you may use the certificate...
If you are accepted into a UMass Amherst bachelor degree program you may use the certificate courses towards it.
Do I have to take the certificate courses for a grade?
Yes, classes must be taken for a grade and require a minimum grade of a C or higher.
Yes, classes must be taken for a grade and require a minimum grade of a C or higher. An overall GPA of a 2.0 is required with no more that one course below 2.0.
Gone for more than 2 semesters? There's a form to fill out.
Students who have not enrolled in classes in the last two semesters (not including summer and...
You must request an enrollment appointment to register through SPIRE within a week of the first day of registration. (an “enrollment appointment” is not an advising appointment, it is the dates within which you may register through SPIRE for your semester specific class(es)). To request a CPE enrollment appointment, in the SPIRE Menu, go to Enrollment > CPE Enroll Appointment. Review pertinent information before pressing the “Request Enrollment Appointment” button at the bottom of the page. View guide
How do I access my online class for the first time?
To access your online class for the first time, check for an email that contains your username...
To access your online class for the first time, check for an email that contains your username and password details. If you enrolled in the course more than one week ago and still do not have access, please contact UMass Continuing & Professional Education (CPE) to confirm enrollment.
How do I drop or Withdraw from a class?
Drop - You may drop a course up until the last day of the Add/Drop period.
Drop - You may drop a course up until the last day of the Add/Drop period. You will receive a refund (the refund will not include the course registration fee). Withdraw - You may withdraw from a class up until the Withdraw date. A class dropped during this period will be recorded on your transcript as a 'W' and no refund will be given. Dates - See the academic calendar for drop and withdraw dates. Refunds are given for classes dropped during the add/drop/refund period if proper procedures are followed. For more information, see the Refund Schedule and Calendar. The registration fee is non-refundable. To drop a class before the Add/Drop deadline: Note: Classes dropped before the Add/Drop deadline will not show on transcripts. Complete the electronic drop form. OR If you have a CPE appointment in SPIRE, you can drop the class via SPIRE self-enrollment.
Refunds are given for classes dropped during the add/drop/refund period if proper procedures are followed. For more information, see the Refund Schedule and Calendar. The registration fee is non-refundable. To drop a class before the Add/Drop deadline: Note: Classes dropped before the Add/Drop deadline will not show on transcripts. Complete the electronic drop form. OR If you have a CPE appointment in SPIRE, you can drop the class via SPIRE self-enrollment.
To withdraw from a class during the Withdrawal period: Note: Classes dropped during the Withdrawal period will show a grade of "W” for undergraduate students. Complete the electronic drop form. OR If you have a CPE appointment in SPIRE, you may be able to drop the class via SPIRE self-enrollment.
How do I enroll in a summer or winter class?
To enroll in a summer or winter class, you must request a CPE Enrollment Appointment in Spire....
To enroll in a summer or winter class, you must request a CPE Enrollment Appointment in Spire.
1. Login to Spire 2. Create your Enrollment Appointment: • Main Menu > Enrollment > CPE Enrollment Appointment • Choose your semester • Scroll down to the bottom of the page • Click "REQUEST CPE ENROLLMENT APPOINTMENT" You are now ready to add a classes.
How do I get access to SPIRE, UMass Email and online library resources?
You need to activate your Student...
You need to activate your Student OIT Account to get access to SPIRE, UMass Email, and Online library resources.
How do I know my academic standing?
Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.0 to remain in good academic standing...
Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.0 to remain in good academic standing with the University. Please review the Academic Regulations for further information.
How do I know my GPA?
You may see your cumulative GPA on your Academic Requirements Report on...
You may see your cumulative GPA on your Academic Requirements Report on SPIRE once you have selected “Expand All” on the top of the page. Your Unofficial transcript also will tell you your cumulative GPA. If you are repeating any courses, the GPA listed on your ARR will be changed to remove the grade from the initial course. Link to Registrar for how to calculate.
How do I search for and enroll in online classes?
Isenberg Courses: All students can use the Browse Courses tool to find and sign up for Isenberg Classes
Other Courses: Prospective Students If you are not a Current Student (not yet accepted to an Isenberg program) and want to sign up for a non-Isenberg class, you can search and enroll in classes at CPE. You are not eligible to register through SPIRE.
Other Courses: Current Students 1. Login to SPIRE (the University online catalog and course search tool) 2. Click on Main Menu > Course Guides > Search for Classes 3. Follow directions for your session below
Gen Ed classes Spring & Fall session:
Term = Spring or Fall
Gen-Ed Category = Pick the gen-ed category you seek
Gen-Ed Category = Pick the gen-ed category you seek
How do I take an online class?
All Isenberg online courses are offered through Continuing and Professional Education...
All Isenberg online courses are offered through Continuing and Professional Education CPE. For undergraduate University students wishing to take online courses during the summer and winter sessions, they may request a CPE Enrollment Appointment through their “Enrollment” tab in SPIRE. During the fall and spring semester, undergraduate University students may request to enroll through the CPE office or CPE website. Students may enroll in up to 6 credits online only if they are enrolled in at least 6 credits of regular on-site university courses. Please note that students must pay the tuition and fees associated with CPE courses in addition to the regular University tuition and fees.
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.
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