The Isenberg School of Management does not offer a Second Bachelor Degree program on campus or online. With the completion of a bachelor degree already (business or non-business) you are not eligible to apply to our bachelor programs.
We do however offer other outstanding programs you may be interested in.
We have a variety of Certificates at the Undergraduate and Graduate level and Master Programs.
You cannot double major within the Isenberg BBA degree.
Yes! Our Advising Center offers a preliminary review of your transcript(s) before you apply. We can evaluate your unofficial transcripts to tell you which courses will most likely transfer, and what requirements you still need to fulfill to help you decide if Isenberg is the right fit for you. The preliminary transcript review does not guarantee admission, but is a good indication of your standing.
For more information on requesting a preliminary review please see Learn more about transferring courses.
Yes! The University uses two Online Learning Management Systems (LMS) Blackboard Learn (BBL) and Moodle. Moodle courses are open to view a day before the semester starts and Blackboard course are available a week prior to registered students. This is a great opportunity every semester and especially your first semester to introduce yourself and start to learn the navigation before having to learn the course content.
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.
On-campus students have priority in on-campus classes. Online students can take on-campus classes on a space availability basis. There is a different tuition rate and additional fees, see Tuition and Fees.
New students will receive emails to your home email account with your NetID, temporary password and SPIRE ID. Activate your UMass email account as soon as you receive the information. All official UMass communications will be sent to this account.
Returning students will have the same NetID and password previously used. Access to classes in Blackboard Learn is available 1 week before the class begins. Access to classes in Moodle classes is available 24 hours before the class begins.
To log into your class, go to your Class Schedule on SPIRE; click on computer-screen icon. Log into your class by using your Net ID and Password (same credentials used to log into SPIRE).
The University uses two Online Learning Management Systems (LMS) Blackboard Learn (BBL) and Moodle for online courses. Moodle courses are open to view a day before the semester starts and Blackboard course are available a week prior to registered students. You can review the tutorials prior to starting.
Which semesters you attend and how many courses you take depend on your other obligations, degree requirements and your goals for completion. How long it takes to finish depends on how many courses you take during which semesters; you may take 1 to 4 courses most semesters.
Courses are offered spring, summer, winter, and fall. Please bookmark important dates for details on semester dates, add/drop and refund dates. You can log on to your classes at your convenience but will have deadlines to meet and time restrictions to work within.
- Spring, fall and summer 13-week courses expect a 11+ hour per week time commitment per 3-credit course.
- Summer and winter 6-week courses expect a 22+ hour per week time commitment per 3-credit course.
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 credits you need to reach 120 and satisfy all program requirements will determine your overall cost. You need a minimum of 27 transferable credits to apply and you may transfer up to 75.
Class fees for UWW session classes are charged per credit. Per credit fees vary based on course and program. Exact per credit and course costs can be found in the Restrictions/Notes section on the class in SPIRE.
All UMass Amherst Graduates are eligible for Latin honors designations on diplomas and transcripts if his/her complete academic record shows at least 45 calculable credits at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and meets one or more of the following criteria:
1. If a student’s GPA places him/her among the top 5% of the graduating class of his/her school or college, then he/she will receive the degree summa cum laude.
2. If a student’s GPA places him/her among the top 10% of the graduating class of his/her school or college, but not among the top 5%, then he/she will receive the degree magna cum laude.
3. If a student’s GPA places him/her among the top 25% of the graduating class of his/her school or college, but not among the top 10%, then he/she will receive the degree cum laude.
You can find out what course materials will be required by looking at your course in SPIRE, either log in or select Search classes/Catalog to the right of the SPIRE log in information, search for your class by term, subject and mode of instruction and select the section, scroll down to Textbook/Other materials. UMass Amherst uses Books By ECampus.