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The Isenberg School of Management at University of Massachusetts--Amherst

Business School Admissions

Application (Fall 2013)

Application deadline (U.S. residents) February 1
Application deadline (international students) February 1
Application fee $40

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 23.8% - Low
Average age of new entrants 28
Average undergraduate GPA 3.45 - High
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 3.05-3.86
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 17
Average GMAT score 644 - High
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 590-710
Students with prior work experience 31
Average work experience (months) 52

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Acceptance rate 77.4%
Average age of new entrants 35
Average undergraduate GPA 3.24
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.7-3.8
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 275
Average GMAT score 562
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 463-660
Students with prior work experience 338
Average work experience (months) 113

Undergraduate Majors

TOEFL required for international students Yes
Minimum TOEFL score required 600 paper test
100 internet-based test

Factors and Procedures Used in Admissions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Full-time program
Professional qualifications, academic excellence, and motivation, are all important criteria for candidates. Application includes a personal statement, official GMAT or GRE score, official copy of transcripts, two letters of recommendation, and current resume. Applications are accepted for fall admission only with a deadline of February 1st. All applicants are considered for assistantships.
Executive program N/A
Part-time program
Online & Blended MBA students are evaluated on a full range of criteria including work experience, past academic achievement which are important measures. Applications must include a personal statement, official GMAT or GRE score, official copy of transcripts, two letters of recommendation, and resume. Application deadlines are April 1st-Summer, July 1st-Fall, and December 1st-Spring.
Part-time distance learning program
Online MBA students are evaluated on a full range of criteria including work experience, past academic achievement which are important measures. Applications must include a personal statement, official GMAT or GRE score, official copy of transcripts, two letters of recommendation, and resume. Application deadlines are April 1st-Summer, July 1st-Fall, and December 1st-Spring.

Admissions Contacts

Director of admissions Alan G. Robinson
Full-time program phone (413) 545-5608
Full-time program E-mail mba@isenberg.umass.edu
Full-time program website http:/​/​www.​isenberg.​umass.​edu/​mba
Executive program phone N/A
Executive program E-mail N/A
Executive program website N/A
Part-time program phone (413) 545-5608
Part-time program E-mail mba@isenberg.umass.edu
Part-time program website http:/​/​www.​isenberg.​umass.​edu/​mba
Part-time distance learning program phone (413) 545-5608
Part-time distance learning program E-mail mba@isenberg.umass.edu
Part-time distance learning program website http:/​/​www.​isenberg.​umass.​edu/​mba
 

Business School Academics

Program Offerings

(18) Departments/concentrations
accounting not-for-profit management
entrepreneurship production/operations management
finance organizational behavior
general management public administration
hotel administration public policy
human resources management sports business
leadership supply chain management/logistics
manufacturing and technology management technology
marketing other
Departments with highest M.B.A. demand finance, general management, marketing, sports business, technology
Types of M.B.A. programs offered full-time traditional two year, part-time evenings and weekends, part-time off campus, part-time distance learning
Joint programs available engineering, public policy/administration, M.B.A./M.S. Sports Management

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Full-time program
Isenberg MBA students complete all core courses in the first year, allowing them to be better prepared to succeed in summer internships. Additionally, first-year students are required to take a career management course. Second year students customize their MBA degree with elective courses and independent studies. Students will also take part in a semester-long practicum consulting project.
Executive program N/A
Part-time program
The Online & Blended MBA Program is a self-paced program requiring students to complete 11 core courses (same core curriculum as the full-time program) and three elective credits. Students have the option of completing courses at any of the three satellite campuses in Massachusetts: Holyoke, Shrewsbury, and Pittsfield as well as Online, students can take a combination of live and online classes.
Part-time distance learning program
The Online MBA Program is a self-paced program where students are required to complete 11 core courses & 3 elective credits. Elective courses are offered in 1-3 credit options. Online courses are asynchronous & students have access to their course platform 24x7 from anywhere in the world. Students learn from the same exceptional graduate faculty who teach in our full-time program.
 

Business School Ranking

#57 Best Business Schools

(1) Ranking by Specialties

#28 in Part-time M.B.A.

Business Ranking Scores

These data apply only to full-time students.

Score 48
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.9
Recruiter assessment score (out of 5) 2.6
Acceptance rate 23.8% - Low
Average starting salary and bonus $79,220 - Medium
Average undergraduate GPA 3.45 - High
Average GMAT score 644 - High
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 45.0% - Low
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 90.0% - Medium
Enrollment (full-time) 70
 

Business School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Enrollment 1,243

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 70
Minority students 11.4%
International students 25.7%

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) 1,173
Minority students 18.4%
International students 11.8%
 

Business School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Anne Peramba
Financial aid phone (413) 577-0555

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $110 per credit (in-state)
Full-time: $414 per credit (out-of-state)
Part-time: $667 per credit (in-state)
Part-time: $667 per credit (out-of-state)
Required fees $30,384 per program
Room and board, books, and miscellaneous expenses $16,500
Average indebtedness of 2011 graduating class $15,500

Financial Aid Availability

College-funded aid (fellowships, assistantships, grants, or scholarships) available Yes
Fellowships 0
Teaching assistantships 16
Research assistantships 21
International students eligible for college-funded aid Yes
High
Career and Salary Statistics

Business School Career and Salary Statistics

University of Massachusetts--Amherst has submitted its most recent career data in accordance with the MBA Career Services Council Standards for Reporting MBA Employment Statistics and has granted permission to the Graduate Management Admission Council to send an independent third party to review for accuracy and compliance.

Class of 2011

Full-time graduates 24
Full-time graduates known to be seeking employment 20
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 45.0% - Low
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 90.0% - Medium

Base Salary: Overall

Total reporting base salary 10
Low base salary $58,000
Average base salary $75,700
High base salary $118,000

Base Salary: U.S. Citizens

Low base salary: U.S. citizens $58,000
Average base salary: U.S. citizens $75,700
High base salary: U.S citizen $118,000

Base Salary: Foreign Nationals

Low base salary: Foreign nationals N/A
Average base salary: Foreign nationals N/A
High base salary: Foreign nationals N/A

Signing Bonus: Overall

Total reporting signing bonus 8
Low signing bonus $2,000
Average signing bonus $4,400
High signing bonus $9,000

Signing Bonus: U.S. Citizens

Low signing bonus: U.S. citizens $2,000
Average signing bonus: U.S. citizens $4,400
High signing bonus: U.S. citizens $9,000

Signing Bonus: Foreign Nationals

Low signing bonus: Foreign nationals N/A
Average signing bonus: Foreign nationals N/A
High signing bonus: Foreign nationals N/A

Other Compensation: Overall

Total reporting other compensation 0
Low other compensation N/A
Average other compensation N/A
High other compensation N/A

Other Compensation: U.S. Citizens

Low other compensation: U.S. citizens N/A
Average other compensation: U.S. citizens N/A
High other compensation: U.S. citizens N/A

Other Compensation: Foreign Nationals

Low other compensation: Foreign nationals N/A
Average other compensation: Foreign nationals N/A
High other compensation: Foreign nationals N/A

Base Salary by Occupation

Numbers for employment by occupation are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting marketing/sales jobs 3
Marketing/sales low salary $64,000
Marketing/sales average salary $70,000
Marketing/sales high salary $80,000
Number reporting operations/production jobs N/A
Operations/production low salary N/A
Operations/production average salary N/A
Operations/production high salary N/A
Number reporting general management jobs 3
General management low salary $58,000
General management average salary $65,000
General management high salary $73,000
Number reporting finance/accounting jobs N/A
Finance/accounting low salary N/A
Finance/accounting average salary N/A
Finance/accounting high salary N/A
Number reporting management information systems (MIS) jobs N/A
Management information systems (MIS) low salary N/A
Management information systems (MIS) average salary N/A
Management information systems (MIS) high salary N/A
Number reporting human resources jobs N/A
Human resources low salary N/A
Human resources average salary N/A
Human resources high salary N/A
Number reporting having jobs in other areas N/A
Other occupations low salary N/A
Other occupations average salary N/A
Other occupations high salary N/A

Base Salary by Industry

Numbers for employment by industry are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.

Base Salary by Geographic Region

Numbers for employment by location are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting jobs in the Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT) 10
Northeast low salary $58,000
Northeast average salary $75,700
Northeast high salary $118,000
Number reporting jobs in the Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV) N/A
Middle Atlantic low salary N/A
Middle Atlantic average salary N/A
Middle Atlantic high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs in the South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN) N/A
South low salary N/A
South average salary N/A
South high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs in the Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI) N/A
Midwest low salary N/A
Midwest average salary N/A
Midwest high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs in the Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX) N/A
Southwest low salary N/A
Southwest average salary N/A
Southwest high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs in the West (AK, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY) N/A
West low salary N/A
West average salary N/A
West high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs located internationally N/A
International low salary N/A
International average salary N/A
International high salary N/A
 


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