- The MBA program at UMass Lowell prepares students to effectively lead organizations in rapidly changing and diverse regional, national and global business environments, and fosters connections with alumni who lead Fortune 500 and innovative start-up companies – as well as everything in between.
- Graduates of the MBA program are poised to advance within an organization, or start a new job or a new business with the credentials – and depth of knowledge – necessary to advance. Several different options allow students to tailor the program to their career needs, and the program’s flexibility allows students to attend full- or part-time, with online options. Our MBA graduates benefit not only from the degree itself, but also from the name of the degree-granting institution – the well-established, AACSB accredited, and highly ranked University of Massachusetts Lowell.
- UMass Lowell has a long history in business education, preparing students for current and emerging economic sectors. Close ties to industry have developed, since our first managers were trained to lead the industrial revolution of the 1800s, which began in Lowell. These real-world connections infuse the MBA curriculum, while offering students a wide range of internship experiences and links to future employers.
- Today, UMass Lowell MBA alumni lead companies in the financial, life sciences, high technology and defense sectors, to name just a few. They have also started numerous new ventures. UMass Lowell is a recognized innovation hub, hosting two start-up business incubators. UMass Lowell’s Manning School of Business partners with the Francis College of Engineering and the UMass Medical School to bring new medical device products to market, and the university hosts one of the world’s most respected conferences on entrepreneurialism in higher education.
The MBA, General Business Option
Course Credits (10 courses, 30 credits)
- Accounting Information for Management Decisions
- Corporate Finance
- Management Information Systems
- Managing Organizational Change
- Customers & Markets
- Operations Management
- Strategy Formation & Implementation (capstone course).
3 Manning School of Business electives
Students may focus their electives and pursue an option in any of the following:
- Business Analytics
- Information Technology
- International Business
- Managerial Leadership
According to the Financial Times, those who earn an MBA more than doubled their pre-MBA salaries within three years. According to Payscale.com, the average salary for MBA graduates is $85,000, and salaries vary greatly depending on which industry the MBA graduate is in.
Students in UMass Lowell’s MBA program develop an understanding of all business processes, so that they are able to solve problems and integrate across all areas, bringing value to, and creating value for, their firm. They learn which management processes are necessary to for making changes, and so can lead change, and bring the critical thinking and communication skills that aid in ethical, effective problem solving and decision making.
Alumni of the MBA program work in companies such as HP, Microsoft, State Street Corporation and iRobot, and have started companies including Venture Enterprises. UMass Lowell’s longstanding relationships with regional businesses and its global alumni network help our graduates succeed.
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