Quick Stats

  • Avg. SAT Score
    1248
  • Annual Tuition (in-state excl. fees)
    $1,714
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
    2,369
  • University Selectivity
    63%
  • University Yield
    24%
  • Average Salary
    $51,120
  • Top Industry
    Financial Services
  • School Status
    Public
  • Accreditation
    AACSB Accredited
  • B-School Founded
    1947
  • Program Length
    Four Year
Contact Information
121 Presidents Drive
Amherst, Massachusetts 01003, United States
Website
405x225

Isenberg School of Management

Accredited at the highest level nationally and internationally, the Isenberg School of Management is located at the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst - a resource-rich, public research institution, renowned for accomplishments in technology, entrepreneurship, and sustainability. With 8 undergraduate majors, rigorous MBA and Ph.D. programs, Isenberg emphasizes hands-on, real world learning, through innovative multi-disciplinary projects, internship and study-abroad opportunities, local and global networking events, and a close connection between students, faculty, and network of alumni.

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A very robust entrepreneurship program. I think, and a lot of people agree, it is the best entrepreneurship program in terms of getting financing and connections in all of New England.

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Events Calendar

  • Oct 1
    Online MBA Application Deadline (Spring Semester)

    Online

    Isenberg Online seeks the best and the brightest. Our students make up a diverse and remarkable community with applicants from all over the world bringing varied academic and professional backgrounds and interests. We not only want to make sure that you’re the right fit for Isenberg Online but that we’re the right fit for you.

  • Oct 16
    7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Online MBA Information Session

    Virtual

    Take the first step toward your MBA by attending a virtual Isenberg information session. During the session, our Director of Admissions & Advising, MaryBeth Kimball, will share her knowledge of the Isenberg MBA program, answer admissions questions, and address any additional questions you may have.

  • Dec 1
    Full-Time MBA Round 1 Application Deadline

    Online

    Isenberg's Full-time MBA students are high achievers, excellent leaders and creative problem solvers with strong academic abilities and meaningful professional experience. We welcome students from a diverse array of backgrounds and professional interests.

About University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Admissions

Admissions Selectivity
63% University of Massachusetts, Amherst 59% Average Across All Schools

Most Important Admissions Factors
  1. High school GPA
  2. SAT/ACT scores
  3. Extracurricular activities
University Admissions
  • Min. SAT
  • Min. ACT
  • Min. GPA
B-School Admissions
  • Min. SAT 1200
  • Min. ACT 26
  • Min. GPA 3.40
More Information
Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
39087% 39,087
63% 63
24% 24
63% School Selectivity
24% School Yield
Demographics of Applicants
  • Male Applicants
  • Female Applicants
  • International Applicants
  • U.S. Applicants
Required Tests
  • SAT or ACT
  • Are Interviews Required? Not offered
Additional Requirements:

International: Demonstrated language proficiency (TOEFL score), bank and sponsor statements, I-20.

Total Applications to Program
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
6664% 6,664
36% 36
29% 29
36% Program Selectivity
29% Program Yield
Program Requirements
  • Admissions managed by Business Program
  • Are interviews required? Not offered
Required Tests

Transfer Requirements
  • How internal transfers are handled Separate application
  • Min college GPA for transfers 3.5
  • Other transfer requirements Must earn a GPA of 3.5 or better in predictor courses - Calculus, Micro and Macro Economics, Statistics and a 3.5 or better overall.
Freshman Requirements
  • Freshman admissions Yes
  • Percent of admitted applicants who are freshmen 72
  • Min GPA required in pre-business courses? No
  • How freshmen are admitted Indicate interest on university application
Other requirements for freshmen

The Isenberg School has a restricted admissions program. Students achieve higher GPA and SAT scores than the general University admits.

Careers

Financial Services 17%
Top Industry
  • Manufacturing 5%
  • Other 3%
  • Media/Entertainment 2%
Ernst & Young
Top Employer
  • PwC
  • KPMG
  • State Street
More Information
Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
0%
0%
73% 73
59% 59.252482758620694
73% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
0%
0%
13% 13
17% 16.796475409836066
13% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
0%
1% 1
9% 9.484761904761905
1% Accept Offers
91% Graduates seeking full-time employment
9% Graduates not seeking employment
50% Percentage of graduates for whom employment information is available
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
0% 0
Data not provided
Finance/Accounting
53% 53
$53,965.00
32K 75K
General Management
10% 10
$44,590.00
26K 60K
Human Resources
3% 3
Data not provided
Management Information Systems
3% 3
$51,520.00
40K 59K
Marketing/Sales
14% 14
$40,973.00
20K 54K
Operations/Production
13% 13
$47,369.00
27K 59K
Logistics/Transportation
1% 1
Data not provided
Other
3% 3
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Accounting
37% 37
$55,560.00
53K 60K
Consumer Products/Retail
16% 16
$43,905.00
35K 55K
Consulting
1% 1
Data not provided
Financial Services
17% 17
$48,967.00
27K 75K
Government/Education
3% 3
Data not provided
Pharma/Biotech/Health
3% 3
Data not provided
Manufacturing
5% 5
$53,226.00
38K 59K
Media/Entertainment
2% 2
Data not provided
Non-Profit
0% 0
Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
0% 0
Data not provided
Real Estate
0% 0
Data not provided
Sports/Leisure
4% 4
$32,514.00
20K 50K
Technology/Science
8% 8
$50,808.00
40K 59K
Transportation
0% 0
Data not provided
Utilities
0% 0
Data not provided
Other
3% 3
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
97% 97
$50,995.00
24K 75K
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
1% 1
Data not provided
U.S. South
0% 0
Data not provided
U.S. Southwest
1% 1
Data not provided
U.S. Midwest
0% 0
Data not provided
U.S. West
1% 1
Data not provided
U.S. Possessions/Territories
0% 0
Data not provided
Canada
0% 0
Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Average Signing Bonus for Most Recent Graduates
Internship Employers / Interns Hired
  • Dana Farber Cancer Institute
  • Principal Profits Management
  • Grant Thornton
  • Staples
  • TJX
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 11
  • Percentage of internships that are paid
Career Services
  • Number of companies that recruited students on campus 318
  • Number of companies that posted full-time jobs on school message boards 1,075
Other activities and career services provided to undergraduate business students:
The Chase Career Center provides advising, workshops, alumni networking, peer mentoring, job search materials, a job and internship employer database, resume reviews and mock interviews, online resume building and interview practice tools, LinkedIn workshops, and a semester-long Career and Professional Development course. Chase works closely with a wide variety of our student clubs and professional organizations.

Cost

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$24,697
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $1,714
  • Fees $11,544
  • Expenses $11,439
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$32,920
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $9,937
  • Fees $11,544
  • Expenses $11,439
54% Percent of Institutional Grants or Scholarships 38% Percent of Full-tuition Institutional Grants or Scholarships
Basis for Grants or Scholarships
  • Need 57%
  • Merit 43%
More Information
Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Management No
  • Website http://www.umass.edu/umfa/
Scholarships
$6,705,539
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students last year
$7,983,958
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students this year
Loans
  • Loan Guarantee Policy No
  • Max Loan Guarantee Per Year

Academics

Average Class Size
  • Isenberg School of Management
  • All Schools
Core Business Classes
38% 35
50% 46
Elective Business Classes
43% 25
50% 29
Required Classes with a Waiting List
Isenberg School of Management 13 Average Across All Schools

* On the First Day of Enrollment
Top Areas of Study
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Sustainability & Entrepreneurship
More Information
Business Program Classes
52% Less than 20 Students 7% More than 50 Students
41% 21 to 50 students
25 Average number of students in non-business required electives
141 Different Elective Courses
New Electives
  • Quality Management
  • Special Topics in Social Media, Technology & Culture
  • Women and Men in Organizations
  • Ubuntu and Business in South Africa
  • Program length Four Year
  • Last change to curriculum 2011
Degrees Offered
  • BBA
  • BBA Online
  • BS Sport Management
  • BS Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • BS Hospitality and Tourism Management Online
Faculty
  • All Faculty
  • Tenured
124% 124
44% 44
Prominent Faculty
  • Anna Nagurney

    Operations Management

  • Steven Floyd

    Strategic Management

  • Thomas Schneeweis

    Finance

  • Are work study or co-ops available? Yes
  • Description of work study / co-ops:

    Students participate in work study positions within various offices within and outside of the Isenberg School, receive paid undergraduate teaching assistantships, and take advantage of many co-op opportunities with companies and organizations through the Chase Career Center housed within Isenberg.

  • Is study abroad available? Yes
  • Description of study abroad programs:

    The Isenberg School has numerous articulation agreements and affiliations with institutions world-wide for semester and longer study abroad opportunities. The Isenberg School also offers short-term study options for credit-bearing study programs in such countries as Australia, China, So. Africa, India, Ireland, and Italy.

  • Is community service or volunteering available? Yes
  • Description of community service/volunteering:

    Launched new comprehensive program called Isenberg Citizens First - "because community matters and character counts." Students can earn recognition as an Isenberg good citizen through participation in many service learning activities during their four years in Isenberg - from participating in a race for victims of domestic violence, to buying and presenting holiday gifts to underprivileged children, to creating an exercise program for residents in a local homeless shelter, and much more.

Students

23% Students in Top 10% of High School Class 47% Students with High School GPA over 3.75
1300 75th Percentile Score on SAT 29 75th Percentile Score on ACT
Student Body Breakdown
  • International Students
  • U.S. Students
  • Male Students
  • Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
76% 76
Asian American
10% 10
Not Reported
9% 9
* Percentages are for U.S. citizens in most recent entering class; only top three responses shown.
More Information
U.S. Regional Breakdown
1%
1%
97%
0%
0%
1%
Student Citizenship
U.S.
94% 94
Other Non-U.S. Citizenship
6% 6
Dual Citizenship
0% 0
Canada
0% 0
18 Average age of full-time students
89% Freshman retention rate
Graduation Rate
  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years
74% 74
89% 89

Alumni

Alumni Donors
Total Living Alumni
Alumni Donations
Average Gift Largest Gift

Most Prominent Alumni
  • Anshu Jain

    Co-Chairman of the Management Board and the Group Executive Committee

  • Edward Shirley

    President & Chief Executive Officer Bacardi Limited

  • John Legere

    Chief Executive Officer T-Mobile