Associate of Science in Management

Available Online or as a Mix of On Campus and Online Courses

UMass Lowell's Associate's Degree in Management provides a comprehensive introduction to the world of business in today's global economy. Students gain crucial analytical skills and learn the fundamentals of business operations, marketing, financial accounting, statistics, and more - all from one of the nation's leading business schools.

This affordable, part-time degree program is available online or as a mix of online and on-campus courses. The degree is offered through the Division of Online and Continuing Education by UMass Lowell's Manning School of Business (MSB), which is fully accredited at the undergraduate and graduate levels by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International - the highest accreditation for business schools worldwide.

All the courses in the Associate's Degree in Management may be counted towards UMass Lowell's Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration - making it more convenient than ever for students to continue their studies.

Program Outline

Total Credits: 65

University Core Curriculum Requirements - 35 credits

  1. ENGL.1010 College Writing I (3cr) - Available Summer 2017!
  2. HIST.---- History Elective - Arts and Humanities Course(AH) (3cr)
  3. PSYC.---- Social Sciences Course (SS) (3cr)
  4. SOCI.---- Social Sciences Course (SS) (3cr)
  5. ----.---- Science Elective & Lab (SCL or SLO; 3cr+1cr) (4cr)
  6. ----.---- Science Elective & Lab (SCL or SLO; 3cr+1cr) (4cr)
  7. ----.---- Arts and Humanities Course (AH) (3cr)
  8. ----.---- Arts and Humanities Course (AH) (3cr)

Note: Take no more than two Arts & Humanities (AH) courses from any one AH department/subject area (see UML's Core Curriculum Requirements for more info on AH, SCL and SLO courses).

Collateral Business Courses - 6 credits

  1. ECON.2010 Economics I (Microeconomics) (3cr) - Available Summer 2017!
  2. ECON.2020 Economics II (Macroeconomics) (3cr) - Available Summer 2017!

Manning School of Business Foundation Courses - 18 credits

  1. ECON.2110 Statistics for Business and Economics I (3cr) - Available Summer 2017!
  2. BUSI.1500 Business 101 (3cr) - Available Summer 2017!
  3. ACCT.2010 Accounting/Financial (3cr) - Available Summer 2017!
  4. ACCT.2020 Accounting/Managerial (3cr) - Available Summer 2017!
  5. POMS.2010 Managerial Decision Making (3cr) - Available Summer 2017!
  6. MKTG.2010 Marketing Principles (3cr) - Available Summer 2017!

Manning School of Business Core - 6 credits

  1. FINA.3010 Financial Management (3cr) - Available Summer 2017!
  2. MGMT.3010 Organizational Behavior (3cr) - Available Summer 2017!

*Students with a very strong mathematics background may elect to substitute a NON-MSB (non-business) elective for MATH.1200 Precalculus Mathematics I. A NON-MSB Elective is a course outside of the Manning School of Business that is considered by the University as an unrestricted elective. Note: This may not be a INFO.---- course.

Admission Requirements

Admission to this program is open to individuals who have at minimum earned their high school diploma or who have successfully completed the GED test or the High School Equivalency Testing Program.

How to Apply

To apply into this program, please complete our Online Application Form or print and complete our pdf Application Form.

Transfer Credits / Credit for Prior Learning

Have you taken credit courses at another accredited college or university in the past? You may be able to count those courses towards your degree at UMass Lowell. Please review our transfer credit policy and email our advisors at for additional details.

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Approximately 2 months prior to the start of each semester, Online and Continuing Education posts the new course schedule to the website. Once you've decided which course(s) you would like to take, returning students can register using SIS self-service, while new students must use the Non Degree Registration Form.

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The Benefits of Learning Online with UMass Lowell

The University has built a solid reputation by offering one of the largest selections of online programs available through a traditional university. Courses are taught by full-time faculty who are experts in their fields, and by adjunct faculty who, as practicing professionals, bring real-world experience to the online class discussions.

At UMass Lowell, we are committed to providing you with high-quality, affordable online programs that make earning your degree or certificate more convenient than ever before. Our students have access to online course technical support 24X7, and our academic advisors and program coordinators are happy to help you with your questions.

UMass Lowell's Robert J. Manning School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance AACSB Accredited Seal Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. This is the highest level of business school accreditation an institution can achieve in the United States.