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Creating Business Leaders of the Future

UMass Lowell's Online Master's Degree in Business Administration effectively prepares students to compete in a rapidly changing global environment. Offered by the University's Robert J. Manning School of Business through the Division of Online and Continuing Education, this AACSB accredited MBA program integrates theory and practice through real-world projects and case studies applicable to commercial, industrial, and not-for-profit settings.

The program consists of 10 to 16 courses (30-42 credits), depending upon the student's educational background. The program is available entirely online, or as a mix of online and on campus courses for those who prefer to come to campus.

Students can either pursue a general program of study by selecting elective courses around their particular areas of interest, or they can pursue one of four focus areas in Finance, Accounting, Information Technology, or Marketing.

UMass Lowell's MBA program has been ranked as a Best Online MBA Program by U.S. News & World Report, a Best Business School by the Princeton Review, and was ranked by GetEducated.com as a Best Buy in Accredited Online MBA Programs.

UMass Lowell's Robert J. Manning School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.

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

- Number of Courses Required Including the Foundations Courses: 16 (42 credits)
- Number of Courses Required If You Have Already Fulfilled the Foundations Courses As Part of Your Undergraduate Studies: 10 (30 credits)

Required MBA Electives (Choose 3 / 9cr)

Students can choose to either generalize their area of study by selecting any three .6000/.7000 level Manning School of Business elective courses OR they can select three courses from one of the focus area options below. A variety of electives (but not all of them) are offered each semester. For assistance in selecting your electives, email mba@uml.edu or call 978-934-2848.

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.

Course Descriptions

ACCT.5010 Financial Accounting

An introduction to financial accounting within the context of business transactions and business decisions. This course is a broad introduction to using accounting information from the user's perspective with little emphasis on traditional debits, credits, journal entries and ledgers. Emphasis is placed on preparing and understanding financial statements. 2 credits. Prerequisite: MBA/ MSF/MSEM/MGFB/PSM or PHD. Special Notes: If not currently matriculated in a Manning School of Business program, please contact the MBA Staff at MBA@uml.edu or call 978-934-2848 for permission to take courses.

ACCT.6010 Accounting Information for Management Decisions

Prerequisite: Student must be matriculated and must have completed foundation core courses. Focuses on the manager's view as opposed to the accountant's view of the decision process and related quantitative and qualitative information needs. The course material examines accounting information that will achieve faster, better, and cheaper operations. New strategic cost management models, such as ABC and target costing, are explored and contrasted with traditional cost approaches. 3 credits. Prerequisite: Pre-req: MBA; Foundation Core. Special Notes: If not currently matriculated in a Manning School of Business program, please contact the MBA staff at MBA@uml.edu or call 978-934-2848 for permission to take courses.

ACCT.6020 Advanced Management and Sustainability Accounting

In the new environment of change, accountants are increasingly called on to support strategy through increasing efficiencies and reducing costs. This course will examine the different ways that accountants can add value through an understanding of value chain activities, use of technology, and extending value chain activities to develop a sustainability strategy. 3 credits. Prerequisite: Pre-req:MSA or(non-MSA 60.601) Special Notes: If not currently matriculated in a Manning School of Business program, please contact the MBA staff at MBA@uml.edu or call 978-934-2848 for permission to take courses.

ACCT.6120 Advanced Cost Management

An examination of cost data in ambiguous situations to assist managers in decision-making and strategy implementation. Emphasis is placed on advanced cost management for strategic planning, management control and, performance evaluation in multinational business entities. 3 credits. Prerequisite: MSA or MBA; found.core; 60.601 Special Notes: If not currently matriculated in a Manning School of Business program, please contact the MBA staff at MBA@uml.edu or call 978-934-2848 for permission to take courses.

ACCT.6210 Tax Factors in Business Decisions

This course is not yet avaliable. 3 credits. Special Notes: If not currently matriculated in a Manning School of Business program, please contact the MBA staff at MBA@uml.edu or call 978-934-2848 for permission to take courses.

ACCT.6220 Globalization and Accounting

Managers need to consider global opportunities and threats in their decision-making to manage effectively. This course explores the influence of globalization on accounting, emphasizing global capital markets and financial reporting, global organizational structures and managerial accounting, and tax and auditing implications of globalization, with a managerial emphasis. 3 credits. Prerequisite: MSA student; MBA students who have completed ACCT.6010. Special Notes: If not currently matriculated in a Manning School of Business program, please contact the MBA staff at MBA@uml.edu or call 978-934-2848 for permission to take courses.

ACCT.6230 Contemporary Accounting Issues

Significant and rapid changes in accounting rules are impacting the financial reporting and analysis that management uses to make business decisions. This course will explore contemporary accounting topics that accounting professionals will face in the workplace and how the accompanying requirements are changing the way that companies and their business partners use, report, analyze, and interpret financial data. Subjects covered will vary as conditions change but may include International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), Fair Value Measurements, Post-Retirement Benefits, Revenue Recognition, or other current accounting topics. 3 credits. Prerequisite: Matriculated MBA Special Notes: If not currently matriculated in a Manning School of Business program, please contact the MBA staff at MBA@uml.edu or call 978-934-2848 for permission to take courses.

ACCT.6300 Taxation of Business Entities

This course provides coverage of gross income and business deductions, and provides a comprehensive overview of the taxation of corporations, partnerships, and sole proprietorships. This course will also cover the history of federal taxation, estate and gift taxes, and how the taxation of business entities fits into the entire tax system. 3 credits. Prerequisite: MSA or MBA;found.core;60.601

ACCT.6400 Financial Accounting Theory and Research

A comprehensive exposure at an intermediate level to accounting theory and practice. Emphasis is placed on applying underlying accounting theory to complex accounting measurement problems. The effects of alternative methods are considered throughout the entire course. 3 credits. Prerequisite: MSA or MBA;found.core;60.601

ACCT.6450 Fraud Examination and Forensic Accounting

Fraud is an extremely costly business problem. Wells, Chairman of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, estimates that all forms of corporate dishonesty from cooking the books to embezzling could run as high as $660 billion annually. Business owners, executives, managers and accountants will benefit from understanding the causes, types and scope of fraud, fraud prevention, fraud detection, and fraud investigation. This course will cover management fraud, employee embezzlement and other types of fraud. The principles and methodology of fraud prevention, detection and investigation (e.g., forensic accounting) will be discussed. 3 credits. Prerequisite: MSA or MBA;found.core;60.601

ACCT.6880 Special Topics in Accounting

Topics of current interest in Accounting. Subject matter to be announced in advance. For a current semester course title, please log on to SIS, the Inter-Campus Student Information System. 3 credits. Special Notes: If not currently matriculated in a Manning School of Business program, please contact the MBA staff at MBA@uml.edu or call 978-934-2848 for permission to take courses.

FINA.5010 Business Financial Analysis

Introduces students to the finance function in a firm. Students are exposed to a variety of analytical techniques and to theory applied to financial decision making. Study will include effects of major financial decisions such as investment, financing and dividends on the value of a firm, in the light of their risk-return relationship under the assumption that the maximization of shareholder wealth is the goal of management. Pre-requisites: MBA or Certificate Programs or Permission of MBA Director. 2 credits. Prerequisite: ACCT.5010, MBA/MSEM or MGFB Special Notes: If not currently matriculated in a Manning School of Business program, please contact the MBA staff at MBA@uml.edu or call 978-934-2848 for permission to take courses.

FINA.6010 Corporate Finance

Relates working capital strategy, capital investment analysis, long-term financing, and capital structure decisions in a risk-return framework to the dynamics of the firm and the market in which it operates. 3 credits. Prerequisite: MBA, MSA, MS ITE or MSF. Special Notes: If not currently matriculated in a Manning School of Business program, please contact the MBA staff at MBA@uml.edu or call 978-934-2848 for permission to take courses.

FINA.6100 Global Financial Markets and Monetary Policy

This course examines the interactions between changing perceptions of macroeconomic conditions and movements in the prices and yields on financial market instruments. The orientation of this course is heavily institutional with emphasis on helping students develop a Wall Street perspective on asset choice and the likely impact of macroeconomic conditions and policies on financial market prices. At the same time, the dependence of macroeconomic policy outcomes on global financial markets expectations of future real growth in the US and in the world economy, expectations of inflation, sovereign default risk and of interest rates will be stressed. 3 credits. Prerequisite: CSCE Graduate Restrictions Special Notes: If not currently matriculated in a Manning School of Business program, please contact the MBA staff at MBA@uml.edu or call 978-934-2848 for permission to take courses.

FINA.6220 Advanced Portfolio Management

This course develops investment theory as applicable to portfolio management and securities selection. Topics covered include identification of investor goals, identification of investment opportunities in real and financial assets under volatile capital market conditions as well as analysis and decision making under conditions of certainty and uncertainty. Related concepts include technical analysis and fundamental analysis, pyramid approach to investing, changing risk and return through asset allocation and portfolio formation, valuation of basic securities and rebalancing of portfolios. 3 credits. Prerequisite: MBA Found Core or MSA Special Notes: If not currently matriculated in a Manning School of Business program, please contact the MBA staff at MBA@uml.edu or call 978-934-2848 for permission to take courses.

FINA.6240 Fixed Income Securities

Financial securities whose valuation depends on interest rates, such as Treasury securities, municipal bonds, and corporate bonds are called Fixed Income Securities. In this course, students will learn how to value and manage the risk of these securities. 3 credits. Prerequisite: MBA, MSA, MS ITE or MSF.

FINA.6750 Financial Derivatives

The primary emphases in this course are the valuation and practical application of derivatives for both hedging and speculation. Topics include the characteristics of options, forward contracts, futures, and swaps; arbitrage and the valuation of derivatives; creating value and profit diagrams; and the structure of the derivatives markets. Ethical and economic issues associated with the use of derivatives as reported in the current financial press are also covered. 3 credits. Prerequisite: Matriculated MBA students Special Notes: Matriculated MBA students with completed MBA Foundation Core; or permission of MBA Coordinator.

FINA.6880 Current Topics in Finance

Topics of current interest in Finance. Subject matter to be announced in advance. For a current semester course title, please log on to ISIS, the Inter-Campus Student Information System. 3 credits. Prerequisite: MBA, MSA, MS ITE or MSF. Special Notes: If not currently matriculated in a Manning School of Business program, please contact the MBA staff at MBA@uml.edu or call 978-934-2848 for permission to take courses.

FINA.6910 International Financial Management

The international dimension of the finance function of the firm. Financial constraints of the international environment and their effect on the standard concepts of financial management. The techniques of adapting risk analysis to the international situation. Study of international currency flows, monetary systems, forward cover and international banking policies. 3 credits. Prerequisite: Matriculated MBA students Special Notes: If not currently matriculated in a Manning School of Business program, please contact the MBA staff at MBA@uml.edu or call 978-934-2848 for permission to take courses.

MGMT.5010 Organizational Behavior

Introduces students to management and organizational behavior. Its general purpose is to study and understand the behavior of individuals and groups in organizations. It is directed toward behavioral action components and emphasizes the close relationship between the study of organizational behavior and the practice of management. Pre-requisites: MBA or Certificate Programs, or Permission of MBA Director. 2 credits. Prerequisite: MBA/ MSF/MSEM/MGFB/PSM or PHD. Special Notes: P: Open to MBA, Business Certificate or Doctor of Engineering students;

MGMT.5110 Global Enterprise and Competition

To be taken as last course in foundation core. Is an integrated investigation of global competitive issues to help students understand the processes of organization and technological innovation which permit businesses to achieve competitive advantages in a global environment. This course also deals with the nature and techniques of industry analysis necessary to the formulation of effective global strategy for the firm. 2 credits. Prerequisite: Pre-req: ACCT.5010, FINA.5010, Special Notes: P: Open to MBA, Business Certificate or Doctor of Engineering students

MGMT.6010 Managing Organizational Change

Examines how business enterprises are designed, managed and changed to operate efficiently and perform effectively within their competitive environments. It critically examines organizations that vary in terms of such characteristics as size, complexity, goals, and technology as they operate under different circumstances and at various stages of their life cycles. The role and impact of individual managers receive particular attention. 3 credits. Prerequisite: MBA, MSA, MS ITE or MSF. Special Notes: If not currently matriculated in a Manning School of Business program, please contact the MBA staff at MBA@uml.edu or call 978-934-2848 for permission to take courses.

MGMT.6910 Strategy Formation and Implementation

Reviews strategies for positioning a firm within its competitive environment. Fundamental concepts in strategic management; role of the CEO, levels and components of strategy, competitive analysis, and formulation and implementation of strategy are explored. Pre-Requisite: MBA Advanced Core. 3 credits. Prerequisite: MBA Found Core or MSA Special Notes: If not currently matriculated in a Manning School of Business program, please contact the MBA staff at MBA@uml.edu or call 978-934-2848 for permission to take courses.

MIST.6010 Management Information Systems

Examines computer technologies, database management, and data communications as vehicle to improve and/or restructure business processes and decision making effectiveness to create competitive advantage. 3 credits. Prerequisite: MBA, MSA, MS ITE or MSF. Special Notes: If not currently matriculated in a Manning School of Business program, please contact the MBA staff at MBA@uml.edu or call 978-934-2848 for permission to take courses.

MIST.6070 Electronic Business

This course provides a foundation on digital commerce and e-business for MBA students. It will cover both technological and managerial aspects of managing e-business operations in either a traditional or pure dot.com organization. Issues covered include interactive marketing and market-spaces, agent-based commerce and intelligent markets, electronic shopping carts, user interface issues, EDI transaction via Extranets, database interfaces, personalization and targeted communications, security, encryption, and payment systems, privacy and intellectual property. 3 credits. Prerequisite: MBA&FoundCore&MIST.6010 Special Notes: If not currently matriculated in a Manning School of Business program, please contact the MBA staff at MBA@uml.edu or call 978-934-2848 for permission to take courses.

MIST.6080 Enterprise System Management

This course, an MBA elective, will focus on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems that integrate information spanning the functional boundaries within an organization. ERP systems include like SAP/R3, PeopleSoft, Oracle, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) like Seibel, Tariva, etc. The goals of the course are to help students understand ERP systems and their underlying components and technologies, the implications of implementing ERP in organizations. Course will cover management and technical issues during the pre-implementation, installation, and post-installation stages of the ERP and/or CRM software in organizations. This course will cover topics such as: ES planning, business process re-engineering, selection of ES software and vendors, role of outside consultants, budgeting and resource planning, systems conversion, testing, user training, stabilization, role of top management, IT staff, consultants, design teams, and employee, and other topics. 3 credits. Prerequisite: MBA, Found Core, 63.601 or MSA Special Notes: If not currently matriculated in a Manning School of Business program, please contact the MBA staff at MBA@uml.edu or call 978-934-2848 for permission to take courses.

MIST.6100 Information Technology Infrastructure

This course examines in detail, the two major technologies for establishing the Information Technology (IT) architecture & Infrastructure in an organization Topics include Multi-user Database environments, review of IT architectures, the migration of legacy systems, network (WAN, LAN) design, deployment, and management, and role of the Internet, Extranet, and Intranet. 3 credits. Prerequisite: 63.601 Pre-req Special Notes: If not currently matriculated in a Manning School of Business program, please contact the MBA staff at MBA@uml.edu or call 978-934-2848 for permission to take courses.

MIST.6450 Information Technology Project Management

Application and integration of the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK) areas to managing information technology (IT) projects. Focuses on project management tools and techniques for defining and managing the project's goal, scope, schedule, and budget. Other topics include quality management, risk management, change management, and knowledge management as they are related to IT projects. 3 credits. Prerequisite: CSCE Graduate Restrictions Special Notes: If not currently matriculated in a Manning School of Business program, please contact the MBA staff at MBA@uml.edu or call 978-934-2848 for permission to take courses.

MIST.6880 Current Topics in Management Information Systems

Selected topics having current and future impact in the field of MIS. Subject matter to be announced in advance. 3 credits. Special Notes: If not currently matriculated in a Manning School of Business program, please contact the MBA staff at MBA@uml.edu or call 978-934-2848 for permission to take courses.

MIST.7090 Independent Study in Management Information Systems

An opportunity for the student to carry out individualized study relating to the field of Management Information Systems under the supervision of a member of the faculty. Pre-requisites: MBA Foundation Core and Permission of MBA Coordinator 1 credits. Special Notes: If not currently matriculated in a Manning School of Business program, please contact the MBA staff at MBA@uml.edu or call 978-934-2848 for permission to take courses.

MKTG.5010 Marketing Fundamentals

Describes how marketing strategies and plans of a competitive enterprise are formulated, implemented, and adjusted over time. Behavioral and quantitative aspects are covered, as well as analysis of the environmental forces affecting marketing decisions. Pre-requisites: MBA or Certificate Programs, or Permission of MBA Director. 2 credits. Prerequisite: MBA/ MSF/MSEM/MGFB/PSM or PHD. Special Notes: P: Open to MBA, Business Certificate or Doctor of Engineering students

MKTG.6010 Customers and Markets

Prerequisite: Student must be matriculated and have finished foundation core. Pursues the development of comprehensive and integrated marketing plans using industry/competitor analysis, market value chains, and forecasting. An emphasis is given to business-to-business marketing situations which require an in-depth analysis of the firms' complex organizational behavior and evolving buyer-seller relationship. 3 credits. Prerequisite: MBA, MSA, MS ITE or MSF. Special Notes: If not currently matriculated in a Manning School of Business program, please contact the MBA staff at MBA@uml.edu or call 978-934-2848 for permission to take courses.

MKTG.6150 New Product Development

This course will enable students to understand the complexities involved in new innovation and technology-based product development. Through examples and exercises, students will be exposed to such topics as creative problem solving, customers/suppliers/partners involvements and inputs processes, integration among all functions, building and managing cross functional teams, rapid prototyping and development, creating a learning organization and measurements. 3 credits. Prerequisite: Pre-Req: MSITE students or permission of Program Coordinator

MKTG.6200 Sales Management

This course offers students the opportunity to understand how sales management is conducted in small entrepreneurial organizations and large established enterprises. Topics include aligning the sales function with overall organizational objectives, integrating sales into the value delivery process, recruiting a talented sales team and meeting enterprise goals through target setting, compensation schemes, effective use of sales automation systems, and the importance of the Internet and other emerging technologies in the sales discipline. The course will explore the range of sales skills from the consultative selling of complex deals to transactional account management, as well as structural options such as product specialization, customer segment focus and territory alignment. 3 credits.

MKTG.6250 Digital Marketing

This course combines a strategic view of digital marketing and its challenges and opportunities with a tactical approach whereby through case studies, interactive sessions, class exercises, and client projects, students learn about the latest research and best practices in the industry. Topics to be covered include digital marketing strategy, digital marketing and business model innovation, social media marketing, search engine optimization, mobile marketing, video marketing, web analytics and measurement, legal and security issues, and multichannel integration. Students will leave the course with a working knowledge of the tools and processes for creating, managing, and executing digital marketing plans. 3 credits. Prerequisite: Matriculated MBA students Special Notes: Pre-Req: Matriculated MBA students with completed MBA Foundation Core; or permission of MBA Coordinator.

MKTG.6300 Market Research

In this course students will learn and apply various marketing research techniques that will enable them to make soundly based decisions about new products or services in either an existing firm or new venture. Some of the topics covered include: assessing customer needs, estimating market demand, deciding the features of a proposed product/service and the price that would be most attractive in its target market. The course will provide students with an overview of key marketing concepts, and understanding of the statistical methodology behind market research techniques and practical application of these techniques through cases and projects. 3 credits. Prerequisite: MBA, FoundCore or MSITE or MSA

MKTG.6510 Sustainable/Green Marketing

This course is not yet avaliable. 3 credits.

MKTG.6700 International Marketing

This course gives students a comprehensive view of marketing planning activity related to foreign markets. It is aimed a developing your understanding of the various dimensions in a business enterprise that are influenced by marketing. Marketing is a leading, integrated activity that influences the enterprise as a whole. Understanding of key trends in the global context and how they might affect a firm's marketing activity is fundamental for all employees, particularly marketers, executive management and the leadership team including the CEO, and managers at all levels in various functions of the company. This course provides a comprehensive introduction to this fascinating subject in business management. 3 credits. Prerequisite: Matriculated MBA students Special Notes: If not currently matriculated in a Manning School of Business program, please contact the MBA staff at MBA@uml.edu or call 978-934-2848 for permission to take courses.

MKTG.6880 Current Topics in Marketing

Topics of current interest in Marketing. Subject matter to be announced in advance. For a current semester course title, please log on to SIS, the Inter-Campus Student Information System 3 credits. Special Notes: If not currently matriculated in a Manning School of Business program, please contact the MBA staff at MBA@uml.edu or call 978-934-2848 for permission to take courses.

POMS.5010 Operations Fundamentals

Provides students with an introduction to operations management and operations analysis. The latter furnishes the student with a set of quantitative tools which are useful in designing and operating the former. These techniques are also generally applicable to other functional areas/courses within the MBA Program. Pre-requisites: MBA or Certificate Programs, or Permission of MBA Director. 2 credits. Prerequisite: MBA/ MSF/MSEM/MGFB/PSM or PHD. Special Notes: If not currently matriculated in a Manning School of Business program, please contact the MBA staff at MBA@uml.edu or call 978-934-2848 for permission to take courses.

POMS.6010 Operations Management

Examines the strategic and tactical operations processes of manufacturing and service firms that foster global competitiveness. This course focuses on traditional and newer approaches including just-in-time, total quality management, MRP, flexible manufacturing systems, and capacity and management that lead to an integrated operations strategy. Cost reductions, flexibility, and market responsiveness are also considered. 3 credits. Prerequisite: MBA, MSA, MS ITE or MSF. Special Notes: If not currently matriculated in a Manning School of Business program, please contact the MBA staff at MBA@uml.edu or call 978-934-2848 for permission to take courses.

MBA Program Requirements

Prior to applying into this graduate-level program, applicants are expected to have completed their Bachelor's Degree, and we recommend prior coursework in Microeconomics (ECON.2010; 3cr) and Statistics (ECON.2110; 3cr). An aptitude for management decision-making and demonstrated academic ability are the most important qualifications for admission.

Program Requirements

To be recommended for a University of Massachusetts Lowell master's degree, candidates must satisfy all of the general requirements below, plus any additional requirements that may be required by the department through which the program is offered. Any additional requirements for this program are either listed below or may be found in the University's Graduate Program Catalog.

General Requirements:

  • Students must complete the program of study designed by the department in which he or she is enrolled and approved by the University.
  • Satisfactory grades in all subjects offered for the degree must be earned (See Academic Standing).
  • All financial obligations, including tuition, fees, and expenses, must be satisfied as evidenced by completion.
  • Upon completion of all their courses, graduate degree candidates must submit a signed Graduate Degree Clearance form to the Registrar's Office.

Graduate Program Policies

In applying into a degree or registering for courses, each student assumes full responsibility for knowledge of and compliance with the definitions, regulations and procedures of UMass Lowell as set forth on our website. For additional information, please refer to the Graduate Program Policies found within the UMass Lowell Graduate Catalog.

Registration

The Division of Online and Continuing Education offers courses during the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. Approximately 2 months prior to the start of each semester, we post the upcoming semester course schedule on our website. Once you know which course(s) you would like to take, current students can register using SIS self-service, while new students, who have not already applied and been accepted into the program, must use the Non Degree Registration Form.

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Please Note: While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information presented within this website, the Division of Online and Continuing Education reserves the right to implement new rules and regulations and to make changes of any nature in its program, calendar, locations, tuition, and fees. Whenever possible, appropriate notice of such changes will be given before they become effective. In applying into a degree or registering for courses, each student assumes full responsibility for knowledge of and compliance with the definitions, regulations and procedures of UMass Lowell as set forth on our website. For additional information, please refer to the Graduate Program Policies found within the UMass Lowell Graduate Catalog.

Admission to the MBA Program

Applicants should complete the Online Graduate Application and submit it to the Office of Graduate Admissions, along with the following:

  • An official transcript of grades mailed directly from your undergraduate institution to the address below.
  • An official Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) score OR Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score OR proof of 8+ years of professional/managerial experience with permission of the MBA director or alternate waiver option (see waiver form for details). Applicants may waive the GMAT based on certain criteria. Please see the admissions tab on the MSB website for the GMAT Waiver Form.
  • Three letters of recommendation from employment-related sources
  • A resume demonstrating a minimum of two years of full-time relevant work experience.
  • A one-page essay, highlighting academic and career goals
  • For citizens of non-English speaking countries who have never earned an academic degree in the United States: A score report for TOEFL with a 600 (paper based), 250 (computer based) or 100 (Internet based) minimum or an IELTS band score of 7.5 or above must be submitted

Graduate Program Admissions Requirements

Admission to all graduate programs at UMass Lowell is contingent upon successful completion of a bachelor's degree. In many cases, applicants may register for a course before they have formally applied into the program, however students requiring financial aid may want to wait until they have been formally accepted into the program to ensure that their course(s) will be covered. Please see our How to Apply tab for additional information and contact UMass Lowell's Office of Graduate Admissions if you have questions about the application process.

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RESIDENTS OF Arkansas, Kansas and Minnesota: State and federal laws require colleges and universities to be authorized to offer online degree programs in states other than their own. Due to these regulations, the University of Massachusetts Lowell is unable to accept applications or registrations for online courses, degrees or certificate programs from residents of Arkansas, Kansas or Minnesota. Current UML students that move their residence to one of these states should contact Catherine_Hamilton@uml.edu in Online and Continuing Education to determine their eligibility to continue their program of study.