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Master's Degree in Business Administration, Haverhill Campus

UMass Lowell's AACSB-accredited MBA program is now available at its new Haverhill Campus, located conveniently at Harbor Place in downtown Haverhill, MA. Courses are held in state-of-the-art, executive education classrooms adjacent to UMass Lowell's Innovation Hub, an open collaboration workspace and tech startup incubator for Merrimack Valley entrepreneurs.

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A Fully Accredited MBA Program that is Flexible and Affordable

Take your career to the next level and join the ranks of the next generation of global business leaders with UMass Lowell's online MBA program. Gain highly marketable, in-demand skills by learning how to manage and integrate functional business areas to create value for an organization while understanding the role of business in the worldwide economy.

UMass Lowell's flexible MBA program gives working professionals the knowledge they need to become successful business leaders who think critically, make ethical decisions, communicate competently, solve problems, manage effectively and lead change.

  • Take courses at UML's new tech startup incubator in downtown Haverhill!
  • Get convenient access to tech startup networking events and open collaboration workspaces.
  • Earn your degree from a top-ranked, public University with well-respected, affordable and AACSB-accredited business programs.

Recommended Course Plan for UMass Lowell Haverhill MBA Students

Fall 2018
ACCT.6010 Accounting Information for Management Decisions
MGMT.6010 Managing Organizational Change
Spring 2019
FINA.6010 Corporate Finance
MKTG.6010 Analysis of Customers and Markets
Summer 2019
POMS.6010 Operations Management
Elective 1

Prerequisite Foundations Courses

If you have not taken the following Foundations Courses as part of your undergraduate program of study, you will need to complete them before you are admitted into the MBA program. These courses may be taken at the Lowell campus or online, and they can usually be completed in 1 or 2 semesters. Upon successful completion of the Foundations Courses, students who have completed the graduate certificate application form are eligible for the Graduate Certificate in Foundations of Business. If you have already taken the equivalent of the following courses in your undergraduate course work and completed those courses with a grade of "B" or better within the past ten years (this must be evidenced on your official transcript which you will submit along with your application into the MBA program), then you are not required to complete the Foundations Courses.

ACCT.5010 Financial Accounting (2cr)   POMS.5010 Operations Fundamentals (2cr)
FINA.5010 Business Financial Analysis (2cr)   MGMT.5010 Organizational Behavior (2cr)
MKTG.5010 Marketing Fundamentals (2cr)   MGMT.5110 Global Enterprise and Competition (2cr)

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UMass Lowell Haverhill Campus
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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.

MBA Curriculum Outline

- Total Courses Required: 10 (30 Credits)

Required MBA Core Courses (7 Courses /21cr)

Required MBA Electives (Choose 3 / 9cr)

Take any three additional .6000-level MBA elective courses. An assortment of electives will be offered at the Haverhill campus, however students will also be able to sign up for additional electives at the Lowell campus or online. For assistance in selecting your electives, email mba@uml.edu or call 978-934-2848. To review the full menu of specialization courses, visit our MBA program page.

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 Declaration of Intent to Graduate (DIG) form to the Registrar's Office.

Graduate Program Policies

In applying for a degree program 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.

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. 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.

Prerequisites:

MBA/ MSF/MSEM/MGFB/PSM or PHD.


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. 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.

Prerequisites:

Pre-req: MBA; Foundation Core.


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. 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.

Prerequisites:

MSA student; MBA students who have completed ACCT.6010.


ENTR.5650 Technological Entrepreneurship

This course is designed to help master's level students, often from fields outside of business, understand how technological and social innovations lead to new businesses and how those are created, funded, governed, and grown. 3 credits. Students with a CSCE or UGRD career need permission to take Graduate Level Courses

Prerequisites:

CSCE Graduate Restrictions


ENTR.6400 New Venture Creation

This course is designed for students who are interested in entrepreneurship. The focus is on entrepreneurship as generic activity. It explores the opportunities and challenges face by individuals who seek to start a new ventures and the probable career development paths that are available. For those who may be interested in starting or running a new business, the course will provide an essential foundation for this process, identify the skills and resources required, and explore the opportunities available to the young entrepreneur. 3 credits.

Prerequisites:

Matriculated MBA


ENTR.6450 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.

Prerequisites:

Matriculated MBA


ENTR.6500 Innovation and Emerging Technology

This course examines technological innovation and its relationship to value-creation and business strategy. Emphasis is placed on emerging scientific and technical innovations and the opportunities and challenges they present to both existing businesses and new venture entrepreneurs. The overall goal of this course is to help you to understand, appreciate and learn to manage the technology innovation process. Students examine innovation strategies, planning models, evaluation models, licensing and the commercialization process required to launch new businesses around innovative products and technologies. 3 credits.

Prerequisites:

Pre-req: MS-ITE or Core MBA


ENTR.6550 Corporate Entrepreneurship

This course focuses on entrepreneurship in established companies. Corporate Entrepreneurship (CE) is a process by which companies adopt a conscious strategy to encourage creativity, innovation, outside-the-box thinking, experimentation and risk taking. As a result, companies promoting and implementing CE strive for competitive advantages in rapidly changing global markets. The course will cover components of CE, developing & implementing CE strategies and managing CE. 3 credits.

Prerequisites:

MBA Professionals, MSA, MS-ITE


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. 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.

Prerequisites:

ACCT.5010, MBA/MSEM or MGFB


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. 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.

Prerequisites:

MBA, MSA, MS ITE or MSF.


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. 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.

Prerequisites:

Matriculated MBA students


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. P: Open to MBA, Business Certificate or Master of Engineering students

Prerequisites:

MBA/ MSF/MSEM/MGFB/PSM or PHD.


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. P: Open to MBA, Business Certificate or Master of Engineering students

Prerequisites:

Pre-req: ACCT.5010, FINA.5010,


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. 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.

Prerequisites:

MBA, MSA, MS ITE or MSF.


MGMT.6100 Managerial Leadership

This course examines leadership theory and research with an emphasis on preparing students for the leadership challenges they face in their professional careers. Topic covered include: the difference between management and leadership; the role of experience; effective use of power and influence; leader traits and characteristics; and the situational factors leaders must assess in facilitating group effectiveness and teambuilding. Students will have the opportunity throughout the course to develop specific leadership skills and practice these skills through exercises, applied reading and class projects. 3 credits.


MGMT.6150 International Business

This course addresses the issues involved in doing business overseas, and how it differs form purely domestic business. It surveys the changing international business landscape, focusing on the opportunities and challenges that company decision makers face in the global marketplace, and the factors that influence their decision to internationalize. Special attention is given to the broad concept of globalization - of markets and production - multinational enterprises include: governments, central banks, financial markets, regional and multilateral institutions (e.g., World Band, IMF, WTO), and the role of individuals who shape the international environment. 3 credits.


MGMT.6301 Management Consulting

Management Consulting is a global industry with over 4200 billion in annual revenue. This course provides students with an in-depth conceptual and practical understanding of the consulting industry; how consulting firms are organized; project proposal writing; project life cycles; management of the consultant-client relationship; and consulting processes and tools relevant to the management and organizational issues many companies often face and that consultants often address. Upon completion of the course students will have a sufficient understanding of the consulting profession to explore this field as a potential career option. 3 credits.


MGMT.6450 Advanced Professional Communication

This applied course will further develop the communication skills necessary in the professional work place, especially speaking and writing. Students will prepare and present a variety of short to moderate length presentations and written assignments. These assignments simulate those encountered in the “real-world” including persuasive presentations, oral and written reports, media interviews, memoranda, and crisis situations. This class will also display the impact of newer technologies such as email and presentational software and the opportunities they present and constraints they place on effective communication. Supplemental course reading and materials will be included as appropriate. 3 credits.


MGMT.6500 Workforce Analytics

Workforce analytics is the use of empirical data to improve the management of an organization's human resources. The goal is for students to develop analytical literacy that will enable them to understand and apply fundamental analytic techniques, engage knowledgeably with data scientists in the application of more complex forms of analysis, interpret the analytical reporting of others with greater sophistication, and apply empirical evidence to employee-related decisions. The course emphasizes the link between workforce analytics and strategic decision making at all levels of leadership that will guide strategic performance management, talent development, and optimal investment in human capital. It is thus a high value leadership tool central to the achievement of organizational goals. 3 credits.


MGMT.6520 Human Resources Management

An introduction to the primary human resource functions-job design, recruitment, selection, training, managing workforce diversity, employee development, performance appraisal, compensation and benefits, with an emphasis on how these functions are affected by Equal Employment Opportunity requirements. 3 credits 3 credits. Pre-req: Matriculated MBA Manning; ACCT.5010, FINA.5010, MKTG.5010, POMS.5010, MGMT.5010, MGMT.5110 and MIST.6010 or permission of Grad Prog Coordinator.

Prerequisites:

MBA, FoundCore or MSITE or MSA


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. 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.

Prerequisites:

MBA Found Core or MSA


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. 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.

Prerequisites:

MBA, MSA, MS ITE or MSF.


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.

Prerequisites:

MBA/ MSF/MSEM/MGFB/PSM or PHD.


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. 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.

Prerequisites:

MBA, MSA, MS ITE or MSF.


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. 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.

Prerequisites:

Matriculated MBA students


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. 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.

Prerequisites:

MBA/ MSF/MSEM/MGFB/PSM or PHD.


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. 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.

Prerequisites:

MBA, MSA, MS ITE or MSF.


POMS.6020 Global Supply Chain Management

Supply chain management has become a crucial factor in the success of many leading organizations, including for-profit and not-for-profit companies, government agencies, and humanitarian relief efforts. This course will start with principles and concepts of supply chain management, tracing the flows of materials, funds, and information required to develop and deliver products and services around the globe. Topics covered include sourcing, logistics, demand planning, and inventory management, along with the use of quality tools and lean methodologies to improve supply chain operations and develop supplier relationships. This course will also discuss the challenges, key issues, and trends in global supply chain management, such as sustainability, disruptions, security, and innovation. 3 credits. 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.


Tuition & Fees

At UMass Lowell, we believe that students should have as much information as possible up front so they can make informed decisions before enrolling in a degree program or signing up for a course.

Tuition for UMass Lowell's Haverhill MBA program is the same for both in-state and out-of-state students. Tuition is priced per credit. To calculate the tuition for a course, simply multiply the Haverhill MBA course tuition rate of $655.00 per credit by the total number of credits per course. Example: ACCT.6010-HA1 Accounting Information for Management Decisions = 3cr X $655 = $1965.

MBA Graduate Courses in Haverhill $655.00/credit-contact hr.
Registration Fee per Term (non-refundable) $30.00
Late Fee for Non Payment $50.00

Cost per credit includes access fee (parking after 3pm and access to Blackboard).
*Applies to courses with the following prefixes: ACCT, BUSI, ENTR, FINA, MGMT, MKTG, MIST, POMS offered through the Manning School of Business
**Applies to courses with the following prefixes: CIVE, CHEN, EECE, MECH, PLAS offered through the Francis College of Engineering

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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 Manning School of Business 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

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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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