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Master of Business Administration Degree Overview

The highly acclaimed Master of Business Administration Degree at UMass Lowell will prepare you to lead organizations in today's rapidly changing business environment. Offered through the AACSB-accredited Manning School of Business, you can tailor your MBA to your career goals and interests by selecting from options in business analytics, finance, marketing and more. The flexibility of our MBA allows you to attend full- or part-time and complete any course on-campus or online

UMass Lowell's MBA alums are leading companies in the financial, life sciences, technology and defense sectors. With significant real-world connections, our program offers internship experiences and connections to graduates leading Fortune 500 and innovative start-up companies.

Master of Business Administration Degree Options

  • Accounting
  • Business Analytics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • General Business Option
  • Healthcare
  • Information Technology
  • International Business
  • Managerial Leadership
  • Marketing

Why Choose UMass Lowell's MBA?

  • Reputation: Our online MBA consistently ranks among the top programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report and Fortune. As an institution, UMass Lowell is ranked as the number 1 public university in Massachusetts by The Wall Street Journal. 
  • Accreditation: The Manning School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the world's premier accrediting body for business schools.
  • Customization: Our MBA offers a variety of specializations to choose from, including accounting, finance, marketing and information technology, enabling you to tailor learning to your career goals.
  • Affordability: Our MBA can be completed online for under $20K if your bachelor's coursework satisfies foundation course requirements.
  • Alumni network: Our network of more than 10,000 program alumni is an invaluable resource for students and graduates, providing internship opportunities, job leads, mentorship and professional connections.
  • The MBA, General Business Option

    Course Requirements:

    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:

    • Accounting
    • Business Analytics 
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Finance
    • Healthcare
    • Information Technology
    • International Business
    • Managerial Leadership
    • Marketing

    For more information on the MBA curriculum including course listings and degree pathways, visit the Graduate Catalog.

Career Outlook

According to Graduate Management Admission Council data, the average starting salary for MBA graduates was $115,000, more than 53% higher than the $75,000 average for bachelor degree holders in 2022.


A Master's in Business Administration can open many career opportunities in different sectors and industries. Here are some of the most common job titles for MBA graduates:

  • Business Analysts
  • Business Operations Specialists
  • Chief Executives
  • Computer and Information Systems Managers
  • Financial Managers
  • General Managers
  • Human Resource Specialists
  • Management Analysts
  • Market Research Analysts
  • Marketing Specialists
  • Operations Managers
  • Personal Service Managers
  • Project Management Specialists
  • Sales Managers

Top Companies Hiring UMass Lowell MBA Graduates

  • Fidelity Investments
  • Beta Gamma Sigma
  • United States Airforce
  • UKG
  • Target
  • Mill City Consulting
  • The TJX Companies, Inc.
  • Raytheon
  • JLL
  • Epsilon
  • BAE Systems, Inc. 

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Meet Our Students

Aaron Stella
Frank Stegnar
Business Administration

Toronto native Frank Stegnar excelled in the classroom and on the ice as an undergrad at UMass Lowell, so he chose to get his MBA online from the Manning School of Business.

The MBA has prepared me well in excess of where I will need to be in my next move... I’m forever grateful to UML for providing that opportunity.
Read More About Frank Stegnar 
Dennis Patel with MSB Dean Sandra Richtermeyer
Dennis Patel '19, '20

By constantly building his network, Dennis Patel ’19 ’20 made the most of his undergraduate and graduate education — and landed a global supply chain analyst co-op job at Lockheed Martin.

I’m graduating debt-free and have been able to develop my career. And now, with my master’s degree, I think I’ll be able to take my career to the next level.
Read More About Dennis Patel 
  Meaghan OBrien stands next to a bus
Meaghan O’Brien '21, '22
Business Administration

Once unsure if she would physically be able to get through college, Meaghan O’Brien landed a director position at the Lowell Regional Transit Authority while wrapping up an MBA.

UMass Lowell was probably the best decision I’ve ever made.
Read More About Meaghan O’Brien 
Rupal Trivedi poses with her family at UMass Lowell commencement
Rupal Trivedi ’94, ’95, ’22
Computer Science, MBA

Software engineer Rupal Trivedi returned to her college roots when the time came to get an MBA.

An MBA is the key. It has opened my eyes to a world I didn’t know about before.
Read More About Rupal Trivedi 
Mike Taskoski with his wife Raylean at the Hooding Ceremony for Manning School of Business graduate students
Mike Taskoski '19
Business Administration

As a technical program manager with the U.S. Navy, Mike Taskoski had his pick of MBA programs. He chose UMass Lowell based on the reputation of its online program.

I travel a lot for work, so there’s no way I could (earn my MBA) in the classroom ... I could do my work in a hotel room on the road.
Read More About Mike Taskoski 

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