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The MBA Program at UMass Lowell prepares managers to effectively lead organizations in rapidly changing and diverse regional, national and global environments.
Full time Part time Online
The Manning School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB-accredited schools have the highest-quality faculty, relevant and challenging curriculum, and provide educational and career opportunities that are not found at other business schools.
*A student not interested in a specific option may earn a general business MBA.
The MBA program is designed to prepare graduates to:
For more information on our MBA Program, please download our MBA Program Outline (pdf) and MBA Options Sheet (pdf).
For the latest details about requirements, admission, curriculum, course listings and degree pathways please visit the UMass Lowell online Graduate Catalog.
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The MBA program consists of twelve credit hours of prerequisite foundation core courses which may be waived with undergraduate work within the last 10 years with grades of 'B' or better, and thirty credit hours (10 courses) of advanced courses and electives.
(six 2-credit courses - 12 credits total)
(seven 3-credit courses - 21 credits total):
(Three 3-credit courses - 9 credits total):
A variety of electives are offered each semester.
For the latest course information, including course listings, degree pathways and more, please consult the UMass Lowell online Graduate Academic Catalog.
Admission to the MBA program is open to students who have earned four-year baccalaureate degrees. An aptitude for management decision-making and demonstrated academic ability are the most important qualifications for admission.
New students are admitted to the MBA program on a rolling basis. Once the application is complete and all materials are received, you can expect a decision within ten U.S. business days.
If you are not in UMass Lowell’s MBA program but would like to take a course, please complete the Non-Degree Course Registration Form. Students with bachelor's degrees from accredited institutions may be eligible to enroll as non-degree students for a total of 6 credits prior to matriculating into a formal Manning School of Business graduate degree programs.
UMass Lowell undergraduate students with a 3.0 GPA or better have the opportunity to save time and money by earning a bachelor's and a master's degree in a little as five years. Students can continue from bachelor’s to master’s level studies within their own department. Or students can apply to a program in a different department to create a set of skills to meet emerging needs in the workplace and their own academic interests.
Please refer to the UMass Lowell Graduate Catalog for the latest information about admission, courses, retention, degree and thesis requirements.
The Manning School of Business has moved into the new Pulichino-Tong Business Center. Read more about the Pulichino-Tong Business Center.
The MBA is available for:
MBA students can choose from the following options or enroll as a general business candidate: