Graduates of UMass Lowell's MBA program are poised to advance within an organization, or start a new job or a new business with the credentials — and depth of knowledge — necessary to succeed.

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The MBA program at UMass Lowell prepares students to effectively lead organizations in rapidly changing and diverse regional, national and global business environments, and fosters connections with alumni who lead Fortune 500 and innovative start-up companies – as well as everything in between.

Several different options allow students to tailor the MBA program to their career needs, and the program’s flexibility allows students to attend full- or part-time, with online options. 

Our MBA graduates benefit not only from the degree itself, but also from the name of the degree-granting institution – the well-established, AACSB accredited, and highly ranked University of Massachusetts Lowell.

UMass Lowell has a long history in business education, preparing students for current and emerging economic sectors. Close ties to industry have developed, since our first managers were trained to lead the industrial revolution of the 1800s, which began in Lowell. These real-world connections infuse the MBA curriculum, while offering students a wide range of internship experiences and links to future employers. 

Today, UMass Lowell MBA alumni lead companies in the financial, life sciences, high technology and defense sectors, to name just a few. They have also started numerous new ventures. UMass Lowell is a recognized innovation hub, hosting two start-up business incubators. UMass Lowell’s Manning School of Business partners with the Francis College of Engineering and the UMass Medical School to bring new medical device products to market, and the university hosts one of the world’s most respected conferences on entrepreneurialism in higher education.

  • 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.

  • General Requirements

    • Submitted UMass Lowell Graduate online application
    • 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
    • Official transcript from previously earned degrees
    • 2 letters of recommendation. Recommenders may send in their own letter or complete our Recommendation Form (pdf)
    • A resume (not required for Bachelor's to Master's students)
    • Statement of purpose
    • $75 application fee

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    Bachelor's-to-Master's Applicants

    UMass Lowell undergraduate students with a 3.000 GPA or better may be eligible for the accelerated Bachelor's to Master's Program, in which students have the opportunity to save time and money by earning a bachelor's and a master's degree in a little as five years.

    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.

    Learn more about the Bachelor's-to-Master's Programs

  • Current tuition information for on-campus and online students is available on the Graduate & Professional Studies website.
  • According to the Financial Times, those who earn an MBA more than doubled their pre-MBA salaries within three years. According to, the average salary for MBA graduates is $85,000, and salaries vary greatly depending on which industry the MBA graduate is in.

    Students in UMass Lowell’s MBA program develop an understanding of all business processes, so that they are able to solve problems and integrate across all areas, bringing value to, and creating value for, their firm. They learn which management processes are necessary to for making changes, and so can lead change, and bring the critical thinking and communication skills that aid in ethical, effective problem solving and decision making.  

    Alumni of the MBA program work in companies such as HP, Microsoft, State Street Corporation and iRobot, and have started companies including Venture Enterprises. UMass Lowell’s longstanding relationships with regional businesses and its global alumni network help our graduates succeed.

Why Study Business at UMass Lowell?

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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.
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ryan playing an instrument at a hockey game
Ryan Cormier '22
Mechanical Engineering, MBA

Graduate student Ryan Cormier is enjoying one extra year on campus before joining the workforce.

I think I've made the most out of my four, now five, years here. I don't regret a thing.
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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.
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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.
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Masakazu Hasegawa and his fellow Arbitus graduates and their families
Masakazu Hasegawa '23

Masakazu Hasegawa earned an MBA online through UML's partnership with Abitus, an executive education firm based in Tokyo.

Everybody knows UMass, so it was very attractive. And it was important that it was accredited by the AACSB.
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