Isenberg School of Management

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MS in Business Analytics
Master of Finance

The UMass Amherst Isenberg School of Management was founded in 1947. The school awarded its first MBA degrees in 1953, starting a legacy committed to producing top-tier students capable of tackling an ever-changing business landscape.

Accredited by AACSB, the school welcomes a diverse range of students, who can choose to study on-campus or online, and full-time or part-time. The school's MBA course has consistently garnered prestigious rankings such as:

  • Eighth spot overall nationally by The Fortune Education 2022
  • Twelfth spot by The US News & World Report 2023
  • Sixteenth spot by The Poets & Quants 2023
  • Sixty-ninth spot worldwide by The Financial Times 2023

Notable alumni of the school include John (Jack) F. Smith (former Chairman & CEO, General Motors), Edward D. Shirley (Chairman & CEO, Bacardi Ltd), and Anshu Jain (Co-CEO Deutsche Bank AG).

Amherst, known as "The Knowledge Corridor," is located in the Pioneer Valley. Bordered on the north by Lake Erie, Amherst is a picturesque city that has retained its town-like essence, making it perfect for pursuing higher education. The surrounding natural settings allow hiking, biking, kayaking, and skiing.

What can you study at UMass Amherst - Isenberg School of Management?

These are the postgraduate courses you can study at the management school.

  • Business Analytics: MS in Business Analytics
  • Finance: Master of Finance in Alternative Investments
  • Management: Master of Business Administration

How to get in at UMass Amherst - Isenberg School of Management?

  • ** Application fee:** $85
  • ** Average GRE score:** 320/340
  • ** Mean TOEFL score:** 80
  • ** Duolingo English Test:** 105
  • ** PTE Academic:** 68
  • ** IELTS:** 6.5
  • ** Average UG GPA:** 3.2 out of 4.0
  • ** GMAT:** 640/800
  • ** Recommendations:** 2 letters of recommendation
  • ** Tuition fee:** $42,000
  • ** Health service/Health insurance:** $411
  • ** Accommodation:** $6,912
  • ** Food:** $5,436
  • ** Personal expenses:** Varies between individuals
  • ** The total annual cost of admission:** $32,227

The admission process at UMass Amherst - Isenberg School of Management

  • Online: Complete the online application
  • Personal statement: Write a 2-page personal essay; include information about the academic and professional history, future goals, reasons for pursuing the course, and other relevant details
  • Resumé/CV: Work experience is not required but recommended. Include work history, internships, community service, club membership, and athletics
  • Official transcripts: Submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended along with 9 or more earned credits. Unofficial transcripts can be initially uploaded, but official transcripts are required upon admission. International transcripts require a diploma and/or degree certificate and an English translation or official credential evaluation
  • Letters of recommendation: Submit two letters from individuals who can provide specific examples of your past performance and competencies

Scholarships for international students at UMass Amherst - Isenberg School of Management

International students can avail of scholarships after completing the General Application in the UMass Amherst Scholarship System. The webpage on Financial Aid for International Students provides detailed information.

Amherst campus


Amherst, Massachusetts

City Population



Western Massachusetts, Northeastern US


Temperatures usually range between -8°C/17°F and 28°C/82°F throughout the year

Nearest Airport

Bradley International Airport (BDL)

Time Zone

Eastern Time Zone (GMT -4)

Fast facts about UMass Amherst - Isenberg School of Management

  • School enrolment numbers: 4,800+
  • Living alumni: 42,000+
  • Master's students: 2,166
  • International grad students: 258
  • Countries represented: 108

*Job placement at UMass Amherst - Isenberg School of Management *

  • Students can access individual sessions with an MSBA career coach and the Isenberg Office of Career Success's IConnect online platform for career and professional development, especially in analytics.
  • International students can opt for the MSBA degree offered on the Amherst and Newton campuses. The STEM OPT classification allows them to extend their stay in the US for practical work experience, while the CPT requirements enable them to accept paid internships.
  • Isenberg graduates have a success rate of 95% in terms of employment opportunities, with the mean starting salary being $60,241. Financial Services, Technology/Science, and Accounting are the top three industries.
  • Top employers include Oracle, TJX Companies, Target, PepsiCo, Barton Associates, IBM, Raytheon Technologies, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amazon, InterContinental Hotels Group, and KPMG.
  • Eligible students can avail of internship credits upon completing 35+ credits and a GPA of 2.0 or above. UMASS Continuing and Professional Education handles the enrolment for internship credits.
  • On HTM Career Day, an annual Department of Hospitality & Tourism Management event, recruiters from over 60 companies meet with students.
  • Isenberg's Orientation and Career Bootcamp help with resume and cover letter writing, social media usage, and job search strategies.
  • Career workshops help with effective interviewing, job search strategies, and international student recruiting under the guidance of industry speakers.
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Last updated: 30 Nov 2023

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