The University of Massachusetts in Amherst first opened its business school in 1947, with an inaugural class of just 15 students. Today, Isenberg ranks among the best in the nation for its undergraduate business program, according to U.S. News and World Report. The Isenberg School of Management enrolls nearly 3,700 students annually through online and on-campus programs.
The online bachelor of business administration program includes general education, core, major, and elective courses. Students can choose from five majors:
- Operations and information management
Regardless of their major, all students take core courses that explore topics like micro- and macroeconomics, principles of management, and fundamentals of marketing. Students also complete an integrative experience in business policy and strategy during their senior year.
Applicants need at least 27 transferable credits with a minimum 3.0 GPA. All online students pay the same tuition rate regardless of residency. The program hosts online information sessions for prospective applicants throughout the year.