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The MBA program at the University of Massachusetts—Boston’s College of Management (the only public MBA available in the area) combines strategically focused management curriculum with optional specializations, offering in-state residents one of “the best educational values in the Boston area.” “The in-state tuition is a lot more reasonable than all of the local private business schools,” says one resident student. “My overall experience has been very positive and I recommend the program to anyone,” says another.

“The classes are tailored to meet the needs of working students,” and students with a related degree may even be eligible to waive some of the business core courses. Classes are “small and personal,” and many MBA classes have a major case component that provides insight into corporate, non-profit and small business issues, while others use real-world projects and simulations. For students interested in specializing beyond just general management, the college offers fourteen specializations, including Accounting, Business Intelligence, and Entrepreneurship.

As most here are working professionals, students are all “committed to bettering themselves,” and “group work is mandatory.” The “diverse working backgrounds” that students bring to the table makes for “engaged classes with a lot of interaction with professors.” As far as guidance goes, there is “definitely no hand holding,” “you have to seek out advisors and course scheduling on your own,” and “you have to keep your responsibilities in check.” Students also say “the professors are solid.” Though some say they can be “hit and miss” with a “mix of teaching ability,” overall the MBA professors “know their material.” The Chancellor gets high marks; students say that “given time he can turn this university in to the shining jewel of the UMass system.”

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Tara Norton
Associate Director

100 Morrissey Boulevard
Graduate Programs Office
Boston, MA 02125-3393
United States





Applicants: 411
Acceptance Rate: 52%
Average Undergrad GPA 3.30
Years Work Experience: 4.6
Average Age: 26



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