Consider the benefits:
Outstanding Students and First-Rate Faculty: The Isenberg MBA class is comprised of bright and motivated students from diverse backgrounds and professional experiences. The School maintains a selective admissions process in order to ensure program quality and student commitment to learning and professional careers. Isenberg MBA faculty are nationally recognized as excellent teachers, researchers, and consultants.
High Quality and Carefully Designed Curriculum: The first year curriculum provides the core business knowledge necessary for success in a summer internship, a key step between first and second years of the program. The second year allows students to focus on specific areas of professional interest and obtain valuable real-world experience during a semester-long consulting project. The Isenberg MBA program is accredited by AACSB.
Personal Program: Isenberg students collaborate on their academic work, share career experiences and grow together outside the classroom. Students are confident and self-driven, but not outwardly competitive. Faculty know the MBA students as individuals and understand their academic and professional interests.
NEW Facility: The Isenberg MBA program is housed in the University’s new 47,000 square foot Alfond Management Center. The Center, opened in 2002 as an addition to the School’s original building, offers state-of-the-art learning facilities including wireless Internet accessibility, a real-time trading center, classrooms with DVD, audio-conferencing and video-conferencing capabilities, and an extensive computer laboratory. The Center also houses several breakout conference rooms for smaller group discussions, interview rooms for on-campus recruiting, and an MBA student lounge.
Tremendous Value: The Isenberg MBA remains one of the greatest values in graduate business education. Many full-time students receive assistantships, which entail working alongside Isenberg professors on current research and classroom activities. In exchange for this work, the student receives tuition and fees in full and provides an additional bi-weekly stipend and comprehensive health insurance.
Extensive Resources: The University of Massachusetts is a world-class university known for its outstanding graduate education and research. The University’s engineering, mathematics, and sports management schools provide MBA students an opportunity to diversify their MBA experience through second-year courses. The Isenberg location provides abundant opportunities for intellectual, artistic, outdoor, and culinary appetites. Amherst is conveniently located in the Five College Area of Massachusetts, including the University, Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mt. Holyoke College, and Smith College. The major cities of Boston, New York, and Hartford are nearby, as well as the scenic mountains and coastlines of New England.
This adds up to Career Success: Isenberg MBA students have consistently performed successfully in their searches for internships and jobs. This is accomplished through the alumni network, corporate connections at the Isenberg School and the University of Massachusetts, as well as through job search preparation via a required career management course and the Chase Career Center.