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Why Study an MBA

The MBA program at UMass Boston combines a focused management curriculum and allows students to customize their experience by completing one or more of 14 specializations. Small classes are taught by full-time, academically and professionally qualified faculty. The classes use real-world projects and simulations to connect classroom learning to practical experience and create a thoroughly inclusive classroom environment.

Key Information


Two semesters


  • January
  • May
  • September



Course Structure

Graduate UMass Boston Navitas GSSP Sample Courses
Semester 1 Course Title Credits
GSSP 501 Navigating the Graduate Student Pathway --
GSSP 502 Introduction to Graduate Research --
PSEM Graduate UMass Boston Navitas GSSP Seminar --
MBA ACM 683 Analytical Writing and Oral Communication for Managers 3 (UMass Boston)
Total Credits 3
Semester 2 Course Title Credits
GSSP 503 Academic Communication for Graduate Students --
GSSP 004 Intercultural Issues for Graduate Students --
TBD Additional credit course 3 (UMass Boston)
TBD Additional credit course 3 (UMass Boston)
TEST PREP Graduate UMass Boston Navitas GSSP seminar --
Total Credits 6
Total Program Credits 3-9

Program Information

Progression Requirements

  • 520 GMAT (or GRE equivalent); B in all classes; cumulative GPA of 3.0

GMAT prep course will be offered in addition to UMass Boston Navitas GSSP courses.

GMAT/GRE Waiver Policy & Application Form

Second-semester courses in the College of Management may include:

  • Business and its Environment (MBA MGT 660)
  • Economics for Managers (MBA AF 601)

Graduate UMass Boston Navitas GSSP credit hours applied to a degree: 3-9 credit hours (1-3 credit courses)

Remaining credit hours to complete the degree program: 33-48 credit hours. Number of required credits to complete the graduate degree is based on prior academic coursework.

Please note: number of Graduate UMass Boston Navitas GSSP credits applied to the degree is subject to evaluation by the Graduate Program Department.

UMass Boston College of Management MBA Specializations

  • Accounting
  • Business Analytics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Management
  • Finance
  • Healthcare Informatics
  • Health Care Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Systems
  • Internet Marketing
  • International Management
  • Leadership and Organizational Change
  • Marketing
  • Non-Profit Management
  • Supply Chain and Service Management
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