Isenberg School of Management

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Isenberg School of Management
Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Logo of Isenberg School of Management
Established 1947 (1947)
Type Public Business school
Endowment $8 million (2004)[1]
Dean Mark Fuller
Academic staff 113
Admin. staff 50
Students 5,079
Undergraduates 3,398
Postgraduates 1,567
Doctoral students 72
Location Amherst, Massachusetts, United States
42°23′12″N 72°31′29″W / 42.38667°N 72.52472°W / 42.38667; -72.52472Coordinates: 42°23′12″N 72°31′29″W / 42.38667°N 72.52472°W / 42.38667; -72.52472
Campus Urban/Suburban
Former names School of Management (1982-1997)
School of Business Administration (1947-1982)
Affiliations University of Massachusetts Amherst
Logo UMass Isenberg.jpg

The Isenberg School of Management is the business school at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the flagship campus for the University of Massachusetts system, located in Amherst, Massachusetts, United States. The Isenberg School is accredited by the AACSB[2] and has undergraduate and MBA programs ranked in the top 50 and top 25 respectively. The school's undergraduate business program was ranked by BusinessWeek in 2014 as the 36th best program in the country, and the 20th best among public universities.[3] The Isenberg School was rated 23rd overall on BusinessWeek's Employer Survey which measured recruiter perceptions of which programs turned out the best graduates. At the MBA level, in 2014 U.S. News and World Report ranked the full-time program 51st overall, and 25th among publics;[4] the part-time MBA 16th overall,[5] and 13th among publics;[6] and the online MBA 27th overall, and 18th among publics.[7]

The school offers seven undergraduate majors along with MBA and Ph.D. programs. As of the 2012-2013 academic year, there were approximately 3500 undergraduate students and 1300 graduate students enrolled in the Isenberg School of Management.[8] Isenberg students have wide access to campus resources including over 30 student organizations in the Isenberg School itself, and many more across campus. The school also has a dedicated Chase Career Center, a career and professional development resource tailored especially for the needs of business students. Today, there are nearly 50,000 Isenberg alumni worldwide in over 70 countries, many of whom are involved in the school in a variety of ways.[9] The school prides itself on being a competitive business program at an affordable cost to students.


Business courses were first offered at the Massachusetts Agricultural College in the early years of the twentieth century, expanding rapidly during the 1930s and 1940s in response to student demand. The Board of Trustees established the School of Business Administration in 1947, and within seven years, it was conferring graduate degrees, including doctorates after 1967. The school was accredited at the undergraduate level by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in May 1958, and in March 1959, the Board of Trustees authorized the establishment of four academic departments within the school: Accounting, General Business and Finance, Management, and Marketing. In September 1967, a program leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration was introduced.

In 1983, the School of Business Administration changed its name to School of Management. In 1998, it was renamed as the Eugene M. Isenberg School of Management after Eugene M. Isenberg, Chairman of Nabors Industries[10] who donated $6 million to the school.[11]


Business School Ranking
U.S. undergraduate business
Bloomberg Businessweek[12] 36[3]
U.S. News & World Report[13] 72
Bloomberg Businessweek[15] 66 (Part-time)[14]
U.S. News & World Report[16] 51

16 (Part-time)[5]

Undergraduate programs[edit]

Students at the Isenberg School of Management.
  • BBA with major in:
    • Accounting
    • Finance
    • Management
    • Marketing
    • Operations and Information Management
  • B.S. in Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • B.S. in Sport Management

Graduate programs[edit]

  • MBA with core curriculum in:
    • Accounting/Finance
    • Management
    • Operations/Information Management
    • Marketing
  • M.S. in Accounting
  • M.S. in Sport Management
  • Ph.D. with concentration in:
    • Accounting
    • Finance
    • Hospitality and Tourism Management
    • Management Science
    • Marketing
    • Organization Studies
    • Sport Management
    • Strategic Management

MBA program[edit]

Main Entrance of Isenberg School of Management building

Isenberg offers full-time, online, or blended offerings for its AACSB-accredited MBA degree. Isenberg also awards M.S. degrees in Accounting, Resource Economics, and Sport Management.[17]

The full-time MBA is a two-year residency program at the UMass Amherst flagship campus. Its first-year curriculum focuses on core business disciplines; its second year emphasizes elective courses and student practicums. Isenberg also offers Dual MBA/MS degrees in six disciplines: Public Policy and Administration, Sport Management, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.

Isenberg offers its students online coursework, or a blended, partially residential format at satellite campus locations in Holyoke, Shrewsbury and Boston.

Isenberg Fellows Residential Academic Program (RAP)[edit]

The Isenberg Fellows RAP is divided into two different groups. Students of the Business in Society Fellows will explore how businesses operate in and impact a community. It will highlight the social responsibilities that businesses have, including ethics and community service. The other group is called the Diversity & International Business Fellows, and these students will learn about the global and diversity issues that businesses are facing today.[18]

Isenberg Honors Residential Academic Program (RAP)[edit]

The Isenberg Honors RAP has similar features and benefits to the Fellows RAP, but is specifically geared toward students who are both a member of the Isenberg School of Management and also the Commonwealth Honors College. Students will live together with other members of the RAP and also take a year long seminar lead by the Isenberg School of Management Undergraduate Dean.[19]


Researchers at the business school are leading a three-year project that is creating infrastructure and logistics planning models for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.[20][21]

Research Centers[edit]

The Isenberg School of Management host numerous Research Centers including;[22]

  • Center for Entrepreneurship
  • McCormark Center for Sports Research and Education (MCSRE)
  • Center for International Securities and Derivatives Markets (CISDM)
  • Massachusetts Small Business Development Center
  • Virtual Center for Supernetworks

Student Clubs & Organizations[23][edit]

Students have twenty organizations to choose from at the Isenberg School. Each student organization is paired with a faculty advisor and receives full support from the entire Isenberg School community.

  • ITCC
  • IWiB
  • Jewish Leaders in Business
  • MEMA
  • Minutemen Equity Fund
  • NABA
  • Net Impact
  • Networking Club
  • NSMH
  • OUT@Isenberg
  • ULead
  • UMass Real Estate Club
  • WISM


Prominent Isenberg alumni[edit]

Notable Faculty[edit]

See also[edit]


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  20. ^ "World Cup: Modeling System-Wide Infrastructure and Capacity Planning in Qatar". University of Massachusetts Amherst. Retrieved February 18, 2014. 
  21. ^ "Isenberg Researcher's Infrastructure Models Will Support Future World Cup Tournament". University of Massachusetts Amherst. Retrieved February 18, 2014. 
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  24. ^ "Wheaton names Dennis Hanno as new president". Wheaton College. Retrieved March 1, 2014. 
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  29. ^ "MAJOR GENERAL BRIAN G. NEAL". United States Air Force. Retrieved February 2, 2014. 
  30. ^ "Major General Mark MacCarley". United States Army. Retrieved February 2, 2014. 

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