Academics

About the College

The College of Management (CM)'s programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), a distinction given to fewer than 700 business schools worldwide. The College was recently ranked 41 in North America by TopMBA, as well as 47 in the world for Information Management. CM is also ranked as a best business school by Princeton Review, recognized for its part-time MBA by US News and World Report, and named a top program for veterans by Military Times.

Recognized for its first-rate faculty and diverse, high-achieving student body, the college offers an innovative, interdisciplinary curriculum tuned to the changing needs of the global economy. Classes are small, faculty are accessible and programs are flexible; designed to meet the needs of full-time and part-time students, many of whom are working professionals.

As Boston's public business school, CM is dedicated to educating the region's 21st century professional workforce and to maintaining strong ties to local employers in the private, public and nonprofit sectors. Along with its academic programs, the College of Management sponsors research and development centers that foster innovation and new ideas that advance and sustain region's economy.

Why choose the College of Management at UMass Boston?

  • Small class sizes. Most classes are taught in small classrooms that seat fewer than 40 students, not in lecture halls. 
  • Accessible faculty. CM students report interacting frequently with the management scholars and industry experts who teach at UMass Boston, the urban research university with a teaching soul.
  • Comprehensive Student Support Services. Our Management Achievement Program (MAP), a co-curricular program designed to prepare students for the world of management, is considered a national model for undergraduate business professional development programs.  
  • The most diverse student body – measured by ethnicity, gender, age, sociocultural background, professional aspiration and disability -- among regional schools accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
  • The award-winning Center for Collaborative Leadership. Dedicated to encouraging collaboration among Greater Boston’s next generation of leaders, the center sponsors UMass Boston’s Emerging Leadership Program. 
  • The Entrepreneurship Center sponsors programs, workshops and mentorships that link UMass Boston’s specialized education in entrepreneurship with hands-on experience in building startup businesses and entrepreneurial careers.
  • SERC (Center for Sustainable Enterprise and Regional Competitiveness). A leader at providing education, research, and development that confronts climate change while building a vibrant economy.
  • Financial Services Forum. A go-to source for current research, analysis, and commentary on the financial services sector, the forum publishes the Mass Business Report and the highly regarded MISI, the Market Investment Sentiment Index (formerly the Massachusetts Investment Sentiment Index).
  • The Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (MSBDC) network’s Boston Regional Office & Minority Business Center provides entrepreneurs and small businesses with high-quality, in-depth business advice, and training.
  • Home of the Greater Boston Manufacturing Partnership.