Isenberg School Fellowship Offers Complete Financial Support to Full-time MBA Students

December 10, 2013

Contact: Patrick J. Callahan 413/545-0444

AMHERST, Mass. – The Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst announces a Full-time MBA Fellowship program—an innovative partnership that offers these MBA students two years of full financial support along with health care benefits and an annual stipend. In exchange, students in the program have an opportunity to grow professionally by helping the Isenberg School handle its strategic and operational challenges.

With its more than 5,000 students and 42,000 alumni in 72 countries, the Isenberg School faces administrative and internal managerial challenges that call for a spectrum of management skills. To that end, MBA fellows apply their current strengths and expand their skill sets in competitive analysis, strategic planning, financial analysis, marketing, and operations—all on behalf of the school. They will also tackle social entrepreneurship and service projects with Isenberg’s growing roster of business and nonprofit partners.

“Our Full-time MBA program is small by design,” says Mark A. Fuller, dean of the Isenberg School. “That allows us to secure exceptional experiential opportunities for our students—challenges that accelerate professional growth.” He says the size of the program confers other advantages: a collaborative MBA culture, a highly accessible faculty, and high-impact internship and career opportunities.

Isenberg’s Full-time MBA program is the sixth most upwardly mobile program in the national rankings over the last four years, according to U.S. News & World Report. It currently ranks 51st in the nation, 24th among public universities. And it ranks 10th in the nation in Princeton Review’s Best Classroom Experience category. The MBA Fellowship program, then, is an innovative opportunity for students to grow professionally while helping Isenberg manage its own rapid growth and national reputation.

About the Isenberg School’s Full-time MBA Program

The Full-time MBA program is ideal for individuals who seek a hands-on, real world education through immersion in a rigorous two-year program. The AACSB-accredited program emphasizes experiential, collaborative learning, allowing graduates to excel in today’s global business climate. Every Full-time MBA student receives an Isenberg MBA Fellowship that fully supports his or her graduate business education. The program’s student-focused environment, exceptional career support, and opportunities for specialization all facilitate student success.

About the Isenberg School of Management

The Isenberg School is the business school at the University of Massachusetts flagship campus in Amherst. Accredited by the AACSB, it has undergraduate and MBA programs ranked in the top 50 and 25, respectively. Its Ph.D. program is the oldest at a public university in New England. At the MBA level, U.S. News & World Report ranks the Full-time MBA program 51st overall and 25th among publics. It ranks the part-time MBA program 22nd overall and 13th among publics. It ranks the online MBA program 22nd overall and 18th among public universities. The Isenberg School community comprises 3,500 undergraduates and 1,300 graduate students.