Online MBA at UMass Amherst’s Isenberg School of Management Ranked No. 1 in the United States by the Financial Times for Third Straight Year

AMHERST, Mass. – The Online MBA offered by the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has been ranked first in the United States and third in the world by the Financial Times.

With one of the largest and most established accredited online MBA programs in the country, the Isenberg School of Management has provided online education opportunities for nearly 16 years. More than 1,100 students are currently enrolled in the program.

UMass Amherst Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy said, “The Isenberg School has established itself as an international leader in online education, offering students innovative pathways to develop advanced skills and enrich their careers. This world-class ranking from the Financial Times is yet another recognition of UMass Amherst’s leadership in the business world.”

The Isenberg School stood out in the Financial Times’ 2019 rankings in a number of areas. The Online MBA program ranked first for increase in salary after earning an MBA, with a 39 percent increase; first in the United States for total salary, and first for percentage of female faculty, with 45 percent. Furthermore, the program ranked fifth in online interaction, which measures how well alumni rate interactions between students, teamwork and availability of faculty.

“We are thrilled by the strides reflected in the latest Financial Times rankings, as they affirm that our recent investments in faculty and technology have provided a gateway for our program participants to excel,” said Tom Moliterno, interim dean of the Isenberg School. “We anticipate sustaining this momentum moving forward, as well as again demonstrating Isenberg’s Online MBA bona fides as a pioneering online program.”

Isenberg’s Online MBA program offers an expansive course of study, from business analytics, finance and health care administration to marketing and sports management. Isenberg students come from all 50 states and around the globe, and they include physicians, attorneys, entrepreneurs, C-suite executives and scientists.

About the Isenberg School of Management

Founded in 1947, the Isenberg School of Management on the University of Massachusetts’ flagship campus in Amherst has 42,000 alumni in 86 countries. Isenberg offers its AACSB-accredited courses to 4,800 students on campus, online and in blended formats. The school’s 3,400 undergraduates major in seven business disciplines, including industry specialties such as hospitality & tourism management and sport management. Nearly 1,300 students are enrolled in the Isenberg MBA, and they can focus their studies in health care administration, entrepreneurship, finance and marketing.

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