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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Business Studies

Whether you have years of experience in the business world or you’re ready to start running your own successful business, the UWW Interdisciplinary Studies program is here to help you design a personalized program of study in business that builds on your experience and meets your own professional and educational goals. 

You can even tailor your online bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary studies to your interests through online courses in entrepreneurship, operations management, sports management, marketing, accounting, finance, economics, business law, and more. 

Program Benefits

  • You’re in the Driver’s Seat: Design your own degree concentration through your perfect mix of 100% online courses, and optional blended, or on-campus offerings to fit your busy life. Plus, most of our courses are asynchronous, meaning you can complete them on your schedule. 
  • Accelerate Your Degree: Bring in or earn up to 105 credits for your prior coursework, prior learning, and life and work experience to accelerate your degree, saving you time and money. 
  • Cross Disciplinary Boundaries: Craft your individualized degree concentration to suit your goals and interests, from taking online courses in health to study health management, to focusing on online journalism courses to combine business and public relations. 
  • Community College Friendly: Learn about the Mass Transfer Gen Ed Foundation and benefit from our 50-year history of support for community college students
  • Boston Children's Hospital and Mass General Brigham employees: Receive a 10% discount and more. Learn more about how you can benefit from our employer partnerships

Your Future in Business 

With an Interdisciplinary Studies degree focused in business, you will gain the knowledge and enhance the skills you need to support your entrepreneurial spirit and help advance your career in high-demand business professions such as accounting and finance, marketing, human resources, and management. We can also help you complete your undergraduate degree before applying to graduate school for your MBA.

Flexible, Cross-Disciplinary Courses

You will take business studies courses through the prestigious UMass Isenberg School of Management, one of the finest business schools in the nation, as well through related departments through the university.

To give you an idea of the types of online business studies and related courses you could choose from, here is a sampling offered over the past few years.