May 23, 2018  
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog

Business Administration, Global MBA

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The Global MBA is a 33 credit (11 courses), 16 month full-time day cohort based MBA program with an everywhere “global” focus in its course offerings. It consists of a diversified mix of global-focused courses across the fields of accounting and finance, management and marketing, and informational systems and technology.

The Global MBA at UMass Boston aims to prepare both domestic and international students for today’s global-centric workforce and the world of business. As domestic companies go more international, so goes the need for a globally-trained and educated workforce. The program offers students knowledge of, and training in, global management and leadership practices along with a keen understanding of global finance and markets.

Required Courses

The Global MBA is designed for students with an undergraduate business degree and comparable work experience. Students that did not complete an undergraduate degree in business will need to satisfy the seven pre-requisite courses of the MBA program, some of which may be waived depending on prior coursework, while others can be taken on campus prior to entering the Global MBA track, in conjunction with, or completed online. To learn more, contact us by emailing

Admission Requirements

Applicants must submit the following materials:

  • Online application form with application fee.
  • International graduate applicants must also submit additional documentation. Click here for more details.
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended, both undergraduate and graduate. Applicants must have the equivalent of a United States bachelor’s degree to be eligible to apply. All transcripts are required, regardless of whether credits were transferred.
    • All non-US transcripts must be evaluated by Center for Educational Documentation - CED - located at We require a course-by-course evaluation report. Applicants must submit the evaluation package as well as a separate copy of their official transcript.
  • Current professional resume, highlighting professional and academic contributions/qualifications.
  • Exam Scores Required:
    • Official GMAT or GRE scores. (Required for Global MBA. Check eligibility to waive for all other programs).
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores. Our minimum TOEFL score is 90 and our minimum IELTS score is 6.5. (Required for all applicants that submit Non-United States academic transcripts - unless stated as exempt on our international graduate applicants page- LEARN MORE HERE).
  • (2) letters of recommendation from professional or academic references
    • Applicants must provide the name and email address for (2) references as part of the online application. Those references will receive an email notification directing them to a secure site to submit their recommendation. If references prefer to type a traditional letter, it should be sent as a PDF attachment referencing the applicant’s name, student ID number and program of interest, to
  • Essay (please note that there is also a standard essay prompt in the online application. You do not have to respond to that prompt - only the one below.)
    • Part 1 (300 words): Why are you interested in attending graduate school at UMass Boston?
    • Part 2 (1,200 words): State a current issue, problem or topic from your intended field of study (This can be specific to your country, state or local community) and discuss your strategic plan as to how you would address issue and how attending graduate school at UMass Boston will aid you in your pursuits.

Application Deadlines
June 1st: All applicants to be considered for the Fall semester

November 1st: All applicants to be considered for the Spring semester

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