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Online Business Degrees

Manning School of Business

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Online Business Degrees and Certificates

The online business degrees and certificates offered through UMass Lowell's AACSB-accredited Manning School of Business will teach you the behaviors and styles of successful leaders. With 6- and 8-week courses, you can complete your program at an accelerated pace.

On-Campus and Online Business Degrees and Certificates

  • Business Administration, A.S.
    On Campus | Mix | Online
  • Business Administration, B.S.
    With Concentrations in Analytics & Operations Management, Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems and Marketing
GRE and GMAT waivers are available for master's applicants.
  • Accounting, M.S.
  • Business Administration, MBA
    With the following Options: Accounting, Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Healthcare, Information Technology, International Business, Managerial Leadership or Marketing
  • Business Analytics, M.S.
    With the following Options: Accounting Analytics, Big Data Analytics, Finance Analytics, Healthcare Business Analytics, Managerial Decision Making or Marketing Analytics
  • Entrepreneurship, M.S.
    On Campus | Mix | Online
  • Finance, M.S.
  • Business Administration, Ph.D.
    On Campus | Mix | Online

School of Excellence

AACSB Badge

UMass Lowell's business programs are offered through the Manning School of Business, which is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) — an elite distinction earned by less than five percent of business schools worldwide.

Of more than 16,000 business schools worldwide, less than 5 percent are AACSB accredited. Our programs meet the highest academic standards, giving you a competitive advantage in the job market.

Learn more about AACSB accreditation »

Business Degree Careers

Our faculty-led, small class sizes provide undergraduate and graduate students with in-demand skills and knowledge employers seek in the ever-evolving business industry. UMass Lowell business graduates find careers in accounting, finance, management, analytics, economics, marketing and more.

217,414
Jobs
+46.7%
% Change (2015-2023)
$108.1K/yr
Median Earnings
36,281
Annual Openings
Source: Lightcast, 2022
Overall employment in business and financial occupations is projected to grow 7 percent from 2021 to 2031. This increase is expected to result in about 715,100 new jobs over the decade. In addition to new jobs from growth, opportunities arise from the need to replace workers who leave their occupations permanently. About 980,200 openings each year, on average, are projected to come from growth and replacement needs.
—U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2022

Top Companies Hiring UMass Lowell Business Graduates

  • Raytheon Technologies
  • BAE Systems
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Amazon
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Oracle
  • United States Air Force
  • Dell Technologies
  • Philips

Real Faculty. Real Campus. Real Research.

Whether you study online or on-campus, you will learn from UMass Lowell's world-class Manning School of Business faculty. Make your business degree stand out by concentrating on marketing, health care, analytics, information technology and more.

Highest Lifetime ROI

UMass Lowell has the highest lifetime return on investment for public research universities in Massachusetts. Our online tuition is among the lowest in the U.S. Additionally, substantial scholarships, grants and other financial aid opportunities are provided.

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The Value of a Business Degree.

Business administration is a highly sought-after degree for many reasons, including the career stability it provides. A Bachelor's in Business Administration provides knowledge and skills in multiple aspects of business, which will qualify you for jobs in many areas and industries.

Learn more about the Value of a Business Administration Bachelor's Degree.

Student Stories

Upon graduation, you may take advantage of the worldwide network of UMass alumni.

Faculty Spotlight

Elizabeth J. Altman, D.B.A.

Elizabeth Altman is an associate professor of management with research focusing on strategy, innovation, platform businesses and ecosystems, leadership in the digital economy, organizational identity and organizational change. For nearly 20 years, Altman worked in various roles, including industrial design, product development engineering, manufacturing, marketing and strategy. She lectures and consults worldwide for multi-national clients on strategy and platform businesses.

Liz Altman

Stackable Credits

Our business programs build upon themselves. As you move from business courses to certificates to degrees, you can apply your education toward the next step in your journey.

FAQs

A credible online business degree is held to the same standards as degrees earned on-campus. UMass Lowell's Manning School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), which is the highest level of accreditation a business school can achieve. Our online courses are taught by the same faculty and provide the same learning outcomes as our on-campus programs. Upon graduation, you will receive the same diploma as on-campus students.
Financial aid is available to online undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in business programs at UMass Lowell. Loans, grants and scholarships are among the financial aid opportunities available to our students. In addition to financial aid, we encourage you to explore further Ways to Save.
The cost of an online business degree depends on the school. For example, according to U.S. News & World Report, graduate business degrees can cost more than $70,000 annually for out-of-state students. However, as of the 2022-2023 academic year, UMass Lowell online students can complete an entire MBA program for under $20K, regardless of where they live. UMass Lowell offers one of the lowest online tuition rates in the U.S. for undergraduate and graduate programs.
Receiving an online business degree will open the door to many job opportunities, career advancement and salary increases. In addition to highly affordable tuition costs, online programs offer the opportunity to save on additional expenses related to your education, including transportation and childcare costs. Graduates from UMass Lowell enjoy the highest lifetime return on investment among all public research universities in Massachusetts.

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