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Business Administration

Advance your career with a Charlton MBA degree

The Charlton Master of Business Administration (MBA) provides advanced study in management for those with business or non-business bachelor degrees. This MBA program requires 30 credit hours and can be completed part-time or full-time, on-campus or online.

The Charlton MBA is responsive to the changing demands of the global, technology-driven economy. Taught by leading business scholars and seasoned industry professionals, this advanced degree also offers you the option to concentrate in specific areas.

10 concentrations available (on campus)

  • international business
  • marketing
  • organizational leadership
  • public management (interdisciplinary)
  • supply chain management and information systems

Student Success

Joshua Keith '23, '24: Getting involved

Transfer accounting major and MBA student opens doors for himself through involvement in campus clubs and jobs.

MBA mean starting salary:

NACE Data Collection of Class of 2022 Graduate Alumni

MBA candidates must complete 30 credits (some concentrations require an additional three credits)

  • 7 required advanced core courses (21 credits)
  • 3 electives (9 credits)

These courses build upon the foundation knowledge by presenting interdisciplinary, case-based material that develops the student’s ability to manage or operate complex business operations.

UMassD advantages

  • Proven quality: Invest in a degree that’s accredited by the AACSB, the "gold standard" of business school recognition.
  • Flexible: Complete your degree full-time—or part-time, at your own pace.
  • Customizable: Concentrate in the field that corresponds to your own interests and career goals.
  • Practical: Take advantage of opportunities for experiential learning, collaboration, and professional networking.
  • Value: A private college educational experience and public university value.

University requirements for graduate admissions

  • Submit an application via the online portal. Be sure to provide your full legal name and to capitalize the first letter of all proper nouns.
  • Pay non-refundable $60 application fee (American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa) via the online portal. For Nursing applicants, the non-refundable application fee is $75.
  • Statement of Purpose, minimum 300 words. Unless otherwise indicated in the program requirement details, indicate your graduate study objectives, research interests and experience, and business or industry experience if applicable. If you are applying for a teaching or research assistantship, include any special skills or experience that would assist us in making assistantship decisions.
  • Resume
  • Transcripts for all post-secondary institutions attended (regardless of whether a credential is earned or not). Unofficial transcripts are accepted for admissions application review, once enrolled a final official transcript is required. International students applying for Data Science must submit semester-by-semester transcripts as well as consolidated transcripts. 
  • Many programs have specific recommendations/requirements, please see the additional program-specific requirements for more information.
  • International students: official TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson PTE or Duolingo (if accepted by program) score. Unofficial scores are accepted for admissions application review, once enrolled official scores are required and must be sent by the testing agency (copies/scans not accepted). This is required of any applicant who did not earn a bachelor’s degree or higher degree from an accredited academic institution in the U.S. or accepted English-speaking country, see exemptions for more details. The Duolingo test is not accepted for the following programs: Art Education, Biology/Marine Biology, Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies & Theory, Marine Science and Technology (MS, PSM, PhD), Nursing (MS, DNP, PhD), Portuguese Studies, Professional Writing and Communication, Psychology (ABA, Clinical, Research), and Public Policy. 
  • All official documents are required for enrollment, please have documents (ie. test scores) sent prior to the expiration. 

Program-specific requirements

Candidates must submit the required application materials, university requirements and program-specific requirements, for consideration.

  • GMAT, LSAT or GRE score. Alternatively, some applicants may qualify for GMAT waiver.
  • 2 letters of recommendation: preferably from a faculty member or an employer. Applicants will be required to provide each recommender's name and email address so we can contact the recommender for the letter of recommendation.

Program deadlines

Study online

We offer you the option to earn your degree online. Our online MBA program is designed for professionals who want a flexible and convenient online degree with the high quality of an AACSB accredited on-campus MBA program.