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Graduate ISSP: Business

The Graduate International Student Success Program (ISSP) is a two-semester program designed for students who have completed a bachelor's degree but who need or wish to have additional support to gain entry into a UMass Boston graduate degree program. The Graduate ISSP helps to bridge the gap in academic or English skills by offering a range of courses such as research methods and academic communication. During your Graduate ISSP semester(s), you will take four Graduate ISSP courses plus UMass Boston graduate courses to prepare you for your master's program.

The MBA program at UMass Boston combines a focused management curriculum and allows students to customize their experience by completing one or more of 14 specializations.

Small classes are typically taught by full-time, academically and professionally qualified faculty. The classes use real-world projects and simulations to connect classroom learning to practical experience and create a thoroughly inclusive classroom environment.

Bachelor's Degree

 

UMass Boston
Master's Degree

 

Fees

Year International Students

2017

US$28,035 (Two semesters)

* Other mandatory fees apply

Location

Duration

Two semesters (up to 9 credits)

Semester start dates

 

Spring: January 2018

Summer: May 2018

Fall: September 2018

Graduate ISSP sample courses
Semester 1 Course title Credits

NAV 001

 

Navigating the Graduate Student Pathway

 

0

 

NAV 002

Introduction to Graduate Research

0

PSEM

Graduate ISSP Seminar

0

MBA ACM 681

Analytical Writing in Management

3 (UMB)

MBA ACM 682

Oral Communication for Managers

3 (UMB)

Total credits

6

Semester 2 Course title Credits

NAV 003

Academic Communication for Graduate Students

0

NAV 004

Intercultural Issues for Graduate Students

0

TBD

Additional credit course

3 (UMB)

PSEM

Graduate ISSP Seminar

0

TEST PREP

GMAT Prep Course

0

Total credits

3

Total program credits 3-9*

Program information

Progression requirements: 520 GMAT; B in all classes and cumulative GPA of 3.0

Additional credit bearing courses in the College of Management may include:

  • Business and Its Environment (MBA ACM 660)
  • Economics for Managers (MBA ACM 601)

*Graduate ISSP credit hours applied to degree: 3-9 credit hours (1-3 credit courses)

*Remaining credit hours to complete degree program: 39-45 credit hours

*Number of credits applied to degree is subject to evaluation by the Graduate Program Department.

Entry into your UMass Boston College of Management graduate degree program:

  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • Finance, MS
  • Accounting, MS
  • Information Technology, MS

Disclaimer: This information may be subject to change without notice or at the discretion of UMass Boston ISSP or Navitas Limited.