At the Isenberg School of Management, we’re committed to introducing our students to the education, experiences and executives that will make them effective leaders and change agents in the business world.
The Isenberg Advantage As an AACSB-accredited institution, we offer an exceptional education—whether our students are undergraduate or graduate, on-campus or online, or studying full-time or part-time. Our students enjoy an educational experience that gives them a head start in today’s complex business environment. Isenberg’s unique culture sparks community and collaboration, honing the skills to be dynamic team players and confident leaders. And our entrepreneurial spirit encourages students to creatively tackle today’s biggest challenges and harness the most exciting opportunities.
Our academic approach values in-the-trenches learning so students can hit the ground running. Our students enjoy an educational experience that gives them a head start in today’s complex business environment. Why do our students have this head start? It’s called the Isenberg Advantage. Our mentoring and instruction instill confidence and competency, and grooms students for success.
The Isenberg Advantage means that our students:
Learn data-driven decision making, which gives them the business intelligence to make smart, savvy and well-informed decisions
Become change agents who affect positive organizational change, take calculated risks and rise to the top
Understand the power of collaboration and have the skills to effectively work on a team
Develop a strong work ethic where they roll up their sleeves and get things done
Foster an entrepreneurial spirit to become bold, creative problem solvers
Mission The Isenberg School of Management advances the reputation and mission of the University of Massachusetts' flagship campus and land grant institution by 1) Making an impact on research in management, on the teaching of management, and the practice of management by creating and sharing new knowledge, 2) Preparing students for a rapidly changing business environment by providing high quality educational programs, and 3) Supporting organizations within the Commonwealth and other constituencies through outreach activities. In fulfilling this mission, the Isenberg School follows these principles:
We are committed to a diversity of backgrounds, interests and perspectives in the people we employ, the students we enroll, and the programs we offer;
We provide an exceptional education and develop men and women of high integrity to be leaders in their chosen fields;
We value the importance of the interdisciplinary nature of business and create programmatic offerings accordingly;
We build core areas of research strength and respond to new and burgeoning areas with our research focus and program development; and
We prepare out students for the marketplace through job placement support services and strong connections with alumni and corporate partners.
Vision Our vision is to be one of the top 10 public business schools in the world1 by providing an educational and research environment that emphasizes ethical and innovative action to solve our most challenging business problems.
1. As defined by external metrics such as BusinessWeek and U.S. News and World Report.
Goals To advance and embody the University's aspiration to assume its place among the upper echelon of national public universities, the Isenberg School plays a critical role by:
Increasing levels of published research and scholarship, and building interdisciplinary research teams;
Creating and growing the revenue generating potential of research centers and interdisciplinary research programs;
Growing and further developing our graduate programs and expanding their national and international reach;
Developing an innovative approach to undergraduate education via regular curricular changes and the optimal preparation of our students to make significant contributions in the marketplace and to society as a whole;
Prioritizing faculty position allocations with a focus on areas where we do or can excel and become a national power;
Strengthening alumni fundraising efforts to focus on the improvement of our infrastructure and operations, and increasing the participation of our alumni; and
Developing a centralized and systematic approach to communicate the Isenberg values, goals, and success stories to both internal and external stakeholders.