Business Administration Degree Programs in Massachusetts (O-Z)

There are a number of accredited business degree programs in Massachusetts, as well as courses of study that can be used to supplement other degrees entirely. Navigating which is the best choice is not always easily done, and it is to make the task easier that the information below is provided. To see more accredited business administration degree programs in Massachusetts, visit Business Administration Degree Programs in Massachusetts (A-N).

Simmons College

School of Management

The Simmons College School of Management has focused on offering quality business and leadership education to women since 1973, although men are admitted and enrolled, as well. Lauded by the Princeton Review and the US News & World Report, the School seeks to enhance students’ individual identities by offering them knowledge and expertise to be effective and principled business leaders at all levels of organizational size and complexity. Relationships with business and industry aid in the endeavor.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

The Simmons College School of Management offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration which, since January 2014, includes majors in Business and Management, Marketing, Retail Management, Finance, Arts Administration and Chemistry-Management, as well as an articulating bachelor’s/MBA program. Curricular requirements vary by major; those in Retail Management, Finance, Arts Administration and Chemistry-Management diverge greatly, appropriately to their fields. The Business and Management and Marketing majors share a more common course of study, requiring Principles of Microeconomics and Introductory Statistics as prerequisites to the required core of a Foundations course, Financial Accounting, Organizational Communication and Behavior, Marketing, Finance, Operations Management and Decision Making and Strategy. Each then requires selections from among a prescribed list of elective courses to complete the curriculum. Business and Management also requires an internship.

MBA

Focused on teaching women since 1975, the MBA program at the Simmons College School of Management offers full- and part-time options to complete its required 54 credit hours of course work (42 prescribed, 12 elective). Concentrations are available in Business and Financial Analytics, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability, Entrepreneurship, Health Care Management, Marketing, Nonprofit Management and Organizational Leadership. Each requires a number of courses in common: Foundations of Business; Economic Analysis for Managers; Business, Government and the Global Economy; Quantitative Analysis; Financial Reporting and Analysis, Managerial Accounting; Marketing Management; Strategic Thinking and Analytical Decision Making; Technology and Operations Management; Finance; Strategic Management; Leading Individuals and Groups; Leading Organizational Change; Negotiation and Conflict Management and a new Financial Analytics capstone. Electives and concentration coursework will vary.

Minor in Business

In addition to the majors it offers, the Simmons College School of Management offers a number of minors, including one in business which is meant to complement the coursework of non-School of Management majors by offering them an introduction to business principles likely to be helpful to them in their future careers in any field. The minor curriculum consists of five courses: Foundations of Business Management, Financial Accounting, Organizational Communication and Behavior, Marketing and Finance.

Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Contact Information
Simmons College
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: 617-521-3840
Email: somadm@simmons.edu
Website: http://www.simmons.edu/som/

Stonehill College

Stonehill College was founded in 1948 by the Catholic Congregation of Holy Cross. Praised by the US News & World Report and the Princeton Review, Stonehill College is a private, coeducational institution that competes in NCAA Division II athletics and emphasizes a faith-grounded liberal arts tradition education in more than 80 programs of study at the undergraduate level. Although no graduate programs are offered, Stonehill College does much to ease student entry into post-baccalaureate study.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Stonehill College offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration meant to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to enjoy career success and the background to be adaptable, responsible thinkers. Five majors are available within the degree: Accounting, Finance, International Business, Management and Marketing. They share a common body of courses through the junior level; course offerings differ by major at the senior level, except for internships, directed study and the capstone. Common course options include First-Year Business Experience; Sport Management; Financial Accounting; Managerial Accounting; Quantitative Analysis; Decision Support Systems, Tools and Operations Management; Database Applications; Management Information Systems; Intermediate Accounting I and II; Accounting Systems; Corporate Finance; Advanced Corporate Finance & Modeling; Managerial Negotiation and Decision Making; Investments; Organizational Behavior; Business Ethics; Human Resource Management; International Business; Marketing Principles; Marketing Research; Consumer Behavior; Sales Management; Advertising Management; Business-to-Business Marketing; Retail Management; New Products Management; Legal Environment of Business; The Role of Not-for-Profit Organizations in America; Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship and Small Business and Operations & Supply Chain Management.

Minor in Business Administration

Stonehill College also offers a minor in business administration it reports is meant “to provide the student in Liberal Arts or Sciences with a broad background in the fundamentals of business administration,” ideally suiting such students to be able to engage in business ventures or productive careers. The minor requires seven courses, of which two are electives chosen in consultation with the minor advisor from any courses offered by the Business Administration Department. The remaining five prescribed courses are Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Corporate Finance (which requires Financial Accounting be completed first), Organizational Behavior and Marketing Principles. The curriculum appears designed to equip students to support businesses in areas related to their non-business majors.

Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Contact Information
320 Washington Street
Easton, MA 02357
Phone: 508-565-1314
Email: dsalvucci@stonehill.edu
Website: http://www.stonehill.edu/academics/areas-of-study/business-administration/

Suffolk University

Sawyer Business School

The Sawyer Business School at Suffolk University offers graduate and undergraduate programs in the business disciplines in full-time, part-time, online, weekend, and summer schedules at the main Suffolk campus and in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Founded in 1937, the School offers courses of study focused on career readiness and enhancement and makes a concerted effort to remain current with business trends and innovate education meant to position students to take advantage of emergent opportunities.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

The Sawyer Business School offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree that covers a number of majors: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Global Business, Information Systems, Management and Marketing. While coursework in each major will vary, all majors share common requirements. Those include at least 124 semester hours of coursework, with at least 30 to be completed in business and 45 overall at the University. Of the 124, 48 must be in University general education courses. Thirty-five more must be in business core requirements: Business Foundations, Business Ethics and Law, Leadership and Social Responsibility, Principles of Business Law, Accounting for Decision Making I and II, Data and Decisions Analysis, Principles of Marketing, Management Information Systems, Business Finance, Organizational Behavior, Operations Management, career LINKS and a senior capstone course.

MBA

The Sawyer Business School also offers an MBA focused on global issues and practical learning. The degree requires 31 to 55 credits across 11 to 19 courses. Required are a 1-credit introductory course, 3 credits in a global requirement (Managing in Global Environment), 24 credits in electives and a 3-credit MBA capstone. Twenty-four more credits are to come from MBA core courses (Organizational Behavior, Operations & Data Analysis, Economic Analysis for Managers, Corporate Financial Reporting and Control, Value Based Financial Management, Marketing, Information Management for Competitive Advantage and Managing in the Ethical & Legal Environment), each of which may be waived with credit. Twelve concentrations are available. Each calls for four courses from among the required electives for the degree; required and permitted courses vary by concentration.

Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Contact Information
8 Ashburton Place, 8th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: 617-573-8345
Email: sawyerbusinessschool@suffolk.edu
Website: http://www.suffolk.edu/business/

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Isenberg School of Management

The Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst offers degrees at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels. Founded in 1947, the School currently makes courses available on-site and online and maintains a number of research centers: the Center for Entrepreneurship, the Center for International Securities and Derivatives Markets, the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center, the McCormack Center for Sport Research and Education, and the Virtual Center for Supernetworks.

Bachelor’s in Business Administration

The School offers a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in five majors: Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing and Operations & Information Management. Each requires 120 credits. In addition to university general education requirements, they must include a BBA core (Calculus for Life and Social Sciences I or higher; either Introduction to Microeconomics or Introduction to Resource Economics; Introduction to Macroeconomics; Introduction to Accounting I and II; Introduction to Statistics for Social Science, Introduction to Statistics or Business Data Analysis; Introduction to Business Information Systems; Introduction to Law; Career & Professional Development; Corporate Finance; Principles of Management; Principles of Marketing; Introduction to Operations Management; either Management Communications or a junior-level writing class and either Business Policy and Strategy or Strategic Management for a Sustainable World), 21 hours of non-business elective courses and courses for the major.

MBA

The School also offers an MBA that requires 55 credit hours to complete. Thirty-six are in an MBA core curriculum expected to take 4 6.5-week terms to complete: Business Data Analysis and Statistical Methods, Business Law, Corporate Finance, Economic Analysis for Managers, Financial and Managerial Accounting, Human Resource Management, Leadership and Organizational Behavior, Marketing Strategy, Operations Management, Organizational Strategy and Strategic Information Management. The remaining 19 must include a semester-long practicum and can include electives from an impressive and rotating slate of offerings, which may concentrate in one of four focus areas: Entrepreneurship, Finance, Marketing and Healthcare Administration. Options for independent study are also available, allowing students to direct their own curriculum in more detail than the elective schedule permits. Dual degree programs can also be pursued.

Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Contact Information
121 Presidents Drive
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003
Phone: Bachelor’s 413-545-5610
Phone: MBA 413-545-5608
Email for Bachelor’s: undergrad@isenberg.umass.edu
Email for MBA: mba@isenberg@umass.edu
Website: https://www.isenberg.umass.edu/

University of Massachusetts Boston

College of Management

The College of Management at the University of Massachusetts Boston offers programs at the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral levels to approximately 2,600 students. Praised by the Princeton Review and the US News & World Report, the College operates a number of programs and centers in addition to offering two undergraduate and six graduate degrees from three departments. It is also the most demographically diverse of the regional institutions the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business accredits.

MBA

The College offers an MBA meant to equip students to lead business ventures effectively. The degree requires 57 credits to complete, although some courses may be waived based on students’ past education. The requirements include a MBA core (Economics for Managers, Accounting for Managers, Financial Management, Statistical Analysis for Managers, Operations Management, Computer Information Processing, Organizational Analysis and Skills, Business and Its Environment and Marketing Management), electives and a capstone. A thesis option is available, requiring Research Colloquium and Master’s Thesis Option and allowing students to differentiate themselves through innovative research. Fourteen specializations are also available: Accounting, Business Intelligence, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Management, Finance, Nonprofit Management, Healthcare Management, Human Resource Management, Information Systems, International Management, Internet Marketing, Leadership and Organizational Change, Marketing and Supply Chain and Service Management.

PhD in Business Administration

The College offers a PhD in Business Administration meant to equip students to conduct advanced research into the business world. The degree currently offers two tracks: Organizations and Social Change and Finance; a third, Management Information Systems, is slated to begin in 2016. Both current tracks are expected to take four years to complete, of which two will normally consist of full-time coursework. The degree culminates in a substantial research project, the dissertation, which may take one or two years to complete. A major field requirement in the form of either qualifying exams or significant papers, must be completed before the dissertation is begun in earnest. Doctoral students are also expected to assist faculty in research and to teach courses independently, which helps them secure funding if no external sources are forthcoming.

Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Contact Information
McCormack Hall, 5th Floor, Room 610
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125-3393
Phone: 617-287-7720
Email: gradcm@umb.edu
Website: http://www.umb.edu/academics/cm

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Charlton College of Business

The Charlton College of Business at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth offers programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels; graduate programs are offered on-site and online. Among the programs are a 4+1 MBA program. The College hosts a Business Innovation Research Center, a Center for Marketing Research and the Southeastern Massachusetts E-Commerce Network in addition to three academic departments: Accounting & Finance, Management & Marketing and Decision & Information Sciences.

Bachelor of Science in Business

The College offers a Bachelor of Science in Business degree in six majors: Accounting, Finance, Management Information Systems, Management, Marketing and Operations Management. Each requires 120 credit hours of coursework, of which half are from within the College and half without; the latter include non-business electives and university general education requirements. Courses for each major will vary, but the majors do share a common body of coursework: The Business Organization; Principles of Accounting I and II; Principles of Microeconomics; Principles of Macroeconomics; Business Communication; Leadership, Teamwork and Collaboration; Legal Framework of Business; Business Statistics; Business Finance; Quantitative Business Analysis; Operations Management; Principles of Marketing and Information Systems. Shared courses extend through the junior year, offering time for networking connections to develop and mutual understanding to emerge.

Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • New England Association of Colleges and Schools

Contact Information
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
285 Old Westport Rd.
Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300
Phone: 508-999-8423
Email: crose@umassd.edu
Website: http://www.umassd.edu/charlton/

Western New England University

College of Business

The College of Business at Western New England University (which gained university status in 2011) seeks to prepare students to be successful, adaptable and ethical business professionals. To that end, it offers a number of degree programs at the undergraduate (both majors and minors) and graduate levels, including articulating undergraduate/graduate programs and joint degrees. Emphasized is the Sophomore Experience Abroad, in which first-semester sophomores study overseas for the whole term rather than the typical ten days.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

According to the University’s catalogue, most of the College of Business’s undergraduate majors (Accounting, Business Information Systems, Finance, General Business, Management, Marketing Communications/Advertising and Sport Management) lead to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Core requirements for the degrees consist of 83 credits, of which 44 are general education and 39 are focused business classes. The latter include First Year Business Seminar, Problem Solving with Business Tools, Management and Organizational Behavior, Financial Reporting, Principles of Marketing, Introduction to Business Information Systems, Introduction to Finance, Introduction to Business Law, either Quality and Operations Management or Quality and Operations Management with SAP, wither Managing the Established Enterprise or Business Processes and Enterprise Resource Planning with SAP and Business Strategy. Other requirements vary by major.

MBA

The College of Business also offers an MBA available on-site, online and hybrid between the two. 2013-2014 tuition was $761 per credit, with the degree requiring 36 graduate-level credits to complete. Noted are prerequisites for the degree, and meeting them does not count toward progress on the degree; noted also is the need for students to be moderately proficient in computer applications, specifically Microsoft Office programs. Thirty of the graduate credits are in a core of classes for the degree, which includes Accounting for Decision Makers, Information Technology Management and Applications, Decision Support Models, Problem Solving and Decision Making, Business and Its Environment, Strategic Management, Managerial Finance, Leadership, Organizational Behavior and Theory and Marketing Management. The remaining 6 hours are in electives; they should be taken late in the student’s curriculum.

Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Contact Information
Western New England University
1215 Wilbraham Rd.
Springfield, MA 01119
Phone: 413-782-1517
Email: study@wne.edu
Website: http://www1.wne.edu/business/

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

School of Business

The School of Business at Worcester Polytechnic Institute offers degrees at the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral levels meant to equip students to be innovative leaders in business fields. BusinessWeek praises the institution for its quality of grounded-in-technology offerings and adaptable courses and faculty. Emphasis is on applied problem-solving, taught through project-based instruction and direct interaction with the business community. Faculty are encouraged to pursue applied research, as well.

MBA

The School offers an MBA along three tracks: Cohort (accelerated, blended learning), Evening (self-paced, on-site, evening courses) and Flex (combining on-site and online learning). All three tracks emphasize innovation and adaptability, reflecting the School’s broader emphasis and the demands of the current business world. All three also require ten common core courses: Financial Intelligence for Strategic Decision-Making; Business Law, Ethics and Social Responsibility; Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Financial Information and Management; Economics for Managers; Innovating with Information Systems; Marketing Management; Group and Interpersonal Dynamics in Complex Organizations; Interpersonal and Leadership Skills and Analyzing and Designing Operations to Create Value. They also require two project courses, a pre-capstone and a capstone. Also required are four courses in electives; concentrations in electives are available in Entrepreneurship, Information Security Management, Information Technology, Operations Management, Process Design, Supply Chain Management, Technological Innovation and Technology Marketing.

PhD in Business Administration

The School of Business also offers a PhD in Business Administration in three concentrations: Entrepreneurship, Information Technology and Operations Management. Students pursuing the degree must align their research interests with those of current faculty and must find a faculty sponsor to serve as a potential dissertation advisor before entering the program. They must also complete 60 credit hours beyond the master’s degree divided into coursework and research components. Those pursuing the Entrepreneurship concentration can expect to focus in seeking and identifying new business opportunities, including those in technology, intellectual property, cross-cultural and -generational endeavors and social entrepreneurship Those pursuing the Information Technology concentration can expect to focus on developing new information technology knowledge through applied qualitative and quantitative data, while those pursuing Operations Management can expect to focus on handling people in the business environment.

Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Contact Information
School of Business
100 Institute Rd.
Worcester, MA 01609-2280
Phone: 508-831-5218
Email: business@wpi.edu
Website: http://www.wpi.edu/academics/business.html

There are many business administration degree programs available in Massachusetts that offer many opportunities for students to jump start a career or advance a career with a graduate degree.  Accredited business administration degree programs in Massachusetts are a great way to get the career you have always wanted.

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