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University of Massachusetts Boston

Boston , Massachusetts ,United States

Management, BS (Management Information Systems Concentration)

Information and data analytics technologies are transforming all aspects of the business. Students who concentrate in Information Systems and Business Analytics (ISBA) can acquire the knowledge and skills needed to take a leading role in these innovative fields. The curriculum of the ISBA concentration covers the topics in business analytics and its information systems foundation.

Intakes

  • Jan
  • May
  • Sep

Application Processing Time in Days: 10

Application Process

More information Required
10 Days
Possible Interview Call from Institution
10 Days
Provisional/Unconditional Offer
20 Days
Visa Process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Courses in the ISBA program are designed to offer students options in the following career paths:

  • Business Analytics
  • Information Systems

The Business Analytics path prepares students for careers that address the best use of data in contemporary business environments. Students in this career path will gain the ability to understand data management, data storage, data processing, data visualization, and predictive analytics. Some of the positions people in this career path have taken include data analytics or data science specialists working with software to process data and generate reports, data analytics designer who design data warehouses and business intelligence systems, and business analysts or managers using analytical insights to solve problems for management decisions. People in this career path are expected to be in high demand as organizations increasingly understand the value of data and analytics and turn to data-driven decision-making.

PSW Opportunity

  • 12 to 36 months( OPT duration depends on the major studied)

 

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Essay Requirments

All UMass Boston applicants are asked to submit a personal essay. It gives you the opportunity to present yourself in a way that grades and test scores cannot. Our admissions counselors use your essay to determine your ability to organize your thoughts and express yourself clearly. Your essay may also be used to consider you for the Honors College and/or any scholarship opportunities for which you may qualify.

SAT/ACT Score

  • Students who are attending or have graduated from a U.S. high school must submit SAT or ACT scores. Submission of TOEFL or IELTS scores is recommended.
  • Students seeking full admission to electrical or computer engineering, management, or nursing programs are required to submit their SAT or ACT test scores.
  • For students who have a recalculated grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher and seek full admissions to the College of Liberal Arts or to the College of Science and Mathematics, SAT or ACT scores are optional but must meet the minimum TOEFL (79-80) or IELTS (6.0) scores required.