What Sets UM-Flint's Business Administration (MBA) Program Apart?
- The force that drives UM-Flint’s MBA program is team-based project work, an approach to learning that draws directly from today’s most successful business approaches to innovation, implementation, risk management, decision-making, and more.
- UM-Flint’s MBA program allows you to develop more in-depth competency in specialized areas through concentrations in Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Finance, Health Care Management, International Business, Lean Manufacturing, Organizational Leadership, and Marketing.
- The UM-Flint MBA is offered in two delivery formats to fit your lifestyle:
- Traditional: on-campus, 20- to 32-month program with classes in the evening
- NetPlus!: mixed-mode, 15- to 24-month program that blends online learning with on-campus sessions every six weeks on Friday and Saturday
Note: Beginning Fall 2016, fall and winter terms will be 15 weeks long with residencies on 3rd and 11th Fridays/Saturdays. Spring and summer terms will be 7 weeks long with residencies on 2nd and 6th Fridays/Saturdays.
- Dual degree programs available:
- MBA/MSA in Accounting
- MBA/MS in Computer Science and Information Systems
- MBA/MS in Lean Manufacturing (with Kettering University)
- MBA/Doctor of Anesthesia Practice
- MBA/Doctor of Nursing Practice
- MBA/Doctor of Physical Therapy
- Customized program plans allow you to complete the program at your desired pace.
- UM-Flint’s Innovation Incubator [IN] and “Michigan Family Business Center” (MFBC) are designed to serve as cooperative efforts among commercial enterprises, non-profit organizations, and academic institutions to create robust networks and resources that enhance entrepreneurial leadership skills.
- As part of the world renowned University of Michigan system, UM-Flint can tap additional resources, expertise, and contacts at our sister campuses in Ann Arbor and Dearborn to assist our students, their research, and other initiatives.
In-Depth: MBA Program Options
NETPLUS! (15-24 MONTHS)*
The NetPlus! MBA program is a mixed-mode format that combines online flexibility with traditional classroom activities. The NetPlus! format is designed to make the MBA program conveniently accessible to busy professionals from a wide geographic area. Weekend campus sessions, called residencies, are held every six weeks on Friday & Saturday. Semesters in the NetPlus! MBA are 12 weeks in length, including Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer semesters. The NetPlus! MBA program follows the NetPlus! MBA calendar, not the traditional University academic calendar.
While 60% of the NetPlus! coursework is completed online through Blackboard, our course management system, 40% is completed through required attendance at campus residency sessions twice a semester, once every six weeks. These residency sessions are what make the NetPlus! MBA unique. During residency sessions, students participate in classroom activities with faculty and fellow MBA students. Classroom activities include: lectures, class discussion and debates, guest speakers, and group presentations, and much more. The campus residency sessions provide our students with the classroom interactions and professional networking opportunities lacking in most online MBA programs.
Note: Beginning Fall 2016, fall and winter terms will be 15-week long with residencies on 3rd and 11th Fridays/Saturdays. Spring and summer terms will be 7-week long with residencies on 2nd and 6th Fridays/Saturdays.
TRADITIONAL (20-32 MONTHS)*
Traditional MBA courses are offered in the evenings, 7:00 – 9:45pm. Students will engage professors and classmates on a weekly basis. The Traditional MBA courses will meet one night a week in the Fall and Winter semesters and two nights a week in the Spring and Summer semesters with courses offered Monday through Thursday, no weekend courses. On some occasions, online courses may be offered. The Traditional MBA program will follow the traditional University academic calendar.
*Program length varies based on General MBA versus MBA with a concentration as well as foundation course waivers an individual may qualify for.
The UM-Flint MBA is accredited by AACSB International. AACSB is the highest accrediting body for business schools worldwide. Only 12% of business schools are accredited by AACSB. In accordance with AACSB, the University of Michigan-Flint subscribes to the highest standards in management education. We prepare students to contribute to their organizations, the larger society and to grow personally and professionally throughout their careers. (www.aacsb.edu)