Why UM-Flint

Your MBA on Your Terms

An undergraduate degree in business is not required to enter our MBA program. The curriculum has foundation courses built in, so students without a business background can build their core knowledge while pursuing an advanced degree. However, for students who have an undergraduate degree in business, our MBA builds on that knowledge base with advanced theory, a focus on critical thinking, and real-world problem-solving.


UM-Flint’s MBA program allows you to develop more in-depth competencies through concentrations in high-demand business disciplines including: ​

Accounting Computer Information Systems
Finance International Business
Health Care Management Lean Manufacturing
Marketing & Innovation Management Organizational Leadership

You have the flexibility to choose the MBA format that fits you. Should your needs change, you’ll be able to switch formats at any time. Also, you get to customize an MBA program that allows you to complete your degree at your desired pace. For added flexibility, you have seven years in total to finish your MBA.


MBA classes center around team-based project work. This collaborative, interactive approach to learning draws directly from today’s most successful business practices in innovation, implementation, risk management, decision-making, and more.

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As an MBA student at UM-Flint, you’ll have access to unique research opportunities that allow you to put classroom theory to work in your current place of employment or in new career opportunities. Our MBA students work to apply research toward new product development, audience reach, improved efficiencies, resolving problems, and thinking outside the box.


Our MBA program attracts exceptional students from across the state, the nation, and the world. You’ll be exposed to the diverse experiences of classmates from a range of educational backgrounds, industries, and geographies. You’ll be able to use this exposure to improve critical thinking, problem-solving, and team-building in today’s diverse workplaces.


This innovative mixed-mode MBA format blends online coursework with two weekend (Friday/Saturday) on-campus residency sessions each semester (15 to 24 months). NetPlus! MBA combines the advantages of online and traditional classroom learning. Learn more about this program here.


Evening courses, on-campus, Monday – Thursday. Students meet one night a week during the fall and winter terms, and two nights during spring and summer terms (20 to 32 months). Learn more about this program here.

MBA/MS in Computer Science and Information Systems MBA/MSA in Accounting
MBA/MS in Lean Manufacturing (with Kettering University) MBA/Doctor of Anesthesia Practice
MBA/Doctor of Nursing Practice MBA/Doctor of Physical Therapy

You also have the option to customize a dual degree program that meets your specific goals. Learn more here.


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.



Admission to the MBA program is open to qualified graduates with a bachelor’s degree in the arts, sciences, engineering, or business administration from a regionally accredited college or university.

Admission is based on criteria that have been shown to predict success in graduate business programs, including prior academic performance, Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) results, and work experience.


To be considered for admission, submit the following to the Office of Graduate Programs, 251 Thompson Library:

  • Application for Graduate Admission
  • $55 application fee (non-refundable)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Official GMAT or GRE scores sent directly to the University of Michigan-Flint
  • Statement of Purpose: a one-page, typed response to the  following question: “What are your career objectives and how will an MBA contribute to accomplishing these objectives?”
  • Résumé, including work experience and extra-curricular activities
  • Two letters of recommendation (professional and/or academic)
  • International students must submit additional documentation. Visit the International Students page for details.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester Early Deadline: May 1*
  • Fall Semester Final Deadline: August 1
  • Winter Semester: November 15
  • Spring Semester: March 15 (NetPlus! only)
  • Summer Semester: May 15 (NetPlus! only)

*You must apply for admission by the early deadline to be eligible for scholarships, grants, and research assistantships.

International students are required to apply earlier than the deadlines posted here. The final deadlines for international students are May 1 for the fall semester, September 1 for the winter semester, and January 1 for the spring term.

Please note: For international students, the NetPlus! program is only appropriate as the sole program of study if the student will be in the U.S. on a non-student (F-1, J-1) visa type or if they plan to enroll in at least 3 credits of a course that is “in residence” in every major semester.