Master of Business Administration
The focus of the MBA program is on learning and applying the principles of problem solving that lead to effective decision making. Emphasis is also placed on developing the skills and techniques required to implement the decisions.
Students develop a solid foundation for making sound business decisions through grounding in general management principles. The program offers balanced coverage of the management principles and analyses of real-life management cases. Students also can choose to develop more in-depth competency in specialized areas of business by pursuing the MBA with a concentration.
The MBA program design emphasizes team-based project work and enables students to develop a stronger support network for personal and professional development beyond the time that they are enrolled.
The School of Management offers two delivery modes for students to complete the MBA program:
Traditional MBA Program (20-32 months)
The Traditional MBA program is geared toward working professionals by offering all classes in the evening on the Flint campus. Small class sizes greatly enhance peer interactions and faculty consultations. The group experience encourages the development of a lifelong professional network.
NetPlus! MBA Program (15-24 months)
The NetPlus! MBA program is an innovative Internet-based version of the MBA program. It is designed to make the UM-Flint MBA program conveniently accessible to busy professionals from a wide geographic area. This program blends the personal interaction of traditional classroom activities with the anytime, anywhere convenience of modern online learning. Weekend campus sessions (Fri-Sat) are held every six weeks and enhance the quality of the learning experience.
The MBA with an Accounting concentration is designed to give professionals in accounting an understanding of concepts and skills essential in today's accounting practices. The demand for CPAs and all accountants continues to increase, especially for those who hold advanced accounting degrees. Accounting consistently has been a highly employable field. This has been enhanced by structural changes in recent years such as the Federal Sarbanes-Oxley Act and increased recognition of other certifications such as Certified Managerial Accountant (CMA). Click here for futher information regarding the CPA Exam.
Please refer to the online catalog for the MBA with accounting concentration degree requirements (section A. 3.).
The MBA with a Computer Information Systems (CIS) concentration is designed to give professionals in the information system industry an understanding of concepts and skills essential in effectively managing their organizations. It focuses on contemporary issues in CIS and the information technology (IT) industry.
In order to complete the courses in the CIS concentration, students will need an extensive programming background equivalent to UM-Flint courses MGT 581 and CSC 384.
Please refer to the online catalog for the MBA with computer information systems concentration degree requirements (section A. 3.).
The MBA with a Finance concentration is designed to prepare students for positions which demand graduates with a finance background and assist MBA students to prepare for professional finance certifications such as the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), the Federal Financial Management Certificate Program (FFMCP), and the Certified Financial Planner (CFP).
Please refer to the online catalog for the MBA with finance concentration degree requirements (section A. 3.).
The General MBA program is designed for professionals to develop knowledge and skills in fundamental management disciplines and provide the most flexibility to customize their program according to their academic and professional interests through a variety of elective courses.
Please refer to the online catalog for the general business MBA degree requirements.
Health Care Management
The MBA with a Health Care Management concentration is designed to give professionals in the health care industry an understanding of concepts and skills essential in effectively managing health care organizations. It focuses on contemporary issues on health care administration and the health policy in the U.S. The required courses are taught by full-time faculty in the School of Health Professions and Studies. Elective courses within this concentration are taught by leading business professionals in the health care industry.
Please refer to the online catalog for the MBA with health care management concentration degree requirements (section A. 3.).
The MBA with an International Business concentration allows students to learn about the international economy and its impact on various key industries, international financial market systems and corporate financial strategies, and the latest theories in applying marketing science in the international business arena. Students completing an MBA with an International Business concentration will be more attractive to potential employers operating in the global marketplace.
Please refer to the online catalog for the MBA with international business concentration degree requirements (section A. 3.).
The MBA with a Lean Manufacturing concentration is designed to educate MBA students on different aspects of lean manufacturing processes. These include design of integrated production systems, design of standardized work using engineering methods and applied ergonomic and human factors, competitive issues facing the automotive supply chain, and planning and implementing quality systems. Students holding this degree will be more attractive to potential employers in this industry. Courses in the concentration are offered by Kettering University's experienced faculty in this area.
Please refer to the online catalog for the MBA with lean manufacturing concentration degree requirements (section A. 3.).
The MBA with a Marketing concentration is designed to give professionals in the marketing industry an in-depth understanding of concepts and skills essential in marketing and branding. It focuses on contemporary issues and prepares students for global strategic marketing and management positions.
Please refer to the online catalog for the MBA with Marketing concentration degree requirements (section A. 3.).
The MBA program consists of 30-45 credit hours of 500-level graduate coursework, including foundation, core, and elective/concentration courses.
In addition to a solid grounding in the fundamentals of business, the UM-Flint MBA offers eight areas of concentration: Accounting, CIS, Finance, Health Care Management, Lean Manufacturing, Marketing. The concentrations in the MBA program are developed around market needs and faculty expertise and allow you to focus your studies and develop skills in an area of business consistent with your career objectives.
Students intending to pursue a major will take nine (9) credit hours of elective course work in the specialized area.
Concentration courses may be offered in NetPlus! format only.
Please refer to the online catalog for detailed MBA degree requirements.