About

NetPlus! Master of Business Administration
 

By focusing on teamwork, leadership, and effective decision-making processes, the NetPlus! MBA program instructs our students in the proper application of general management principles and advanced problem solving techniques.

Offered in an innovative "mixed-mode" delivery format that consolidates the personal interaction of traditional classroom activities with the anytime, anywhere convenience of modern online learning, the NetPlus! MBA is designed to be accessible to busy professionals from a wide geographic area.

While 60% of coursework for each class in the NetPlus! MBA is accessible and/or completed online, the program also features weekend residencies - in-classroom sessions held on Fridays and Saturdays every six weeks. These weekend residencies focus on analyses of real-world management cases and incorporate team-based lessons that enhance the quality of your learning experience through peer-to-peer networking and personal interaction with our expert faculty.

This "engaged learning" approach enables students to develop a stronger support network for personal and professional development beyond the time that they are enrolled.

MBA students in either program (NetPlus! MBA or Traditional MBA) may also elect to develop in-depth competency in specialized areas of business by pursuing their MBA with a concentration.

 

NetPlus! Weekend Residency Schedule
 7:30 am - 8:30 am  Catered Breakfast / Networking
 8:30 am - 12:30 pm  AM Class Session
 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm  Catered Lunch / Networking
 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm  PM Class Session

*A light snack is also served during the afternoon class session.

NOTE: If a NetPlus! MBA student takes two courses in the same semester (one AM Course and one PM Course), that student will be on campus for the entire day on both Friday and Saturday of each weekend residency. If a student elects to take a single course in a semester, said student will be on campus for 1/2 of each day Friday and Saturday, either the morning of afternoon session, depending on when which time slot the course is scheduled.

Residency attendance is mandatory, and when registering for classes, students should elect only one course for each time slot (AM or PM).

 

 

Concentrations

Degree Concentrations
 

UM-Flint MBA programs are also offered with eight areas of concentration: Accounting, CIS, Finance, Health Care Management, Lean Manufacturing, Marketing. These concentrations  are structured around market needs and faculty expertise, allowing you to develop advanced skillsets and understanding of an area of business consistent with your career objectives.

Students intending to pursue a concentration are required to take nine (9) credit hours of elective course work in the specialized area of choice. Please refer to the online catalog for detailed degree requirements.

 

Accounting

The demand for CPAs and all accountants continues to increase. Especially for individuals who hold advanced accounting degrees. The Accounting concentration provides professionals in accounting fields an advanced understanding of concepts and essential skills of today's accounting practices. Completing the NetPlus! MBA with an Accounting concentration also prepares students for the CPA exam.

 

COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS

The Computer Information Systems (CIS) concentration is designed to give professionals in the information systems industry an understanding of advanced concepts and skills essential in effectively managing their organizations. The CIS concentration focuses on contemporary issues in CIS and the broader information technology (IT) industry. To complete required courses of the CIS concentration, students will need an extensive programming background equivalent to UM-Flint courses MGT 581 and CSC 384.

 

Finance

The Finance concentration is designed to prepare students for professional positions requiring graduate level degrees in finance, and assists students in preparing for professional finance certifications such as the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), the Federal Financial Management Certificate Program (FFMCP), and the Certified Financial Planner (CFP).

 

GeneraL BUSINESS

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.

 

Health Care Management

The 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 of health care administration and health policies in the U.S. Required courses are taught by full-time faculty in the School of Health Professions and Studies, with elective courses of the concentration taught by leading business professionals in the health care industry.

 

International Business

An International Business concentration provides students a greater understanding of the global economy, 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 become more attractive to potential employers operating in the global marketplace.

 

Lean Manufacturing

The Lean Manufacturing concentration is designed to educate MBA students about 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 required for the concentration are instructed by well-respected faculty from Kettering University with firsthand knowledge and expertise in these areas.

 

Marketing

A Marketing concentration is designed to give professionals in the marketing industry an in-depth understanding of concepts and skills essential in advanced marketing and branding practices. The Marketing concentration focuses on contemporary issues and future concerns, and prepares students for global strategic marketing and management positions.

 

Program Costs

NetPlus! MBA Program Costs

In-State Tuition

Credit Hours Tuition Fees Total
30 - 45 $858.34/cr hr Included $25,750.00 - $38,625.00

Out-State Tuition

Credit Hours Tuition Fees Total
30 - 45 $1008.09/cr hr Included $30,242.50 - $45,363.75

NetPlus! Costs Include:

  • Tuition
  • Fees
  • Books and course materials
  • Meals and refreshments for on-campus sessions

 

Tuition and fees are subject to change at any time without prior notice by
action of the University of Michigan Board of Regents.  Last updated: 7/3/2014.

Applying

APPLYING

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

  • $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 a graduate degree contribute to accomplishing these objectives?”
  • Resume, 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 Deadline
  • Fall Semester Early Deadline: May 1*
  • Fall Semester Final Deadline: August 1
  • Winter Semester: November 1
  • Spring Semester: February 1
  • Summer Semester: May 1

*You must apply 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.