Traditional Master of Business Administration

Geared toward working professionals who prefer in-classroom learning environments, Traditional Master of Business Administration courses are held in the evening (7:00 - 9:45pm), Monday through Thursday on the Flint campus.

Parallel to the NetPlus! MBA program, the focus of the Traditional MBA program is on learning and applying principles of problem solving that lead to effective decision making. Emphasis is also placed on developing the leadership skills necessary for professional success in high-level business positions.

Additionally, the Traditional MBA program incorporates team-based project work which enables students to develop stronger support networks for personal and professional development beyond the time that they are enrolled.

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


  • Traditional in-classroom learning environment
  • Smaller class sizes allow students to develop strong support networks for personal and professional growth
  • Concentrations allow MBA students to develop in-depth competency in specialized business fields
  • Students are able to customize their plan of study to fit their individual scheduling needs
  • Expert faculty provide instruction based real-world experience and published research
  • All School of Management programs are Accredited by AACSB-International


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.



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.



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.



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).



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.



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.


Organizational Leadership

The Organizational Leadership concentration will be valuable to students who are seeking to improve their management and leadership skills and deepen their understanding of management and leadership processes. It is relevant for students who are or will be in managerial or leadership positions. The concentration focuses on leadership issues from a variety of perspectives. Specifically, courses examine major frameworks and contemporary issues in leadership, address how leaders effectively make decisions and resolve conflict through negotiating with others, and explore the role of a leader in bringing about organizational change.


Traditional MBA Program Costs


In-State Tuition

Credit Hours Tuition Fees* Total
1 $641.00 $167.00 $808.00
3 $1,923.00 $167.00 $2,090.00
6 $3,846.00 $167.00 $4,013.00
30 - 45     $20,232.00** - $30,348.00***

Out-State Tuition

Credit Hours Tuition Fees* Total
1 $795.00 $167.00 $962.00
3 $2,385.00 $167.00 $2,552.00
6 $4,770.00 $167.00 $4,937.00
30 - 45     $24,852.00** - $37,278.00***

* Fees total $167.00 per semester ($50 Registration Fee, $49.00 Technology Fee, $33 Student Activity Fee, and $35 Recreation Center Fee (based on part-time status)). 
** The estimated total cost for 30 credit hours is calculated by: Credit Hours x Tuition Rate + $1,002.00 in fees ($167.00 x An estimated average of 6 semesters).
*** The estimated total cost for 45 credit hours is calculated by: Credit Hours x Tuition Rate + $1,503.00 in fees ($167.00 x An estimated average of 9 semesters).

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: 7/13/2015.


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 Deadlines
  • Fall Semester Early Deadline: May 1*
  • Fall Semester Final Deadline: August 1
  • Winter Semester: November 1

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

International Oversea Deadlines
  • Fall Semester: May 1
  • Winter Semester: September 1

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.