Traditional Master of Business Administration

By focusing on teamwork, leadership, and effective decision-making processes, the Traditional MBA program instructs students in the proper application of general management principles and advanced problem solving techniques.  Learning in the Traditional MBA is enhanced through the diversity of our students educational and employment backgrounds, along with the geographies where they reside.  This diversity enables Traditional MBA students to develop greater problems solving skills by engaging with peers from diverse backgrounds. This diversity also leads to greater networking opportunities for students.    

The group project based approach enables students the opportunity to further develop skills such as:  communication, critical thinking, integration of key knowledge, creating support structures, and the ability to effectively interact with a diverse demographic plus more. 

The Traditional MBA is offered evenings on-campus.  Courses are offered from 7:00pm - 9:45pm, Monday – Thursday; there are no Friday or weekend courses.  Courses during the Fall and Winter semesters meet one night per week, in Spring and Summer they meet twice per week.  Students may take one, two or three courses per semester or take semesters off, if needed.  The Traditional MBA program was developed to create an effective learning environment for both working professionals and those students entering directly from an undergraduate program.  Classroom interactions are enhanced through lectures/group discussions, debates, simulations, guest speakers, team-based lessons and presentations, plus many other engaging activities.  The smaller class sizes allow students to develop strong support networks for personal and professional growth.

NOTE: Some concentration courses may only be offered in the NetPlus! format.  Traditional MBA students may choose to pursue any concentration offered in the MBA program, no matter what format the courses are offered.   Please view the NetPlus! MBA for further details and campus requirements.
Traditional Master of Business Administration REQUIREMENT

Please refer to the online catalog for the Master of Business Administration requirements.



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.


Program Costs


In-State Tuition

Credit Hours* Tuition Fees Total**
30 $668.00/cr hr $167.00 $21,042.00
45 $668.00/cr hr $167.00 $31,563.00

Out-State Tuition

Credit Hours* Tuition Fees Total**
30 $829.00/cr hr $167.00 $25,872.00
45 $829.00/cr hr $167.00 $38,808.00



Students can find course materials and textbooks for courses at the Univeristy of Michigan-Flint Bookstore.  Books come with ISBN numbers so that students can purchase the correct 


* Credit hours can vary between 30-45 based on Foundation course waivers and choosing a concentration.

**The estimated total cost for 30 credits/fees for 6 semesters.  Total cost for 45 credits/fees based on 9 semesters.

Fees $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).  

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: 6/22/2016


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


The School of Management uses all the materials collected in the application to determine admission.  The MBA program calculates the students overall undergraduate GPA from all schools attended and combines it with their GMAT or GRE score.  The MBA program will review a student’s statement of purpose, resume and recommendations.  A decision is based on a student’s entire application.  The quantitative formula is (GPAx200) + GMAT/GRE.  A student achieving an index of 1100 or greater has an opportunity for a standard admission, with an index of 1000-1099 a student may have an opportunity for probationary admission.

Application Deadlines
  • Fall Semester Early Deadline: May 1*
  • Fall Semester Final Deadline: August 1
  • Winter Semester: November 15

*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.