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* General MBA* # **
Health Care Management* International Business#
Marketing & Innovation Management# Organizational Leadership**
Supply Chain & Operations Management#

*100% online option
**Weekend Net+ format
#Combination of online, Net+, and traditional evening
The general MBA and CIS concentrations can also be completed entirely in the traditional evening classroom as well. 

Weekend Net+

This structure blends online education with two weekend (Friday & Saturday) on-campus sessions per semester. Students have the flexibility desired in a graduate program while still being engaged in a traditional classroom setting. The majority of course work is done online while integrating two campus sessions per semester. This gives students networking opportunities not found in most online programs.

These very interactive classroom experiences include professor lectures, group discussion/debates, in-class negotiations, group presentations, simulations, guest speakers, and much more. Additional advantages include:

  • Opportunities to collaborate with other graduate students while on-campus
  • Campus residency sessions that supplement online coursework and allow for face-to-face interactions
  • This format makes it convenient for students from a wide geographic area to pursue the MBA
  • Campus sessions planned out two years in advance to allow scheduling ease
100% Online

We now offer our MBA 100% online. Read more here


Traditional 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).


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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Listen to what one of our students has to say about the MBA program:


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.


Over the past three years, our MBA graduates rank in the 89th percentile in management and 87th in accounting in ETS Major Field Tests. ETS Major Field Tests for MBA graduates assess mastery of concepts in all business fields by graduating MBA students. It provides national comparative data on sub-scores in each field among graduates of 250 AACSB accredited business schools in the United States.

MBA/MS in Computer Science and Information Systems MBA/MSA in Accounting

MBA & MS in Leadership and Organizational Dynamics

MBA & MS in Physician Assistant  Master of Arts in Liberal Studies & Graduate Certificate

MBA/Doctor of Physical Therapy

MBA/Doctor of Nursing Practice MBA/Doctor of Occupational Therapy  More in development...  

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.



Thirty-three to forty-five credit hours of graduate-level coursework, as follows:

Foundation courses (12 credits)

  • ACC 521 - Accounting for Managers (3)
  • FIN 551 - Business Economics (3)
  • MGT 541 - Organizational Behavior (3)
  • SCM 512 - Applied Business Analytics (3)

Core Courses (24 credits)


  • FIN 561 - Financial Management (3)
  • MKT 531 - Marketing Management (3)
  • SCM 571 - Operations Management (3)

External Environment/Managerial Support/Integrative

  • INB 585 - Global Dimensions of Management (3)
  • MGT 501 - Organizational Communication and Negotiation (3)
  • MGT 552 - Nonmarket Strategy (3)
  • MGT 581 - Management Information Systems (3)


  • MGT 589 - Strategic Management (3)

Elective/Concentration Courses (9 credits)

General MBA Nine credits of electives from any of the concentration courses or:

  • FIN 562 - Advanced Corporate Finance: Application and Financial Strategy (3)
  • EIM 545 -  Entrepreneurship (3)
  • MGT 549 - Leadership in Organizations (3)
  • MGT 591 - Applied Research Project (3)
  • MGT 595 - Business Internship Experience (1-3)
  • MGT 599 - Special Topics in Management (3)
  • SCM 513 - Spreadsheet Modeling (3)
  • SCM 573 - Six Sigma and Quality Management (3)

Accounting Concentration Nine credits:

  • ACC 535 - Financial Reporting Special Topics (3)
  • ​ACC 545 - Seminar in Management Accounting (3)

One from:

  • ACC 530 - Intermediate Financial Reporting (3)
  • ACC 538 - Advanced Financial Reporting (3)
  • ACC 550 - Individual Federal Income Taxation (3)
  • ACC 555 - Advanced Federal Income Taxation Theory and Research (3)
  • ACC 562 - Forensic Accounting (3)
  • ACC 565 - Seminar in Contemporary Accounting Systems and Control (3)
  • ACC 575 - Auditing and Assurance Services (3)
  • ACC 580 - Advanced Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting and Financial Reporting (3)
  • FIN 567 - Financial Statement Analysis (3)
  • PUB 523 - Accounting in Government and Non-Profit Organizations (3)

Computer Information Systems Concentration Nine credits; three from:

  • CIS 515 - Cloud Computing (3)
  • CIS 517 - Social Computing (3)
  • CIS 520 - Knowledge Management in Information Systems (3)
  • CIS 531 - Advanced Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence (3)
  • CIS 550 - Decision Support Systems (3)
  • CIS 562 - Enterprise Computing and Systems Integration (3)
  • CIS 571 - Quantitative Project Management (3)
  • CIS 592 - Special Topics in Information Systems (3)
  • CSC 549 - Ethics and Security Management (3)
  • CSC 580 - Advanced Software Engineering (3)

Finance Concentration Nine credits; three from:

  • FIN 564 - Investments Analysis and Portfolio Management (3)
  • FIN 565 - Financial Engineering and Risk Management (3)
  • FIN 566 - International and Global Financial Management (3)
  • FIN 567 - Financial Statement Analysis (3)
  • FIN 568 - Financial Markets and Institutions (3)

Health Care Management Concentration Nine credits; three from:

  • ANE 720 - Ethical Issues in Nurse Anesthesia (1-3)
  • HCR 505 - Health Policy (3)
  • HCR 509 - Applications of Strategic Management in Health Care Systems (3)
  • HCR 511 - Economic Applications in Health Administration (3)
  • HCR 525 - Contemporary Issues in Health Care Management (3)
  • HCR 577 - Financial Management in Health Care (3)
  • HCR 587 - Legal Issues in Health Care (3)

International Business Concentration Nine credits; three from:

  • FIN 566 - International and Global Financial Management (3)
  • INB 580 - Faculty-Led International Business Study Abroad (3)
  • INB 586 - International Business Law (3)
  • INB 588 - Global Strategy (3)
  • MKT 536 - International and Global Marketing Management (3)
  • MKT 583 - International Management (3)

Supply Chain and Operations Management Nine credits:

Two from:

  • SCM 581 - Global Logistics and Supply Management (3)
  • SCM 582 - Global and Entrepreneurial Supply Chain Management (3)
  • SCM 583 - Demand and Revenue Management in Supply Chains (3)

One of the following (MFGO courses offered through Kettering University):

  • SCM 573 - Six Sigma and Quality Management (3)
  • MFGO 619 - Six Sigma for Manufacturing (4)
  • MFGO 633 - Lean Production Systems (4)
  • MFGO 635 - Work Analysis for Lean Production Application (4)

Marketing and Innovation Management Concentration Nine credits:

  • MKT 532 - Marketing Strategy (3)
  • MGT 547 - Strategic Innovation Management (3)

One from:

  • MKT 538 - New Product Design and Development (3)
  • MKT 537 - Digital Marketing (3)
  • EIM 545 - Entrepreneurship (3)

Organizational Leadership Concentration Nine credits:

  • MGT 546 - Advanced Negotiation: Theory and Practice (3)
  • MGT 548 - Leading Organizational Change (3)
  • MGT 549 - Leadership in Organizations (3)

Additional information on the Master of Business Administration including course descriptions can be found in the catalog


All requirements must be completed within seven calendar years of initial enrollment in the program.

An overall grade point average of at least 3.0 is required for program completion. A grade point average of less than 3.0 constitutes a sufficient basis for probationary status and, if the grade point average is not improved, dismissal from the program. Students with probationary status must make progress toward “good standing.” Failure to do so may result in required reduction in the maximum courses the student may enroll in or other actions. Courses with a grade of D or less must be retaken.  Courses in which a grade below B is received may be retaken once for credit. In such cases, both the original grade and the grade received when the course is retaken appear on the transcript and are used in determining the student’s grade point average.

Transfer credit is limited to no more than nine credits and must have been completed in the last 7 years with a grade of B or better in graduate courses while enrolled as a graduate student at an AACSB accredited program, and must not be part of another degree. Exceptions to this rule are accepted only in unusual circumstances and then only by approval of the SOM Graduate Programs Committee.

Course waivers are considered only at the time of admission to the MBA Program and limited to foundation courses only.  Equivalency is determined by AACSB-International accreditation status of the institution, or by the School of Management Graduate Programs Committee. Grades in equivalent courses are also considered.  Waivers reduce the number of credits required to complete the MBA degree. However, completion of a minimum of 30 graduate credit hours (33 for a MBA with a concentration) at the University of Michigan-Flint is required to graduate.



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.



To be considered for admission, submit an online application below. Other materials can be emailed to FlintGradOffice@umich.edu or delivered 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 or GMAT waiver*
  • 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 all professional and educational experience
  • Two letters of recommendation (professional and/or academic)
  • International students must submit additional documentation. Visit the International Students page for details.

*GMAT waivers available. Learn more here

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester Early Deadline: May 1*
  • Fall Semester Final Deadline: August 1
  • Winter Semester: November 15 
  • Spring Semester: March 15 (U.S. citizens and permanent residents only)
  • Summer Semester: May 15 (U.S. citizens and permanent residents only)

*You must have a complete application 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 and October 1 for the winter semester.

International students on a student visa (F-1 or J-1) may begin the MBA program in the Fall or Winter semesters only (Spring and Summer admission is not permitted). In addition, international students on a student visa must enroll in at least one traditional, “on campus” 3-credit  course in each Fall and Winter semester to maintain visa requirements.