Part-time MBA recognized as "Best Graduate Business Programs: 2017"
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*|
|Health Care Management*||Organizational Leadership*|
|Marketing & Innovation Management**||Supply Chain & Operations Management**|
*Offered via Net+, online, and traditional in-class formats (starting winter 2020, offered all formats until then)
**Offered traditional in-class, mixed, and online formats (starting winter 2020, offered all formats until then)
For maximum convenience, you can customize your Michigan MBA with a mix of course formats, including:
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.
This very interactive classroom experiences including professor lectures, group discussion/debates, in-class negotiations, group presentations, simulations, guest speakers, and much more. Additional advantages include:
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).
Although the MBA program is not 100% online (see Weekend Net+ above), some courses are offered in this format. See umflint.edu/mba for more information.
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.
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 (coming soon)||Master of Arts in Liberal Studies & Graduate Certificate|
MBA & MS in Lean Manufacturing (with Kettering University)
|MBA/Doctor of Physical Therapy||MBA/Doctor of Nursing Practice||MBA/Doctor of Occupational Therapy (coming soon)||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)
Core Courses (24 credits)
External Environment/Managerial Support/Integrative
Elective/Concentration Courses (9 credits)
General MBA Nine credits of electives from any of the concentration courses or:
Accounting Concentration Nine credits:
Computer Information Systems Concentration Nine credits; three from:
Finance Concentration Nine credits; three from:
Health Care Management Concentration Nine credits; three from:
International Business Concentration Nine credits; three from:
Supply Chain and Operations Management Nine credits:
One of the following (MFGO courses offered through Kettering University):
Marketing and Innovation Management Concentration Nine credits:
Organizational Leadership Concentration Nine credits:
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.
*GMAT waivers available. Learn more here.
*You must apply for admission 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.