Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree

Available online, on-campus, and in a hybrid format, the Master of Business Administration degree program at the University of Michigan-Flint is designed for those looking for a career change or advancement.

Aiming to cultivate effective business leaders in various functional areas such as finance, accounting, marketing, and operations, UM-Flint’s MBA program provides students with comprehensive business knowledge to pursue their path to success. If you are ready to grow into an impactful leader in the business world, take the next step and earn a world-recognized MBA degree from UM-Flint.

Why Earn Your MBA Degree at UM-Flint?

Multiple Program Formats

UM-Flint’s Master of Business Administration program is offered in multiple convenient formats that can accommodate diverse student needs. According to your schedule and preference, you may choose to earn your MBA degree fully online, on-campus, or in a hybrid format that mixes in-person sessions with online courses.

100% Online MBA

By choosing the 100% online MBA program format, students communicate with their professors and fellow MBA students through Blackboard. They are able to collaborate using Zoom and Google Meet, and interact with professors in synchronous and asynchronous courses.

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NET+ Hybrid MBA

All campus sessions will be virtual for 2021/2022.

The hybrid structure blends online education with two weekends (Friday & Saturday) on-campus sessions per semester. The majority of coursework is done online with interactive classroom experiences including professor lectures, group discussion/debates, in-class negotiations, group presentations, simulations, guest speakers, and more.

The Net+ hybrid MBA program format makes it convenient for students from a wide geographic area to pursue their MBA degrees from UM-Flint. Students can enjoy the flexibility while still being engaged in a traditional classroom setting that fosters networking opportunities and collaborations.

Campus sessions can be planned out two years in advance to allow scheduling ease.

On-campus Evening MBA

All campus sessions will be virtual for 2021/2022.

Designed for busy working professionals who wish to utilize their time after work to pursue an MBA degree, the on-campus traditional MBA option offers evening courses Monday-Thursday. Students meet one night a week during the fall and winter terms, and two nights during spring and summer terms. Evening classes allow students to engage in classroom activities every week.


UM-Flint BBA students have the opportunity to apply for the Joint BBA/MBA program early in their junior year. Qualified undergraduate BBA students may be able to complete their MBA degree with up to 21 fewer credits than if the MBA degree were pursued separately.

Project-based Learning

The University of Michigan-Flint’s MBA program encourages experiential learning and teamwork. The MBA classes center around team-based projects. This collaborative, interactive approach to learning draws directly from today’s most successful business practices in innovation, implementation, risk management, decision-making, and more. Through hands-on projects, students are empowered to deepen their knowledge and apply practical skills to their current or future careers.

Diversity Makes a Difference

UM-Flint’s world-class MBA program attracts exceptional students from across the state, the nation, and the world. As an MBA student, you are exposed to the diverse experiences of classmates from a range of educational backgrounds, industries, and geographies. You are able to use this exposure to improve critical thinking, problem-solving, and team-building in today’s diverse workplaces.

Accreditation and Recognition

The UM-Flint MBA program is accredited by AACSB International, the highest accrediting body for business schools worldwide. Only 5% 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.

In addition, 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.

Research Opportunities

As an MBA student at UM-Flint, you 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 innovative product development, audience reach, improved efficiencies, and resolving problems through out-of-the-box thinking.

Master of Business Administration Program Curriculum

With nine concentration options, the MBA program curriculum is tailored to instill the knowledge and skills you need to excel as a business professional in your chosen field. The robust curriculum includes 33 to 45 credit hours of foundational business courses, core courses, and concentration electives. At the end of the program, students also have a hands-on capstone experience in which they present their synthesis of knowledge and develop an action plan to solve challenging organizational issues.

Learn more about the detailed MBA program curriculum.

Customize Your MBA Curriculum with a Concentration

Students can personalize their curriculum by choosing one of the following concentrations according to their career interests and aspirations. Specializing in a functional area can help you build in-depth knowledge and differentiate yourself from the competition.

  • Accounting​
    The Accounting concentration introduces advanced concepts in taxation, financial reporting, and financial statement analysis.
  • Computer Information Systems
    Ideal for those who want to pursue managerial roles in IT and engineering, the Computer Information Systems concentration focuses on developing MBA students’ specialized knowledge in project management, advanced software engineering, and information system management. May require CS background.
  • Finance
    The MBA in Finance concentration improves students’ skills in financial management, risk management, investment analysis, and portfolio construction.
  • General MBA
    The General MBA concentration is very versatile and covers a wide range of business knowledge including entrepreneurship, leadership, and financial strategy.
  • Health Care Management
    The Health Care Management MBA concentration is designed for leaders and those students interested in moving into the healthcare industry. Students learn how to apply management principles to address ethical, policy and legal issues in the operation of healthcare organizations.
  • International Business
    The International Business concentration helps students learn to solve business problems, develop corporate strategy, and make managerial decisions in a global environment.
  • Marketing & Innovation Management
    The Marketing & Innovation Management concentration puts an emphasis on marketing strategies, entrepreneurship, and innovative product design. Students are equipped with the skills to enhance marketing communications and branding.
  • Organizational Leadership*
    The Organizational Leadership MBA concentration is designed for students who are determined to ignite organizational change. The concentration courses improve your negotiation, leadership, and communication skills.
  • Supply Chain & Operations Management
    The Supply Chain & Operations Management concentration helps students obtain the skills necessary to lead in logistics and operations as a supply chain manager. The concentration courses discuss supply chain management, revenue management, and sustainability.

*Weekend Net+ format

MBA Dual Degree Programs

Raymond Pirouz

Raymond Pirouz
Business Administration, 2021

Choosing to earn my MBA at the UM-Flint School of Management (SOM) has been one of the most important and consequential decisions of my life. In fact, I more than doubled my income within the first few months of enrollment, so I definitely knew then that I had made the right choice. I chose UM-Flint SOM because I wanted access to a top-notch program with renowned faculty, but one I could juggle with my busy work and family schedule. UM-Flint SOM’s flexible course offering afforded me the ability to spend valuable time on campus as well as online in order to complete my MBA in around 20 months. Flint is a resilient community, and UM-Flint is a resilient campus, full of promise and hope. I am proud to have made Flint, Michigan a part of my life and am more than proud to soon be an alumnus of UM-Flint and the School of Management.

MBA Degree Career Outlook

University of Michigan-Flint’s Master of Business Administration program can prepare you to pursue in-demand positions in various industries including consulting, finance, health care, and IT. By earning an MBA degree, you can become a competitive candidate in the job market.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, MBA graduates are qualified for many high-paying careers, such as:

Admission Requirements

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 institution.

To apply to our Master of Business Administration program, please submit an online application below. Other materials can be emailed to 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. Refer here for additional information.
  • 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. This program can be completed online or on-campus. Admitted students are eligible to obtain a student visa (F visa).
    International students may also complete this program online in their home country.

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 guarantee application eligibility 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.

GMAT Waiver

The University of Michigan-Flint School of Management offers numerous waivers for the GMAT/GRE. Read more here to see if you qualify.

MBA Program Academic Advising

At UM-Flint, we are proud to provide dedicated advisors to help students navigate their educational journey. Book an appointment today to talk to your advisor about your plan of pursuing an MBA degree!

Elevate Your Career with an MBA Degree from UM-Flint

With a rigorous Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan-Flint, you are well prepared to pursue career advancement and increase your earning potential. Our flexible MBA program enables you to earn your Michigan MBA degree on your own terms.

Start your application today, or request information to learn more about our MBA program.