Business Administration (MBA)

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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.

Build Your In-Depth Competency
The University of Michigan-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/or traditional evening

The general MBA and CIS concentrations can also be completed entirely in the traditional evening classroom as well.

100% Online
The MBA is offered 100% online. Students will interact with their professors and fellow MBA students through Blackboard. Will be able to collaborate using Zoom, Blue Jeans, Google Hangouts, and interact with professors in synchronous and asynchronous courses.

NET+ – Hybrid
This hybrid 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

Evening
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. Evening classes allow students to engage in classroom activities every week.

Project-Based Learning
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.

Research Opportunities
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.

Diversity Makes A Difference
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.

Results
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.

Dual Degree Programs

Academic Advising

At UM-Flint, we are proud to have many dedicated advisors who are the experts students can rely upon to help guide their educational journey. Book an appointment today.

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.

Applying
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 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.

Accreditation

The UM-Flint MBA is accredited by AACSB International. AACSB is the highest accrediting body for business schools worldwide. Only 5.5% 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.