Master of Business Administration (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 will be 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.


Why Earn Your MBA Degree at UM-Flint?

Human Skills

As the world evolves quickly, there are no greater skills to enhance than those within us. Companies are looking for leaders who excel in human skills: Critical thinking, goal setting, self-motivation, communication, and organizational skills. These are the skills the University of Michigan-Flint’s MBA will help you improve as you move through the MBA’s functional areas of the business to become an effective business leader.

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 online asynchronously, mix in synchronous online courses, hybrid online courses, or attend an on-campus class/online classes from week to week with our hyperflex courses.

Project-based Learning

The University of Michigan-Flint’s MBA program encourages experiential learning and teamwork; 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 current business issues.

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.

Joint BBA/MBA

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.

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 leader in your chosen field. The robust curriculum includes 33 to 45 credit hours of foundational, core, and concentration courses. At the end of the program, students also have a hands-on capstone experience in which they present their synthesis of knowledge and develop a strategic 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, data analytics 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 allows students to select courses from multiple concentrations that cover a wide range of business topics.
  • 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 development. 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. Welcome future leaders.
  • 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 focuses on six sigma, sustainability, and global supply chain and logistics.

*Not all concentrations are offered in the online asynchronous format.


MBA Dual Degree Programs

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, IT, and many more. 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 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, GRE scores or GMAT Waiver. 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 online with some on-campus classes. 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 (International students, please check with a business advisor for on-campus schedule to determine if you may apply for this semester)
  • Summer Semester: May 15 (International students, please check with a business advisor for on-campus schedule to determine if you may apply for this semester)

*You must have a complete application by the early May 1 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 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!


Start your application today, request information, or schedule an appointment to speak with our Business Recruiter about the MBA program today!

Graduate Programs Ambassadors
Matthew W.

Matthew W.

mawashin@umich.edu
Educational Background: BA in Organizational Communications from Youngstown State University
What are some of the best qualities of your program? The dual MBA and MSLOD Program allows students to network with classmates of diverse professional and cultural backgrounds while navigating through rigorous curricula as they pursue a graduate degree. As a Flint Native, I am blessed to utilize my business acumen to serve my community through neighborhood outreach and bringing a professional basketball team to the City of Flint.