Dean’s Office

School of Management Mission Statement

We provide innovative, high-quality business programs to career-minded students seeking flexibility in their education. We transform our students’ lives and contribute to the economic development of their communities. We spur innovative thinking and action in our students, engage with businesses of our region, create intellectual contributions that impact business theory and practice, and operate in a sustainable manner that recognizes the importance of our diverse stakeholders.

Vision Statement

To provide our students with the most valuable and life-changing educational experiences they will find anywhere in the world… especially in the state of Michigan. Our students, alumni, faculty, and staff positively impact organizations and society, reflecting the best traditions of the University of Michigan-Flint.


Excellence and highest integrity in all endeavors including: Learning, Innovation, Collaboration,Sustainability, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

School of Management Dean’s Office Staff

Kristin Arntz
Assistant to the Dean
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Yener Kandogan, PhD (Interim Dean)
Professor of International Business
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Keith Kelley, PhD
Associate Dean
Associate Professor of International Business & Strategic Management
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Amy Maynard
Business Administrator
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SOM Departments

Accounting, Finance, & International Business

Cathleen Miller, PhD
Associate Professor of Accounting & Department Chair
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Management & Marketing

Shichun Xu, PhD
Associate Professor of Marketing & Department Chair
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Business @UM-Flint
Magazine 2023

The UM-Flint School of Management produces an annual business magazine. The focus of the 2023 magazine is the Strategic Transformation in the School. Highlighted story is how we are strategizing, implementing, and transforming business education in Flint, Michigan, and surrounding areas.   The 2023 magazine also includes compelling stories of student achievement, profiles of successful alumni, research highlights of faculty, and donor highlights.

UM-Flint School of Management students at a SOM event.

Interested in giving to the School of Management?

Donations will support student needs, learning and curriculum development, technology upgrades, community impact initiatives, and other urgent necessities. Give now!

If you have questions about giving, please contact Melissa Stephens-Farrell, Major Gifts Officer, in the University Advancement department.