Businesses today operate in a global environment that is constantly evolving and changing. The key to success is the ability to adapt and respond quickly. Companies cannot rely solely on developing competitive advantages in new markets, technologies, and products without employing top quality managers who have the knowledge, skills, values, and attitude to succeed.
Through team-based projects, lectures, assignments, case analyses and class discussions, the University of Michigan-Flint MBA and MSA programs prepare graduates to meet today’s challenges and shape tomorrow’s opportunities.
The School of Management’s MBA and MSA programs are targeted towards working professionals, and features:
- The quality and prestige you expect from the U of M name.
- Accreditation by AACSB-International, the premier accreditation association for business schools.
- Opportunity to develop more in-depth competency in specialized areas of business through MBA concentrations.
- Small class sizes that allow you to develop a strong support network for personal and professional development beyond the time that you are enrolled.
- Outstanding faculty who have distinguished themselves in their fields of endeavor.
- Courses that may be taken weekday evenings or online – giving you flexibility to meet the changing demands of your professional and personal life.
- Helpful service focused on your unique needs and objectives.
School of Management is committed to provide high-quality management education to prepare our students for intellectual growth, productive careers, and professional development using a variety of learning and teaching approaches that focus on skills, abilities, technology and knowledge vital to organizations.
To achieve this mission, the faculty of the School identified the following learning goals and objectives. The school regularly assesses the extent of its achievement using variety of methods including course-embedded written case analyses, team debates, group problem-solving exercises and projects, presentations, and standardized tests. The assessment results are reviewed by the faculty and appropriate action is taken to achieve these goals as well as continuous improvement.
Goal 1. Ability to apply - to business issues - discipline specific knowledge of:
- Managerial Accounting
- Demonstrate comprehension management (organizational behavior, human resource management, and operations management)
- Demonstrate comprehension of economics
- Demonstrate comprehension of international and global business issues
- Demonstrate comprehension of legal and social issues
Goal 2. Understanding of ethical issues and ability to use ethics-based reasoning
- Demonstrate the ability to understand and critique the merits of two opposing perspectives of an ethical issue and apply ethical reasoning to propose a resolution
Goal 3. Effective oral and written communication skills
- Prepare and deliver a coherent, professional presentation on a business issue
- Demonstrate the ability to write a clear, concise, and well-organized analysis of a business case, using correct grammar, composition, and spelling
Goal 4. Ability to work effectively in a group
- Demonstrate ability to contribute substantively to the product of a group
- Demonstrate ability to work effectively in a group process
- Demonstrate ability to establish effective working relationships with group members and work to resolve any interpersonal conflicts
Goal 5. Ability to think critically
- Demonstrate the ability to effectively use data to analyze a business issue
- Demonstrate the ability to apply an appropriate theory or model to a specific analysis
- Demonstrate the ability to synthesize data to arrive at reasoned conclusions
- Demonstrate the ability to suggest a solution to or improvement regarding the business issue in question
Goal 6. Ability to integrate key knowledge and skill areas
- Demonstrate the ability to integrate discipline-specific knowledge from Goal 1 above and ethical considerations to effectively synthesize a case on a business issue and make well-reasoned recommendations regarding the situation
Goal 7. Understanding the Impact of Diversity on Organizations
- Demonstrate the ability to recognize the distinctiveness of each person's experience and respect the individuality and dignity of each member
- Demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others regardless of the degree of diversity
- Demonstrate understanding of the various dimensions of diversity