Master of Business Administration
The Master of Business Administration is focused on teamwork, leadership, and effective decision-making processes. The University of Michigan-Flint MBA instructs students in the proper application of general management principles and advanced problem-solving techniques. Our group project-based approach gives students the opportunity to further develop many skills including: communication, critical and analytical thinking, knowledge integration, creation of support structures, and effective interaction with diverse groups. The MBA program offers a great amount of diversity through the educational and employment backgrounds of our students, along with the geographies where they reside. Diversity offers a key learning tool. Students will learn from our outstanding faculty; but also their MBA peers. We encourage different ways of thinking and problem solving which provides our students additional learning tools. Students will develop personal and professional networks that will last for many years to come.
The University of Michigan-Flint offers the most flexible MBA program anywhere. As a University of Michigan MBA student, you have the opportunity to take classes in three different modes: Online, Net+ hybrid, and Evening. As a University of Michigan-Flint MBA student, you may mix any of the different modes of delivery.
The online approach provides flexible interactions many students and professionals require in their busy lives. Online learning is done through many techniques including discussion boards, online chats, audio and videocasts, and other methods. The University of Michigan-Flint utilizes the Blackboard learning platform for its online education and online courses are designed to allow collaboration for students from a wide geographic area. Zoom, Blue Jeans, Google Hangouts, and other video chat options are available to facilitate synchronous video communication.
Your MBA online experience will provide the in-class experience in an online setting. The online MBA is designed to convey the same knowledge as our hybrid and evening MBA classes, while offering the most flexibility possible. In most cases, professors will teach the same class in all three modes and each course will have the same learning outcomes.
Here are the top six reasons students choose online classes:
- Ability to network with students around the country using video chat technology.
- No need to commute to campus.
- A more flexible personal and professional schedule.
- Not having to sit in a classroom.
- Completing tests and assignment at a more flexible pace.
- No worries about missing class due to illnesses, childcare, or personal issues.
Net+ is a hybrid approach to learning. We combine the personal interaction of the traditional face-to-face MBA along with the blending of the online MBA experience. This format offers the best of our online and evening classes in one flexible format while still being accessible to busy working professionals from a wide geographic area.
Utilizing this hybrid format, students complete 60% of coursework online and the remaining 40% of the class is completed on campus. These classroom sessions are only two weekends (Friday/Saturday) each semester. These weekend “residencies” focus on the benefits of interaction between students and professors. The interactions are enhanced through lectures, group discussions, debates, simulations, guest speakers, team-based learning, presentations, and many other engaging activities.
Net+, which is very similar to many Executive MBAs, combines the best of a weekend, online, and traditional in-class MBA. Net+ students will develop leadership skills, be involved in team-based projects, and find new ways to present ideas. Students will find that their learning is enhanced through the in-classes residencies by building networks, improving their problem-solving through a diverse classroom setting and, continually developing leadership skills. The Net+ MBA courses are designed for students who want the flexibility of an online MBA while not forgoing the in-class interaction many graduate students desire in their master’s degree.
Evening MBA courses are offered on-campus from 7:00 P.M. - 9:45 P.M., Monday – Thursday during the fall and winter semesters. Each class meets one evening per week. There are no Friday or weekend evening courses. Evening MBA classes were developed to create an effective learning environment for those students who work and live within an hour of the University of Michigan-Flint campus or are our international students.
Classroom interactions are enhanced through lectures/group discussions, debates, simulations, guest speakers, team-based lessons and presentations, plus many other engaging activities. The evening classes are typically smaller in size than online and Net+ classes. This allows students to develop a strong support network for personal and professional growth. Attending class on a weekly basis allows students to build deeper connections with professors and fellow MBA colleagues.
Here are the top six reasons students choose evening classes:
- Quicker individual feedback
- Face-to-face interaction with professors and classmates
- Ease of group meetings
- More structured schedule
- Reminders about assignments, due dates, and exams.
- Easier access to the library, recreation center, finance lab, and study rooms.
*Foundation courses (12 credits) (waivable)
ACC 521 - Accounting for Managers (3).
FIN 551 - Business Economics (3).
MGT 541 - Organizational Behavior (3).
SCM 512 - Applied Quantitative Analysis (3).
Core Courses (24 credits)
FIN 561 - Financial Management (3).
MKT 531 - Marketing Management (3).
SCM 571 - Operations Management (3).
External Environment/Managerial Support/Intergrative
INB 585 - Global Dimensions of Management (3).
MGT 501 - Organizational Communication and Negotiation (3).
MGT 552 - Nonmarket Strategy (3).
MGT 581 - Management Information Systems (3).
MGT 589 - Strategic Management (3).
elective/concentration courses (9 credits)
MBA students have the opportunity to develop in-depth competency in specialized areas of business by pursuing their MBA with a concentration.
Please refer to the online catalog for the MBA requirements.
The demand for CPAs and all accountants continues to increase. Especially for individuals who hold advanced accounting degrees. The Accounting concentration provides professionals in accounting fields an advanced understanding of concepts and essential skills of today's accounting practices. Completing the Net+ MBA with an Accounting concentration also prepares students for the CPA exam.
COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS
The Computer Information Systems (CIS) concentration is designed to give professionals in the information systems industry an understanding of advanced concepts and skills essential in effectively managing their organizations. The CIS concentration focuses on contemporary issues in CIS and the broader information technology (IT) industry. To complete required courses of the CIS concentration, students will need an extensive programming background equivalent to UM-Flint courses MGT 581 and CSC 384.
The Finance concentration is designed to prepare students for professional positions requiring graduate level degrees in finance, and assists students in preparing for professional finance certifications such as the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), the Federal Financial Management Certificate Program (FFMCP), and the Certified Financial Planner (CFP).
The General MBA program is designed for professionals to develop knowledge and skills in fundamental management disciplines and provide the most flexibility to customize their program according to their academic and professional interests through a variety of elective courses.
Health Care Management
The Health Care Management concentration is designed to give professionals in the health care industry an understanding of concepts and skills essential in effectively managing health care organizations. It focuses on contemporary issues of health care administration and health policies in the U.S. Required courses are taught by full-time faculty in the School of Health Professions and Studies, with elective courses of the concentration taught by leading business professionals in the health care industry.
An International Business concentration provides students a greater understanding of the global economy, its impact on various key industries, international financial market systems and corporate financial strategies, and the latest theories in applying marketing science in the international business arena. Students completing an MBA with an International Business concentration become more attractive to potential employers operating in the global marketplace.
MARKETING & INNOVATION MANAGEMENT
A Marketing concentration is designed to give professionals in the marketing industry an in-depth understanding of concepts and skills essential in advanced marketing and branding practices. The Marketing & Innovation Management concentration focuses on contemporary issues and future concerns and prepares students for global strategic marketing and management positions.
The Organizational Leadership concentration will be valuable to students who are seeking to improve their management and leadership skills and deepen their understanding of management and leadership processes. It is relevant for students who are or will be in managerial or leadership positions. The concentration focuses on leadership issues from a variety of perspectives. Specifically, courses examine major frameworks and contemporary issues in leadership, address how leaders effectively make decisions and resolve conflict through negotiating with others, and explore the role of a leader in bringing about organizational change.
Supply Chain Management
The Supply Chain Management concentration prepares students for professional careers in operations and supply chain management such as quality management, logistics management, lean operations, and risk analysis. The curriculum emphasizes problem-solving, analytic skills and improves your ability to improve quality output, streamline processes and reduce waste.
*Credit hours can vary between 33-45 based on Foundation course waives.
Please refer to the online catalog for the MBA requirements.
In-State Tuition Out-of-State Tuition
$808.50 per credit hour $1007.50 per credit hour
Fees by Course Type
Online course ~ (no fees for Winter 2021 - COVID-19)
Net+ course ~ (no fees for Winter 2021 - COVID-19)
Evening course ~ (no fees)
Hyperflex course ~ (no fees for Winter 2021 - COVID-19)
Covers, but is not limited to, student services such as technology, student organizations/engagement, club sports, and recreation center ~ $227 per semester
Estimated Program Costs (in-State)
$29,787.50 - $40,495.50
Estimated Program Costs (out-of-State)
$36,354.50 - $49,450.50
- Tuition varies based on MBA foundation course waivers
- Tuition based on online MBA courses.
Residency Guidelines to Qualify for In-State Tuition
All residency requirements at the University of Michigan are set forth by the Board of Regents and are reviewed in the Office of the Registrar on the Ann Arbor campus. Please view the University of Michigan Guidelines for Qualifying for In-State Tuition. There are three criteria (Residence, Attendance or Service) and the application is at the bottom of the page. You must be an admitted student to apply.
Tuition and fees are subject to change at any time without prior notice by action of the University of Michigan Board of Regents. Last updated: 9/1/2020
To be considered for admission, submit the following to the Office of Graduate Programs, 251 Thompson Library:
$55 application fee (non-refundable)
Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
- Statement of Purpose: a one-page, typed response to the following question: “What are your career objectives and how will a MBA degree contribute to accomplishing these objectives?”
- Resume, Include all work experience and education experience.
Two letters of recommendation (professional and/or academic). Submit letters using the form provided during the online application.
International students must submit additional documentation. Visit the International Students page for details.
In light of the COVID-19 situation, the University of Michigan-Flint School of Management understands student’s struggles to efficiently prepare for the GMAT. Starting now through September 1, 2021, the School of Management will be offering all students GMAT waivers. To request a GMAT waiver, please contact Craig Gomolka, Business Programs Recruiter, firstname.lastname@example.org after you have submitted your application.
The School of Management uses all the materials collected in the application to determine admission. The MBA program calculates the students overall undergraduate GPA from all schools attended and combines it with their GMAT or GRE score. The MBA program will review a student’s statement of purpose, resume and recommendations. A decision is based on a student’s entire application. The quantitative formula is (GPAx200) + GMAT/GRE. A student achieving an index of 1100 or greater has an opportunity for a standard admission, with an index of 1000-1099 a student may have an opportunity for probationary admission.
- Winter Semester: November 15 (Winter 2021 deadline extended to December 1, 2020)
- Spring Semester: March 15
- Summer Semester: May 15
*You must apply by the early deadline to be eligible for scholarships, grants, and research assistantships.
International Oversea Deadlines
- Fall Semester: May 1
- Winter Semester: September 1
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, September 1 for the winter semester, and January 1 for the spring term.