Master of Business Administration

The Master in Business Administration is focused on teamwork, leadership, and effective decision-making processes.  The University of Michigan-Flint MBA instruct students in the proper application of general management principles and advanced problem solving techniques.  Our group project based approach enables students the opportunity to further develop skills such as:  communication, critical and analytical thinking, integration of key knowledge, creating support structures, the ability to effectively interact with a diverse demographic, plus much more. 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 MBA can be taken in a variety of course modes:  Net+, Evening and Online.  Students can complete a full program in either Net+ or Evening; online is not a full program. 


Net+ courses
The Net+ are mixed-mode MBA, which is often called a hybrid MBA or a blended MBA.  This approach combines the personal interaction of a traditional face-to-face MBA supplemented with an online MBA experience.  This format offers the networking benefits of in-class experiences with the convenience of online learning.  The Net+ MBA courses are designed to be accessible to busy working professionals from a wide geographic area.  While we do not call the program an executive MBA, virtually all of our Net+ students are working full-time.
Utilizing this format, 60% of coursework is completed online and the remaining 40% of the program is in the classroom.  The Net+ MBA is also similar to a weekend MBA since the in-class meetings occur on two weekends (Friday and Saturday) per semester.  These weekend “residencies” focus on the benefits of interaction among students and the professor.  The interactions are enhanced through lectures, group discussions, debates, simulations, guest speakers, team-based learning, presentations, and many other engaging activities.  As you can see, the Net+ format is a combination of a weekend MBA, an online MBA, and a traditional in-class MBA.   

Net+ does require students to attend on campus sessions twice per semester.  Here is the schedule for those weekend sessions. 

Net+ Weekend Residency Schedule
 7:30 am - 8:30 am  Catered Breakfast / Networking
 8:30 am - 12:30 pm  AM Class Session
 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm  Catered Lunch / Networking
 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm*  PM Class Session

*A light snack is also served during the afternoon class session.
Residency session attendance is mandatory. 


NOTE: If a Net+ MBA student takes two courses in the same semester (one AM Course and one PM Course), that student will be on campus for the entire day on both Friday and Saturday of each weekend residency. If a student elects to take a single course in a semester, said student will be on campus for 1/2 of each day Friday and Saturday, either the morning of afternoon session, depending which time slot the course is scheduled.  When registering for courses, students should elect only one course for each time slot (AM or PM).  Students can take a maximum of two courses per semester in the Net+ MBA due to the on-campus sessions. 


evening courses

The Evening MBA courses are offered evenings on-campus.  Courses are offered from 7:00pm - 9:45pm, Monday – Thursday; there are no Friday or weekend courses.  Courses during the Fall and Winter semesters meet one night per week, in Spring and Summer they meet twice per week.  Students may take one, two or three courses per semester. Students may also take semesters off, if needed.  The Traditional MBA program was developed to create an effective learning environment for both working professionals and those students entering directly from an undergraduate program.  Classroom interactions are enhanced through lectures/group discussions, debates, simulations, guest speakers, team-based lessons and presentations, plus many other engaging activities.  The smaller class sizes allow students to develop strong support networks for personal and professional growth.



*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.



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.


International Business

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.



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.


Organizational Leadership

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.

Program Costs

In-State Tuition                         Out-of-State Tuition

$777.50 per credit hour                            $969.00 per credit hour 

School of Management Fee

Net+ fee ~ $446 per course

Office of Extended Learning FeeS

Mixed-mode fee ~ $93 per course

Online course fee ~ $46 per credit hour

University Fees

Registration Assessment ~ Covers, but is not limited to, student services such as technology, student organizations/engagement, club sports, and recreation center ~ $227 per semester

Please note: Students taking a Net+ course will pay Net+, mixed-mode, and University fees. Students taking an evening course will pay University fees. Students taking an online course will pay online course and University fees. 

Estimated Program Costs (in-State)

If all your courses are: 

Net+ ~ $33,175.50 - $45,115.50 (in-state)                                      

Evening ~ $27,246.50 - $37,030.50 (in-state)           


Estimated Program Costs (out-of-State)               

If all your courses are: 

Net+ ~ $39,495.00 - $53,733.00 (out-of-state)  

Evening ~ $33,566.00 - $45,648.00 (out-of-state)

Please note: Program costs vary depending upon MBA Foundation course waivers



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: 7/26/2019



To be considered for admission, submit the following to the Office of Graduate Programs, 251 Thompson Library:


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.

Application Deadlines
  • Fall Semester Early Deadline: May 1*
  • Fall Semester Final Deadline: August 1
  • Winter Semester: November 15
  • 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.