NetPlus! Master of Business Administration
The NetPlus! Master in Business Administration is a 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 NetPlus! MBA is 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 NetPlus! 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 NetPlus! 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 NetPlus! format is a combination of a weekend MBA, an online MBA, and a traditional in-class MBA.   
NetPlus! 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 NetPlus! 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 NetPlus! MBA due to the on-campus sessions. 



Please refer to the online catalog for the NetPlus! MBA requirements.


MBA students have the opportunity to develop in-depth competency in specialized areas of business by pursuing their MBA with a concentration. There are eight areas of concentration which are structured around market needs and faculty expertise, allowing you to develop advanced skillsets in an area of business consistent with your career objectives.

An MBA concentration consists of 9 credit hours of elective coursework in the specialized area of choice. These credits are already part of the MBA program, no additional credits are required.  Please refer to the online catalog for detailed degree 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 NetPlus! 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.


Lean Manufacturing

The Lean Manufacturing concentration is designed to educate MBA students about different aspects of lean manufacturing processes. These include design of integrated production systems, design of standardized work using engineering methods and applied ergonomic and human factors, competitive issues facing the automotive supply chain, and planning and implementing quality systems. Students holding this degree will be more attractive to potential employers in this industry. Courses required for the concentration are instructed by well-respected faculty from Kettering University with firsthand knowledge and expertise in these areas.


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 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.


Program Costs

NetPlus! MBA 

In-State Tuition

Credit Hours Tuition Fees** Total
30 $897.42/cr hr Included $26,922.60
45 $897.42/cr hr Included $40,383.90

Out of State Tuition

Credit Hours Tuition Fees** Total
30 $1,065.42/cr hr Included $31,962.60
45 $1,065.42/cr hr Included $47,943.90

NetPlus! Costs Include:

  • Tuition
  • Fees
  • Meals and refreshments for on-campus sessions

* Credit hours can vary between 30-45 based on Foundation course waivers and choosing a concentration.
** Semester fees are based on two courses per semester in Fall/Winter. Students taking one course will see an additional $83.50 in fees because they are not pro-rated over two courses.

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: 6/21/2017


Students can find course materials and textbooks for courses at the University of Michigan-Flint Bookstore. Books come with ISBN numbers so that students can purchase the correct book edition.  



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.