Bachelor of Business Administration

What does earning your business degree from the University of Michigan mean?  It means you'll have opportunities inside and outside the classroom to excel.  The University of Michigan-Flint's Bachelor of Business Administration is designed to engage you with challenging curriculum in the classroom and opportunities to be involved in business outside the classroom.
In the Classroom

In class no longer means having to be on campus sitting in a classroom.  We offer classes during the day, evening, in a hybrid format and also have a 100% online business program.  The BBA program offers you the flexibility to take classes on or off campus.  While you are sitting in a classroom or sitting at your computer our faculty will supply you with business theory and allow you to apply those theories throughout the program.  While students complete Pre-Business, Core Business, and Major Business courses, they will develop better communication skills, critical thinking skills, the ability to work effectively in groups, and master discipline specific knowledge such as accounting, finance, management, quantitative methods and more.  The skills developed in the classroom are the skills employees are looking for in the next generation of leaders. 

1. Ability to work in a team
2. Ability to make decisions and solve problems
3. Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work
4. Ability to communicate verbally with people inside and outside an organization
5. Ability to obtain and process information
6. Ability to analyze quantitative data
7. Technical knowledge related to the job
8. Proficiency with computer software programs
9. Ability to create and/or edit written reports
10. Ability to sell and influence others
Outside the Classroom

While students learn a lot in the classroom, the value of engagement outside the classroom is just as important.  BBA students have opportunities to participate in study abroad trips, exchange programs,  entrepreneurship competitions, internships, student organizations and much more.  Opportunities are available to those on campus and online.

Degree Requirements

The BBA program consists of 120 credit hours (minimum) of undergraduate coursework, including general education, pre-business core, business core, and major courses.

All undergraduate business students must declare and fulfill the requirements for a major in at least one of the following areas: Accounting, Finance, General Business, International Business, Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, Operations and Supply Chain Management, or Marketing. The majors in the BBA program are developed around market needs and faculty expertise and allow you to focus your studies and develop skills in an area of business consistent with your career objectives.

Please refer to the online catalog for detailed BBA degree requirements.
Career Development Requirement

In the fall of 2019, all first time enrolled students in the School of Management will be required all to participate in career development activities to enhance their employability skills. Students will gain practical work experience and career development activities to earn 30 points prior to graduation. Students will be able to attend or participate in presentations, workshops, and seminars/online tutorials. CDR offers a variety of career development activities to aid with your career success.

Honors Program

The School of Management honors program offers students of superior ability and demonstrated achievement an opportunity to broaden and enrich their management education. Supplementing and paralleling the regular curriculum, it encourages greater depth and breadth in regular courses and offers independent study and research. The program includes an opportunity for off-campus study and an honors thesis. Upon completion of the program, students are named a School of Management honor program scholar, which is denoted on their transcript and diploma.

Admission to the honors program is by invitation only. Selection is made on the basis of performance in the freshman/sophomore honors program. A student may also be admitted after establishing a record of superior performance in the regular program. All students in good standing in the program receive financial aid.

Please refer to the online catalog for more information, including degree requirements.


A major is your specialization within the BBA program.  While the BBA provides you a holistic view of an organization; your major give you a specialized skill within one discipline of business.  


What is a Double Major?

You earn one degree with two different majors.  For example, a Bachelor of Business Administration with majors with Finance & International Business. 


What are the Benefits of a Double Major?
  1. Broader level of knowledge. Studying within two majors earn you a level of knowledge within two disciplines other students may not acquire. 
  2. More potential career paths.  By double majoring, you are more likely to be promoted to positions that require knowledge in multiples of functional areas. 
  3. Double count courses toward your second major.  Students wishing to pursue a double major should consider majors that share courses between them.  If two majors share the same course, you only have to take that course once.  This reduces the number of courses needed to complete your second major. 


BBA Double Major Options  Number of Shared Courses
Accounting & Finance (1)  Intermediate Accounting I or Financial Statement Analysis
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Mgt &
(3)  Market Research, New Product Development,
Develop Negotiations Skills
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Mgt & Organizational Behavior/Human Resources Mgt (1)  Develop Negotiations Skills
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Mgt &
Supply Chain Mgt
(2)  Project Management, New Product Development
Finance & Marketing (1)  Business Conditions Analysis
International Business & Finance (3)  International Finance, Investments, Financial Engineering
International Business & Marketing (3)  International Marketing, Consumer Behavior,
New Product Development
International Business &
Organizational Behavior/Human Resources Mgt
(3)  International Management, Managing Projects/Teams, Issues in Leadership
International Business & Supply Chain Mgt (2)  International Management, New Product Development
Marketing &
Organizational Behavior/Human Resources Mgt
(1)  Develop Negotiations Skills
Marketing & Supply Chain Mgt (1)  New Product Development or Retail Management
Organizational Behavior/Human Resources Mgt & Supply Chain Mgt (1)  International Management


Online BBA

Get your Michigan BBA online

The convenience of the BBA Online enables you to reach your educational goals while balancing your professional and personal life.  Students pursuing the BBA Online will earn the same degree and take the same classes as those in the traditional on-campus program, only take online classes.  The BBA online allows you to earn your Michigan business degree anywhere in the world.


While you pursue the BBA Online, you will choose one major, your area of specialization. 

  • Highly qualified faculty with significant online teaching experience
  • Faculty offer both online and on-campus office hours
  • State-of-the-art online teaching technology utilizing the Blackboard learning platform
  • Comprehensive technical and academic support to answer your questions
  • Our AACSB-International accreditation is an assurance of high quality and excellence in teaching and research

Online BBA students can participate in the School of Management’s outstanding experiences and programs. 


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Students pursuing the BBA Online will meet the same requirements as students pursuing the BBA on-campus. All students are required to complete BBA program requirements including Pre-Business, General Education, Focus Electives, Business Core, and a Business Major. 

Academic Calendar

The Online BBA program follows the University of Michigan-Flint’s traditional academic calendar; courses are not accelerated. Fall/Winter semesters are 16 weeks in length and Spring/Summer semesters are 7 weeks in length. Students can take courses in all four semesters should they wish to.   

Course rotations are provided to help students plan future semesters. Course rotations are to be used as a guide and can change at any time. Please use the official course catalog within SIS for the most up to date course offerings. Calendars and course rotations are located on the right side of this page in the blue box


Students in the BBA Online will use Blackboard, our online learning platform, to take tests, submit assignments, view syllabi, due dates, and use it to perform other online functions. Students are required to participate in discussions and activities within Blackboard on a regular basis. Students will not have to log on at specified times, but must submit assignments and take tests by the posted due dates. Tests are taken within Blackboard and are not proctored. Students will have a block of dates in which an online test must be taken. Professors will have online office hours and will be available to answers questions via email. All University of Michigan-Flint School of Management professors teach both online and on campus. Students can always make a phone or in-person appointment with professors. 




    Students are admitted to the BBA program as early as their freshman year. In addition, the School of Management has a number of articulation agreements with community colleges that facilitate the transfer of credits.

    Starting with Fall 2016*, admission to all business majors requires a grade point average of 2.2 and successful completion of pre-business courses. Freshmen and transfer students from several community college articulation agreement partners are admitted as pre-business students through the University of Michigan Flint Office of Admissions.


    Upon meeting the following requirements, students are admitted to the Bachelor of Business Administration program and can choose any business major:

    • At least 2.2 overall grade point average in all colleges attended,
    • Successful completion or transfer of the following  pre-business courses: BUS 110, 115, 250, ACC 201, 202, SCM 211, ECN 201, 202,  ENG/COM 338, PSY/SOC 100
    • An updated program plan approved by a School of Management advisor
    • Attendance to an online or in-person BBA orientation session held by School of Management academic advisors,

    Applications to the BBA programs can be made through SIS (Student Information System).


    Upon admission, students will be able to register for any higher-level business courses towards their degree requirements. Students may be currently registered for some pre-business courses at the time of application to the BBA program. Admission in such situations will be conditional on successful completion of these courses prior to the first academic term as a business major. Otherwise, they will be administratively dropped from higher-level business courses. Students may apply for admission again later.

    * This applies only to new students entering the University in Fall 2016 or later.