School of Management Offers Three Business Master's Degrees
The University of Michigan School of Management, established in 1975, is housed on the university's Flint campus and offers 3 graduate degrees: a Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) that prepares students to become CPAs. A Master of Science in Leadership and Organizational Dynamics that will allow managers to work effectively as a self-aware, reflective change agents, armed with a deeper understanding of organizational dynamics and the knowledge to improve outcomes, while employing leadership practices that will help students guide their organization to success. A Master of Business Administration (MBA) that offers eight specializations with a diverse student population that leads to excellent student engagement and advanced problem solving techniques. The School of Management also offers a Graduate Certificate in Business, a Post-Master's Certificate with 5 specializations and six dual degree programs for students with career paths that would benefit from a multi-discipline education. University of Michigan-Flint has received numerous rankings for the MBA program and the prestigious Carnegie Classification for Civic Engagement. UM-Flint was selected as the first recipient of the "Engaged Campus of Year Award" presented by the Michigan Campus Compact.
Master of Science in Leadership and Organizational Dynamics
The MSLOD program prepares professionals for leadership challenges through in-depth exploration of the theoretical underpinnings of leadership and organizational dynamics. While the curriculum has a distinct focus on organizational applications, the macro environment of management is thoroughly explored, both domestically and internationally, allowing for a smooth intellectual integration with the organization's micro-environment. Students will learn how to strategically apply leadership theories, guided by real-world cases. They will further analyze the forces that motivate people and organizations to change, as well as exploring what causes resistance to change.
The MSLOD program is taught in a blended online format. The blended online coursework allows working professionals the ability to balance professional and personal lives while striving to enhance their leadership abilities. MSLOD professors excel at creating an online experience that is both flexible and engaging to students. Two campus session (Friday & Saturday) each semester provide students the opportunity to interact with leaders from a cross-section of industries, environments and educational backgrounds. The blended online format provides students online flexibility with traditional classroom interaction.
Master of Science in Accounting
The MSA program is designed to help students meet the challenges of a dynamic professional career in accounting. Students will emerge from the program prepared to complete the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam as well as other professional certificates in accounting. The MSA program is open to students with an accounting degree and those from all other disciplines.
MSA courses are offered in a blended online format called NetPlus!. This structure blends online education with two weekend (Friday & Saturday) on-campus sessions per semester. MSA professors excel at creating an online experience that is both flexible and engaging to students. Two campus session each semester provide students the opportunity to interact with colleagues from a cross-section of industries, environments and educational backgrounds. The blended online format provides students online flexibility with traditional classroom interaction.
Master of Business Administration
The MBA program offers flexibility and specializations by focusing 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. The 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, and the ability to effectively interact with a diverse graduate business student body.
MBA students may earn their Michigan degree in the evening program or the blended online format called Net+. Students may also elect to develop in-depth competency in one of eight specialized areas: Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Finance, Health Care Management, International Business, Marketing & Innovation Management, Organizational Leadership, or Supply Chain Management.
MBA - Blended Online Courses
MBA courses are offered in a blended online format called Net+ This structure blends online education with two weekend (Friday & Saturday) on-campus sessions per semester.
MBA professors excel at creating an online experience that is both flexible and engaging to students. Two campus session each semester provide students the opportunity to interact with colleagues and leaders from a cross-section of industries, environments and educational backgrounds. The blended online format provides students online flexibility with traditional classroom interaction. This provides students networking opportunities not found in most online programs. Net+ students are involved in very interactive classroom experiences including professor lectures, group discussion/debates, in-class negotiations, group presentations, simulations, guest speakers, and much more.
MBA - Evening Courses
In the Evening MBA, courses are held in the evenings, 7pm - 9:45pm, Monday through Thursday. Students may purse the Evening MBA either full-time or part-time. The focus of the evening MBA program is on learning advanced business theory and applying principles of problem solving that lead to effective decision making. Emphasis is also placed on developing the leadership skills necessary for professional success in high-level business positions. The evening MBA program incorporates team-based project work which enables students to develop strong personal and professional support networks.
Graduate Certificate in Business
This Graduate Certificate in Business prepares individuals with management and leadership potential to become leaders in their professional fields. All courses taken in this certificate also fulfill program requirements of the MBA program. The certificate is intended primarily for individuals with degrees in areas other than business, who are interested in learning advanced concepts of business or considering the eventual completion of an MBA. (Students with a bachelor's in business are encouraged to pursue the MBA program.) The 12-credit certificate requires 4 classes chosen from the MBA program. All classes taken the Graduate Certificate in Business will count toward the MBA degree.
Dual Degree Programs
The University of Michigan-Flint allows students to pursue specific combinations of multiple graduate level (or higher) degrees. The purpose of these dual degree programs is to allow students to double count courses toward two graduate degrees, reducing the number of credits need to complete the degrees. There are currently six dual degree programs.
- MBA - MS in Leadership & Organizational Dynamics
- MBA - MS in Accounting
- MBA - MS in Computer Science and Information Systems
- MBA - MS in Lean Manufacturing with Kettering University
- MBA - Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
- MBA - Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
Highly Accomplished Faculty
Program faculty are accomplished in their fields and have wide-ranging research interests. Dr. Clement Chen, Ph.D. and CPA, is a Professor of Accounting at the University of Michigan-Flint. His research areas of interest include budgeting, management control systems, forensic accounting, issues in accounting education, and effectiveness of blended learning and online learning. Dr. Thomas A. Hemphill is a Professor of Strategy, Innovation, and Public Policy in the School of Management, University of Michigan-Flint. Dr. Hemphill's research areas include: Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation; Technology and Innovation Policy; Business Governance and Ethics; and Global Business and International Political Economy.
Technologically Advanced Campus Facilities
School of Management facilities, in the heart of downtown Flint, include a finance lab with interactive investment software including Bloomberg Terminals, Morningstar and other financial software, and stock trend displays The School of Management also boosts 24 hour computer labs, a video recording classroom, a video conference classroom that allows for live joint-classes to be held with partnering international institutions, and private meeting rooms for students to study and work on group projects outside the classroom.
Departments & Programs
Degrees & Awards
Entrance Exam GMAT, GRE or GMAT waiver
Thesis Alternate accepted
|Master's Degree Exam||GMAT, GRE or GMAT waiver|
|Master's Degree Requirements||Bachelor's degree in arts, sciences, and engineering, or business administration from regionally-accredited college or university with minimum GPA of 3.0|
|Additional Entrance Requirements||Bachelor's degree from regionally-accredited college with minimum GPA of 3.0 and completion of college-level math, statistics, or quantitative course (for Graduate Certificate); MBA or equivalent from accredited college or university (for Post-Master's Certificate)|
|TOEFL: Required||TOEFL IBT score: 84|
IELTS Paper score: 7
Tuition & Fees
|Financial award applicants must submit:||FAFSA|
|Application deadlines for financial awards||March 1|
|Types of financial support available||
Scholarship and/or loans
|Black or African American||9.09%|
|White or Caucasian||62%|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||0.51%|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||Not Reported|
|Two or more races||1.01%|